Frequently Asked Questions

What areas of behavioral health does Dr. Katherine Hyde-Hensley specialize in?

Dr. Hyde-Hensley specializes in Birth Psychology, exploring the lifelong impact of our earliest experiences during pregnancy, birth, and attachment. Dr. Hyde-Hensley has a deep understanding and expertise in this field and a passion for helping individuals heal and thrive. She is also highly trained in Perinatal Mental Health, which focuses on the emotional well-being of expecting mothers, babies, and their partners.

How does Dr. Hyde-Hensley support parents and caregivers in maternal and infant mental health?

Dr. Hyde-Hensley offers a safe environment, exploring lived experiences using therapeutic interventions such as DBT, EMDR, and narrative therapy, providing education and resources, and creating a personalized treatment plan are just some ways. Dr. Hyde-Hensley helps support parents and caregivers in maternal and infant mental health. As a licensed therapist specializing in maternal and infant mental health, Dr. Hyde-Hensley understands the unique challenges of parenthood. She recognizes the vital role of parents and caregivers in promoting healthy development for themselves and their children. Dr. Hyde-Hensley supports parents and caregivers by offering a safe and non-judgmental environment for them to discuss their experiences. This can be particularly helpful for those struggling with postpartum depression or anxiety, as it provides a space to openly process their thoughts and feelings without fear of being criticized or misunderstood.

What types of psychotherapy services are offered by Dr. Hyde-Hensley?

Dr. Hyde-Hensley offers DBT, EMDR, and narrative therapy, providing education and resources and creating a personalized treatment plan for each client. DBT, or dialectical behavior therapy, is a cognitive behavioral therapy that teaches individuals how to manage intense emotions and develop healthy coping mechanisms. EMDR, or eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, is a trauma-focused therapy that helps individuals process and heal from traumatic experiences using eye movements or other forms of bilateral stimulation. Narrative therapy focuses on the stories we tell ourselves about our lives and works to empower individuals to change their narratives to create positive changes in their behaviors and emotions.

Can Dr. Hyde-Hensley assist with postpartum care and mental wellness?

Dr. Hyde-Hensley understands that becoming a mother is one of the most significant transitions a woman will go through. She also knows that caring for your physical and mental well-being during this time is crucial for you and your baby. Her approach to postpartum care involves comprehensive support for mothers, including addressing any physical discomforts or complications from childbirth, such as healing from cesarean sections or managing breastfeeding challenges. She offers postpartum nutrition and exercise guidance to help mothers feel their best. Dr. Hyde-Hensley uses evidence-based techniques to help women manage stress, cope with changes in their relationships and identity, and navigate the emotional rollercoaster that often comes with being a new mom. She also provides resources for postpartum anxiety and depression screening and care collaboration with your providers.

Are there support groups available for individuals dealing with infant loss?

Yes, Dr. Hyde-Hensley offers support groups for individuals with infant loss. These support groups provide a safe and empathetic environment for parents who have experienced the devastating loss of a child. Infant loss is a challenging experience that can leave parents feeling isolated and alone. Dr. Hyde-Hensley understands the unique challenges and emotions of this type of loss and strives to provide a supportive community for those in need. The support groups offered by Dr. Hyde-Hensley are designed to help individuals navigate their grief. Through group discussions, therapeutic activities, and professional guidance, participants can find comfort and healing among others who have gone through similar experiences.

What is narrative therapy, and how does Dr. Hyde-Hensley use it in her practice?

Narrative therapy is a form of psychotherapy that focuses on the stories and narratives we create about ourselves and our experiences. It was developed in the 1970s by Michael White and David Epston to help clients reframe their negative self-narratives and find new, more empowering ways to view themselves. Dr. Hyde-Hensley believes our individual stories shape our perception of ourselves and our world. Examining these narratives helps her clients understand how they may impact their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.

What is the approach of the "Postpartum Nesting Circle" group?

The Postpartum Nesting Circle group focuses on providing support and guidance for new mothers in the postpartum period. This approach centers on evidence-based practices, including physical health, mental wellness, self-regulation, and education. This program aims to promote a strong attachment between mother and child and empower women during this transformative time by addressing all aspects of a mother’s well-being. By incorporating these three pillars of support – community, self-regulation, and education – the Mama Nesting Circle aims to give new mothers a strong foundation for navigating the challenges of motherhood. By promoting connection, mindfulness, and knowledge, this program seeks to empower mothers to survive and thrive postpartum. So, if you’re feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or isolated after giving birth, know that you are not alone. The Mama Nesting Circle provides a safe space to connect with other mothers going through similar experiences. Together, we can share our struggles and celebrate motherhood.

How can clients request an appointment with Dr. Hyde-Hensley?

