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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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

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

- traumatic birth and NICU - high risk pregnancy - perinatal loss (miscarriage, stillbirth, TFMR) - fertility issues - postpartum anxiety, depression, and psychosis

— MEGAN DUBOSE, Counselor in Dallas, TX

I'm passionate about perinatal mood and anxiety speciality. I am a Perinatal Mental Health Certified clinician that works with anxiety, depression, PTSD, and mood symptoms in the perinatal period. I also work with grief and loss and PTSD as well as birth trauma.

— Melissa Gonski, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Inverness, IL

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

No matter what, becoming a parent is life changing. With that change can come joy and also loss. Loss of identity, loss of freedom, loss of roles within our relationships. I am here to not help you get "back on track" but to find your new track. This is an era is rich of opportunity for personal growth that will impact you and your kiddos for years to come. I would be honored to walk alongside you during this transformational period.

— Electra Byers, Psychotherapist in arvada, 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

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

Pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting look different and feel different for each and every person. There is a lot to adjust to and make space for. If you are finding it hard to navigate the physical, emotional, social, or relational changes, you are far from alone: from new anxieties, your own birth history or experiences of being parented to feeling disconnected and feeling like you aren't yourself. As a trained doula and psychotherapist I will support your growth through this transition.

— Margaret Rau, Psychotherapist in New York City, NY

Pregnancy and new parenthood can be magical, but they can also be deeply complicated by emotional and medical challenges, previous trauma, identity questions, and more. I work with pregnant and postpartum people who are trying to make meaning of some of these complications. I also welcome those dealing with infertility (I am IVF veteran) and decisions about whether to become a parent, seek an abortion, or make other reproductive health decisions. Queer and trans clients welcomed and affirmed.

— Jennie Steinberg, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Studio City, CA

I started my work in the world of emotional wellness as a birth doula, postpartum doula, and newborn care specialist. With this experience and knowledge, I specifically aligned my path with families and expanded my work into becoming a licensed mental health therapist with a speciality in the perinatal period.

— Juanita Sawyer, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Denver, CO

I enjoy supporting expectant and new mothers struggling with the difficulties of adjusting to motherhood. In addition to joy, motherhood can also bring fear, racing thoughts, hopelessness, and exhaustion. Together, we can get you skills to handle the scary thoughts and manage the hardships of motherhood. I can help you bond with your baby, set limits with family, and reach out for the support you need.

— Lauren Pasqua, Psychologist in Spring, TX

I have extensive experience supporting parents, expecting parents, and grieving parents during this unique period of life. I have advanced training in the treatment of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders through Postpartum Support International and completed subspecialty training in Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health at University of Denver. I wrote my dissertation on the body image concerns that often arise during the perinatal period. I have trained in OB/GYN, NICU, and community clinics.

— Maria Canyon, Clinical Psychologist in Denver, CO

I am Perinatal Mental Health certified (PMH-C) and love working with & supporting pregnant and postpartum people as well as those experiencing infertility & loss. I am an abortion-affirming clinician who supports reproductive justice & bodily autonomy. I help clients prepare for their birth & postpartum period so that they feel empowered and grounded as they enter into this new chapter. I help them process their birth experience & adjust to new parenthood.

— Dr. Nicole Montes, Clinical Psychologist in Seattle, WA

Becoming a mother might be one of the most hardest but transformative experiences of our lives. Nothing can really prepare you for all the changes that you experience, the challenges that arise but the immense love you have for your child. There are moments of pure joy, but also ones that test every part of your being. There are moments of, I can’t do this anymore. Am I the only feeling this? Why don’t I feel the same anymore. Know, Mama, you are not alone.

— April Brown, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Miami, FL

I have advanced post-graduate training in perinatal mood and anxiety disorders through Postpartum Support International (PSI). I am honored to walk alongside my clients on their journeys through pregnancy, postpartum, and parenthood.

— Solara Calderon, Clinical Psychologist in Encinitas, CA

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

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

All parts of the perinatal, postpartum and parenting journey are, shall we say, interesting, and sometimes those experiences become much more intense than we ever expected! Let's acknowledge this path can be anytime from considering having a kid through adjusting to parenthood with your third (or more!). So many challenges are found along the way, sometimes needing more support than you readily have available. Whatever your story is, I am prepared to walk alongside you on your perinatal path.

— Joy Walsh, Clinical Social Worker in Glen Ellyn, IL

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