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

Kate Parker-Shames

Licensed Professional Counselor

I specialize in work with women, parents, 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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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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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

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

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

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Brittany Boney, LMFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Many women experience an increase in depression or anxiety/panic during and after pregnancy. Our work together will focus on normalizing what is happening to you, and support you in developing practical skills for taking care of yourself during this important season.

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Priscilla Gilbert

The pregnancy and postpartum period include much change, transitions, and adaptation. Our normal abilities to cope and regulate with the changes is impacted by our predispositions, biology/hormones, mental health, and available supports/resources. Some men and women are impacted with higher levels of anxiety, depression, intrusive thoughts, or obsessions and compulsions.

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Emily Beloof

Marriage Family Therapist Intern

Becoming a mother is the most intense transition a woman can go through in her life. New parents have great stresses on them and relationships and wellness can become taxed when baby arrives. Prioritize your well-being in this time. I can help you identify and tap into support, mend toxic patterns of thought that keep you suffering alone, and help you strengthen your self-belief.

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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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Jenny Kepler

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

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 the past 12 years and have advanced training in postpartum and parent/infant psychology.

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Liz La Torella

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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L. Simone 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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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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Kelly Sullivan

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

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 worked in a hospital birthing center and NICU and keep an eye toward the practicalities of sleeping, eating, and support, while counseling a woman or couple through the emotional and philosophical changes.

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Jana Corbett, Ph.D. (she/ her)

Clinical Psychologist

PhD, CADC-I

I have facilitated weekly support groups for Baby Blues Connection for the past three years and have received specialized training in the field of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. I also have a personal connection because I, too, struggled with postnatal anxiety after my son was born.

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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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Sarah Bower Ho, MA

Marriage Family Therapist Intern

For too long there has been stigma about postpartum depression/anxiety. I endeavor to validate the experiences of individuals who have adverse experiences related to pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting.

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Renee Boles

Licensed Professional Counselor

I've had some training on perinatal mental health concerns and experienced postpartum anxiety and depression after the birth of my first son, so I have a heart for others who are struggling with these issues.

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Amy Galaviz (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

LPC Intern (OR), MHCA (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 grief, 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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