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What is Postpartum depression counseling?

Postpartum depression counseling is a type of psychotherapy that focuses on treating individuals who have given birth and are experiencing clinically significant symptoms of depression in the months after giving birth. This condition is often a result of the drastic hormone and life changes that occur after childbirth.

How does Postpartum depression counseling work?

To treat postpartum depression, Thriveworks Mt Pleasant therapists will use common approaches for depression treatment like cognitive behavioral therapy, while keeping in mind the hormonal changes and added stress that come with giving birth and taking care of a child. The approaches used are often tailored to the client in order to make treatment as effective as possible. Psychotherapy may also take place alongside the use of antidepressants or other medications.

Is Postpartum depression counseling conducted in person or online?

Thriveworks postpartum depression counseling in Mt Pleasant, SC is conducted both in person and virtually via online counseling. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does Postpartum depression counseling last?

Postpartum depression counseling can last for a few weeks, months, or longer, depending on the severity of one's depression as well as their needs and preferences.

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Sarah was thrilled when she found out she was pregnant. She couldn’t wait to become a mom. She felt well throughout her pregnancy, spending time finding the perfect crib and bedding for the nursery, and expected to feel good once the baby was born. Sarah knew she might be tired, but she had the support of her family. She was ready. 

However, within a few days after one of the most wonderful days of her life, Sarah began to struggle. Her spouse is kind and helpful, but she feels as if she could leave and no one would miss her. She feels overwhelmed, exhausted, and as if she is losing herself. She cries regularly and finds herself struggling to get out of bed even when the baby needs her. She describes most days as being out of control and sad. 

Are you experiencing something similar? 

Despite societal connections, gatherings, and support from friends and family, new moms often feel disconnected and lonely. If you’re ready to talk about how counseling may be able to help you navigate the challenges of being a new mom, please contact Thriveworks Mt. Pleasant to schedule a session with one of our skilled therapists by calling 843-606-6223.

What is postpartum sadness or “baby blues”?

Up to 80% of moms experience “baby blues” within the first few days of birth. It can last for minutes or hours per day over many weeks or months. Symptoms may include:

  • Unprovoked sadness, weeping or crying 
  • Irritability, impatience
  • Restlessness, fatigue, insomnia
  • Poor concentration
  • Diminished appetite

It is not fully understood why these symptoms occur for many women. The abrupt shift in daily routine, disrupted sleep patterns, and exhaustion are all theorized to cause hormonal changes affecting mood and coping skills. 

Can “baby blues” affect my baby? 

New and experienced moms who suffer from “baby blues” are sad, lonely, and often describe themselves as no longer experiencing joy. It is important for new and experienced moms to know that there are ways to get the support they need so they can focus on bonding with their baby as the early days of life lay the foundation for development and attachment. 

What if I feel more than just the “baby blues”? Do I have postpartum depression? 

Some moms experience intense symptoms and may be suffering from postpartum anxiety and depression without knowing it. Postpartum can affect anyone. It has nothing to do with what you have done or what you may not have done, and there is no way to prevent it. Postpartum anxiety and depression affect an estimated 1 in 8 women. Symptoms can include:

  • Sadness, mood swings, crying uncontrollably
  • Disinterest in activities and withdrawal
  • Lack of concentration, loss of energy, excessive fatigue
  • Panic attacks and/or anxiety
  • Hopelessness, fear, guilt
  • Decreased or increased appetite
  • Inability to bond with your baby
  • Obsessive thoughts
  • Disorientation
  • Hallucinations
  • Paranoia
  • Agitation
  • Thoughts of harming your baby or yourself
  • Thoughts of death or suicide

Postpartum anxiety and depression can last for months to years if left untreated. Talk and teletherapy are both effective in managing symptoms. If you’re ready to get started, please contact Thriveworks Mt. Pleasant to schedule a session by calling 843-606-6223.

Scheduling Services

Thriveworks’ experienced therapists and counselors support new and experienced mothers feeling mild to severe postpartum symptoms. We offer group and individual counseling in a welcoming setting. We are conveniently located adjacent to the Queensborough Shopping Center at 1131 Queensborough Blvd., #100 just across the bridge from Charleston in Mt. Pleasant. Call 843-606-6223 to schedule your session with a therapist today. We look forward to supporting your progression toward wellness. 

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Mt Pleasant therapists and counselors accept 21 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina | BCBS

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance (CBHA)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Mt Pleasant
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

Includes individual, couples, child/ teen, & family therapy

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Talk therapy

Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Hear from our clients

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My therapist at Thriveworks, Susan, is warm and and relatable. I am a late-diagnosed autistic woman. I am basically now learning what everyone else learned in kindergarten. I have a history of broken marriages and jobs I was invited to leave because I didn't fit in, to put it mildly. She has helped me in so many ways, and I can now see decisions I made that I thought were just what had happened to me. I feel much more capable and hopeful now. I wish I could have met her years ago. I have gone to many therapists over the years, but now I can see how I can feel hopeful about my life and my relationships with my daughters and my grandchildren.
Read more My therapist at Thriveworks, Susan, is warm and and relatable. I am a late-diagnosed autistic woman. I am basically now learning what everyone else learned in kindergarten. I have a history of broken marriages and jobs I was invited to leave because I didn't fit in, to put it mildly. She has helped me in so many ways, and I can now see decisions I made that I thought were just what had happened to me. I feel much more capable and hopeful now. I wish I could have met her years ago. I have gone to many therapists over the years, but now I can see how I can feel hopeful about my life and my relationships with my daughters and my grandchildren.
Linda Feb 2024
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★★★★★
Susan is my Thriveworks therapist. She is helping me set boundaries and make better choices. I am learning a lot from her. Having Asperger's, I often can be quite blunt. I am gradually learning how to say less but make better connections. She
Read more Susan is my Thriveworks therapist. She is helping me set boundaries and make better choices. I am learning a lot from her. Having Asperger's, I often can be quite blunt. I am gradually learning how to say less but make better connections. She
Linda Jan 2024
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Mt Pleasant is located off of Queensborough Blvd, right next to the Queensborough Shopping Center and just north of Highway 17. We're right across the street from Groucho's Deli, Beach Cowboy Fitness, and Hunan Chinese. The closest bus stop is Johnnie Dodds Blvd (Frontage Rd) / Queensborough Shopping Center.

Phone number

(843) 588-1846

Languages spoken by SC providers

  • English
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