Jennifer Perera

LCSW

Specializing in maternal mental health, I help all parents conquer self-doubt and guilt through empowerment.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Cranford, NJ

Services
  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Group

About My Clients

Are you pregnant but not feeling like yourself? Or a new mom who feels like you are failing in the parenting business? Feel like you get upset with your partner for what seems to be “small things"? Trying desperately to get pregnant only to be faced with infertility or recurring miscarriages. I've helped many women navigate the unexpected emotions that surface during pregnancy and the postpartum period. And I specifically work with women feeling less than fulfilled in their careers.

My Background and Approach

Many women experience an odd feeling of failure as their new identity as a mother begins to develop. Many women were satisfied and thriving in their careers but feel motherhood through a curve ball. You probably feel lonely, but you are definitely not alone. As a mother who gets how hard it is, you will find that I bring my real self and experiences into therapy. It is my privilege to walk with you on your journey as you experience the unexpected challenges and emotions that occur while trying to conceive, during pregnancy and following childbirth. We will work together to get to the cause of your sadness or anxiety. We will find ways to help you cope with your discomfort so that you don’t have to feel like you are losing it. We will figure out what is going on together.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

By creating a judgment free zone, I have helped many parents like yourself reclaim their joy again. We will work to find ways that you can control your emotions rather than feeling like your emotions control you. I understand what it is to go through this time in your life. I was very thankful that I had my training from graduate school to rely on when I was pregnant and now as I raise my family. Having worked in mental health for over a decade, I have seen time and again the healing power of therapy. There is something truly healing about being heard, listened to and validated that is invaluable when it comes to your mental health. And it can be very freeing to simply have a safe space to speak your fears, worries and doubts.

At A Glance

  • Experience: 11 years of practice
  • Rate: $150 - 200/session

Info

973-337-0586 Email Jennifer
476 South Avenue East
Cranford, NJ 07016
20 Nassau Street
Suite 111
Princeton, NJ 08540

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