Your life changes as you become a mother
To evolve is to adapt, become stronger, and to have the resources you need to grow and prosper. The joy and strenght in every family is greatest when each family member is thriving.
Motherhood is often the longest and most complex job of your life.
Even with experience of your own mother figures, your own research and your own desire to be a good mom, there are many challenges that you may not be prepared for.
“If you had an easy problem, you would have figured it out already. Family problems are not easy, and no person is an expert at everything. There is no need for you to have to figure it out on your own. “
Dr. Jenny Starosta
Infertility, miscarriage, fetal loss or still birth, pregnancy or birth anxiety
Traumatic birth, postpartum depression and anxiety, adjusting to your new baby
Handling parenting challenges, coping with special needs, being on the same page with your partner
Jenny Starosta, Ph.D
I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist with a specialty in working with maternal mental health; addressing challenges from pre-conception, through pregnancy and birth, to being the best mother you can be to children, adolescents and families. I understand and empathize with the challenges, worries and frustrations that mothers have, whether they stem from difficult circumstances, their own mental health concerns, behavioral issues, or special needs.
I’d Love to Help
What we can do to help…
You know your child better than anyone else, but they are unique and may not “go by the book”. Children don’t come with a training manual, and the books that are out there may help many children, but might not be accurate for your child’s particular needs. Parent training works to give you the skills to handle your child’s individual needs, to be a better parent and role model for your family, and helps all caretakers get on the same page when it comes to parenting issues.
One on one therapy to address individual needs such as anxiety, adult ADHD, trauma, and relationship or parenting issues. Sometimes your history, up-bringing and experiences have a negative impact on your mental well-being, health and relationships. Individual therapy can help you understand yourself and the root of your feelings or behaviors, and help you to find better ways to cope, overcome, and thrive.
I work directly with children ages 6-21 who have emotional and behavioral issues that impact their functioning at home, in school and with friends. ADHD, anxiety, poor impulse control or emotional regulation, and problems with social interactions are a few of the common issues that children face. However, children and adolescents also face divorce, bullying, loss of loved ones or pets, and other situational factors that are too hard for them to face alone.
Even professional athletes who are at the top of their game know they need coaches to help them maximize their talent. Breif, postive, solution-focused coaching is available for children, adolescents, or adults to help you get past any roadblock. The purpose of coaching is to help you reach a goal, and I can help you identify and overcome challenges, build skills, and have the strategies that you need to succeed.
What my clients say about me
You helped me with my struggles from school and my transition from one school to another. Your exercise of wiggling my finger and toes helped me a lot.
You gave me the confidence to express my feelings and feel good about myself.
There is expert support. We understand the complicated needs of motherhood.
Monday through Wednesday 9am- 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 8pm
Friday 10am - 2pm