- Stress Management, Couples Counseling, Hypnotherapy and Support for Fertility Enhancement, Conception, Infertility
- Psychotherapy, EMDR, EFT-Tapping, Guided Meditation for Clearing Resentment, for Childhood and Birth Trauma, Mother Daughter Issues
- Consultation and Therapy for Adjustment Issues: Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Grief/Loss, Relationship Issues, Anger and Fear Release Meditations
- Family of Origin Problems, Fears, Phobias, Stop Smoking
- Guided Meditation for Mother Baby Bonding
- Nutrition and Lifestyle Commitment for Mothers with Diabetes, Autoimmune Disorders, and Stop Smoking Hypnosis for Pregnancy
- Counseling and Support for High Risk Pregnancy
- Support and Counseling for Mothers of Multiples
- Trauma, Birth Trauma, Breastfeeding Failure
- Prenatal and Postpartum Substance Abuse Recovery
- Fear Release, Feel Comfortable with Pregnancy, Birth, and Postpartum
- Hypnosis for Easier Childbirth
- Now Accepting Medical Referrals for Hypnosis for Natural Labor Induction
About Cathy Armstrong, RN, MS, LPC-S
I am here to help women and couples on the journey to parenthood as we work together to prepare their minds, bodies and spirits for a peaceful, conscious, empowering, pregnancy, a relaxed & more comfortable birth experience, and an amazing transition to being new parents.
You and your new family deserve to have a Loving, Peaceful, and Relaxed Beginning as you welcome your little one into your arms in a relaxed and joyous way.
My first career began as a RN, working in mother baby care. labor and delivery, and teaching childbirth education classes.taught childbirth education since 1976, been a former member of ASPO, and taught the Lamaze Method of childbirth until I was trained and certified in medical hypnosis in the early 1980's. I have studied with three major hypnosis organizations offering hypnotherapy for infertility and natural pain management during childbirth with hypnosis. I was certified in beginning, intermediate, and advanced hypnotherapy by Dr. Jack Tractor in the 1980's. I have advanced training in NLP and Ericksonian hypnosis.I received advanced hypnosis continuing education training hours for Nursing and Professional Counseling in the area of childbirth in 1979 in Body Centered Hypnosis and furthered my nursing education by attending a workshop about birth trauma taught and created by Pam England, the author of Birthing Within.
Pre Pregnancy Counseling
The decision to start a family can be exciting, challenging and even stressful. The thought of having a family alone can bring out strong, often conflicting emotions in an individual or couple. Unforeseen fertility problems sometime occur and I offer counseling focused on preparing specifically for this new journey in your life..
Holistic Prenatal Counseling Services Pregnancy is often thought of as a time of happiness and joy, but often times it does not carry that radiant glow with it!
Stress is common in pregnancy and might interfere with the excitement of having a new baby.
Emotional distress during pregnancy is a common occurrence. It is not uncommon for women to experience a variety of emotional changes as well as physical changes during the nine months of pregnancy. Counseling can be helpful in exploring the myths of pregnancy, the fears of pregnancy, the physical discomforts of pregnancy, body images changes during pregnancy and exploration of the changes to come as a mother, couple, family, student or career driven individual.
Counseling for Couples During Pregnancy
- Couples are often seen during pregnancy because they have different goals about the outcome of the pregnancy.
- Pregnancy is a happy time if it proceeds smoothly.
- If unexpected complications of physical complications or emotional stress occur, the mother-to-be is prone to prenatal anxiety and depression.
- Financial issues might create issues for the couple expecting a new baby and more stress is put on the relationship.
- Some couples are not in agreement about having children.
- Trying to juggle work, career goals, attend college, and unresolved relationship issues put a great deal of emotional stress on the pregnancy and the relationship.
- These emotional factors might have an negative impact the developing child, the pregnancy, labor/birth and postpartum adjustment with the new baby if they go ignored.
