Healthcare in the Time of COVID-19: Exploring Perinatal Mental Health with Trauma Specialist Sharon Storton, MA, MS, Canadian RMFT, registered Psychologist of Beyond Psychology, Inc.
Apr 20 2020 39 mins
In this episode, we will discuss the mental-health needs of families birthing babies during a time of crisis. We will explore what unique issues pregnant and new families have now and how a therapist can provide needed support.We speak with Sharon Storton, a Canadian Registered Psychologist, a Couple and Family Therapist, and a Certified Hypnotherapist, specializing in perinatal mental health and women's wellness. Sharon has worked with families in the childbearing period for more than three decades: as a mental health professional and, previously, as an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant, childbirth educator, and doula. Sharon has applied her passion for women and family wellness to a private psychotherapy practice, to leadership roles both within non-profit organizations and on boards of directors, and as a writer and a speaker.
Listen and Learn:
How can professionals provide mental health servicesin this time of social distancing?
What types of things are troubling families during this pandemic?
How does this time of uncertainty affect the mother/baby bond?
Is postpartum mood and anxiety disorder going to be more prevalent now?