39: Surviving Mom Guilt with Natalie Silva, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist



Natalie Silva, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist



Don’t miss out on this episode as Natalie Silva, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist breaks the myths surrounding Mom Guilt, shares her expertise on how to manage mom (and parent) guilt, and “normalizes the sh*t out of motherhood!” 

Interview with Natalie Silva 

Natalie Silva is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and private practice owner in California. Natalie specializes in women’s mental health and perinatal issues, which is the mental health treatment of pregnant and expecting mothers. She holds space for women from all stages of life who are desiring meaningful change. Natalie offers individual counseling to support the treatment of emotional pain, relationship issues, and life transitions including, adulthood, motherhood, marriage, divorce and beyond. Together, she and her clients work through a gentle, compassionate lens within the therapeutic space to heal old wounds and help women move forward.  

“It is a privilege to bear witness to the internal change my clients do and I am here to help support you through yours whenever you are ready.” – Natalie Silva, LMFT 

You can find Natalie at: 

Website: https://www.nataliesilvalmft.com

Social Media: @natalie.silva.lmft 

Email: connect@nataliesilvalmft.com 

In this episode we talk about: 

Natalie Silva tells all to help our listeners navigate Mom (Parent) guilt and “normalize the sh*t out of motherhood.” In this interview, we cover: 

  • What motivated Natalie to be a Mental Health Professional specializing in Women’s Health
  • Common themes that come up in the population whom she works with 
  • Common myths around Mom (Parent) Guilt 
  • How Mom Guilt may impact relationships at home, with peers, and at work 
  • What benefits, if any, are there to carrying Mom Guilt? 
  • At what point is Mom Guilt unproductive or even harmful to a parent?
  • What are some of the underlying factors that contribute to Mom Guilt? 
  • Common unreasonable expectations parents place on themselves  
  • Ways Moms (and other caregivers) can overcome Mom Guilt 
  • Does mom guilt change over time with the age of children? 
  • How can a partner or others supports help in the management of mom guilt? 

Therapists Uncut Challenge: 

If your partner or a close friend/family member is struggling hard with mom guilt, ask permission to share this episode with them. Then, remind them you are here for them and ask how you can help.  

Resources mentioned: 

We’ve pulled together any resources mentioned in this episode and put together some links:  

Post Partum Support International: https://www.postpartum.net/ 

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Who are the Therapists Uncut Podcast Co-Hosts: 

Nikki Young is co-host of Therapists Uncut and a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. Nikki keeps it personable and professional. Yet, she always manages to keep the Therapists Uncut family and followers laughing. You may find her squirreling through topics, stories, or jokes, and all in good fun. Don’t worry because someone will bring her back around to the conversation. Nikki is a licensed marriage and family therapist in her private practice located in Modesto, CA, and she is also a Crisis Junkie at heart. In addition to being co-owner of a group private practice, she is also a crisis clinician responding to local mental health crisis and emergencies. Learn more about Nikki at catalystcounselinginc.com 

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