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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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 Chicago, IL

My expertise in treating postpartum and perinatal mood disorders stems from specialized training from Popstpartum Support International and a deep understanding of the unique challenges faced by new parents. I offer compassionate and effective support to help individuals navigate this transformative period, promoting mental well-being and facilitating a smoother transition into parenthood.

— Megan Bolger, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in Greensboro, NC

Most people are surprised at the changes that happen when they bring a baby home. Despite how much you may have planned for and anticipated this change, it often feels far harder than you expected. If you are feeling low, irritable, or having trouble connecting with your baby or your partner, you may consider talk therapy. I can provide a warm and comfortable place to share your feelings and experiences. I am interactive and will support you in shifting out of feeling stuck.

— Rebecca Newton, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Redondo Beach, CA

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

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

Having a baby is a beautiful and wonderful experience. And when you are struggling with scary feelings of sadness, hopelessness, anger and maybe trauma, it takes away from those beautiful moments you were so looking forward to. If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, anger after having a baby, you are not alone. I want to walk with you through those struggles so that you can be the mother you want to be for your baby.

— Lindsay Noreen, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Otsego, MN

Certified in Perinatal Mental Health Counseling by Postpartum Support International

— Kate Horsch, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

I have a passion for peripartum moms and dads. I co-founded the Pregnancy and Postpartum Health Alliance of Texas (PPHA) in 2010 and have worked diligently to ensure that moms and dads can easily find high-quality, affordable services in the Austin area. I developed and managed the Doula Voucher Program for PPHA, and was inspired to train as a doula . I currently manage the PPHA Psychiatric Voucher program. I worked with Postpartum Support International for 4 years as the Austin Coordinator.

— Beth Thomas, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Austin, TX

As a mom of two, I have a passion for helping new parents with the joys and hardships that may arise with building a family. I have extensive experience working with clients experiencing infertility and post-partum depression and anxiety.

— Amy Kirsztajn, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in San Rafael, CA

I have been running a peripartum support group for approximately three years and it is by far what I look forward to in my working life. I love working with women in transition and supporting them during this new stage in life.

— Annie Buxbaum, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Rosa, CA

My interest in the field of perinatal mental health began in 2021 after my son was born. I began training in perinatal mood disorders in 2022 through Postpartum Support International. I became certified in 2023. I have worked with clients through preconception, pregnancy, postpartum and beyond.

— Catherine Armao, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in , 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

Pregnancy and postpartum transitions, mood disorders, miscarriage, infertility, queer and trans fertility, body image, birth trauma, infant loss.

— ash luna, Clinical Social Worker in Evanston, IL

I have advanced training in perinatal mood disorders, anxiety, and loss. I am on track to receive my Perinatal Mental Health Certificate.

— Sarah Lauterbach, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Carmel By The Sea, CA

I have several certifications and trainings in perinatal and postpartum mood issues, including the certificate training from Postpartum Support International. I have also trained with Karen Kleiman of the Postpartum Stress Center. My practice is also closely connected to Boston OBGYN, a leading group of physicians for women affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston.

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

The choice to start a family can bring a lot to the surface. As a Perinatal Mental Health Certified (PMH-C) therapist, we can talk through anything that falls within this period of “the baby decision”. This can be what raising kids looks like for your family, conception, loss, pregnancy, changes to your body, the postpartum period – you name it. I’ll provide a space for support and skills you can use to navigate this change better.

— Allison Doyle, Clinical Social Worker in Kirkland, WA

The perinatal period - from pregnancy through one year postpartum - is a time when we are at higher risk for significant mood impairment. A long-awaited pregnancy can lead to anxiety and depression in expectant parents. A history of pregnancy losses results in a white knuckle ride during subsequent pregnancies. Processing your experiences and developing coping skills can help improve your experience of pregnancy, birth, and new parenthood.

— Jennifer Melerski, Clinical Psychologist

I have specialized training in this area through Postpartum Support International (Perinatal Mental Health 2-Day Certificate Course).

— Dr. Lauren Rance, Clinical Psychologist in Edina, MN