Dads & Partners
You supported your partner through pregnancy and now there is a new tiny human in your home. Everything feels different and the pressure to hold it all together is building up. You wonder if you will be a good parent and be able to provide your family with everything they need. You notice the change in your partner and wonder if things will always feel this chaotic. You know you need to keep it together for her and the baby, but anger, loneliness, and feelings of inadequacy creep in.
Your Mental Health Matters
If you are feeling stuck in a cycle of anger, stress, and anxiety know there is another way. It is possible for you to feel joy in parenthood and embrace your new role with confidence. You can be the dad or parent you have always wanted to be; one who is confident, self-aware, and able to provide for your family while also caring for yourself. If your expectations of how fatherhood and parenting would be do not match your current reality, reach out for support.
Did you know dads can develop postpartum depression too? Research has shown 1 in 10 dads develop postpartum depression and up to 18% develop an anxiety disorder during their partner's pregnancy and into the postpartum period. Getting support as soon as possible is the key to recovery. Dads and partners often experience a lot of stigma when it comes to reaching out for mental health support. You are not alone and your mental health matters too.
Common Benefits of Counselling:
Develop coping strategies for stress, anger, anxiety, depression, burnout & more
Learn how to manage conflict and communicate effectively with others
Lower your feelings of isolation and find ways to connect with support in your community
Choose a Session Format:
In-Office Session *Kitchener, ON
Common Concerns of Dads & Partners:
Adjusting to change
Loss of identity