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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We treat Perinatal/Postpartum/Maternal OCD, providing moms-to-be and new moms who are suffering with OCD symptoms effective treatment. We offer treatment for both maternal themes, such as an intense fear of harming or contaminating your infant, as well as any other subtype of OCD during pregnancy and postpartum. Should any OCD symptoms persist after the perinatal period, we continue to provide care to our clients throughout the entirety of their OCD treatment journey.

— North Shore OCD Women's Treatment Center, Ltd. Kathi Fine Abitbol, PhD, Clinical Psychologist in Deerfield, IL

I see the challenges and sacredness of pregnancy and postpartum time periods in a person's life. This time is not to be taken lightly, and I believe pregnant and postpartum people do not get the emotional, physical, and medical support they need. Therapy is one way to attain some of that much needed support and care.

— Alexandra Klein, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Greenwood Village, CO
 

Kimberly is certified in perinatal mental health; this encompasses the scope of mental health during pregnancy and the postpartum period. Depression, anxiety, OCD and other mood disorders can onset during the perinatal period, not to mention the transitions in the family. Kimberly is passionate about helping families conquer the mental health challenges and transitions that often occur during the perinatal period.

— Kimberly Hansley, Licensed Professional Counselor in Dallas, TX

Pregnancy and birth are both important transitions in life. We often feel that no matter how many books we read, we are not prepared for the very real physical, hormonal and emotional changes that take place before and after giving birth. There are so many new experiences and challenges. I offer pre and postnatal counseling to help you navigate this new phase in your life. I also offer in home postpartum therapy for new parents located in Harrison and Jackson Counties in Mississippi.

— Jacalyn Wetzel, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
 

Not everyone feels great and excited during pregnancy. It can be overwhelming and scary. And almost every new mom I've treated for postpartum depression or anxiety (or OCD) has questioned why no one tells about feeding issues, lack of sleep, profound change of daily experience and personal identity, marital strains, baby blues, feeling overwhelmed by the scope of responsibility, not knowing the "right" thing to do. I have extensive experience helping new moms weather this challenging adjustment.

— Ellen Recker, Psychotherapist in New York, NY

Pregnancy and the postpartum period are a unique season of life that require specialized training and experience from a qualified provider. Together, we can address concerns that may arise and help you identify and strengthen the supports you need.

— Jessica Reynoso, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Mesa, AZ
 

One of my passions is in supporting birthing people. Our social structures are not set up to provide enough support during such a beautiful and messy, challenging time. I'd love to be there for you, as a judgment-free place to bring all of your experiences during this life transition. Maybe you're a surrogate who gestated a pregnancy, maybe you're a gender non-conforming person who is carrying, or maybe you're a partner of someone who just gave birth and need support too.

— Gianna Rico, Clinical Social Worker in Baltimore, MD

I'm an advanced maternal mental health & Perinatal Mental Health-Certified specialist (in process). I participate in regular ongoing training in evidence-based perinatal treatment & research to support my practice with this population. This includes specialized training in support & interventions for women in all stages of perinatal mental health (i.e., fertility, pregnancy, postpartum, miscarriage/still birth, infertility, pregnancy termination, etc).

— Keely Clark, Clinical Social Worker
 

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

I am a certified Perinatal Mental Health therapist and can help you navigate this new journey. Whether it's your first glimpse into motherhood or fourth, I am here to support you. During pregnancy and postpartum there's many changes physically as well as emotionally. Take comfort in knowing you're not alone. These feelings are normal. You can take steps to help you during this transitional period.

— Sherry Nafeh, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Beverly Hills, CA
 

I have a certificate in Perinatal Mental Health through Postpartum Support International.

— Amanda Leno, Licensed Professional Counselor in Gilbert, AZ

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 in Oceanside, CA
 

I spent the first part of my career working exclusively with children, which included a large amount of caregiver support, and led me to seek more specialization to support new parents (partners included) during such a vulnerable life chapter. I am certified in Perinatal Mental Health by Postpartum Support International, and have collaborative relationships with various members of the local birthing community (doulas, midwives, lactation consultants).

— Allison Staiger, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Metairie, LA

I am trained and certified in treating perinatal mood and anxiety disorder, AKA postpartum depression and anxiety. I received my specialized training through Postpartum Support International and through 2020 Mom. Whether you are pregnant and struggling, or postpartum and struggling, I love helping new parents navigate this new chapter. Additionally, I work a lot with individuals who experienced birth trauma.

— Jenifer Saaraswath, Licensed Professional Counselor in Cincinnati, OH
 

Not everyone feels great and excited during pregnancy. It can be overwhelming and scary. And almost every new mom I've treated for postpartum depression or anxiety (or OCD) has questioned why no one tells about feeding issues, lack of sleep, profound change of daily experience and personal identity, marital strains, baby blues, feeling overwhelmed by the scope of responsibility, not knowing the "right" thing to do. I have extensive experience helping new moms weather this challenging adjustment.

— Ellen Recker, Psychotherapist in New York, NY

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
 

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 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
 

I have completed training with Postpartum Support International to treat perinatal mood disorders. My treatment style is strengths focused, relationship centered and action based. This means we will first focus on helping you feel safe and understood in therapy, finding ways to engage your support system to support you in ways that actually feel helpful and focusing on specific things you can do with your thoughts and behaviors to feel better.

— Kylee Nelson, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Denver, CO