Individual Psychotherapy / Maternal Mental Health

I often hear new clients use the word “stuck” to describe themselves: stuck in a pattern, stuck in a rut, stuck in a lonely place. Beginning therapy is a brave first step toward becoming “unstuck.”  Within the safety of the therapeutic relationship, we’ll work together to explore and unpack the feelings, beliefs, and behaviors that have been holding you back. Your relationships, life circumstances, or family history might be weighing on you. Perhaps a past trauma has left you depressed, angry, and unable to connect with others. Therapy can help you better understand yourself and the choices you make in your life, and provide support as you navigate life’s ups and downs.

I am especially interested in how early attachment relationships impact how we see ourselves and relate to others. I believe our adult relationships reflect a great deal of what we did or did not experience growing up. As well, our early attachment relationships play a significant role in our approach to and experience of parenting our own children.

I have a particular passion for working with expecting and new mothers, in the areas of pregnancy and postpartum mood disorders, identity issues inherent in the transition to motherhood, and the support of strong, healthy attachment between mom and baby.

2021 Minor Avenue East, Suite 7, Seattle, WA 98102
laurenrpollard@gmail.com