Perinatal counseling is focused on supporting women (and couples) through their journey into parenthood. Becoming a parent is one of the most significant changes in the human experience. New parents enter a torrent of new information and experiences. expectations, and emotions.
Accompanying these large changes are also significant physical changes for expectant and new mothers. All of this change and what may feel like the cruelest of mother nature’s actions is the lack of a proper instruction manual. However, no lack of suggestions from family, friends, and even perfect strangers.
Although the experience of parenthood can be one of the most joyful periods of a woman’s life, it, too, can be overwhelming.
If you are experiencing stress, overwhelmed, or any of the below, please know this is perfectly normal, and perinatal counseling can help.
Common topics for Perinatal Counseling include:
Feelings of Guilt or Regret
Excessive Worry and Anxiety
Feeling Like a “Bad Mother” or Not “Good Enough”
Loss of Joy
Strained Romantic or Family Relationships
Desire to Run or Escape
Feelings of Despair, Sadness, or Hopelessness
Angry Outburst or Increased Irritability
Not Feeling Like a Person or Out of Body Experience
Fear of Being Alone with Your Baby
Obsessive/Ruminating Anxious Thoughts
Difficulty Concentrating or Making Decisions
Teletherapy & Video Counseling Sessions Available
Biltmore Psychology and Counseling offers teletherapy sessions as a way to participate in counseling without needing to be physically present at our office.
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Fill out the form below or call us at (480) 999-7070 for a free 10 minute consultation to see if counseling is right for you.
Meet our Team
DR. MELISSA ESTAVILLO, PsyD
Doctorate and Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, Arizona School of Professional Psychology
Practice Areas: Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Relationship / Marriage Counseling, Depression, Anxiety, PTSD / Trauma, Grief, Spiritual Integration, Medical Counseling
DR. AUDREY SESSIONS, PsyD
Psy.D. Clinical Psychology, Arizona School of Professional Psychology
M.A. Clinical Psychology, Arizona School of Professional Psychology
M.S. Mental Health Counseling, Walden University
Practice Areas: Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Emotional Regulation, LGBTQ+, Race-Based Stress, Military and Veteran-Related Issues, General Mental Health, Couples Counseling, Multicultural Diversity and Inclusion, Mindfulness
SUSAN SELF, LPC
M.S. Counseling and Human Services, University of Toledo
B.S. Psychology, Bowling Green State University
Practice Areas: Relationship / Marriage Counseling, Pre-marital Counseling, Parenting, General Counseling, Anxiety and Depression, Individual Therapy, Career Decisions, Caring for Aging Relatives, Life Changes, Work/Life Stressors
NICOLE ELLIOTT, LPC
M.C. Counseling, Arizona State University
B.A. English (Literature), Arizona State University
Practice Areas: Adjustment Disorders, Anxiety, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (Cbt), Depression, Disability Counseling, Existential Therapy, Faith-Based Counseling, General Mental Health Counseling, Gerontological Counseling, Grief Counseling, Individual Counseling, Mindful Self-Compassion (Msc)
ELIZABETH FELIX, LPC
M.A. Human Resources and Substance Abuse, Ottawa University
M.A. Professional Counseling, Ottawa University
B.A. Psychology, Ottawa University
Practice Areas: Trauma, Anxiety, PTSD, Grief, Life Transitions, Women’s Focused Issues, LGBTQ+, Parenting, Depression, Couples Counseling, Family Counseling, Faith-based Counseling, General Mental Health Counseling
HEATHER WHEELER, LCSW
Masters in Social Work, Arizona State University
B.A. Psychology, Arizona State University
Specialties: Anxiety, CBT, Depression, Grief Counseling, Couples Counseling, LGBTQ+, Mindfulness, Family Counseling, General Mental Health Counseling, Women-Focused Issues/New Mothers Counseling, and ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy)
LAURA REED, LPC
M.S. Professional Counseling, Grand Canyon University
B.S. Psychology, Grand Canyon University
Specialties: Adjustment Disorders, Anxiety, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Depression, Disability Counseling, Existential Therapy, Faith-Based Counseling, General Mental Health Counseling, Grief Counseling, and Individual Counseling.
Our Location in Phoenix, AZ
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Our perinatal counselors apply professional expertise and understanding to provide the best holistic counseling services in Phoenix, AZ.
A 10-min consultation can help you determine whether our services would be the right fit for you. Call us today for a free phone consultation.