Pregnancy and Postpartum

Like almost everything else in your life, your body and mind will face significant changes in the weeks and months before and after your baby's birth. While many women experience some mild mood changes during or after the birth of a child, 15 to 20% of women experience more significant symptoms of depression or anxiety. Symptoms, which may include feelings of sadness, hopelessness, or anger, trouble eating or sleeping, difficulty bonding with your baby, panic, upsetting thoughts, or a fear you may hurt yourself or your baby, can appear any time during pregnancy and during the first 12 months after childbirth. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, or even just a general sense of being “out of control” or “going crazy”, a qualified mental health professional can help. Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s pregnancy and postpartum specialists today.

Meet the specialists

Specialties include: infertility, miscarriage, perinatal & postpartum depression/anxiety, attachment & past trauma impacting current parenting anxieties or difficulties, & supporting couples through the transition of becoming parents Certifications: Maternal Mental Health Certification Gottman Bringing Baby Home Educator Gottman Emotion Coach for Parents of children 3-15

— Linnea Logas, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Minneapolis, MN

I have specialized training in maternal mental health through Postpartum Support International.

— Martine Jones, Psychologist in Asheville, NC

I am a two time survivor of Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders and have volunteered as a group facilitator for a local agency that runs maternal mental health programming. I have a passion for holding space for women during this very tumultuous time in their lives; from pre-pregnancy through to postpartum.

— Brittney George, Licensed Professional Counselor in , VA

Pregnancy and motherhood are filled with expectations of joy and happiness. When expectations are not met, it can result in a variety of mixed emotions. Things may not be discussed due to fear or embarrassment. Some women believe that something is wrong with them and suffer in silence. Being a mom is one of the hardest jobs a woman can do. Counseling and support is provided for women in all stages from preconception to the postpartum period. Let’s talk about your reality.

— April Thomas-Kenney, Clinical Social Worker in Fort Morgan, CO

I am trained in Perinatal Mental Health issues through Postpartum Support International, and I am a survivor of postpartum depression. I see myself as a mental doula, guiding you through the emotional and hormonal shifts that can happen during and after pregnancy, and I take a collaborative approach to working with the woman and her midwife or doctor to best support her health, well-being, and attachment to her new child.

— Leah Rockwell, Licensed Professional Counselor in Mercersburg, PA

In pregnancy and the postpartum period a multitude of different feelings and experiences arise due to the unique process. Some can be expected, and match norms popularized by dominant media, and others can feel foreign, “not right”, or cause grief and shame because they do not match the popularized norms. This life changing experience forces you to reform your identity, whether it be your 1st pregnancy or 5th. I can hold the feelings that arise and help you become the caregiver you hope to be.

— Jennifer Alt, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Sometimes becoming a parent is not what it was imagined to be. These thoughts can be complicated. There can be feelings of shame and guilt and meeting with a trained professional we will work together to find relief. You are not alone!

— Melissa Gill, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

The pregnancy can be a joyous and exciting time, it is not uncommon for women to be overwhelmed by the changes occurring in the body and the many plans to be made to prepare for a new child. Because the mind and body act as time machines, these changes can sometimes trigger unexpected feelings and fears that may be related to the past or present. I have supported hundreds of women of color through their pregnancy, the 4th trimester and beyond.

— Jeanie Vetter, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

I am a Perinatal Mental Health trained provider. In private practice, I counsel women & couples experiencing reproductive loss, perinatal mood disorders & infertility. I educate and advocate for the Reproductive & Maternal Mental Health field on my personal Facebook page by providing resources and a free support group. I've facilitated postpartum support groups for Mothers, as well as clinical process groups for Mothers receiving services in the behavioral health department.

— Tamara Hunter, Counselor in Douglasville, GA

I have completed post-graduate training in treating perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, and am currently completing a year-long training course in reproductive psychology.

— Kimberly Woodard, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Largo, MD

Motherhood changes you in every possible way. Those first couple years are tough, you are in the thick of and you will rise out a stronger and better person because of it. Getting support is imperative for your emotional well-being. Therapy can be a safe and supportive place to talk about your concerns, process these huge changes going on in your life and get support for the changing dynamics of your relationship.

— Melissa Morais Parr, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Carlsbad, CA

My passion is working with mothers at any stage in parenthood from preconception and beyond. I am trained in Perinatal Loss and Maternal Mental Health as I work towards my certification as a Perinatal Mental Health Provider. Current training, education, past experience in pregnancy support and adoptions, birth trauma and nearly 20 years of personal parenting experience help inform my practice as a maternal mental health provider.

— Amy Galaviz, Licensed Professional Counselor Intern in Portland, OR

I have attended trainings in person and online to add to my knowledge in perinatal mental health. I work with all Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMAD’s) but specialize in postpartum PTSD. I am part of a local perinatal consultation group and will serve on the board for The Pregnancy and Postpartum Health Alliance beginning August 2018. I also will attend the Postpartum Support International conference in July, 2018 to continue adding to my knowledge around perinatal mental health.

— Lacey Fisher, Licensed Professional Counselor in Austin, TX

I love working with moms in all stages of motherhood, from trying to conceive to more seasoned parents. Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders are very common but significantly unrecognized and undiagnosed. I want to be a part of the movement to help women during this vulnerable time access the care and support that they need. I am in the process of obtaining my Certification in Perinatal Mental Health from Postpartum Support International.

— Sarah Hagen, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Fairfax, VA

Please see my website for additional details.

— Audrey Atkinson, Clinical Psychologist in Davidson, NC

After struggling with my own bouts of PostPartum Anxiety, I have made a concerted effort to be fully trained in areas surrounding Perinatal Mood Disorders and eliminating the stigma that is often attached. Using a helpful, evidenced-based approach, I am fully able to help you process through your emotions while creating additional support during your times of need.

— Kaitlin Nazario, Licensed Professional Counselor in , NJ

Maternal health and wellness is a focus near and dear to my heart. As a mom of 3 children I know the pressures that motherhood brings and the struggle to balance all the things! I love helping moms find their identity again and just supporting them through those times that can feel never ending.

— Kristin Bowles, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Dedham, MA

I have specialized training in supporting new Mama's in their postpartum journeys, as well as those who are navigating infertility.

— Caitlin Rose, Therapist