Services for New Parents

  • Individual Counseling: Olivia utilizes evidenced-based Cognitive Behavioral and supportive therapies to help new parents find their bearings and get their family life off to a great start-- even if the going has been rough since the baby arrived. While almost all new parents experience some form of the "baby blues," some new parents experience stress, excessive worrying, moodiness and depression. If left untreated, these symptoms may lead to postpartum depression--which affects one in seven women and one in ten men. When parents aren't feeling their best, it may affect bonding and attachment during the critical first year of baby's life. Investing in treatment now can be a real gift for the future of your family. Best of all, postpartum stress and depression are extremely treatable conditions and the outcomes are even better the sooner therapy begins.
  • Couples Counseling: Bringing a new baby home can out a lot of pressures on a couple. It can be easy to feel like you are ships in the night and resentment can build. Olivia works with couples to help them work better as a team and to grow together instead of apart. 
  • Home visits: Arranging for childcare or bringing a baby out of the home can cause of lot of stress for new parents, so Olivia is happy to come to you. Call or email to discuss your situation and arrange your private in-home therapy session.
  • Office visits: Olivia has offices in Park Slope and Union Square. Babies are always welcome in sessions.