“And though she but little, she is fierce”
– William Shakespeare – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Common ways to treat Women’s Health

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. 

eMental Health
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.

Parents.com
This article gives several steps to overcome the stress or depression developed from infertility


Women play an important role in society and continue to uphold many responsibilities in life and society. The pressure to get things “just right” is tremendous for women, and when things aren’t going as planned for new mothers and their babies, it can be difficult for women to understand why things aren’t working out. Our team of mental health counsellors, psychologists, massage therapists, yoga therapists, and dietitians are ready to help you create a peaceful and relaxing frame of mind so you can work through your thoughts and feelings. We do this using a number of other treatments as well, including:

We want you to feel supported and encouraged to move through your fears and overcome your biggest obstacles in life. You may be experiencing feelings of real distress related to being a new mother, but working with our committed team of Calgary Mental Health Professionals, you can overcome your concerns and fears and find “Serenity Now.”

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