Welcome to PlayfulLeigh Psyched, a growing practice for Social and Emotional Wellness supporting perinatal folks, infants, children, and adults.
As the founder of this practice, I believe that therapists have a repsonsibility to help their clients feel safe enough to discuss mental health topics. One way that we do that is through identifying who we are upfront and painting the elephants "in the room" a vibrant red. Here's a snippet of me, Dr. Dowtin, sharing my philosophy of building rapport with patients just like you.
Do you find your mind racing with worries and you don't know how to make them stop? Feeling sluggish and just plain over it?
These are common symptoms of mental health concerns like anxiety and depression. We like to think of anxiety and depression as best friend cousins. They are closely related and often like to hangout together. It can seem like you'll never feel better or like your old self again. Getting through the day can be frustrating. There's hope and there's help. You don't have to go through this alone. Work with a skilled therapist to support you in your journey.
Are you a caregiver of a young child?
You were expecting to be a little sleep deprived. You were also expecting or at least hoping for an instant connection with your child. Perhaps that happened and then started to fade a little as their crying increased, or as your child's behaviors became impossible to manage. You are not alone. Whether you're concerned about postpartum depression with or without medication, postpartum anxiety, infant crying, or how to handle young child tantrums. For children ages birth to 5 year-old we have child thearpy and parent-child services to for you and your child.
Disclaimer: PlayfulLeigh Psyched, LLC aims to provide select free information. Some material found on this website is based on empirical peer-reviewed research, while other information is the opinion of the owner and director of PlayfulLeigh Psyched, LLC and guest content creators. It is essential for all visitors of this website to know that information presented on PlayfulLeigh Psyched's website, including articles and discussions, are for solely informational purposes. Material found on this website does not serve as psychotherapy or mental health consultation. If you have medical or mental health-related questions, please immediately seek and follow the advice of a licensed practitioner. Never disregard or delay professional guidance because of something you have read on this website. As a final note, statements on this website do not constitute binding agreements, and communication with consultants do not represent the beginning of a therapeutic relationship. Proudly serving Maryland and Florida residents for therapy.