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 -SHARON JAYNES

“Successful mothers are not the ones that have never struggled. They are the ones that never give up, despite the struggles.”

ABOUT ME
EDUCATION
 

Even with all the wisdom passed from other moms and books on becoming a parent, nothing prepared me for the emotional and mental shifts that took place the moment my baby was outside of my body. I didn't recognize myself and I didn't have the language to describe the range of emotions I was experiencing. I had to grieve the woman I was to become the mother I wanted to be. 

 

There is typically not much preparation or support for the emotional, mental, and physical changes that new mothers endure. What happens when your vision of the perfect pregnancy, birth, and motherhood experience doesn’t happen as we thought it should? 

 

If you're feeling a bit lost about adjusting to parenthood or how to be the parent you want to be, I would like to help you address issues that may arise individually or relationally. Although some challenges are well-documented, mothers often struggle in isolation. I want to ensure that you feel supported whether you are experiencing diagnosable conditions such as Depression or Anxiety or undergoing stress, anger, resentment, guilt, sadness, or burnout.


Do you feel like you don't recognize yourself?
 

Are you struggling with anxiety or depression? 

 

Do you want to break generational patterns and traumas related to motherhood?

Are you trying to find a balance between work and motherhood?


Are you a single parent trying to figure it out?

  • University of Chicago, 2007, M.A. Social Service Administration

  • University of Miami, 2004, B.A. Psychology, Minors in Sociology and Business Management

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the states of 

    • Florida​ SW11287

    • Connecticut SW12066

    • Kentucky SW256676

    • Michigan 6801114200

    • Oklahoma 8557

    • Ohio I. 2203655

EXPERIENCE

With over 15 years of experience in the mental health industry, I've worked with a diverse group of people. I provided therapy to mothers experiencing perinatal and postpartum depression through a specialized curriculum known as Moving Beyond Depression. I provided therapy to help treat mood disorders, address trauma-related symptoms, adjust through life transitions, deal with conflict in relationships, self-esteem issues, as well as a host of other concerns. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-focused therapy, Trauma-focused CBT and certified as a Life Coach.

SPECIALTIES
  • Transition into Motherhood

  • Perinatal mood disorders

  • Woman centric issues

  • Parental burnout

  • Stress and trauma

  • Depression & Anxiety disorders

  • Setting boundaries with family members

  • Coping with life changes

  • Self-esteem issues

  • Self-care exercises

 

"1 out of 5 women will experience a perinatal mood and anxiety disorder during pregnancy or after childbirth. Also called perinatal emotional complications, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders include conditions like depression, anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive disorder and can occur any time during pregnancy and the first year of parenting. Emotional complications are the most common complication of childbirth.

 

38% of new mothers of color experience perinatal emotional complications like depression and anxiety. Women of color experience these complications at TWICE the rate of white women.

60% of womxn of color do not receive any treatment or support services for perinatal emotional complications. Reasons for this include lack of insurance coverage, social and cultural stigma, logistical barriers to services, and lack of culturally appropriate care."

- Perinatal Mental Health Alliance for People of Color

 
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