Postpartum Mental Health

Having a newborn at home is a time of lifestyle and emotional disruption, even under the best of circumstances.

It is not unusual for new parents to experience mood swings between feeling joyful, stressed, and depressed. However, if such symptoms intensify or persist, the parent may be struggling with postpartum depression or anxiety.

Postpartum Depression

Postnatal or Postpartum Depression (PPD) is a type of depression that many parents experience after having a baby.

Every woman is different, however common signs that you or someone you know might be depressed include:

Therapy can help

Psychotherapy has been shown to be effective in helping with mental health issues related to pregnancy and birth. For example, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is commonly used as treatment for postpartum challenges. Your therapist may also lean on other approaches such as interpersonal therapy which focuses on relationships. With the right support, most women feel better and therapy helps in the journey to recovery.

About Layla

We simplify the search for the therapist or group that is a right fit for you. At no additional cost, one of our Service Managers assists you in finding the help you need. Layla works with a number of DBT-trained therapists experienced in working with clients perinatal issues.

Covered by most benefits plans

Our licensed providers are often covered by your insurance. If you are not sure, simply click the “Get Started” button below to talk to one of our care coordinators.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who does Layla™️ assist?

Our clients are interested in self-discovery, emotional healing, or are working through a range of challenges that respond well to therapy. For example, these include: stress, anxiety, phobias, depression, mood disorders, borderline personality disorder, self-esteem, anger, addictions, trauma, relationships, family conflict, couples counselling, and life transitions.

At this time, Layla is only able to work with clients who are residents of Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia and Nova Scotia. Please note that Layla does not provide crisis support. If you or someone else is in crisis and require immediate assistance, call 911 or go to your nearest hospital emergency department.

Is my information secure?

Layla takes your privacy and the security of your information seriously. Electronic personal information shared with Layla is stored in a secure and encrypted way. Video sessions are not recorded. You can learn more about our privacy practices here.

I'm a healthcare provider. Can I refer to Layla?

A broad range of healthcare providers (GPs, specialists, wellness professionals, etc) trust us with their patients. You can learn more here

Do you work on weekends?

Several of our therapists offer sessions on weekends, and you can let us know of that preference when you sign up and we will do our best to accommodate.

Do I need a referral or diagnosis?

No, you don’t need a formal referral or diagnosis from another provider. We are happy to assist anyone with their unique challenges and goals.

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