For many women childbirth is experienced as a happy, gratifying and empowering experience. For others it can be a traumatic event associated with feelings of being out of control, powerlessness, confusion and fear. I specialize in the treatment of psychological difficulties following traumatic birth experiences and have the knowledge to treat a range of issues that can develop following a difficult birth including:

  • Post- Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and symptoms such as nightmares, flashbacks, sleep difficulties, anxiety
  • Grief and loss
  • Struggling relationship with baby
  • Low body image, low self-esteem
  • Earlier traumatic events triggered by child-birth
  • Anxieties about parenthood
  • Psychosexual and relationship difficulties
  • Concerns about giving birth again

You are not alone and the symptoms you are experiencing, however disturbing, are not unusual for someone who has gone through a traumatic or life-threatening situation. Together we can process your experience and work to reduce your symptoms so that you can fully enjoy your baby and your life again.



Heather McMillen, LPC
2016 Mt. Vernon Ave Suite 303, Alexandria VA 22301

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Phone : 202-352-8950