“And though she but little, she is fierce”
– William Shakespeare – A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Common ways to treat Women’s Health
Marina Agafonov, a Registered Provisional Psychologist, is a specialist in women’s health, particularly dealing with postpartum depression and fertility issues. Marina wants her clients to know that they’re not alone when experiencing post-partum depression (PPD), and in fact, 10 to 20 per cent of women suffer from this common difficulty.
Studies also show that one of the most effective treatments of PPD is psychotherapy through interpersonal psychotherapy or cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT). Serenity Now normalizes the experience for you, and give you everyday coping tools to make your day more manageable.
Signs that women’s health counselling is for you…
- Difficulty bonding with your baby
- Depressed mood or severe mood swings
- Severe anxiety and panic attacks
- Withdrawing from friends and family
- Fear that you’re not a good mother
- Thoughts of harming your baby or yourself
- Excessive crying
- Feelings of guilt, anxiety and inadequacy
Great resource links
Women’s Health Strategy
The Women’s Health Strategy provides a framework for Health Canada to meet the health challenges of today and tomorrow for half of Canada’s population.
This resource can help reader get a better understanding of PPD, and a reassurance they are not the only women who have experienced it – through a series of real-life accounts.
This article gives several steps to overcome the stress or depression developed from infertility
At Serenity Now, you will have access to our team of Calgary psychologists, mental health counsellors, massage therapists, dietitians, and yoga therapists who are dedicated to creating a peaceful and relaxing therapeutic environment, enabling you to work through a diverse range of issues, including:
- complex PTSD treatment
- children’s counselling
- meditation and mindfulness
- couples counselling
- premarital counselling
- marriage counselling
- chronic pain
- teen depression
- OCD or ADHD symptoms in children
- adult depression
- coping with stress and anxiety
- drug and alcohol counselling
- maternal & infant health
- pre-and post-natal support
- and many other therapies and treatment methods.
We are here to help you discover the tools and resources you need to move through your fears, anxiety, and other concerns in a safe, supportive environment. You may be experiencing feelings of real distress, whether that be physical, mental, or emotional stress, in your everyday life. However, with our committed team of Calgary Mental Health Professionals, you will experience “Serenity Now.”