Today's episode is the first installment in an exciting new series called "Say it Again," in which Jessica Mostaffa of Wild Hope KC will be joining us to share the mental health perspective for previously published episodes of She's Not Selfish. "Say It Again" is kind of like a fun and honest small group therapy session that is, of course, packed full of goodness! Our conversation today is based on Episode 20 and Episode 21 "Melding Motherhood and Your Passions" (Parts 1 and 2). Come on, mama, let's add some insights and skills to our mental wellness tool kits!
Jessica has received extensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) from the Beck Institute in Philadelphia, PA with Drs. Beck, who created and founded CBT. She has a passion for serving individuals, especially women, as women often carry the mental weight of the family system. Her focus is on perinatal mental health (including infertility and fertility challenges) and transitions around parenting through the different developmental stages from the perspective of both parent and child. She values a connected parenting approach and has taught connected parenting classes for the past 12 years focused on helping parents both better understand their child’s/children’s needs/behaviors and also to reflect on what parenting style and interventions help get parents to their parenting goals. Jessica feels strongly that therapy needs to include skill-building so that a person leaves each session with “tools in their tool belt” to not only make changes in the upcoming week, but in order to maintain positive change for the rest of their life.
Here's where you can connect with Jessica:
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