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.

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With a focus on perinatal mood disorders, I compassionately guide new mothers through the emotional complexities of pregnancy and postpartum. My specialized training enables me to provide a safe, understanding space for women to share their feelings. I empower them with coping strategies and support as they navigate challenges and embrace the transformative journey into motherhood.

— Saba Montazerian, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Newport Beach, CA

Postpartum looks different for everyone and not only affects the mother but the father as well. We will explore what adding a tiny bundle of joy can mean for you and the high standards that may be set for yourself.

— Shuqueta Thomas, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Richardson, TX
 

In counseling, I address the emotional well-being of individuals following childbirth. I recognize the potential for postpartum depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders that can arise during this time. Postpartum counseling offers a safe space to discuss the challenges of adjusting to new roles, changing dynamics, sleep deprivation, and the overwhelming emotions that can accompany early parenthood.

— Katy London, Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate in Lakewood, CO

I am trained in PPMD's and love to work with parents or expecting parents. Along with this I am also education and work with people who have struggled with infertility, pregnancy loss, abortion, etc. I work hard to create a space that you can talk about your deepest struggles and the funny parenting moments.

— Amanda Wirth, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Brooklyn Park, MN
 

Underwent additional self-study courses and trainings in Postpartum care addressing the needs for mothers who may need additional emotional support after having a baby.

— Stephanie Manning, Psychologist in New York, NY

Following my own journey to parenthood, my passion is helping women and men with the hardships that can arise when building a family. I have more than 15 years of experience, specializing in helping clients coping with infertility, pregnancy loss, and postpartum issues. I completed the 10-month Fertility Counseling Postgraduate Course with Sharon Covington, MSW and Dr. Linda Applegarth, EdD and am certified in perinatal mental health (PMH-C) by Postpartum Support International.

— Maureen McCartney, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Diego, CA
 

As a perinatal therapist, I support parents during pregnancy and postpartum who are struggling with depression, anxiety or trauma.

— Katie Pollak, Clinical Psychologist in Valrico, FL

For the last 9 years I have worked at Washington University School of Medicine specializing in work with this population. I have specialized training in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders through Postpartum Support International. I have helped thousands of women navigate the perinatal period including infertility, fetal and infant loss, diagnosis and treatment for anomalies discovered in pregnancy, pregnancy and postpartum.

— Amy Ballheimer, Licensed Professional Counselor in Ellisville, MO
 

I have extensive training in Maternal Mental Health issues. I have earned the Perinatal Mental Health Certificate with Postpartum Support International. I use Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, ad Acceptance Commitment Therapy interventions to help you heal and begin to feel stable and happier during this transition of your life.

— Katie LCSW, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In addition to my mental health clinical training and experience, I am a trained birth and postpartum doula. I bring this experience into our session to further support birthing persons during pregnancy and the postpartum period. I specialize in helping those experiencing postpartum depression, anxiety and postpartum rage.

— Fightress Aaron, Licensed Professional Counselor in Montgomery, AL
 

I am certified in Perinatal Mental Health to provide psychotherapy

— Jessica Katz, Clinical Social Worker

I am certified as a full spectrum doula and have seen first hand the traumas and fears of people preparing to give birth. I have held space for clients who have experienced the loss of their child and those who are grieving the idea of never having children. I also have studied the most cutting edge research for the perinatal period and have obtained the Postpartum Support International Perinatal Mental Health Certification.

— Imani Byers-Quarterman, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Atlanta, GA
 

Becoming a mother brings many challenges both physically and emotionally for women. I am a certified perinatal specialist from Postpartum Support International, and have trained extensively at the Postpartum Stress Center. I am also affiliated with Boston OBGYN for women in the Boston & Metro West area. Don't wait to get help, if you are wondering if you have postpartum mood issues, please reach out.

— Jessica Foley, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Waltham, MA

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, Therapist in Minneapolis, MN
 

I have special training and experience working within maternal mental health. It is my honor to witness your transition to parenthood. Not only are you giving birth to a human being, you're also giving birth to yourself as a parent. This identify shift and new role can be challenging as you find your way and what works best for you and your family. Clients of mine have overcome birth trauma, perinatal and postpartum anxiety and mood disorders, guilt/shame, and delayed bonding and attachment.

— Kayla Scott, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Waconia, MN

You’ve got a little one now. Congratulations! This new season of life is full of complex feelings of joy, fear and loss. Perhaps, life post partum just isn’t what you thought it would be. Maybe your past childhood trauma (that you worked so hard on in therapy) has popped back up again in light of now being a parent yourself. Having a space to be honest about these feelings and experiences can help you be the parent you want to be.

— Courtney Burns, Therapist in Portland, OR
 

Following my own journey to parenthood, my passion is helping women and men with the hardships that can arise when building a family. I have more than 15 years of experience, specializing in helping clients coping with infertility, pregnancy loss, and postpartum issues. I completed the 10-month Fertility Counseling Postgraduate Course with Sharon Covington, MSW and Dr. Linda Applegarth, EdD and am certified in perinatal mental health (PMH-C) by Postpartum Support International.

— Maureen McCartney, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Diego, CA

I have specialized training in treating women with perinatal and postpartum mood and anxiety disorders. Additionally I am a trained Bringing Baby Home facilitator, a program that helps couples navigate the transition from being a couple to being a family. In my private practice I work with parents at all stages of parenting; from new born to adult children. I have found that each stage of parenting presents its own unique challenges and I have a soft place in my heart for parents and the struggles they go through as they guide their children through life.

— Gwendolyn Nelson-Terry, Marriage & Family Therapist in Berkeley, CA
 

Parenting is stressful and the early months can be the hardest! There are lot of expectations placed on mothers by themselves and others and it can be difficult when things don't go as planned or certain standards feel unrealistic to live up to. Because of the extreme stress, change, and hormonal changes, it's very common for women to notice heightened anxiety, depression, or other strong emotions during pregnancy and the months following.

— Lindsay Taylor, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Novi, MI

I have worked with women and families experiencing peripartum (during and after pregnancy) mood changes for several years through group and individual work. I supervise other clinicians working with women/families in their peripartum journey. There are countless expectations a new parent puts on themself, often causing significant distress. I aim to provide a safe space to heal, explore, and navigate this stage of life. Whether your first child or you already have children. You are not alone.

— Molly Higgins, Clinical Social Worker