It’s time to put yourself as a priority and let’s work together to help you feel better.
Meet LeAnna Coulter, Perinatal Mental Health Specialist in New Braunfels
You probably feel exhausted and like you will never feel normal again. Motherhood is hard, especially at the beginning. As moms, we tend to put ourselves on the backburner but we should do the opposite and reach out for support when it’s needed!
I offer a safe space to voice the scary thoughts and fears you may be having in preparation to become a mom or once you have become a mom. We will work together to bring awareness and learn to look at things in a new way. We will also work together to help develop healthy emotional regulation and coping skills.
I have been where you are right now.
When I had my first child, I experienced what I now know as Postpartum Anxiety and Depression. At the time, I thought I was a terrible mom and was not experiencing motherhood in the way I had imagined. I suffered in silence, thinking if I told anyone what I was thinking and feeling that I would be seen as a bad mom or even worse, have my child taken away. With help, I would not have suffered as long. I did get better and when I did, I knew that I wanted to help as many women as I could so they would not suffer in silence like I did.
I am now certified in Perinatal Mental Health and equipped to help ease the transition to motherhood. In the past 5 years, I have attended many trainings with a focus on maternal mental health. As your therapist I will offer a nonjudgmental, supportive and safe place to be yourself and learn to love the person that you are.
Pregnancy is an exciting time but it can also be scary if it’s not meeting the expectations of what you envisioned. Support during this time is important and in counseling you have a safe place to express your thoughts and feelings without judgment.
You may have just had your baby or maybe you have not been feeling like yourself for a while since you had your baby. If you are experiencing low motivation, anger, and lack of joy you may have Postpartum Depression and counseling support can help.
Anxiety in the postpartum period can feel very overwhelming and all consuming. With counseling support you can learn techniques, coping skills to lessen the burden of anxiety and learn to live more in the present so you can focus on what is important to you.
Education, Training and Licensure
EDUCATION & LICENSURE
- MA in Professional Counseling from Texas State University, 2006
- Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor, LPC-S
- Perinatal Mental Health Certified, PMH-C
TRAINING & CERTIFICATIONS
I have attended and completed postpartum training at:
- Maternal Mental Health and Wellness Conferences at the Pregnancy and Postpartum Health Alliance of Texas
- Postpartum Support International, PSI, Conferences
I have completed 12 hours of post-graduate PPD training at the Postpartum Stress Center.
- Member of Texas Counseling Association, TCA
- Member of Postpartum Support International, PSI