Parenting is full of highs and lows, and our commitment is to assist you in navigating this transformative experience. Babies know how to be babies, but parents don’t automatically know how to parent. There are many books and classes for expecting parents, but we need more preparation for our little ones’ unique personalities. If only they could speak our language!
At Unpolished Parenthood, we embrace a philosophy built on empowerment, collaboration, and the acceptance of imperfections. Every parent deserves support and encouragement on their unique journey. We want to help you navigate life’s challenges with patience, confidence, and self-compassion. It’s more than self-care.
With Unpolished Parenthood, anyone involved in caregiving can get essential tools to handle and build resilience against the difficulties of pregnancy, postpartum, and parenting. Join us as we navigate this adventure, celebrating the joy and embracing the imperfections that make parenthood a beautifully rewarding experience.
Meet Dr. Ellen Kolomeyer: an Expert in Perinatal and Infant Mental Health
Dr. Ellen Kolomeyer, a licensed perinatal mental health therapist in Connecticut with certification in perinatal mental health (PMH-C), has dedicated over a decade to promoting the mental health wellness of families. In 2021, after her maternity leave, she started Unpolished Parenthood, where families can get caring and evidence-based support.
Throughout her extensive training and career, Dr. Kolomeyer has developed a special focus on early intervention and prevention in mental health. Her passion for supporting families during the transformative phases of pregnancy, postpartum, and parenthood led to the creation of Unpolished Parenthood.
In a world where we often question whether others share our experiences, Unpolished Parenthood reassures us that feeling “unpolished” is not only common but likely quite universal. It challenges the notion that everyone is as put together as they seem and underscores the reality that appearances can be deceiving.
Unpolished Parenthood is about keeping it real. It’s a reminder that it’s okay not to be perfect. Dr. Kolomeyer wants parents to know that it’s probably not the whole story when things seem too perfect. She believes every parent deserves happiness, and every baby deserves a happy parent. So, at Unpolished Parenthood, we celebrate the imperfect moments and find joy in them.
Mission and Approach
At Unpolished Parenthood, our mission is clear: to offer unwavering support to parents throughout their journey. We believe in a collaborative approach, tailoring strategies to each individual and drawing on their existing strengths. Our fundamental belief is simple yet powerful: every parent deserves happiness in parenthood, and every baby deserves a content parent.
Our private practice aims to provide a safe, welcoming, mindful, and transparent environment for mental health during pregnancy and postpartum support in Connecticut. Our approach involves a cognitive-behavioral method and a highly interpersonal style, ensuring your care is personalized to meet your unique needs.
We’re all about progress and track it using key, objective points in our collaborative work. Expect Unpolished Parenthood to work diligently toward your goals while equipping you with the tools and confidence needed for sustained, long-term success.
You deserve happiness
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Online therapy also available
Areas of Expertise
The perinatal period, covering pregnancy through the first postpartum year, can be overwhelming. Expectant and new parents face external pressures, from idealizing pregnancy to seamlessly transitioning into parenthood. The strain is stressful and potentially debilitating. Welcoming a baby is a significant adjustment, and it is expected to have Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs). If you sense depression, anxiety, distressing thoughts, or a shift in yourself, know it’s not your fault; PMADs affect diverse individuals.
Unpolished Parenthood addresses these challenges before and after the baby’s arrival. Planning for parental well-being is as vital as planning for the baby. Unresolved difficulties can impact mental well-being, but with the right perinatal mental health support in Connecticut, parents can find happiness in parenthood.
Postpartum Depression Counseling
While baby blues are standard, affecting 60-80% of parents, postpartum depression strikes 20% beyond the initial weeks. Unpolished Parenthood offers a safe space for online perinatal mental health counseling in Connecticut, addressing postpartum depression with evidence-based intervention, and Dr. Ellen Kolomeyer’s specialized training in Connecticut.
Anxiety during Pregnancy & Postpartum
Unpolished Parenthood offers a safe, non-judgmental environment for addressing postpartum depression. Ellen Kolomeyer’s certification in perinatal mental health (PMH-C) ensures specialized and compassionate counseling for those experiencing postpartum challenges.
Unpolished Parenthood emphasizes prevention in managing toddlers’ challenging behaviors. Immediate collaboration on solutions, understanding behavior as communication and attunement to children’s needs guide parents. Mental health support in Connecticut ensures parents build confidence in managing emotional and behavioral challenges, fostering a confident, successful, and joyous family.
We are an inclusive practice and warmly welcome all individuals and families. It is our privilege to be trusted and invited into your life.
Areas We Serve
Your Journey to Strength and Resilience
Establishing a solid therapeutic relationship hinges on the personal connection clients experience with their providers. At Unpolished Parenthood, we offer a secure, inclusive, welcoming, and transparent space where clients genuinely feel seen, heard, and understood.
You already possess numerous strengths, and together, we’ll tap into those to determine the next steps that align with your needs, allowing you to embrace life from a renewed perspective. The initial challenge lies in being open to seeking help, so why delay any further?
Contact us now for proper mental health during pregnancy and postpartum support in Connecticut! Each online postpartum depression therapy in Connecticut with Dr. Kolomeyer marks a positive stride toward well-being.