A stay-at-home mom is a working mom. Being a stay-at-home mom is a job.
I get it; you’re busy! (Possibly too busy to spend a lot of time reading this, so I’ll try to keep it short!). I’ve been a stay-at-home mom too. Who knew taking care of the kids and house and meals and laundry and shopping, and, and, and… could be so time consuming, right?
But, what if you’re also struggling right now?
Are you feeling depressed? Your symptoms may include depressed mood, sleep changes (sleeping more or less than usual), loss of interest in things you usually enjoy doing, feelings of guilt, decreased energy, loss of concentration, increase/decrease of appetite, restlessness/agitation, and suicidal thoughts.
Are you feeling anxious? Your symptoms may include excessive worry about your future, having too many constant thoughts running through your head at the same time (that you would like to shut off but cannot seem to stop), and feeling like you are being overwhelmed by stress (so much so that at times it may feel hard to breathe).
Are you grieving? Your symptoms may include feeling like you’re drowning in sadness, feeling shocked and angry about what happened, and feeling concerned about your current and future life circumstances.
Any of these issues can make your job as a stay-at-home mom so much harder, to where it may even start to feel impossible to do this job well, and to be the mom you want to be to your children.
If you’re struggling right now and find yourself in need of more support, online video counseling may be helpful in breaking down some of the barriers to treatment for you. With online video counseling, there’s no need to drive to you sessions, find a babysitter and get dressed up. Your sessions take place on your computer, tablet or phone, from the comfort of your own home.
Plus, if you’re a new mom suffering from postpartum depression or postpartum anxiety, you may even be able to schedule your sessions during your baby’s naptime. This really is possible! In my private practice, I see many moms while their babies and toddlers are napping. And, if your little one is sick or teething or just fussy and not wanting to nap that day on their normal schedule, they can join us for your session too.
If you’d like to hear more, and you live in the state of Texas (where I’m licensed), please email me today to schedule your FREE 15-minute phone consultation!
In this day and age, help and support is now available to you via online video counseling!