Hi, I’m Danik Bernier, MSW, RSW. I’m a bilingual perinatal and trauma therapist in the Ottawa area (English & French). I know how painful it can be to own our role as a mother. Help is here.
You find that you have trouble falling/staying asleep because you have to watch every breath your baby takes – just in case. Looking back, you realize your parents failed to give you the emotional (and sometimes physical) safety that you needed, and you are determined to break the cycle.
You feel intense pressure to be the best mother, but the stress of the postpartum period is too much. You are not alone.
Complications during birth often lead to birth trauma, but the signs aren’t always clear.
I help moms through therapy to heal from their birth trauma, childhood trauma, postpartum depression, and postpartum anxiety with EMDR therapy (also offered intensively).