The transition to motherhood is beautiful in so many ways, and it can also be a time of worry, guilt, vulnerability, and sheer exhaustion. You are navigating things that “should” come naturally - feeding, sleep, and bonding, while simultaneously managing all of the other changes in your life. It can all feel so overwhelming!
You don't have to do it alone.
Together, we can create a safe space for you to process your emotions, develop coping strategies, and build a support system. We will work to address any negative self-talk, unrealistic expectations, or past traumas that may be impacting your ability to feel confident and capable as a mother.
With the right support, you can move through the transition into motherhood with greater ease and emerge as a more confident and capable parent. It is never too early or too late to seek help - book your free intro call today and let's get started!
what to expect in a psychotherapy consultation
Rachel Morrison MscOT OT
Psychotherapist and Occupational Therapist
Rachel is an OT and psychotherapist helping new moms cope with big feelings as they journey into and throughout parenthood. She values authenticity, and is committed to showing up for sessions with clients as a human first - with warmth, compassion, and on some days, even a bit of humour and fun. Rachel's approach is trauma-informed and client-centred. Above all else, Rachel believes that every mother has the inherent right to be cared for the way she cares for everyone else around her.
Rachel completed her Masters degree in Occupational Therapy at the University of Toronto in 2011, and currently holds the credentials OT Reg. (Ont.), Psychotherapist. She is licensed and registered with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario, holds dual coaching certifications from the Institute of Coaching Mastery and the Institute for Body Confidence Coaching, and has completed advanced training from Postpartum Support International. Her approach is holistic, and considers all elements of an individual, their life roles, and contextual factors.
As a mother of three, her passion for working in maternal mental health was stoked by her own lived experience of postpartum depression, and difficulty reconnecting with the person she was before she was a mother. Her mission is to empower moms with the tools, knowledge, and insight needed to have the calm, confident, and joyful motherhood experience they desire.
why seeking help now
We’re led to believe that the transition into motherhood is one of the most beautiful and natural times in a person’s life, but the truth is, pregnancy and the postpartum period can also be really, really challenging. Hormonal changes, sleep deprivation, and the overwhelming responsibility of caring for a new life can leave new mothers feeling exhausted, anxious, and depressed. It can be difficult to connect with others, create a support system, or feel like yourself, and it can all be so overwhelming.
Everything has changed - your body, your relationships, your roles and responsibilities - your entire life as you knew it. Your days are spent trying to get the baby to sleep or to feed, and you feel like you’re getting it all wrong. The worry and guilt can be crushing.
It doesn’t have to be this way. Of course, there are certain things about this period of life that can’t be changed, but with the right support, you can navigate this transition with confidence. You can have the motherhood experience that you had hoped for, and the tools you need to cope with challenges along the way.