.Meditation Classes for Pre-birth Bonding
Weekly meditation groups are available to bond with your unborn baby. Creative activities and mindfulness are included in these weekly get togethers! Birth art, sand tray, and sharing! Create a loving and welcoming atmosphere to bond with you little one before he or she makes his or her entrance into the world with ease, peace, and radiant glory. Bond with the child within. Connect to the energy between you. Create a spiritual experience between you and your unborn baby! Learn about how to create a Blessingway Shower and experience your rite of passage and have an opportunity to receive the blessing by friends and family as you follow your journey to birthing and becoming a mother.
Tranquil Birthing and Fear Release Hypnosis
I offer hypnosis, specifically designed to ease your mind about the process of going through labor and help you enjoy the birth experience with peace and tranquility. I see many women in my private counseling practice for fear release about their upcoming labor and birth. However, is not necessary to have had hypnosis or psychotherapy before to attend a single session or take several sessions in hypnotherapy for pain management of labor and childbirth. Now more than ever, Tranquil Birth Counseling combines psychoeducation about childbirth, female anatomy, understanding the fear-tension-pain cycle, the use of self-hypnosis, clinical hypnosis, guided imagery, autogenic training, visualization, and expressive and creative birth art. You can schedule for the purpose alone pain management or if you’d like or schedule a counseling session or life coaching session to ease your anxiety and fears about birth..
Hypnosis for birth can be very helpful to have and can be used as an adjunct service to your classes in childbirth education to enhance special preparation to help better prepare you for the upcoming event and to enhance your birthing experience. You can schedule as early in the pregnancy as you like.
The ultimate goal in childbirth is to have a healthy mother and a healthy baby, whether you have an epidural, medication or a Cesarean if necessary, But hypnosis does provide relaxation, create a sense of calm and wellbeing through any birthing adventure!
In Corpus Christi, Texas the use of hypnotherapy is more in demand. Hypnosis techniques for more comfortable labor and birth has been used in Russia, Germany, The Scandinavian Countries, France, and England, especially after WWI. During this time, hypnotic suggestions before the onset of labor and post hypnotic suggestions were combined with pharmacological methods of anesthesia and epidurals. This combination is still being used today. In fact, a study by the British Journal of Anesthesia 2007, concluded that using hypnosis during childbirth reduces the amount of analgesia required during labor.
The study found that teaching self hypnosis helps the mother feel calmer, more in control, and more relaxed, which results in less pain due to the pain, fear, tension syndrome. This state of deep relaxation rease reduces the amount of analgesic requirements to experience pain relief.. Less analgesia can minimize the incidence of uterine hyperstimulation and the need for an epidural.
Benefits to Hypnosis during Childbirth
- Reduced anxiety, releases fear and self-doubt
- Improved pain management
- No side effects for mother or baby
- Mind and Body working in harmony together
- Reduces time in labor in most cases
- Train your mind to "feel pressure "and go deeper into a trance state with contractions
- Learn to alter your perception of pain with concentrated intense focus
- Train your mind to quick slip into an alpha state of relaxation very quickly
- Work with your subconscious mind to produce natural pain relief
- Train your brain for an easier and more comfortable, peaceful birth!
Approach to Birth
My approach childbirth is the belief that birth is a natural and normal physiological process where a woman is capable of having her baby the way nature intended, using her inner wisdom, courage and strength and intuition to have her baby in a safe and loving environment. Couples are educated about the need to respect medical intervention when needed and to build a strong trusting relationship with their health care providers. Education and preparation are essential to your expected outcome.
Tranquil Birth, Get the Course Now!
