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Providing In-Person Postpartum depression & anxiety treatment in Vancouver AND VIRTUALLY ACROSS ALL OF BC

Give yourself the love and permission to learn as you go.

We help new mothers manage their anxiety and deactivate their inner critic so that they can feel more grounded and connected.

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"Motherhood isn't what I was expecting"

Do you feel anxious and overwhelmed in your new role as a mother? Is your self criticism getting in the way of enjoying your baby? Are you feeling discouraged by how hard the adaptation to motherhood is?

Perfectionism and motherhood are a terrible combination. We can help you make space for the difficulties of parenting while still thriving, and do away with the guilt, anxiety and insecurity.

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If you struggle with:

  • Bonding with your baby
  • Feeling more irritable than usual
  • Fear of something bad happening
  • Weepiness, excessive worry or anxiety
  • Guilt and sadness
  • Self-criticism and comparing yourself to others

We are here to support you. Open Space Counselling offers postpartum depression treatment in Vancouver and virtually across British Columbia.

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"Motherhood isn't what I was expecting"

Do you feel anxious and overwhelmed in your new role as a mother? Is your self criticism getting in the way of enjoying your baby? Are you feeling discouraged by how hard the adaptation to motherhood is?

Perfectionism and motherhood are a terrible combination. We can help you make space for the difficulties of parenting while still thriving, and do away with the guilt, anxiety and insecurity.

Mom holding newborn baby

"Motherhood isn't what I was expecting"

Do you feel anxious and overwhelmed in your new role as a mother? Is your self criticism getting in the way of enjoying your baby? Are you feeling discouraged by how hard the adaptation to motherhood is?

Perfectionism and motherhood are a terrible combination. We can help you make space for the difficulties of parenting while still thriving, and do away with the guilt, anxiety and insecurity.

If you struggle with:

  • Bonding with your baby
  • Feeling more irritable than usual
  • Fear of something happening
  • Weepiness, excessive worry or anxiety
  • Guilt and sadness
  • Self-criticism and comparing yourself to others
  • Bonding with your baby
  • Feeling more irritable than usual
  • Fear of something happening
  • Weepiness, excessive worry or anxiety
  • Guilt and sadness
  • Self-criticism and comparing yourself to others

We are here to support you. Open Space Counselling offers postpartum depression treatment in Vancouver and virtually across British Columbia.

About Our Therapy Program

Postpartum Depression Treatment

Give yourself the love and permission to learn as you go with postpartum depression counselling.

We Offer:

  • A thorough exploration of the emotions, conversations, and situations that are amplifying your struggles as a mom
  • Practical strategies designed to immediately reduce your anxiety and self-criticism
  • A plan to help you move forward with less anxiety and more ease
  • A strength-based approach to reveal the person beneath your insecurities
  • In-person or virtual sessions at flexible hours

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P.S. Nursing and diaper changes are no biggie in our offices, and crying babes don’t rattle us!

This program is pay per session, and can be paused at any time. To give yourself the best chance of noticing change, we recommend a minimum of 10 sessions.

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Who We Are – Open Space Counselling

What makes us different?

We want to help you create a life with more meaning & connection.

Our own experiences with pain and healing help us to understand and connect with your struggles, and our training allows us to give you the practical tools you need to move forward. As therapists, we are candid, curious and deeply caring people who want to help our clients get to the root of their struggles and alleviate their emotional suffering.

We believe in you.

We believe that beneath the struggles, conflicts, and anxieties that have brought you to counselling, you have so much more living to do. We see therapy as a way to tap into a more connected, genuine and confident version of yourself.
We help you see yourself.
We take the time to understand your inner world so you can identify and explore your untapped emotions and needs. We help you clarify what success looks like for you and how we can help you get there.
We help you get results.
We use all the tools in our tool-box to help you understand your challenges, examine solutions and take the steps needed to create lasting and sustainable change in your life and relationships. .

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Therapists Specializing In Postpartum Depression & Anxiety Treatment

Looking for the right Counsellor for you?

A good connection with a counsellor is the biggest predictor of therapy success. Complete a brief form to get matched with a therapist.

How Our Counselling Works

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Clarity

We help you clarify the internal conflict that is getting in the way of what you want, so we can help alleviate your suffering in a way that lasts.

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Awareness

We help you better understand yourself and your needs. We help you recognize the patterns that are keeping you stuck, and provide you with the tools you need to move forward.

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Change

We provide tangible skills and tailor our interventions to your specific needs and work with you to create lasting change.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Postpartum depression can occur up to six months after your baby is born. If you feel hopeless, sad, worthless, and tearful, you are likely experiencing postpartum depression.

When women have postpartum depression, they feel like they are doing a terrible job as a new mom. They often have trouble bonding with their baby, which can cause a lot of guilt. Sometimes, they can’t eat, sleep, or take care of their baby because of your overwhelming despair.

If you feel this way,it is important to know that you are not a bad mother, and this is treatable. It is essential to seek out help immediately.

Many people are not aware that you can also experience debilitating levels of anxiety after giving birth or adopting! And while It’s totally normal to worry more than usual after having a baby, when you have postpartum anxiety, the worry can be all-consuming. Irrational fears about something awful happening to the baby can lead to loss of sleep, trying to control your environment, and even fear of leaving the house.

If this is happening to you, please reach out for help right away to your doctor or a therapist so that you can reclaim your life!

Postpartum depression requires treatment. It usually responds well to therapy, or a combination of therapy and medication.

Many people with postpartum depression are highly self-critical, and feel that they should be able to power through, or that their baby would be better off with someone else. Please do not make this mistake – it is very scary to experience postpartum depression, and therapy can help.

We sure can. The first thing we will help you clarify is the root cause of the overwhelm. Sometimes overwhelm after having a baby is due to a genuinely challenging and complicated situation, either in the family or with the physical changes and new responsibilities that come with having a baby (um, like breastfeeding around the clock, for example?).

Sometimes the overwhelm comes from feeling not good enough, and like you just can’t get it right. Perfectionism and parenting are a perfect storm.

Whatever your overwhelm is about, we’ve got you. Give us a call, or book online.

Yep, for some inexplicable reason, babies don’t seem too keen to work around their parents’ schedule (spoiler alert: same with teens).

Not to worry. We can always book virtual sessions so that you can join from your nursing chair, your car, or anywhere else you need to be. And if you want to come to our office in person, we don’t bat an eye at crying babies, nursing sessions, or diaper changes.

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What you can expect from postpartum depression counselling

Our aim is for you to experience some relief from the suffering you’ve been experiencing starting with your first session.

Greater Confidence

Greater Connection

Increased Connection With Others

Tools To Counter Overwhelm

Relief From Ruminating Thoughts

Feeling Of Peace

Feel more balance and connected with postpartum depression treatment.

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How To Get Started

Match With A Counsellor

A good connection with a counsellor is the biggest predictor of therapy success. Match with the right counsellor for you.

Book A Free Consultation

If you'd like to connect with a therapist to see if they are a good fit, schedule a free consultation. You can submit a request via our contact form t form or book directly with a counsellor below.

Note: Due to capacity issues, not all of our counsellors are able to offer free consultations.

Book An Appointment

If you know who you would like to work with, go ahead and book a session with them using our online booking platform.

Find the support you need with postpartum depression treatment,

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And move to a place of healing.