Team Specialist: Suzanne Smith, Ph.D.
Women are faced with a great number of challenges as they embark on the process of becoming pregnant, carrying pregnancies to term, delivery, and the postpartum adjustments.  Often this process does not go according to plan and may included losses, worries, and unanticipated medical interventions. 

Many women experience unexpected difficulties along the way and find themselves struggling alone or in silence. There can be many barriers preventing women from getting the support and care they need during this time.  Our culture still places a stigma on women who struggle physically or emotionally with becoming a mother.  The assumption is that this process is natural and easy.  And women are often trained and expected to act as caretakers for others without needing care for themselves.  All of this can make it hard for women to ask for or receive compassionate mental health care when needed.

At Lakefront Psychology, LLC we appreciate the complexity of this journey for women and their families.  Our mission is to offer compassionate care and guidance as women work through these uniquely sensitive challenges. 

Dr. Suzanne Smith has specialized training and experience in helping women manage their grief, worry, fears, and sadness as they adjust to the emotional, physical, and social changes that occur in this process.  

Common Challenges for Women:
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Obsessive Compulsive Thoughts
  • Grief and Loss
  • Birth Trauma
  • Miscarriage
  • Infertility Stress
  • Relationship Issues
  • Identity Adjustment
  • Professional Stress

We feel incredibly grateful to help women heal from these challenges and develop a confident sense of self again.  It is never too late to seek help so that you can live a more peaceful, satisfying life.