Domestic Violence and Pregnancy | Resources

Many have viewed or read about the disturbing video of a well-know NFL player hitting his girlfriend this week. While the topic of domestic violence waxes and wanes in popular media coverage, we rarely hear discourse on the prevalence of domestic violence during pregnancy. As a therapist specializing in pregnancy and postpartum emotional wellness, I’m…

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Pregnant? Need Help? Here is a resource list.

A tragic story unfolded yesterday in Salt Lake City concerning a young woman and her newborn child. Not knowing all the circumstances and tugging on our most primitive desires to protect innocent lives, many have been quick to judge and condemn this young mother. Women and young girls become pregnant for a variety of reasons…

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How POSTpartum Depression Could Also Be Called PREpartum Depression

Each year almost one million women, in the U.S. alone, experience postpartum depression. That’s a one with six zeros after it. Fortunately, our society is slowly becoming more aware of, accepting of, and supportive of women who find themselves in this situation. And helping postpartum mamas is one of The Healing Group’s specialities. But there…

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We Are All Pioneers

Every year at this time I have “pioneers” on the brain. Utah was founded by a group of Mormon pioneers searching for a place to practice their religion as they pleased. Since then Utah has celebrated that history with parades and rodeos and events throughout July. However, the Mormon pioneers aren’t the only people to…

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