Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum Therapists in Solana Beach, CA

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Mallory Mitchell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Solana Beach, CA 92075
With expertise in perinatal mental health and certification in EMDR, I specialize in guiding individuals through life transitions and trauma recovery.
My passion is for people and their relationships. Eastern thought teaches us that pain is inevitable, suffering is optional; life and relationships have the ability to create struggles in everyday life that creates pain, but it is through our attitudes, behaviors, and meaning that we place ourselves in situations where we create our own suffering. By helping people find the tools to cultivate their unique skills, I believe we can find the hope and fulfillment to overcome our suffering. My focus is on individuals and couples as they search for connection, intimacy, love and success.
With expertise in perinatal mental health and certification in EMDR, I specialize in guiding individuals through life transitions and trauma recovery.
My passion is for people and their relationships. Eastern thought teaches us that pain is inevitable, suffering is optional; life and relationships have the ability to create struggles in everyday life that creates pain, but it is through our attitudes, behaviors, and meaning that we place ourselves in situations where we create our own suffering. By helping people find the tools to cultivate their unique skills, I believe we can find the hope and fulfillment to overcome our suffering. My focus is on individuals and couples as they search for connection, intimacy, love and success.
(858) 946-4981 View (858) 946-4981
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Tessa Jacques
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Solana Beach, CA 92075
While I work with moms in all stages of motherhood, I especially enjoy working with prenatal and post-partum women.
Our modern world puts immense demands on all of us, especially mothers. My passion is working with women, specifically mothers, who are looking for guidance and tools to improve their quality of life and relationships. Working together we will identify goals to help you enhance your life in all ways; financial, physical, emotional and spiritual.
While I work with moms in all stages of motherhood, I especially enjoy working with prenatal and post-partum women.
Our modern world puts immense demands on all of us, especially mothers. My passion is working with women, specifically mothers, who are looking for guidance and tools to improve their quality of life and relationships. Working together we will identify goals to help you enhance your life in all ways; financial, physical, emotional and spiritual.
(916) 764-3696 View (916) 764-3696
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Amanda Freeman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Solana Beach, CA 92075
My practice is dedicated to offering specialized support using solution-focused strategies in addition to psychodynamic therapy, EMDR, and perinatal therapy.
Are you caught in a cycle of frustration, tirelessly caring for everyone around you to the point where you've neglected your own well-being? Despite navigating through your daily tasks, do you find yourself feeling lost, overwhelmed by despair, irritation, or worry? If you’re yearning to reconnect with what truly matters to you, free from guilt and doubt, I'm here to guide you back to a path of fulfillment and meaning. Together, we can rediscover joy in the activities that once brought you happiness and enrich the relationships that are essential to you. It’s time to prioritize your well-being and nurture your personal growth.
My practice is dedicated to offering specialized support using solution-focused strategies in addition to psychodynamic therapy, EMDR, and perinatal therapy.
Are you caught in a cycle of frustration, tirelessly caring for everyone around you to the point where you've neglected your own well-being? Despite navigating through your daily tasks, do you find yourself feeling lost, overwhelmed by despair, irritation, or worry? If you’re yearning to reconnect with what truly matters to you, free from guilt and doubt, I'm here to guide you back to a path of fulfillment and meaning. Together, we can rediscover joy in the activities that once brought you happiness and enrich the relationships that are essential to you. It’s time to prioritize your well-being and nurture your personal growth.
(760) 363-5746 View (760) 363-5746
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Andrea Guttman Therapist For Women Struggling With Anxiety And Overwhelm
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Solana Beach, CA 92075
I specialize in anxiety, stress, grief, and maternal mental health from pregnancy through postpartum into parenting.
You want to have it “all together” but deep down you’re struggling with anxiety and feeling disconnected and like you don’t know yourself anymore. You’re feeling stuck in the same cycle and overwhelmed with all of the decisions you have to make just to survive in life when you deserve to be thriving. When your days are overflowing with caring for others it feels impossible to find time to care for yourself. Life feels like a constant juggling act, trying to balance a bunch of responsibilities and demands all at once. Your days may feel chaotic and disorganized, with a never-ending to-do list that seems impossible to tackle.
I specialize in anxiety, stress, grief, and maternal mental health from pregnancy through postpartum into parenting.
You want to have it “all together” but deep down you’re struggling with anxiety and feeling disconnected and like you don’t know yourself anymore. You’re feeling stuck in the same cycle and overwhelmed with all of the decisions you have to make just to survive in life when you deserve to be thriving. When your days are overflowing with caring for others it feels impossible to find time to care for yourself. Life feels like a constant juggling act, trying to balance a bunch of responsibilities and demands all at once. Your days may feel chaotic and disorganized, with a never-ending to-do list that seems impossible to tackle.
(858) 282-0096 View (858) 282-0096
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Beatriz Velasquez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Solana Beach, CA 92075  (Online Only)
I have specialized training related to trauma (Trauma Focused CBT), early childhood mental health (Child Parent Psychotherapy), and a certification in maternal/perinatal mental health (PMH-C).
Hi there! I'm Beatriz and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based in California working with clients statewide via Telehealth. I’m a Latina bilingual spanish speaking therapist with many years of mental health experience.
I have specialized training related to trauma (Trauma Focused CBT), early childhood mental health (Child Parent Psychotherapy), and a certification in maternal/perinatal mental health (PMH-C).
