Postpartum

Welcoming a baby can elicit many powerful emotions. New moms can expect to feel excitement, fear and everything in between. Mood swings, crying spells, anxiety, depression and difficulty sleeping are not at all uncommon and typically start to fade within a couple of weeks of childbirth. However, some women develop serious postpartum depression, characterized by feelings of extreme sadness and anxiety that might interfere with a woman’s ability to care for herself or her family. Therapists specializing in postpartum issues can help women struggling with the common, and usually less serious, “baby blues” and those suffering from severe postpartum depression.

Local experts in Postpartum

Nancy Pearson, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

The postpartum period is one of the most sensitive periods in a family's life. Major shifts in life experience mingle with the joy of bringing new life into the world and are unsettling for mothers, fathers, and siblings. I have trained to assist you with both the practical and the emotional and can help you smooth out this very important period of transition.

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Alicia Banister

Professional Counselor Associate

I have completed trainings in Birth Trauma and Postpartum Mental Health.

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Kaysey Crump (she/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW, PMH-C

I am certified in Perinatal Mental Health (PMH-C) through Postpartum Support International and specialize in treating perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.

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Kate Parker-Shames (she/her/hers)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, LMFT Intern

I specialize in work with parents, women, and families experiencing perinatal and postpartum depression and anxiety, in transitioning to parenthood, processing birth and trauma, pregnancy losses, and in healing during pregnancy and in the years following a new baby. I have completed certificate training as a Perinatal Mental Health provider. Infants and young children are welcome in sessions.

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Nahomie Guillaume (She/Her)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

LMFT

I specialize in maternal mental health.

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Amy Galaviz (she/her)

Professional Counselor Associate

MA, Professional Counselor Associate (OR), LMHCA (WA)

Life after baby can be an unexpected experience filled with feelings and challenges you may not have anticipated. For some mothers, being surrounded by others who may not understand their struggle, can further lead them to feel isolated and increase feelings of despair. I am here to let you know that you are not alone, and with the right help, you can get through this challenging time. Reach out today.

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Sara Carmona (She/Her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW, PMH-C

Nearly 1 in 6 women and 1 in 10 men experience a perinatal mood or anxiety disorder. The symptoms arrive at a time when the demands and the stakes are high; the last place a postpartum parent wants to be is in a therapist's office. As a parent of 3, I understand. We will balance the exploration of feelings with concrete steps to help you feel better and come to enjoy parenthood.

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Kristen Genzano (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

MA, LPC, NCC

In 2015 I completed a year-long training and consultation group focused on perinatal/postpartum mood and anxiety disorders. I approach this work from a holistic perspective, collaborating with you to identify the multiple factors that contribute to your wellbeing during and after pregnancy.

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Dr. Sarah Kendrick (she/her)

Professional Counselor Associate

PMH-C, CCTS

The postpartum period brings pressure to be better than however & whoever we are in the moment. People plan for, mourn, & wearily raise babies fighting the inherent needs, aches, & discomfort of being human. I help folx find their wise & adaptive parts the world has deemed unruly, so they can feel the gorgeous-mess of it all & know that vitality is inherent too. The grasp of depression, anxiety, grief, or fear is not loosened by battle, but by the addition of safety, relationship, & being seen.

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Nina Tarabus (she/ her)

Clinical Social Work Associate

LMSW

I specialize in working with postpartum parents. This is an area that is dear to my heart as I understand how difficult it can be to recognize what is happening or how to process parenthood.

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Julie Lucisano (she/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW

Since 2015, I have been working with folks experiencing perinatal and postpartum mood and anxiety disorders, people who have experienced pregnancy loss, birth trauma, and those considering options with a pregnancy, including termination and adoption. I hold a Perinatal Mental Health Certification, PMH-C, to recognize my specialized training and work experience.

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Jenny Kepler (she/her)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

LMFT

I am passionate about this phase in life, and am committed to helping moms through this rocky time. I have been working with women around childbirth for almost 20 years and have advanced training in postpartum and parent/infant psychology.

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Sarah Craycraft

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, NCC

I have experience working with postpartum depression and anxiety. If you are struggling with the transition of being a new parent, it can feel incredibly overwhelming and isolating.

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Erin McAdams (she/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

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I have several years experience working specifically in women's issues. I'm passionate about supporting women through all stages of fertility including pregnancy, postpartum, infertility, loss of pregnancy, etc.

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Liz La Torella (she/her)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Having gone through the experience of becoming a mother, I understand the transition into parenthood. This can be a very special, yet confusing time, and feeling supported is more important than ever. Whether you are experiencing depression, anxiety or trauma, I work with parents on how to navigate that transition into caring for yourselves while simultaneously caring for a new little human.

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Caitlin Beckwith-Ferguson (she/her)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

I completed the labor and postpartum doula training at Birthingway College of Midwifery and bring this knowledge to my work. I understand that pregnancy and postpartum is a huge time of transition. I will support you through making sense of this new identity and huge new responsibility. We will explore how it impacts your relationships and your sense of self. We will celebrate the joy you experience and honor the hardship of this journey.

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Family Roots Therapy

Licensed Professional Counselor

Our postpartum/perinatal counselors have completed advanced training from Postpartum Support International to learn how to address the complex needs of postpartum individuals and families. This includes mothers, fathers, and couples. We have therapists who are competent in supporting trans and nonbinary individuals, who are often overlooked in postpartum treatment.

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Sarah Nelson (she/her)

Clinical Psychologist

Ph.D.

The seasons of pregnancy and parenthood are marked by huge and layered transitions and complex changes in identity. I offer inclusive, holistic, and holding therapy for individuals who are trying to get pregnant, are pregnant, have experienced pregnancy loss or fertility concerns or for those who are adjusting to parenthood or have parenting concerns. I have specialized training in life-span development, particularly in prenatal and postpartum counseling and in parenting.

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Alisha Phillips (She/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

There are few more critically life-changing and difficult times in a person's life than the postpartum year+. Many women feel like their emotions at this time are "wrong" which leads to waiting to reach out for support. We are meant to have a caring, nurturing village and you are not alone! COVID19 has made this time even more isolated. Please reach out, I will do my best to squeeze you in. I have training from WellMama and Postpartum Support International (check out their online resources too!)

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Kelly Sullivan (she/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

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The post-partum period challenges people’s views of themselves, their careers, their relationships, and who they want to be as a parent. And all on very little sleep. I have received extensive training in pregnancy and postpartum mental health and worked in a hospital birthing center and NICU.

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Lara D'Amore

Licensed Professional Counselor

I enjoy working with new parents through pregnancy, postpartum and beyond. While a new baby is something to be celebrated, the adjustment to parenthood, changes in family dynamics, social isolation and hormonal factors can be overwhelming. I work to help normalize your experience and develop strategies to receive the care you deserve.

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Julia Chapman (she/her)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

LMFT T1622

Navigating emotional, physical and social changes after having a baby can be incredibly isolating and challenging. I work with new parents to help them adjust, modify expectations, and find support after this big change in life. As a parent myself I also have empathy and knowledge about new parenthood.

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