Dr. Kristin Schaefer-Schiumo| Manhasset NY

Services

Postpartum Depression Counselor in Manhasset


Are You...

  • Considering fertility treatment?
  • Coping with failed fertility treatments?
  • Thinking about using donor eggs/sperm or a third party carrier?
  • Processing the possibility of living life without children?
  • Experiencing pregnancy or prenatal anxiety or depression?
  • Adjusting and transitioning to parenthood?
  • Experiencing post-partum depression?
  • Experiencing secondary infertility?

If you answer yes to ANY ONE of the above questions, you may wish to consider speaking with me. I can help you improve your life!

Treatment for Post-Partum Depression


Many women experience high stress and feelings of depression after the birth of a new baby. Oftentimes, these feelings are confusing and lead to a sense of shame. Poor family and social support and high stress raise the risk of postpartum depression. For this reason, if you have a new baby, it is important to get as much support as possible from family and friends. Any special care you get will help you get through the challenges of the postpartum period. Therapy plays an important role in preventing and treating depression during pregnancy and after childbirth. Cognitive behavioral therapy will help you take charge of the way you think and feel about your baby, yourself as a mother, and life in general. Our experience together will provide you with the emotional support and help needed with problem solving and goal setting around baby care and the transition into parenthood. To improve treatment success, I encourage both parents to participate as much as possible.

Infertility Counseling in Manhasset.


The processes of infertility, pregnancy loss, or struggling with the decisions of third party carriers can often leave people feeling strained and exhausted. The medicalization of infertility has unwittingly led to a disregard for the emotional responses that couples experience, which include distress, loss of control, stigmatization, profound disappointment, and a disruption in the developmental trajectory of adulthood. Evidence is emerging of an association between the stress of fertility treatment and patient drop-out and pregnancy rates. Fortunately, interventions focusing on stress management and coping-skills training have been shown to have beneficial effects for infertility patients. Perhaps it is time for you to reach out for assistance. For many, infertility is one of the most tremendously challenging events faced in life. But, it does not have to be an obstacle that defines you or your life. Instead, it represents the possibility for profound personal growth and the strengthening of your intimate relationships.