Finding calm amidst the chaos of mom life:
A chat with maternal mental health counsellor Veronica Harris
In this episode I chat with Veronica Harris, a Registered Clinical Counsellor who is passionate about promoting maternal mental health in her community. She believes in bringing mothers together to build a support network as a preventative measure against the mental health challenges that can arise in the throes of mom life.
We talk about finding the calm amidst the chaos, and she shares just how it is possible to do so. From getting clarity and context for the chaos itself, to having compassion with ourselves and creating space for understanding. Sometimes leaning into the chaos is necessary, and we talk about how to still care for ourselves while we’re in the thick of it.
Veronica is a Registered Clinical Counsellor who is passionate about promoting maternal wellbeing throughout our communities. She works from a place that is grounded in compassion, acceptance and empathy to connect people with their natural abilities and resilience to face everything that life brings forth.
In her practice at Lake Professional Psychology she works with individuals who are experiencing grief and loss, depression and anxiety, parenting and family challenges, and the impacts of trauma. Veronica draws from her varied experience as a community-based counsellor and group facilitator for grief, loss, separation and divorce, as well as professional studies in Emotionally Focused Couples and Family therapy, attachment-based research, mindfulness training, trauma-informed practices, and perinatal psychology.
Part of her professional role in the community is in promoting Maternal Mental Health, working with women and families as they navigate their journey as mothers and parents. She is trained as a Postpartum Support Group facilitator through the Pacific Post Partum Support Society, and provides individual counselling for women, mothers and parents supporting them in postpartum depression and anxiety, the transition to parenthood, processing birth trauma, and parenting challenges. She is a mother of two and a wife and understands that meeting the needs of mothers is essential for healthy families and communities.