Promoting Emotional Health During and After Pregnancy
Emotional Well-being During and Following Pregnancy
Dr. Lies Van Bekkum and Dr. Joey Tadie are two therapists at the Catalyst Center who specialize in parenting and postpartum heath. They recently participated in a webinar for Denver Natural Mom discussing emotional and mental health during and following pregnancy. Personal well-being is desirable at every stage of life, but critical during transitional periods such as shifting into the role of "parents." There are many factors to maintaining health during pregnancy as well as after baby arrives, and it is helpful to hear guidance from experts in the field. Watch the video below for important and beneficial information:
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During your free thirty-minute initial consultation session with one of our highly-skilled therapists, you will meet with your therapist, go over our new client paperwork, get all of your questions answered, and get to know each other.
We only take on new clients that we are confident we can help, and pride ourselves on helping you to find a great fit with a therapist, even if it isn't here at The Catalyst Center.
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