According to a recent article in WEBMD (December 2020), there has been a recent increase in anxiety and depression among women during the perinatal period (prenatal and postnatal). It was already estimated that one in seven women experience a perinatal mood disorder after the birth of a child. However, a recent survey by Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston found that from May to August of 2020, 1 in 3 women reported depression. It is assumed that this increase is a result of the COVID-19 health crisis. The good news is that there are effective treatments and resources which offer support to women. Jennifer Boone has received specialized training in Perinatal Mental Health and has particular interest in providing mental health support to women during this important time of life.

https://www.webmd.com/depression/postpartum-depression/news/20201209/covid-fuels-depression-among-pregnant-women-new-moms?fbclid=IwAR1AdLZb8Nb7G9BWmNWaNUIqBFlZX2dhm5D-mrV1JwJCEUWb3wyHnEuDDdk#1

Contact Jennifer Boone, LCSW at 706-425-8900 or Jenniferboone@ca4wellbeing.com if you would like more information about her services.

 

 

Anna Headden, individual and couples therapist with Counseling Associates for Well-Being in Athens, GA talks about how to use gratitude as a coping skill to improve overall mental health and outlook in 3 easy parts. 

3 Part Gratitude

  1. List 3 things you are grateful for. (Ex: Today I am grateful for ___, because ____.)
  2. Set your intention for the day (Ex: Today I am ___.)
  3. Set a small goal that will make the day great. (Ex: Today will be great when I ___.)

If you would like to schedule an appointment please email Anna: anna@ca4wellbeing.com

Counseling Associates for Well-Being is pleased to welcome our newest associate, Chris Williams, LCSW, He will be based in our Athens location and begin seeing people via telehealth.  Chris has a broad range of experience and treats couples and individuals. His areas of specialty are working with those with anxiety and trauma, and those with spiritual/ faith challenges or trauma . He enjoys doing premarital counseling, and  helping couples with infidelity recovery and  improving communication and connection. Chris is currently in-network with Cigna and Medicare, can see those not using insurance,  or will  happily file with your insurance for any out of network coverage.     Please reach out to him at Chris@ca4wellbeing.com if you’d like to set up an appointment.  .

Chris Williams, LCSW