Pregnancy (Prenatal Mental Health)

Preparing to welcome a baby can elicit many powerful emotions. Expectant moms and dads can expect to feel excitement, fear and everything in between. Additionally, some women experience a heightened level of depression or anxiety during pregnancy. A mental health professional who specializes in pregnancy can help expectant mothers and their partners address the wide range of issues that pregnancy and childbirth may cause.

Local experts in Pregnancy (Prenatal Mental Health)

Marisa Bell

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

PMHNP-BC

My expertise in reproductive psychiatry means I have specialized training in treating mental health conditions as they relate to the menstrual cycle or pregnancy. This includes “trying” or planning phases, pregnancy and postpartum. I welcome birthing and non-birthing parents to my practice. I enjoy helping parents find wellness and stability, so that they may bring their best selves to parenting.

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Nahomie Guillaume (She/Her)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

LMFT

I specialize in maternal mental health I specialized in paternal mental health

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Danae Merrill (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

Certified Rehabilitation Counselor

The time surrounding the process of trying to conceive, infertility, loss, birth trauma, pregnancy, and postpartum can be overwhelming and challenge our resiliency, beliefs, and mental health. Learning to navigate our day to day lives while additionally holding the demands and stress of these times can further add to feelings of overwhelm, grief, isolation, or anxiety. I am familiar with and understand these experiences and will help you to cope with and transition through these experiences.

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Kaysey Crump (she/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW, PMH-C

Supporting pregnant people during the wild, magical, often challenging time of pregnancy.

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Janean VeDova (she/her/they)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Pregnancy has many different meanings depending on who you ask. Whether you are pregnant and you want to process your pregnancy and or your birth or choices, are post partem and are experiencing intrusive thoughts/anxiety/depression/ and or are recovering from a traumatic birth, or you a grieving the loss of a child from miscarriage. I welcome and encourage partners join if this works for you .

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Kendyl Watts

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Pregnancy is a time of great excitement and possibility, but it is also physically and emotionally demanding and can be stressful or frightening, particularly for those with a history of trauma. I am passionate about helping individuals* experience all stages of pregnancy from a place of choice and empowerment. (*Not all who are pregnant identify as women; I recognize and affirm all identities.)

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Kelly Sullivan (she/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

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In my private practice and in my work at a hospital birth center, I have witnessed a wide range of mental health, relationship, and health related issues that people can experience during pregnancy. This awareness informs my work around pregnancy as does the importance of helping people create space and energy for the upcoming labor and delivery and the ensuing adjustment.

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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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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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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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Kristen Genzano (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

MA, LPC, NCC

I focus on women’s issues including perinatal mental health. This may include emotional and psychological changes during pregnancy or as you try to conceive. In our work I will take into consideration the many factors—hormones, your environment, social support, family of origin issues— that contribute to your wellbeing.

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Sara Carmona (She/Her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW, PMH-C

I specialize in perinatal mental health which includes making decisions about starting a family and the journey to birth. For some, the path is straightforward. For others, it winds, bends and leads to unwanted places - infertility, loss, sadness, anxiety, or grief. I help families address these concerns so they move toward parenthood feeling exceptionally supported, encouraged and well.

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Amy Galaviz (she/her)

Professional Counselor Associate

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

As a mother of three, I can identify how important is to to receive extra support during such a transitional time. As a practitioner, I focus my work to support women throughout each stage of motherhood from preconception, throughout pregnancy, during postpartum and beyond. Facing motherhood can be difficult, reach out to a trained specialist today!

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Renee Fitzpatrick (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

Professional Counselor Associate

I specialize in supporting individuals and families anywhere in the perinatal process, including: Abortion, experiencing perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs) during and after pregnancy, stressors related to parenthood, and decisions regarding family building. I focus on working with historically marginalized clients (2SLGBTQIA+, BIPOC, disabled, SW-ers, etc.). I strive to advocate for racial justice, disability justice, and reproductive justice both in-and-out of sessions.

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