- Consists of 16 week private sessions
- Learn to Create Affirmations for a Peaceful Birth
- Relax Your Mind, Create Inner Peace, and Balance
- Learn the skills of Self-Hypnosis for an easier pregnancy and birth
- These counseling session are psychoeducational and enhance hospital and home birth classes
- Hypnosis for birth session are much more advanced in natural pain management than most hospital classes
- A must for mothers wanting a more comfortable peaceful and calm birth
- Tranquil birthing counseling and hypnosis sessions are a welcome addition to local trainings in natural birthing for those clients seeking a home birth or for women having anxiety and depression during their pregnancy
- Learn which hypnosis inductions work for you
- Write your own hypnosis scripts for labor
- Hypnosis and Birth Counseling work well with Partner coached childbirth classes
- Save your money and let your partner be you labor support (Doula)
- Additional Two Week Hypnotherapy Sessions for Those Partners wanting to be Actively Involved in the Labor and Birth
- Learn to Create a Blessings Way Ceremony at your Baby Shower
- Tap into your Inner Wisdom and become a Birth Warrior
- Learn Advanced Comfort Techniques for Labor and Childbirth
- Learn to Balance your Energy Centers During Your Pregnancy
- Learn to apply Energy Work and Breath Work for Birth
- Relationship Enrichment, Improved Couple Communication
- Marriage Enrichment, Couples Counseling for Pregnancy, Birth, and After the Baby Comes
- Learn about the power and energy of your words, thoughts and emotions
- Create Birth Art, Learn about Aromatherapy, EFT and Touch Release
- Advanced techniques for pain management taught by a Clinical Hypnotherapist
- A different relaxation, guided imagery and hypnosis technique is demonstrated and practiced weekly.
Strategies are offered to help minimize pain in labor, to learn to listen to the wisdom of your body, how to conserve energy in labor, work in partnership with your birthing partner so your mind, body and spirit will work more efficiently.
FASTER HEALING WITH HYPNOSIS
- As a professional counselor AND hypnotherapist, I have been helping individuals prepare pre-and post-opertively for surgery.
- Many of the patients I see are planning to have: bariatric surgery, breast surgery, cancer surgery, knee replacement surgery, and scheduled cesarean births.
- Hypnosis can reduce fea, reduce complications, and quicken healing time associated with a Cesarean Birth.
- A study at Harvard noted that woman that underwent hypnosis had a faster healing rate from breast surgery recovery than women in the non-hypnosis group.
I have been counseling women for over 25 years that have given birth by C-Section and are in hopes of delivering vaginally with their next birth.
Women benefit from counseling after a C-Section preparing emotionally. psychologically . and spiritually, when planning future pregnancies and hoping for a VBAC.
Acknowledging the impact of an unplanned C-Section can be not only a traumatic event but some women hide their disappointment in unprocessed shame, anger, resentment, confusion, and have an "empty feeling " inside, a sense of failure, loss, disappointment , and inner conflict.
Added shame sometimes occurs because the mothers' feelings are ignored, discounted. or intensified by well meaning, medical personal, doctors, doulas, childbirth educators, and families... with statements like, "You should be happy...you have a perfectly healthy baby..."
Women need to have a voice, be heard, and respected as they process their feelings about Their Birth Story!
Your feelings are yours and you have a right to them.
Being able to work though these feelings (feeling cheated, feeling the unfairness, comparing birth stories with others, feeling ashamed, unworthy, like a failure, etc.) Telling your STORY can be healing.
This work creates a safe and sacred space for those women to tell their story, move forward, and experience all the joys of motherhood in her rite of passage as a Mother!
Women that give birth by C-Section undergo Major Surgery may experience a wide range of feelings. Yes, there are many women that feel happy, relieved, and grateful to have a healthy baby...however not all women feel that way! Some women experience great fear and even trauma about complications in labor that led to an emergency C-Section and need to talk openly and without being "judged" as she replays the fears of dying, the fears that her child might have problems with mental and physical challenges as she is quickly prepared for surgery and will be moved to an operating room.
The new mother may have difficulty bonding with her new baby as she is still processing what just happened.
Yes, even with the birth of a healthy baby by C-Section some women struggle with the trauma of labor, the trauma of surgery, the pain associated with recovery and limitations created from having major surgery. We need to Normalize these feelings experienced by many women! A combination of talk therapy and hypnosis for release, balance, and finding, connecting to what you feel like you lost to what you have gained is achievable with hypnosis. Heal the past and prepare for the future. Use you ability to move forward, undo the trappings of your past birth and create a new pathway to healing your mind, body, and spirit. Let's Do It Together! You Can Do It!
