Hi, I'm Kaya Colin, MSW, LMHC
I provide Counseling for Pregnant and Parenting people in Shelton, Olympia and online throughout Washington State.
I help pregnant and parenting people who are challenged with feeling like they aren’t good enough. I provide a space where you can feel safe to open up.
Together, we'll explore how to get to a place where your ups and downs in your parenting journey are manageable instead of overwhelming.
If You Feel Worried, Lost, or Overwhelmed, I Hear You. You Are Not Alone
Perhaps you are feeling overwhelmed right now with all that's going on. You may be feeling:
- Disconnected from the people who used to be your supports
- Confused about memories from your own childhood resurfacing since becoming a parent yourself
- Trapped in your traumatic birth experience, unsure you'll ever be able to move on.
- Ashamed that you worked so hard for this baby and now that they're here you can't see hope for your future.
- Terrified at the thought of returning to work after your parental leave is over.
If worry, rage, guilt or shame are affecting your ability to live your life, then it may be time to get counseling.
It’s Possible to Start Feeling Better
As your therapist, I will meet you where you are. I will hold the space for the shadow side of parenting: worries, fears, rage, despair, loneliness, guilt. I will collaborate with you to find your best way forward.
As a parent, I know the shadow side, and I know there is a light at the end of the tunnel. My journey into parenthood was unexpected, hard, and exhausting. Throughout my pregnancy, I imagined birth would be a beautiful relief into a more picture-perfect parenting experience. The relief didn't come with birth. Exhaustion and a hopeless cloud hung over my head. My friends seemed to disappear and anytime I tried getting involved in parenting communities I felt judged. I know how hard life can be when you haven't been able to meet your basic needs like sleeping and eating because you're focused on your child. I know what it’s like when your own childhood trauma that you've "dealt with" resurfaces after becoming a parent yourself. I also know that it is possible to manage your needs and your child's and to live a happy life in the role of parent.
There Are Many Benefits to Counseling
Counseling can successfully help when you are challenged with feeling worried, lost, or overwhelmed. It can help you:
- Feel excited about "parent" being part of your identity.
- Recover from your traumatic birth experience.
- Gain confidence that you can manage what life throws your way.
These are a few of the ways Counseling can help.
A Little About My Professional Background
I received my BA in Psychology at Nevada State College and my Masters in Social Work from the University of Denver. I served in the Peace Corps as a Volunteer in Thailand.
I am trained in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders, and hold a Mental Health Counseling License in the state of Washington. My license number is LH60934450.
Yes, There Is Hope
Getting some Counseling can help you feel better. Let’s discover how I can help. Reach out to get your free 15-minute phone consultation. During your free consultation call, you can share a bit about what's going on and I can answer any questions you might have. Schedule your free 15-minute phone consultation today online. I'm here for you.