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About katekripke

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker LCSW) with a practice specializing in prenatal and postpartum wellness, including the prevention and treatment of Perinatal Mood Disorders. I am also a Colorado State Coordinator for Postpartum Support International.

Vulnerability and Postpartum Depression

Is “vulnerability” a dirty word in your vocabulary?  If it is, come on over to Postpartum Progress and learn to think of it a bit differently.  It just might help.

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Normal Postpartum Adjustment vs. Postpartum depression: Understanding the Difference

Are you wondering how to tell whether your postpartum experience is normal or not?  Wondering whether or not you need support during this transition?  Come on over to Postpartum Progress and join the conversation…

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The Hardest Part of Postpartum Depression (Losing yourself)

Dear Readers, I am honored today to invite a guest blogger, Dr Christina Hibbert, PsyD, author of the Amazon best seller This Is How We Grow.  Christi is a friend and colleague at Postpartum Support International.   What is the hardest … Continue reading

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10 Things a Mom Learned in Therapy

Want to learn about another mom’s successes in therapy?  Come on over and visit me at Postpartum Progress.

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A Non- Pharmaceutical Prescription for Symptoms of Postpartum Depression and Anxiety.

Although it would be hugely reassuring if we could pin-point one, specific, cause of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders like PPD, experts in the field have not yet been able to be absolutely sure what causes these issues.  Actually, what … Continue reading

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10 Things to Consider About Therapy for PPD

Come on over and talk with me at Postpartum Progress… and hear about 10 things that are important to know about this treatment option…

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PPD and Attachment

I am talking about Postpartum Depression/Anxiety and mom-baby attachment over at Postpartum Progress.  Come on over!

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Can PPD Be Prevented?

Experts know that it is not accurate to say that one can prevent a postpartum mood or anxiety disorder like PPD.  However, there are some things that might reduce your risk of suffering after your baby arrives.  Come on over to … Continue reading

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The Overlap Between Miscarriage, Perinatal Loss, and PPD: 13 Things to know about Grief

A number of months ago, my dear friend and colleague, Claudine Radford, LCSW, contributed to this blog with a fabulous interview on preterm and neonatal loss.  Since that time I have worked with countless women as their make their way … Continue reading

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Talking to Other Moms About PPD: Do You?

Its a tricky question.  You are a mom who has struggled with a postpartum mood and anxiety disorder like PPD and you have a ton of info to share.  But how do you do this and is it always appropriate? … Continue reading

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