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.


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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 services in 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?
  • How can we help families seek mental health help?