Motherhood

Finding Help for the Depressed Mom

depressed mom

Published on: September 14, 2020

You are mom, dishwasher, cook, maid, taxi driver, school teacher, nurse, superhero, and you are struggling. Being a mom is hard enough, add depression to the mix and it can feel impossible. The good news is you don’t have to do this all alone. There is help for the depressed mom. No matter where you live in Pennsylvania (York, Gettysburg, Lancaster, Philadelphia, to name a few), online counseling services are available from the comfort of your home. In addition to online therapy, what else can a depressed mom and those who support her do? Remember You Are Not Alone Being depressed is… Continue Reading This Article

Tips for the Overwhelmed Mom

Overwhelmed mom | online therapist | Treatments for anxiety are near | Call us today we want to help you!

Published on: September 1, 2020

Feel like burying yourself in your bedsheets? Find yourself bursting into tears? Are you exhausted? Irritable? Anxious? Forgetful? If ever there was a time for the overwhelmed mom, it’s now. The beginning of the school year is always a challenge but even more so amid a global pandemic.  At a time when it feels like everything is sitting on your shoulders, what can you do to catch your breath? How can you find some balance?  Consider Online Therapy Times are tough. It is ok to be dreading the days ahead and feeling overwhelmed with all the things you have to… Continue Reading This Article

How to Help Your Child with the Disappointment of Having Everything Canceled

Disappointed children look out the window to a snow covered neighborhood. They are stuck in quarantine. Traumatic events such as the coronavirus pandemic have impacted us all. Move Forward Counseling offers anxiety treatment, counseling for teens in lancaster, PA, online therapy for women, and more! Contact us today for support!

Published on: March 31, 2020

Schools are closed and workplaces but that is not all — birthday parties, sports games, the school play, extracurricular activities, playdates, trips to visit family are all on hold for now. The major life alterations that have had to happen because of Covid-19 are disappointing both for parents and their children. How do you explain things to your children? How do you help your child through this mound of disappointment?  It is a difficult situation, to say the least. We have all dealt with the occasional snow day or telling our children they can’t attend a birthday party because of… Continue Reading This Article

You are an “empty nester”, so now what?

Wide interior picture of an empty doorway. The white doors are wide open, symbolizing an empty nest. Move Forward Counseling can help you through major life transitions. Contact us today for therapy for teens in Pennsylvania, maternal mental health, and more!

Published on: September 3, 2019

This is it. You have just watched as your last child goes off to college. You have come home to a place that was once filled with the noises of your children and is now almost too quiet for comfort. You may be struggling with a vast array of emotions from excitement for your son or daughter to anxiety over their wellbeing, fear about their preparedness and safety, and sadness that yet another stage of life has passed. Transitioning is Hard Being an empty nester is hard. There is nothing that prepares you for the emotional rollercoaster of watching your… Continue Reading This Article

A letter to the mom who feels invisible

out of focus mother and child walk away from camera. The trail is wide and surrounded by trees and foliage. Move Forward Counseling offers maternal mental health services, counseling for postpartum anxiety, and more.

Published on: May 23, 2019

Being a mom is hard work. It is perhaps the hardest job you will ever have. And, while it is rewarding in some of the biggest ways — smiles, hugs, “I love you’s” and seeing your child’s own individual successes (hardly possible without your backstage efforts) often times it can feel like your efforts go unnoticed.    We get it. Being a mom is demanding. It requires significant amounts of time and energy and emotional stress on your part. It is exhausting and many times feels pretty darn lonely.  After all, you are the one managing life. Keeping tabs on… Continue Reading This Article

The Benefits of Slowing Down

Dad and Daughter sit on long wooden pier with boat and ducks in background. Move Forward Counseling can help you reconnect with friends, family, and loved ones. We offer relationship therapy, body image therapy, depression therapy, and more! Contact us today for support!

Published on: February 25, 2019

We are all busy, it seems. Constantly preoccupied with what’s coming next, planning for the next event, the next big life goal, always trucking along, moving forward. While it is good to plan things out and work on achieving goals, sometimes we need to be reminded to slow down. Our lives are happening right in front of us and many of us are missing it. We are so busy worrying about what is coming next, what we should be doing, that we are missing the moments we are part of currently. Slowing down is a challenge for many of us…. Continue Reading This Article

Parents: Help Yourself to Help Your Kids

Wide shot of family of three at the beach. The three stand hand in hand as the tide rolls in on a sunny day. Move Forward Counseling offers relationship therapy, maternal mental health, counseling for women, and more! Contact us today for support!

Published on: January 22, 2019

This post is for you, parents — you know who you are. If you have a child who is working through some mental health issues, whatever they may be — depression, anxiety, struggling through divorce, friendships, or perfectionism — you should also seek help. Yes you, the parent, should also seek help. Why? You might be thinking “this is an issue my child is struggling with, I am fine.” Clear your head, so you can be available for your child By taking the time to speak to a licensed mental health professional about the struggles going on in your own… Continue Reading This Article

Pregnancy Loss: Starting the Conversation

Silhouette of a woman with her hand against a transparent curtain. She is suffering from the smothering feelings of depression. Move Forward Counseling offers depression therapy, counseling for women, online therapy for women, and more! Contact us today!

Published on: October 9, 2017

It happens a lot, more often than most know because it is rarely talked about — miscarriage. The statistic is staggering: 1 in 4 confirmed pregnancies end in miscarriage, and some experts estimate as many as 40 percent of all conceptions end in a loss. It happened to Mary (*fictional client). It was a just a few weeks after conception, and she had commenced daydreaming about her beautiful baby and the size he/she had grown in her belly. She had fallen in love, and then the dreaded happened. She woke up and felt different and the doctor was unable to… Continue Reading This Article

Postpartum Depression: One Woman’s Story

Close up of dark hand reaching out towards the distant out of focus sunrise. Move Forward Counseling can help you out of that dark place with depression therapy, ptsd counseling in lancaster, emdr therapy in lancaster, and more! Contact us today for support!

Published on: May 9, 2017

Many times we expect a smooth transition after having a baby. After all, we do expect it to be the happiest time of our lives, right? Well, what happens when it doesn’t turn out to be the happiest time of our life? Let’s take a look at Grace’s story (fictionalized client). Grace is a new mom who had her first baby four months ago. She called Move Forward Counseling when she found herself crying uncontrollably, unable to get to work, and excessive and frequent thoughts of something happening to her baby or her spouse. “I don’t feel like myself” During… Continue Reading This Article

Debunking the Many Myths of Motherhood

Mother holds her daughter close by the busy city street. Move Forward Counseling can help you through maternal mental health issues. We offer anxiety treatment, treatments for anxiety in children, and more! Contact us today for support!

Published on: March 30, 2017

Being a mom is a big role all on its own– you are responsible for shaping this little person into a successful human, add to that the great expectations that society places on moms, and, well things can be just plain overwhelming. We all have that vision of the sitcom mom. You know – the one that always has a perfectly clean house, a beautifully cooked dinner on the table every night at 5:30 sharp, and children who never have peanut butter smeared across their face and always ALWAYS have both shoes on when they leave the house. Let’s Debunk… Continue Reading This Article