Don’t miss out on this episode as Natalie Silva, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist breaks the myths surrounding Mom Guilt, shares her expertise on how to manage mom (and parent) guilt, and “normalizes the sh*t out of motherhood!”
Interview with Natalie Silva
Natalie Silva is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and private practice owner in California. Natalie holds space for women from all stages of life who are desiring meaningful change. Natalie offers individual counseling to support the treatment of emotional pain, relationship issues, and life transitions including, adulthood, motherhood, marriage, divorce and beyond. Together, she and her clients work through a gentle, compassionate lens within the therapeutic space to heal old wounds and help women move forward.
“It is a privilege to bear witness to the internal change my clients do and I am here to help support you through yours whenever you are ready.” - Natalie Silva, LMFT
You can find Natalie at:
Social Media: @natalie.silva.lmft
In this episode we talk about:
Natalie Silva tells all to help our listeners navigate Mom (Parent) guilt and “normalize the sh*t out of motherhood.” In this interview, we cover:
What motivated Natalie to be a Mental Health Professional specializing in Women’s Health
Common themes that come up in the population whom she works with Common myths around Mom (Parent) Guilt How Mom Guilt may impact relationships at home, with peers, and at work What benefits, if any, are there to carrying Mom Guilt? At what point is Mom Guilt unproductive or even harmful to a parent?
What are some of the underlying factors that contribute to Mom Guilt? Common unreasonable expectations parents place on themselves Ways Moms (and other caregivers) can overcome Mom Guilt Does mom guilt change over time with the age of children? How can a partner or others supports help in the management of mom guilt?
Therapists Uncut Challenge:
If your partner or a close friend/family member is struggling hard with mom guilt, ask permission to share this episode with them. Then, remind them you are here for them and ask how you can help.
We’ve pulled together any resources mentioned in this episode and put together some links:
Post Partum Support International: https://www.postpartum.net/
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