Adult, Child, Relationship, and Marital Therapy

Therapy for New Parents

Transitioning to the role of new parent comes with a host of challenges. Common issues include:

  • Identity transitions
  • Frustrations/friction in the relationship with your partner
  • Uncertainty about how to balance your ambition and desire to parent
  • Mood changes (including postpartum anxiety and depression)
  • Anxiety about parenting

Using both cognitive behavioral therapy and acceptance and commitment strategies, Dr. Schonbrun helps new parents to explore unhelpful thought patterns, self-reflect on their values, explore options for how to proceed with those values in hand, and strategies to manage difficult emotions (including cognitive behavioral and mindfulness strategies).