Maternal Mental Health 2018-01-30T17:30:37+00:00

Orlando Maternal Mental Health Counseling, Perinatal Therapy Services, Postpartum Therapists with offices in Orlando, East Orlando, Lake Mary, Winter Park & Clermont Florida FL

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Orlando, Winter Park, Lake Mary, Clermont Maternal Mental Health Services

Orlando Maternal Mental Health Counseling, Anxiety Therapy Services, Depression and Postpartum Therapists with offices in Orlando, East Orlando, Lake Mary, Winter Park & Clermont Florida FL
Orlando Maternal Mental Health Counseling, Anxiety Therapy Services, Depression and Postpartum Therapists with offices in Orlando, East Orlando, Lake Mary, Winter Park & Clermont Florida FL

Maternal Mental Health is the balance of women’s emotional and mental health:

  1. Pre-pregnancy
  2. During pregnancy
  3. Postpartum and up to 2 years post child birth.

A women’s transition to motherhood can be uniquely overwhelming with mixed emotions aside from the physical changes.

10% of pregnant women and 13% of postpartum women develop a mental health disorder.

Maternal mental illness is usually defined as postpartum depression. A common misconception of Maternal Mental Health is that it only refers to depression during the postpartum period. However, perinatal mental health disorders can manifest as:

  1. Depression
  2. Anxiety
  3. Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  4. Panic disorder
  5. Psychosis
  6. Post-traumatic stress disorder.

New mothers experience high pressure and over extend themselves, acquiring supernatural strength to overcome:

  • The massive hormonal shift
  • Sleep deprivation
  • Biological
  • Psychological and,
  • Social changes.

Therefore, many mothers hesitate to acknowledge something is wrong in fear of judgment and failure in motherhood.

Perinatal Counseling Services in

Orlando, Winter Park, Lake Mary, Clermont, Florida FL


Orlando Maternal Mental Health Counseling, Anxiety Therapy Services, Depression and Postpartum Therapists with offices in Orlando, East Orlando, Lake Mary, Winter Park & Clermont Florida FL
  • Are you feeling sad or depressed?
  • Do you feel more irritable or angry with those around you?
  • Are you having difficulty bonding with your baby?
  • Do you feel anxious or panicky?
  • Are you having problems with eating or sleeping?
  • Are you having upsetting thoughts that you can’t get out of your mind?
  • Do you feel as if you are “out of control” or “going crazy”?
  • Do you feel like you never should have become a mother?
  • Are you worried that you might hurt your baby or yourself?

These are some symptoms that could indicate that you have a form of perinatal mood or anxiety disorder. Even though many women experience mood changes during pregnancy, and after the birth of a child, 15 to 20% of women experience more significant symptoms of depression or anxiety. Please be advised that with proper care and treatment you can fully recover and avoid worsening of symptoms. If left untreated negative consequences can affect the mother, baby and family.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Therapy Services

Orlando, Winter Park, Lake Mary, Clermont, FL

Orlando Women

Birth trauma refers to a real or perceived traumatic event following childbirth. About nine percent of women would experience postpartum Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) after childbirth. Some trauma may include but not limited to

  • Emergency c-section
  • Prolapsed cord
  • Baby going to NICU
  • Severe physical injury or complication to either mother or baby during childbirth or pregnancy
  • Previous trauma such as rape or sexual abuse
  • Miscarriages and Stillbirth

About Our East Orlando & Winter Park Counselor

Mayeling “May” Angelastro, MA Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern is a wife and mother who uses her outgoing personality to connect with children, individuals and couples. May’s clients mention how much they love how easy she relates to others. May’s passion for counseling stems from her own experience of relationship struggles, postpartum mood disregulation and poor self esteem. In her journey she has found ways to heal from the past and have healthy relationships as well as self confidence! She has also reveals her personal experience in the rewarding struggles of parenting, and the challenges of balancing a healthy life between career, motherhood and family. May loves to help others find life enrichment, manage their emotional and mental health and guide others to overcome life challenges.


A Few Kind Words From Satisfied Clients

“After losing my first-born son during delivery, I found myself in a very dark and helpless space. I was advised by many to seek counseling in hopes of helping me through my journey of healing after loss. I was a bit hesitant at first, as I am not keen on talking about my personal endeavors, let alone with someone I just met, but I was pleasantly surprised upon my first few sessions with May. She made me feel extremely comfortable and I felt open to express my feelings and emotions without judgment or criticism. She is great at providing different perspectives, which in turn allow me to process my thoughts and feelings in a new light. May is very patient and has granted me ample time and space to grieve at my own pace. She has been a crucial part of my healing after losing my baby and feeling like I would never recover. There is still a long road ahead for me, but I couldn’t ask for a better person and counselor by my side. Thank you for all that you do! <3”

Thank you so much for helping me in my efforts of raising awareness in memory of Mickaël and sharing the link to the Gofundme. Please let me know if there is anything else I can do. “



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Total Life Counseling Center provides counseling, therapy, coaching, camps and career services for all of central Florida, including: Orlando, Winter Park, Maitland, College Park, Dr. Phillips, Pine Castle, Conway, Windermere, Winter Garden, Ocoee, Oviedo, Longwood, Altamonte Springs, Casselberry, Lake Mary, Sanford, Deland, De Bary, Deltona, Daytona, New Smyrna, Cocoa, Titusville, Merritt Island, Kissimmee, St. Cloud, Celebration, Mt. Dora, the Villages and the tri-cities of Tavares, Eustis and Leesburg.

Our counseling, therapy, camps, group, coaching and career services are conveniently located in:
Main Office:
Southwest Orlando FL | Metrowest, Windermere, Winter Garden, FL | 1507 S. Hiawassee Road #101, Orlando, FL 32835

Satellite Offices:
1. Winter Park, FL | Downtown Orlando, Maitland, Altamonte Springs, FL | 1850 Lee Road #215, Winter Park, FL 32789
2. East Orlando, FL | Waterford Lakes UCF
| 13013 Founders Square Dr, Orlando, FL 32828

3. Clermont, FL | Minneola Groveland, FL | 100 N. Hwy 27, Clermont, FL 34711
4. Lake Mary, FL | Longwoord, Sanford, Oviedo, Winter Springs, FL | 1325 S International Pkwy #2221, Lake Mary, FL 32746

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