HYPNOSIS CAN HELP PREPARE YOUR MIND, BODY, AND SPIRIT FOR A VAGINAL BIRTH
Heal Your Emotions about Love, Loss, Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond With Healing the Womb Mediations
Help is available! Call Cathy Armstrong, RN, LPC-S (361) 541-4564
- Single session hypnosis $100.00 Allow 90 minutes for this visit
Series of 4 (50 minute) birth hypnosis sessions $320.00
16 week course in Tranquil Birthing. Come alone or bring your birth partner. $700.00 prepaid! Weekly counseling, hypnosis, NLP, guided imagery, birth art, and more!
No refunds! Sessions must be completed 3 weeks before your due date!
By learning to go deep inside with that inner wisdom and birth warrior resides you will learn to tap into your inner wisdom and strength. As you learn to release your fears, you will be able to relax more deeply and more fully. When a birthing women is in contact with the power of her mind and trust her ability to focus and trust her body, she will become more relaxed and get out of the way of the natural birthing process.
- Hypnosis is valuable for any kind of birth, whether the birth will include medication or not, or even if it is c-section delivery.
- Sometimes we plan for one type of birth, but things turn out differently, for various reasons. Hypnosis practiced beforehand with a combination of affirmations, and fear release techniques can aid in any situation that may come up.
- By yielding, and letting go she will become so relaxed that her stress hormones are decreased and her endorphins are increased and her level of pain is decreased. This is called the Mind, Body Fear Release Loop.
- Tranquil Birth teaches the art of Mindfulness, the Power of Positive Thinking, Ways to Stop Negative Self Talk, and provides you with techniques and tools you can take with you for the rest of your life.
- When having your baby with Self Hypnosis, you will be awake and alert. What you experience is similar to the day dreaming or concentrated focusing that occurs when you are engrossed in a book, looking at a fish tank, or staring at a fire.
In conclusion, whether you want to have a natural non-medicated birth at home or in the hospital, the benefits of hypnosis for labor and birth offer mother and baby less medication and reduce anxiety and fear for the mother by creating more relaxation, comfort, confidence, ease, sense of control, and joy! Now you can share the good news to others too others in Corpus Christi, Texas.
After The Baby Comes
Counseling for Birth Trauma and Postpartum Depression
Giving birth and becoming a new mother is a rite of passage. It can be an empowering experience or one of sadness, anger, disappointment, regret and can cause damage to the emotional health of the mother, her relationship and bonding experience.
For more information call: (361) 541-4564.
"The birth of a baby is the birth of family. Women become mothers, husbands become fathers, daughters become sisters and sons become brothers. One birth ripples through generations, creating subtle shifts and rearrangements in the family web. The first year following the birth of a child is a time of great, and often underestimated, adjustment."
__________Gayle Peterson, An Easier Childbirth
Becoming a parent is an exciting time for some couples and can be challenging time for others. Not everyone experiences the glow of pregnancy with all the fairy tale hopes and dreams of how pregnancy"should and would be." Cathy is here to support you from preconception through postpartum and beyond.
Pregnancy is a major transition in the woman’s life and yet, and can be even referred to as a rite of passage.
Pregnancy and Birth Counseling Includes: Initial Intake Session-We will explore your history and how you current and past emotional psychological, and mental health impact your pregnancy and upcoming birth experience. You will work though any unfinished issues of your past including past pregnancies, relationship with your own mother, childhood trauma, fears of birth, and anxiety issues regarding your relationship with your partner, stress during your pregnancy, and fears of becoming a new parent.
This is a special time of transformation and change for many women, and because of it being a 9 month journey, it is many times overlooked as a turning point in the life of a woman or a couple.
