My Pregnancy Story
My complicated pregnancy story: I felt guilt, sadness, helplessness.... all the feels!!! I was ordered to spend a month in the hospital on bed rest. I had some bleeding that the doctors couldn't explain. They determined it safer for me and my baby boy to stay monitored until he was born. I had daily monitoring (you know those round plastic pads with the pink and blue straps leaving you unable to move, for what seems like forever?!), ultra sounds several times a week, and constant vital checks. I was experiencing so many emotions. Sad that I was away from my family and unable to enjoy the end of my pregnancy the way I imagined. Guilty, thinking, "did I do something wrong? was I working too hard?" I felt, oh so helpless.
I've always believed my body to be very strong. I just felt like my body had become incapable. Despite these challenges, I also had a beautiful spiritual experience. I just kept telling myself, 'I am here because I am suppose to be here.' I was so grateful to be a therapist and have my own tools (affirmations, thought challenges, therapist friends!) I also had amazing support and hour long phone calls from my friends and family.
I found myself asking the nurses about the other pregnant mothers on my floor. Some were ordered to be there for several months with much more intense complications. I asked, "do they have a therapist?" They said these women did not, and some were "very depressed, sitting in the dark, and one refusing to bathe" I felt such a calling that I was suppose to help these women.
Licensed Professional Counselor
Shenee is grace and grace giving. She resides in Georgia with her husband and their two children. Shenee earned her Bachelors degree in Psychology and her Masters degree in Mental Health Counseling when she lived in Florida. Shenee has worked in the mental health field for over 14 years. She is a licensed professional counselor in the state of Georgia (licence #011094) and registered as an out of state counselor for the state of Florida (TPMC 100). Due to COVID-19, Shenee is able to serve other states online (inquire within).
She has served children, families, and adults. Shenee has an online therapy practice serving the state of Georgia and Florida. Shenee experienced pregnancy complications placing her on hospital bed rest for a month. It was during this time she became aware of her calling; to counsel women suffering with anxiety or depression during their pregnancy and postpartum journeys. She has completed training in pregnant & postpartum mental health from Postpartum Support International.