our philosophy

Every parent deserves support!  With support we can thrive. 

Becoming parents opens up our most primal and ancient implicit memories.  During this phase of life we are offered a unique opportunity to examine the messages and wounding from our pasts and to access areas of our brains and hearts that allow for very deep healing.  With awareness and humility, we can become strong, confident, loving humans.

At Family Tree Wellness we believe every human being has a wealth of internal resources located in their own body and spirit. We are here to inspire and nurture meaningful growth for you and your family. We offer psychotherapy, classes, workshops and support groups as well as weekly gatherings designed to create a community that supports new parents.

what causes "postpartum depression"?

Biology -- Pregnancy, childbirth and motherhood involve intense physiological changes that often leave a woman's body and brain reeling.  It takes time to adjust and return to equilibrium.  Sleep, therapy, good nutrition, exercise, time and sometimes medication can help restore balance.

Everything Else
- Inadequate social support, returning to work too soon,  trauma (from pregnancy, birth or earlier in life), and current life stressors -- like integrating other children, marital conflict, and health and financial challenges all play a significant part in a woman's adjustment to motherhood. 

Coming to understand what's causing a mother's pain can help new mamas learn to trust themselves.  Together we create a way of living and a depth of understanding that supports moms and dads so that they can parent with integrity and balance. 

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