Whether you are trying to get pregnant, are pregnant now, or just had a baby, becoming a new mother and parent is not always what "it is cracked up to be " for some women!
Planning a family, carrying a new little life inside of you as you... deal with relationship problems, school, work, in laws, plus complicated by the fear of childbirth, or financial concerns might not create the magical and wonderful time of what pregnancy and motherhood was suppose to be.
In reality, it can be much lonelier than any of us ever dreamed up. Expectations not being met, and not feeling that "glow of pregnancy" can create issues of stress, anxiety and depression. Sometimes even anger, self-doubt, and feelings of hopelessness and helplessness. Not what you expected.
Many times after the baby is born, we feel isolated with an newborn that requires our constant attention and lack of sleep. There is no time for us, and we have no time to do the things that once made us laugh and brought pleasure to our lives.
Some of us do suffer from postpartum depression and some of us are in shock and disbelief about how drastically our lives have changed. Some of us want out of our relationships, want to runaway and just hide. Life feel overwhelming.
Please know that many people struggle during times of pregnancy and postpartum. Many women deal with the fears of childbirth whether it is an induced labor, cesarean birth, or a planned non medicated natural birth. The childbearing year is an important time that can affect you, your relationship, and your child for a long time.
Are You At Risk for Prenatal or Postpartum Depression?
Red Flags: Certain factors may increase a woman's chance of experiencing depression during and after pregnancy:
- Do you have a personal history of depression or another mental health illness?
- Do you have a family history of depression or mental health problems?
- Do you have a good social support system in place from your friends and family?
- Are you anxious, angry , or worried about the pregnancy?
- Are you a teen mom trying to finish school?
- Did you have complications with a previous pregnancy or birth?
- Are you having work related stress or financial problems?
- Are you having relationship issues? Do you feel put down or abused?
- Are you have job security or financial problems?
- Are you under stress from work, school, family, friends or other major life events or changes?
- Do you have a history of substance abuse, infertility, abortion, miscarriage or the loss of an infant?
Women that are depressed during pregnancy have a higher chance of becoming depressed after the baby is born. We offer screenings to pregnancy and postpartum women experiencing anxiety and depression. We take private pay clients and are taking new clients on the following insurance plans: Humana PPO, Aetna PPO, Mailhanders, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas PPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal, and Self Pay Options are available.
Red Flags: Signs of Prenatal or Postpartum Depression?
- Eating too much or too little,
- Poor appetite,
- Failure to gain adequate weight
- Excessive weight gain,
- Sleeping problems
- Sleeping too little or too much, restless sleep, waking up in the middle of the night and not being able to go back to sleep, waking up too early.
- Feelings of helpless or hopelessness
- Feeling everything is all your fault,
- Having thought of suicide, self harm
- Disappearing, withdrawing from other, isolating yourself,
- Missing prenatal visits,
- Not following medical instructions,
- Using harmful substances, like tobacco, alcohol. or illegal drugs.
- Thoughts of hurting your baby or others
Please call 911 or go to your nearest hospital if you are feeling suicidal and/or wanting to harm/take the life your baby or others!!!! Help is available.
What can happen if depression is not treated?
Untreated depression can hurt you and your baby. Some women with depression have a hard time caring for themselves during pregnancy.
Depression during pregnancy can raise the risk of:
- Problems during pregnancy or delivery
- Having a low-birth-weight baby
- Premature birth
Untreated postpartum depression can affect your ability to parent. You may:
- Lack energy
- Have trouble focusing
- Feel moody
Not be able to meet your child's needs
Your doctor can ask you questions to test for depression. Your doctor can also refer you to a mental health professional who specializes in treating depression.
Some women don't tell anyone about their symptoms. They feel embarrassed, ashamed, or guilty about feeling depressed when they are supposed to be happy. They worry they will be viewed as unfit parents.
Any woman may become depressed during pregnancy or after having a baby. It doesn't mean you are a bad or "not together" mom. You and your baby don't have to suffer. There is help.
