Boston OBGYN
Boston OBGYN

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.  

Postpartum Stress Center Master Therapist
Postpartum Stress Center Master Therapist

I've recieved my advanced clinical training from expert Karen Kleiman, MSW, LCSW at the Postpartum Stress Center.  

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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!

You Might Have a Postpartum Mood Disorder If...

 

  • Feel restless or irritable
  • Feel sad, hopeless, or overwhelmed
  • Feel guilty or shameful about being depressed
  • Cry a lot!
  • Have no energy
  • Have been eating too little, or too much
  • Trouble with your memory (not remembering things on a short-term basis)
  • Feel isolated, or withdraw from friends or family
  • Feel like you cannot take care of the baby, or are “not good at it”
  • Lose interest in things you liked to do
  • Having headaches, stomachaches, or chest pains/palpitations
  • And ultimately, feel like this is NOT what you expected!!

I Can Help You Recover From Postpartum Mood Disorders By:

  •  Providing an open, safe relationship to discuss your feelings
  • Identifying your feelings and showing you that you are NOT alone
  • Creating an active treatment plan that addresses your feelings in a real way
  • Finding resources to support you in your depression
  • Dispelling several key “myths of motherhood” that influence the way you feel about parenting
  • Helping you find ways to talk with family and friends about your depression
  • Identifying several coping strategies that can help alleviate symptoms
  • Helping you carve out some serious self-care time
  • Raising your confidence in your ability to parent effectively