Online Therapy for Pregnancy & Postpartum Depression

Online Therapy for Pregnancy & Postpartum Depression in Ontario by Registered Psychotherapists

If you are experiencing mental health challenges during pregnancy or during the first year of your child’s life, you are not alone and you are not to blame. Ideas of pregnancy and parenthood can often be romanticized, while the actual experience involves psychological and physiological changes, renegotiating responsibilities, transitioning into a new role, and developing new skills.

While many experience ‘baby blues’ shortly after the arrival of a child, for some, symptoms of anxiety and/or depression can appear during pregnancy and continue to persist into the early years of a child’s life. There are many terms to describe these experiences such as ‘pregnancy depression’, ‘after pregnancy depression’, and ‘postpartum depression’ all of which, are used to describe the depressive and anxious symptoms that may present themselves as overwhelming sadness, unexplained physical complaints, increased anger or irritability, or a lack of connection towards the baby. In addition, complications experienced during pregnancy or delivery can lead to re-experiencing the event, increased avoidance behaviours, emotional numbing, and hyperarousal/hypervigilance.

Social attitudes toward mental health challenges during pregnancy and the postpartum period often create fear in acknowledging your struggles. Therapy for pregnancy depression and postpartum depression can provide an important first step in accessing support. Alongside your psychotherapist, you will come to understand how common these mental health struggles are, and that these difficulties are not a reflection of your worth or ability as a parent. Exploring your challenges from a place of curiosity and compassion may allow you to better understand the emotions you are experiencing. Accessing support during this new chapter in your life can help strengthen your social connections, discover the depth of your inherent strength, and help you navigate the increasing demands in your life.

 

Find a Therapist for Pregnancy & Postpartum Depression at Psychotherapy Collective

Finding a therapist for postpartum depression or pregnancy depression can be difficult. At Psychotherapy Collective, our Registered Psychotherapists provide an empathetic, supportive, and empowering environment to assist you during this period of transition. View our therapist profiles below and book a free consultation for online therapy.

Monika Georgieva
MSc, RP

Monika Georgieva
MSc, RP

Life presents us all with challenges, and one of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves is the opportunity to heal and grow. I believe healing and growth occur through authenticity, acknowledgement, and connection and I seek to provide a therapeutic environment to help this unfold. My approach is rooted in relational, systemic, strength-based, and anti-oppressive practices that seek to strengthen and empower those I work with. I work with individuals, couples, and families.

Caitlin Marchand
MSc, RP

Caitlin Marchand
MSc, RP

My therapeutic approach is grounded in empathy, authenticity, acceptance, and often humour. I believe you are the expert in your life. I work collaboratively with you to facilitate change and cultivate meaning by exploring the narratives, relationships, and systems that impact you, while also highlighting your skills and resources, and celebrating your successes. I work with individuals, couples, families, children, and youth.

Catherine Taylor
MA, MSc, RP

Catherine Taylor
MA, MSc, RP

As a therapist, I have the privilege of witnessing transformation as I sit alongside individuals, couples and families as they work to heal old wounds while creating new patterns. Even in the darkest of moments I have watched countless people make meaning of their lives, narrate their suffering and overcome severe loss and trauma with a sense of empowerment. My approach is integrative, pulling from various therapeutic modalities in my work with clients. I work with individuals (15+), couples and families.

Ojasvi Bhardwaj
MSc, RP (Qualifying)

Ojasvi Bhardwaj
MSc, RP (Qualifying)

As a therapist, I am here to support you, co-creating a space where your experiences are valued, your struggles understood, and your growth celebrated. Your uniqueness guides our work, and I tailor my approach to meet your specific needs. As your therapist, I gently challenge entrenched patterns, providing a compassionate, curious, and hopeful space for you. I work with families, couples, and individuals 18+

Magdalena Karakehayova
MSc, RP

Magdalena Karakehayova
MSc, RP

As a therapist, I operate from a systemic perspective as I believe our relationships with others, society, and ourselves shape our experiences in the world. As an immigrant, I understand the cultural tensions that can arise when acclimating to a Western world. My approach is focused on emphasizing inherent strengths and resiliency to help navigate current and future challenges. I work with individuals, couples, and families.

Sharron Carson
RP

Sharron Carson
RP

My approach to therapy is client centred, meaning that my client’s voice, needs and preferences always guide our sessions. It is my priority to provide a calm and safe space where clients feel comfortable to openly express their thoughts or concerns and to be their authentic selves. I have over 30 years of experience working with youth, individuals, and families. I would be honoured to connect with you for a consultation.

Melissa Letourneau
MSc, RP

Melissa Letourneau
MSc, RP

My therapeutic approach is grounded in authenticity, trust, and often humour. I carry a systemic lens, exploring the way culture, community and family shape our experiences and aspirations. I believe people have the wisdom to navigate life’s challenges and as a therapist I strive to help empower clients to facilitate change. I work with individuals, couples, children and families.

Faith Shelley
MC, RP

Faith Shelley
MC, RP

I love helping people. My approach is client-centered and strength-based. My primary goal is to foster a therapeutic relationship based on unconditional positive regard and emotional safety. I see myself as the metaphorical ‘river guide’, following your lead, while helping to navigate the shifting emotional currents and bearing witness to the journey. I work with individuals, children and youth aged 6+, couples, and families.