postpartum counseling in Charlotte NC
Maternal Mental Health Matters.
We specialize in serving, mom’s on the fertility journey, expecting mom’s, new mom’s, foster and/or adoptive mom’s, mom’s experiencing loss, veteran mom’s, single mom’s, working mom’s, stay at home mom's, LGBTQ moms (& dads), mom’s of multiples, mom’s of medically fragile children, special needs mom’s, ‘my teen is driving me crazy’ mom’s, empty nest mom’s and even the mom we didn't list! You get the picture, we serve all things mom. We know how important a mother is to her family, healthy moms equal healthy families!
Venus Kennedy is trained through Postpartum Support International (PSI), a leading resource for peripartum mental health. A huge focus of Venus' career has been working with mothers through every stage of life. Venus specializes in following women through motherhood as they face and process all the emotions and challenges that come with being a mother. In addition Venus helps mothers find balance and recognize the importance of self care.
Venus offers evidence based counseling techniques to also assist families during pregnancy and postpartum:
Support during infertility treatments
Anxiety and depression
Miscarriage and loss
Maternal Mental Health (MMH) disorders include a range of disorders including depression, anxiety, and psychosis and can occur within pregnancy or the postpartum period (together often referred to as the perinatal period). When left untreated, these disorders can cause devastating consequences for the mother, her baby, her family and society.
These illnesses can be caused by a combination of biological, psychological, and social stressors, such lack of support.
Maternal anxiety and depression are the most common complications of childbirth, impacting up to 1 in 5 women, yet they are not commonly screened for or treated.
If you are experiencing a crisis, reach out to PSI and text HOME to 741741. If you are experiencing an emergency, call 911.