New and Young Mothers’ Counselling

Do you feel overwhelmed by having a huge new responsibility?

Have you felt depressed or anxious since having your child?

Are you feeling guilt because you’re not as happy as you are “supposed to” feel?

Do you miss your “old life” and wonder when things will feel normal again?

Complex feelings are very common among young and new mothers who have just had a child. With a new child comes a new set of responsibilities. Any big change comes with big emotions. It may help to process your feelings with someone who will listen – and we’re ready to listen. Contact us for a free 20-minute consultation.

Using evidence-based therapy, we’ve helped many new mothers accept and reconcile their feelings, reduce their symptoms, and improve their quality of life and relationship with their child.

Together we can define and understand your new feelings using different therapeutic techniques to help you feel more connected to your “former” self, and to your new role as a mother.

What you may gain from working with a counsellor at Spacious Mind Counselling:

  • Coping strategies for working through depression, anxiety, and guilt related to being a new parent
  • Support if you feel any postpartum depression
  • Acceptance of the fear, overload, and confusion associated with being a new parent
  • A sense of hope and optimism for your and your child’s well-being
  • A fresh and renewed perspective on your relationship with your child
  • A newfound confidence in your parenting ability

What you may lose from working with us:

  • Feeling overwhelmed by emotions when you’re not sure what to do next
  • Disdain or resentment of your child or of parenting
  • Worry and anxiety about whether you’ll “measure up” as a parent
  • Fear of losing yourself or your relationships

The good news is that you’re not alone! Often talking to someone is a great first step in processing the overwhelming feelings that come with big life changes.

We are trained (professionally and personally) in many therapy modalities that can be used to work through your transition to parent, including CBT, narrative therapy, and emotion-focused therapy.

We offer a down-to-earth, compassionate approach combined with scientific evidence-based therapy. Please feel free to connect with us to see if you think we are a good fit to help you with your life.

Free no-obligation 20 minute consultation

...with the option to stay for a full session right after if you so choose.

We offer online, in person and telephone therapy sessions and look forward to working together. You can also book your normal sessions online by clicking the button below.

Tanisha Hall, MSW, RSW, Psychotherapist

Tanisha Hall

MSW, RSW, Psychotherapist

About Tanisha

Aikisha Beckwith, Guelph therapist

Aikisha Beckwith

BSc, MA, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

About Aikisha

Delaney Hughes, Psychotherapist

Delaney Hughes

MA, Registered Psychotherapist

About Delaney

Not currently accepting new clients - waitlist only. Please connect with one of our other skilled team members.

Jane Kraft, Guelph therapist

Jane Kraft

MSW, RSW, Psychotherapist

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Nicole Konc, therapist in Guelph

Nicole Konc

MSW, RSW, Psychotherapist

About Nicole

Not currently accepting new clients - waitlist only. Please connect with one of our other skilled team members.

Tristan Price RP, RMFT, Psychotherapist

Tristan Price

RP, RMFT, Psychotherapist

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Sharise Sealy-McCallum, Guelph Counsellor for Youth & Families

Harshi Sritharan

MSW, RSW, Psychotherapist (in Brampton)

About Harshi

Lauren Fiamelli  MSW, RSW, Psychotherapist

Lauren Fiamelli

MSW, RSW, Psychotherapist (in Brampton)

About Lauren

Jessie Baynham, Guelph Therapist

Jessie Baynham

MA, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

About Jessie

Not currently accepting new clients - waitlist only. Please connect with one of our other skilled team members.

Gillian McCallum, MSW, RSW, Psychotherapist

Gillian McCallum

MSW, RSW, Psychotherapist

About Gillian