Mental Health Counseling

AWC’s on-site Licensed Professional Counselor offers compassionate treatment to patients suffering from general mental health issues including depression, generalized anxiety, panic disorder, life stage transitions and post traumatic stress. Paula Phillips, LPC also has specialized training in the treatment of pregnancy related mental health from both the Postpartum Stress Center and Postpartum Support International. She provides counseling to OB clients with pregnancy and post partum depression and anxiety, adjustment to early parenthood, traumatic birth experience, and pregnancy loss.

Up to 20% of all post partum women experience some degree of postpartum depression. When a woman doesn’t experience the initial stages of motherhood as expected, feelings of disappointment, loss and guilt can develop. If you are a new mother and not feeling the way you think you should, it’s OK to ask for help. You are not alone, you are not to blame, and you can get better.

Professional supportive counseling can help you learn to break the cycle of negative thinking, improve self-esteem, bolster self-care, and obtain the emotional support and practical help you need from family and friends.