Let go of the pressure of what you "should be" and start being the person, partner and parent that you want to be.
Regardless of how you become a mom, whether you have one, two, or six kids we all have worries, fears, hopes, expectations, and dreams for our families. We are also living in a world that makes us feel less than or like we don’t measure up when we see other moms on social media that are the modern day June Cleaver/Martha Stewart/Betty Crocker while we’re barely holding our sh*t together. Even dads can begin to feel left behind with all the focus on mom and baby.
We don’t openly talk about the things that make us normal and the experiences that we struggle with such as infertility, miscarriage, postpartum depression and postpartum anxiety, and mommy guilt. When we are going through these things, we think we are going crazy and all alone. When you feel like you can’t talk to anyone else about what you are feeling, talking with a counselor that gets it can help.
If parenting is harder than you imagined, you’re not alone.
It’s normal to feel this way. Let me help you get to the other side.
I’m Angie Rackstraw, a licensed independent clinical social worker who specializes in supporting moms and dads through the trials of parenthood. You could even call me your tour guide to parenthood. I will prepare you for what’s coming up, guide you through making a wrong turn, and remind you of the things you don’t want to miss.
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Pre-Marital Counseling is a great step to ensuring that you and your partner are on a path to a lifetime of success. We will build on your strengths and add tools to your relationship toolbox so that you will be stronger together!
NEW AND EXPECTANT PARENTS
The nursery is ready, the hospital bags are packed, but is your relationship ready for the challenges that come along with having a baby? I help couples babyproof their relationships by helping them figure out how to manage their expectations and adjust to their new role as parents.
BABY BLUES ANd Pregnancy and postpartum depression and anxiety
The months during pregnancy and after giving birth are stressful for everyone. You get little to no sleep, and there is no time to take care of yourself. But how do you know if the anxiety, lack of energy and moodiness you're experiencing is general baby blues, or if you are experiencing postpartum depression or postpartum anxiety?