Here are some other helpful tips:
- Rest as much as you can. Sleep when the baby is sleeping.
- Don't try to do too much or try to be perfect.
- Ask your partner, family, and friends for help.
- Make time to go out, visit friends, or spend time alone with your partner.
- Discuss your feelings with your partner, family, and friends.
- Talk with other mothers so you can learn from their experiences.
- Join a support group. Ask your doctor about groups in your area.
- Don't make any major life changes during pregnancy or right after giving birth. Major changes can cause unneeded stress. Sometimes big changes can't be avoided. When that happens, try to arrange support and help in your new situation ahead of time.
Call Us: (361) 688-8200
How is depression treated?
The two common types of treatment for depression are:
- Talk therapy/psychotherapy/counseling. This involves talking to a licensed professional counselor, therapist, psychologist, or social worker to learn to change how depression makes you think, feel, and act.
Medicine. Your doctor can prescribe an antidepressant medicine. These medicines can help relieve symptoms of depression.These treatment methods can be used alone or together. If you are depressed, your depression can affect your baby. Getting treatment is important for you and your baby. Talk with your doctor about the benefits and risks of taking medicine to treat depression when you are pregnant or breastfeeding your baby.
Women who are depressed during pregnancy have a greater risk of depression after giving birth. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends screening for depression during and after pregnancy, regardless of a woman's risk factors for depression.
What is the difference between "baby blues," postpartum depression, and postpartum psychosis?
Many women have the baby blues in the days after childbirth. If you have the baby blues, you may:
- Have mood swings
- Feel sad, anxious, or overwhelmed
- Have crying spells
- Lose your appetite
- Have trouble sleeping
The baby blues most often go away within a few days or a week. The symptoms are not severe and do not need treatment.
The symptoms of postpartum depression last longer and are more severe. Postpartum depression can begin anytime within the first year after childbirth. If you have postpartum depression, you may have any of the symptoms of depression listed above. Symptoms may also include:
- CALL 911 immediately of you have:
- Thoughts of hurting the baby
- Thoughts of hurting yourself
- Not having any interest in the baby
Postpartum depression needs to be treated by a doctor.
Postpartum psychosis is rare. It occurs in about 1 to 4 out of every 1,000 births. It usually begins in the first 2 weeks after childbirth. Women who have bipolar disorder or another mental health problem called schizoaffective disorder have a higher risk for postpartum psychosis. Symptoms may include:
- Seeing things that aren't there
- Feeling confused
- Having rapid mood swings
- Trying to hurt yourself or your baby
What should I do if I have symptoms of depression during or after pregnancy?
Call your doctor if:
- Your baby blues don't go away after 2 weeks
- Symptoms of depression get more and more intense
- Symptoms of depression begin any time after delivery, even many months later
- It is hard for you to perform tasks at work or at home
- You cannot care for yourself or your baby
- You have thoughts of harming yourself or your baby
- Your doctor can ask you questions to test for depression. Your doctor can also refer you to a mental health professional who specializes in treating depression.Some women don't tell anyone about their symptoms. They feel embarrassed, ashamed, or guilty about feeling depressed when they are supposed to be happy. They worry they will be viewed as unfit parents.
Any woman may become depressed during pregnancy or after having a baby. It doesn't mean you are a bad or "not together" mom. You and your baby don't have to suffer.
While some women do not struggle emotionally during pregnancy, research shows that emotional support during this time of major transition is highly beneficial for maternal adjustment after the baby is born and can create lasting damaging effects in the psyche and in the relationship if needs are ignored.
Part of you personalized pregnancy counseling experience will include free Holistic Tranquil Birth childbirth education classes.
These classes will be exploring your inner prenatal world. By looking inside at the inner landscapes of your mind, you will be able to make any needed changes to shift your perception form the negative to the positive regarding your birthing and postpartum experiences.
Your rite of passage to being a mother can have a significant difference in how you integrate your new roles during pregnancy and motherhood with your approach to childbirth, and how you mother baby bonding and adjusting after the baby comes.
