I'm affiliated with Boston OBGYN, and work in collaboration with them to ensure the best team approach for clients. If you're a client of Boston OBGYN, and are referred to me by your physician, then there is no wait for my services. I am in their office on Wednesday mornings from 8AM-12PM.
In May 2014, I completed the Online Training for the Maternal Mental Health Certificate Training for Mental Health and Clinical Professionals Hosted by Postpartum Suppost International, and the 2020 Mom Project.
I've recieved my advanced clinical training from expert Karen Kleiman, MSW, LCSW at the Postpartum Stress Center.
You’ve had a baby. It’s the best thing in the world, right? You waited nine long months, you re-arranged your whole life, you prepped and read and anticipated…and now your bundle is home…and you are wondering what you’ve done to yourself.
This is a scenario I see time and time again with new moms. No one talks about these issues because of the stigma traditionally attached to Post-Partum Depression & Anxiety.
“You’ve just had a baby, how can you be depressed!” “This is your second child, you totally know what you’re doing-why are you freaking out!” These are the responses that many of my clients have been met with when they talk about their feelings, in addition to being “brushed off” (‘it’s just the baby blues’) or criticized unfairly (‘don’t be so selfish’). I’m here to tell you; these feelings are a NORMAL part of motherhood. I can help you navigate through these feelings and come out on the other side, where you feel supported and able to handle all of the tasks that motherhood (and the rest of life) throws your way!
Please don’t wait to address these feelings…call today for an appointment, so you can begin to feel better now, in an environment that promotes your own self-care and well being. If I have a wait list, I will assist you in finding appropriate treatment. You will learn how to gain support and create your own self-care plan. And most of all, you will learn that you are not alone in this, it really does take a village…for your little one, and yourself!!!
I am committed to helping new moms through Post-Partum Depression, and have even assisted with legislation regarding PPD in Massachuesetts! I am currently in partnership with Boston OBGYN, and provide therapy services in their office in Brookline on Tuesday & Wednesday mornings. Clients are referred directly from their physician, and don't have to be on the wait list.
If you are an agency or group, and would like a presentation on Post-Partum Depression, please email or call for details!
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