Walk & Talk Therapy

Photo by  Nick Kane  on  Unsplash

Photo by Nick Kane on Unsplash

Your partner has encouraged you to find some support. Your OBGYN may have mentioned it, too. Your baby’s pediatrician continues to ask how you’re sleeping. Maybe your friends have said they’re worried about you because you just aren’t yourself. You know you need to get help, but how in the world are you supposed to get yourself ready, find someone to care for your baby, and get to an appointment??? Enter Walk & Talk Therapy, the only way some mothers can make this counseling thing happen.

Here’s how it works:

You get dressed in something stretchy that you can move around in. Put on some good walking shoes. Pack up the diaper bag and throw the stroller in the trunk. Put baby in carseat, and drive over to Joyner Park at our appointment time. I’ll meet you there, and we’ll take a 50-minute stroll and talk about whatever is on your mind. If baby gets cranky or needs to eat, we’ll stop so you can take care of it. If we plan it just right, though, that bundle of joy will either sleep the whole session or be so content being out in nature that we won’t hear a peep.

Of course, if you do have childcare, you can come by yourself. Either way, here are some important benefits to keep in mind:

  1. Getting outside has been shown to improve mental health for new mothers (and everyone else!).

  2. Physical activity is one of the most effective ways to beat anxiety.

  3. You need support from someone who understands just how challenging this time is for women.

Click the button up there in the right-hand corner of your screen to schedule a free call with me. We’ll get to know each other a little and decide if Walk & Talk might be a good fit for you, and we’ll discuss all the nitty gritty details about what to do if it rains, pros and cons of being out in public with your therapist, and any other concerns.