MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT BEFORE, DURING, AND AFTER PREGNANCY

 

As a therapist I have experience working with a clients on a wide variety of issues. However I have a special interest in working at the intersections of mental and reproductive health. My employment experience includes work as a Counsellor at a Sexual and Reproductive health clinic which offers a variety of services including abortion. I am passionate about reproductive justice and supporting people of all genders and family structures through the emotional and mental health difficulties that can emerge at various points in the reproductive life cycle. Including (but not limited to):

  • Pregnancy loss

  • Termination of pregnancy (for any reason)

  • Trying to conceive and fertility challenges/delayed fertility

  • Pregnancy and birth

  • Pregnancy after loss

  • Birth trauma

  • Postpartum mood issues (Depression, Anxiety, PTSD)

  • The transition to parenthood/early parenting challenges

 

I AM NOT CURRENTLY SEEING LONG-TERM THERAPY CLIENTS. However, if you are in the HAMILTON AREA, and you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy, a new parent, or have recently experienced birth trauma, pregnancy loss or termination, I may be able to provide some short-term supportive counselling and/or resources. To enquire about short-term counselling or other resources to support you please contact me by email at zoeashmoretherapy@gmail.com

 

BIRTH AND POSTPARTUM DOULA SERVICES: 

I am currently in the process of completing the Maternal Support Practitioner (Doula) training with Bebo Mia inc. I will be available for Birth and Postpartum Doula support beginning in late 2018. More information about my Doula services will be coming soon. If you're interested in discussing this further please email me.