It’s time for a brand new episode of the Mastering Counseling podcast! This show is all about couples therapy. Joining Megan to discuss her approach to couples therapy is April Eldemire, LMFT. April runs the web site and practice Couples Thrive, based in the Fort Lauderdale area. She specializes in working with couples, specifically around the transition to parenthood.
April completed her undergraduate degree at Florida State University and her graduate training at Nova Southeastern University. She is also a guest blogger and regular contributor for The Gottman Institute as well as a Bringing Baby Home Educator.
Couples thrive was founded in May of 2012 by April Eldemire, LMFT in Fort Lauderdale, and has a dedicated mission of “Making Relationships Last.” April and Couples Thrive accomplish this through therapy, tools, tips and online resources, and even workshops. The specific workshop run by April is a 2-day one called “Bringing Baby Home.” It’s designed to help couples successfully transition into live as new parents.
In April’s own words, “Romantic relationships deserve to be satisfying, loving and fulfilling. I help couples, expecting and new parents achieve thriving relationships where they can get excited about ending the day, curled up next to their sweetie, feeling truly wanted, needed and cared for- even after a hectic day of work, crying babies and dirty laundry. After all, isn’t that what we all desire?”
Couples Thrive at a Glance:
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This week we’re happy to recognize Postpartum Progress. This week, we’re happy to recognize a site that tackles an issue that affects millions of women around the world – postpartum depression.
The site is called Postpartum Progress, and it offers a wealth of totally free resources for mothers.
It was created by Katherine Stone specifically to offer “warm, positive, in-depth information, support and hope for all pregnant and new moms who experience postpartum depression and all other mental illnesses related to pregnancy and childbirth, including postpartum anxiety, postpartum OCD, depression or anxiety during pregnancy, post-adoption depression, postpartum PTSD, bipolar, peripartum onset/postpartum bipolar, depression after miscarriage or perinatal loss and postpartum psychosis.”
Some of the resources available on site include downloadable PDFs in multiple languages of a “New Mom Mental Health Checklist” , links for mothers interested in joining supportive communities on social media, a specialized “warrior moms” Spotify playlist, and so much more. The of course have many different articles and blog posts offering facts, unique insight, and advice for moms working through postpartum challenges.
If you’re interested in finding out more you can visit them by connecting online.