I don’t recognize myself anymore…Will this ever get better? Do other people feel this way?
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in “Moms,” working mostly with women throughout different phases of motherhood including those trying to conceive, soon-to-be, new and seasoned mothers. Protecting and supporting mental health throughout each phase may look different for each client; however, my approach is always centered on creating a warm, supportive and relatable space. I focus on connection and find space for humor. I normalize so much of what women experience along this journey in becoming “Mom” but also provide real skills to use in daily life. I rely on evidenced-based practices, often incorporating cognitive-behavioral (understanding the connection between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors) interpersonal and relational (understanding relationships and social roles) as well as trauma-informed approaches. Mindfulness is used to ground and increase presence.
If you are searching for support related to pregnancy and postpartum mental health such as fertility difficulties, pregnancy loss/infant loss, traumatic birth, coping with a NICU stay, anxiety/depression during pregnancy/postpartum period, or adjustment to parenthood CONNECT TODAY. Why wait another day to improve your life?
Outside of the postpartum period? Dr. Houdek recognizes each phase of motherhood as uniquely challenging and welcomes clients beyond the first year postpartum to support overall maternal mental health.
Of course, dads and partners are welcome too!