Posts By: Dr. Julia Vigna Bosson

Are You a Mom or Dad Who Has Had Thoughts About Hurting Your Baby?

“What is Postpartum Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and What does it Mean about how I’ll Treat my Baby?” Postpartum depression has, for good reason, garnered more attention in the media and more resources in communities of late. However, postpartum OCD is not often discussed and, unfortunately, misunderstood by many. So what is postpartum OCD, and what… Read more »

Managing Anxiety during Pregnancy

For many women, becoming pregnant is not only a joyous experience, but also one fraught with anxiety. What’s that twinge I’m feeling? What if something goes wrong? What if I’m not a good mom? Is the baby moving enough?—Too much??—HELP!!! Anxiety during pregnancy can spiral out of control if we’re not careful, but there are… Read more »

Using Mindfulness to Reduce Parenting Stress

Picture this: you walk in the door after a long day at work and are greeted by a howling infant and two toddlers screaming, “Mommy, we’re cleaning, we’re cleaning! Mommy—WE’RE CLEANING!!!” As you turn your head to peer deeper into the house, you see what they’re “cleaning”—every single toy light enough to carry has been… Read more »

How Does Trauma Therapy Work?

Participating in trauma therapy is probably one of the hardest—but most rewarding—things that a trauma survivor can do for him/herself.  It takes a lot of courage to successfully participate in trauma therapy, so that is the first component needed to make the therapy work. Even seeking out therapy after a traumatic experience is a huge… Read more »

Can Stress Make Me Sick?

Can stress make me sick? It’s a question I hear a lot from my patients, many of whom lead very busy lives with high-stress jobs and what feels like little time to relax. The idea that environmental stressors can contribute to physical illness – rather than producing mental distress only – gets people’s attention, and for… Read more »