Birth is an important even in the life of a woman and it is common for women to repeat their birth stories years and years after their children are grown and have children of their own.
Expressive and creative therapies are combined with guided imagery, relaxation, meditation, affirmation, and self-hypnosis. Journal writing , creative writing, and yoga breath work are incorporated in therapy.
“The artist’s relative lack of adaptation turns out to his advantage; it enables him to follow his own yearnings far from the beaten path, and to discover what it is that would meet the unconscious needs of his age……art represents a process of self-regulation in the life of nations and epochs” –Jung (CW 15, 131).
Individual therapy is scheduled on an individual basis as needed and prescribed in the treatment plan, weekly, twice a week, monthly, or whatever the specific need of the client is. Individual therapy is a one-to-one meeting with a mental health therapist for the purpose of reducing the stress and emotional pain of inner conflict with internal suffering due to an addiction, anxiety disorder , depression, mood disorder, conduct or behavior, problem feelings creating intense emotions, painful or self-sabotaging beliefs, relationship stress, or dealing with past experiences.
Ongoing psychotherapy is also a common and useful means of self-growth and self-actualization but require a psychiatric mental health diagnosis to use insurance. Life coaching is available for those not meeting the criteria for having a mental health problem and are seeking services of personal growth, personal or professional empowerment or success and those searching for spiritual growth and enlightenment of the soul.
Fees and Insurance
The majority of my practice is Self-Pay and working with individuals and couples that are not in need of psychotherapy requiring a psychiatric mental health diagnosis. I currently am taking new patients and accepting Humana PPO, some Blue Cross Blue Shield, and some Aetna.
Most of the clients we see are wanting to set goals and more interested in creating balance, health, peace of mind, needing anger management, or wanting to learn how to enhance the quality of their lives. We do work with specific addictions and combine hypnotherapy, mediation, EMDR, EFT,Mindfulness, ACT, Jungian Therapy, and CBT. Self pay sessions are $100.00 per 60 or 90 minute sessions.
Self pay rates are based on the specific service offered. Please call to discuss rates. You will be advised of rates before being seen for therapy.
Most fees range from $80 to $100.00.
- Postpartum Depression
- Postpartum Anxiety
- PTSD/Birth Trauma
- Couples Counseling After the Baby Comes
- Group/Individual/Couples Therapy for New Mothers
- If you or a loved one is having suicidal or homicidal thoughts please call 911!
We don't prescribe medication or emergency mental health services.
Birth Recovery Story Time
Three 90 Minute Sessions
Our next Birth Trauma Story Recovery will be Saturday February 8th, 2020 from 10 am to 11:30 am. It will be three Saturdays in a row. Cost for the Workshop is $120.00 with a non-refundable deposit and registration fee of $50.00 payable by January 15th. Paypal, checks, money orders, and cash are accepted!Call to register at (361) 541-4563
Location: 5934 S. Staples, Suite 206 Five Oaks Plaza
Is This Workshop for You?
If you are struggling during the transition of being a new parent, help is available. You are not alone. Often times women struggle during the transition of pregnancy to become a new mother.
If you gave birth weeks, months, or even years ago and have unresolved feelings of : Disappointment, Feel Cheated, Feel Like Your Body Failed You, Made Your Feel Unworthy, Disconnected or Stuck in Shame....this workshop could be for for!
The workshop includes : Telling Your Story, Creating a Rite of Passage, Re-connection to Self , Others, and The Divine.
Expressive arts, sand tray, guided meditation,balancing, affirmations, moving out of the darkness circle, releasing, uncreating, letting go, and moving on!
Seating is Limited! Jungian Concepts, Archetypes, Integrative and Holistic Wellness! This workshop is not for women with serious mental health disorders. You must meet with Cathy for an Assessment to be a Participant in the Group. Most of the Moms in the Group are in Therapy with Cathy.
Please feel free to call and inquire about additional services or imoration.