If you want to schedule an appointment with Dr. Hyde-Hensley, there are two easy ways: through our website. The first option is through Simple Practice, a secure and user-friendly platform allowing clients to request online appointments. To access this feature, visit our website and click the “Schedule an Appointment” button. From there, you will be prompted to create a Simple Practice account (if you do not already have one) and then fill out a brief form with your personal information and desired appointment date/time. Another way to request an appointment with Dr. Hyde-Hensley is by reaching out directly through the “Contact Us” link on our website.

Can Dr. Hyde-Hensley provide consulting services in her field of expertise?

As a top expert in organizational development and behavioral health leadership, Dr. Hyde-Hensley is well-equipped to provide consulting services to individuals and organizations seeking to improve their performance. With years of experience in the field, she deeply understands the challenges leaders face in the behavioral health industry and can offer valuable insights and strategies for success. Dr. Hyde-Hensley’s consulting services are tailored to meet each client’s specific needs, considering their unique goals, strengths, and areas for improvement. Through her guidance and support, clients will better understand their organization’s dynamics and how they can harness them to drive positive change.

Does Dr. Hyde-Hensley offer grief integration services?

Currently, Dr. Hyde-Hensley offers specific grief integration services through her counseling approach, which often incorporates elements of grief integration for those who are struggling with loss and trying to find ways to cope and heal. Grief integration is a process that involves acknowledging and working through the emotions associated with loss, whether it be from the death of a loved one, a divorce, or any other significant life change. It is important to note that grief affects everyone differently, and there is no right or wrong way to grieve. Dr. Hyde-Hensley believes in creating a safe and supportive space for individuals to explore their feelings of grief and loss.

How does Dr. Hyde-Hensley help clients in their journey of self-discovery and speaking their truth?

Dr. Hyde-Hensley is a highly experienced therapist helping clients discover and find their voice. With her background in psychology and years of experience working with individuals from all walks of life, Dr. Hyde-Hensley provides a safe and supportive space for clients to explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. One of the most important aspects of Dr. Hyde-Hensley’s approach is helping clients find their inner truth and learn how to communicate it effectively. Through various therapeutic techniques such as reflective listening, mindfulness practices, and cognitive-behavioral therapy, she guides clients toward understanding themselves deeper and expressing their true selves without fear or hesitation.

What experience does Dr. Hyde-Hensley have in childbirth and breastfeeding assistance?

Dr. Hyde-Hensley has a wealth of experience in childbirth and breastfeeding assistance. With her extensive training as a birth and postpartum doula through DONA (Doulas of North America), she has assisted numerous families in their birthing journeys, providing physical, emotional, and informational support before, during, and after labor. In addition to her doula work, Dr. Hyde-Hensley has experience as a lactation consultant in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). She has helped countless mothers successfully breastfeed their premature or medically fragile babies, utilizing her knowledge of infant anatomy and physiology and various techniques for establishing and maintaining a healthy milk supply.

Are there any resources available on the website for parents and caregivers?

My resource list includes books, community resources, and international organizations supporting families and caregivers facing pregnancy and parenting challenges. These resources offer information, advice, and support for various pregnancy and child development stages, including practical tips, expert advice from healthcare professionals, and real-life stories from other parents. In addition to books, many community resources are available for parents and caregivers. These can include local parenting groups, infant care or breastfeeding classes, and workshops on raising children with special needs. Connecting with other parents in your area can provide valuable support and guidance as you navigate the challenges of parenthood.

How does Dr. Hyde-Hensley's experience as a doula influence her therapy practices?

Dr. Hyde-Hensley’s experience as a doula plays a significant role in shaping her approach to therapy. As a doula, she has been trained to support women during the vulnerable and transformative childbirth experience, providing physical, emotional, and informational support. This hands-on experience has given Dr. Hyde-Hensley a deep understanding of the complex emotions and challenges that individuals may face during significant life transitions. She brings this understanding into her therapy sessions, creating a safe and non-judgmental space for clients to explore their feelings and experiences. Furthermore, Dr. Hyde-Hensley’s work as a doula has also taught her the importance of empathy, compassion, and active listening. These skills are essential in building strong connections with clients and helping them feel honestly heard and understood. In addition to her doula work, Dr. Hyde-Hensley has a background in psychology and is trained in various therapeutic techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. She combines these evidence-based approaches with her personal experiences and expertise as a doula to provide holistic, individualized client support. Dr. Hyde-Hensley believes that every person’s journey is unique and strives to create personalized treatment plans that meet each client’s needs. She understands that navigating significant life changes can be overwhelming and works collaboratively with her clients to help them develop coping strategies, build resilience, and find meaning in their experiences.