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Why I Chose to Seek Out a Counselor Pre-Baby - The February Fox
Although it’s becoming easier to talk about, mental health is still considered taboo in a variety of situations. When you’re about to have a baby, it’s scary to share with others that you’re headspace might not be in the exact place you’d hope it would be. I’ll be completely honest: I haven’t been overwhelmingly happy in several years. Anxiety rides on my back and whispers in my ear while I watch unfortunate situations and stressors pile up with no end in sight. I pride myself on being organized and efficient, so when I wasn’t able to fix problems at a rate that felt comfortable to me, I decided to reach out for help. Asking for help is completely outside of my comfort zone, so it felt like a big step just to seek out a counselor. I asked my primary doctor for a recommendation to someone who she trusted and once I had a name, I set an appointment for the very next day. Since then, I’ve spent the last several months seeing a counselor to work through a few things that made me anxious in order to put me on solid ground before adding another tiny person to our …