Hi there! I'm Beatriz and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based in California working with clients statewide via Telehealth. I’m a Latina bilingual spanish speaking therapist with many years of mental health experience.
(858) 758-1682 View (858) 758-1682
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Aliza Ostrosky
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, RYT
Verified Verified
Solana Beach, CA 92075  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Finding a therapist can be daunting, but remember, you made it this far, and it takes courage and vulnerability to seek support. Whether it’s work-life balance, stress and burnout, fertility or trying to conceive struggles, pregnancy and postpartum stress, relationship concerns, family conflict, anxiety, self-esteem or other emotional health issues, you are not ALONE. Life can be difficult to navigate but I have hope that together we can achieve your goals, identify your strengths and get to a point where you are living authentically and fully. BILINGUAL: Spanish & English
Finding a therapist can be daunting, but remember, you made it this far, and it takes courage and vulnerability to seek support. Whether it’s work-life balance, stress and burnout, fertility or trying to conceive struggles, pregnancy and postpartum stress, relationship concerns, family conflict, anxiety, self-esteem or other emotional health issues, you are not ALONE. Life can be difficult to navigate but I have hope that together we can achieve your goals, identify your strengths and get to a point where you are living authentically and fully. BILINGUAL: Spanish & English
(858) 240-1196 View (858) 240-1196
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Keesha Clark
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Solana Beach, CA 92075  (Online Only)
Becoming a parent, going through pregnancy and childbirth or loss will impact your relationships (with others and yourself) in ways you never imagined. And lets not talk about parenting and the incredible difficulty involved with being responsible for other small humans. You will stand in the mirror and the person staring back at you is unfamiliar. You are irritable, tired and on edge all of the time. Your self esteem is low and you are feeling guilt and worry almost all the time. It all seems impossible and no one truly understands. You are not alone. Not alone in the pain. And you don't have to be alone in the healing.
Becoming a parent, going through pregnancy and childbirth or loss will impact your relationships (with others and yourself) in ways you never imagined. And lets not talk about parenting and the incredible difficulty involved with being responsible for other small humans. You will stand in the mirror and the person staring back at you is unfamiliar. You are irritable, tired and on edge all of the time. Your self esteem is low and you are feeling guilt and worry almost all the time. It all seems impossible and no one truly understands. You are not alone. Not alone in the pain. And you don't have to be alone in the healing.
(424) 401-5336 View (424) 401-5336
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Kelli Olds LMFT Owner at Mood Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, HHP
Verified Verified
Solana Beach, CA 92075
I also work with a variety of women's issues including relationships with food and body image, health and wellness, life transitions, postpartum distress.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with 20 years experience in the health and wellness industry. I have a BA in Elementary Education, a MA in Counseling Psychology and I sat on the Board of the San Diego North County chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. I practice Telehealth Online Therapy and have an office in Encinitas. I enjoy helping individuals create and maintain healthy relationships with themselves, their spouses, children, family members, friends, colleagues, and ex-spouses. I also love helping individuals navigate divorce recovery and co-parenting.
I also work with a variety of women's issues including relationships with food and body image, health and wellness, life transitions, postpartum distress.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with 20 years experience in the health and wellness industry. I have a BA in Elementary Education, a MA in Counseling Psychology and I sat on the Board of the San Diego North County chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. I practice Telehealth Online Therapy and have an office in Encinitas. I enjoy helping individuals create and maintain healthy relationships with themselves, their spouses, children, family members, friends, colleagues, and ex-spouses. I also love helping individuals navigate divorce recovery and co-parenting.
(760) 840-2018 View (760) 840-2018
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Davida M Shreiber
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Solana Beach, CA 92075  (Online Only)
I help clients who are navigating the various stages of life that can trigger depression or anxiety - including fertility, postpartum, the empty nest, aging, and challenges specific to the "sandwich generation." I work with parents in all phases of child-rearing and, in particular, those raising a child with ADHD. In addition, I work with adolescents and young adults to help them reach their potential and overcome emotional conflicts, stresses, and challenges. Finally, with strong experience in hospital and home health care, I am uniquely qualified to support those coping with illness and medical crises as well as grief and loss.
I help clients who are navigating the various stages of life that can trigger depression or anxiety - including fertility, postpartum, the empty nest, aging, and challenges specific to the "sandwich generation." I work with parents in all phases of child-rearing and, in particular, those raising a child with ADHD. In addition, I work with adolescents and young adults to help them reach their potential and overcome emotional conflicts, stresses, and challenges. Finally, with strong experience in hospital and home health care, I am uniquely qualified to support those coping with illness and medical crises as well as grief and loss.
(760) 973-4529 View (760) 973-4529
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Center for Fertility Counseling, Dawn R. Galbo
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, MFC
Verified Verified
Solana Beach, CA 92075
My areas of expertise include fertility/assisted reproduction, postpartum support, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, post traumatic stress disorder and trauma.
Having a diagnosis of infertility can be devastating and the inability to conceive a child can feel overwhelming, like a life shattering crisis. I believe that working with a therapist who specializes in infertility and assisted reproduction can provide support and hope that things can get better. You have the power to strengthen your coping skills and improve your relationships in the process. I am here to support you and provide cutting edge tools to help you heal past traumas and manage current stressors. I can help you as you work toward reaching your goals for family building.
My areas of expertise include fertility/assisted reproduction, postpartum support, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, post traumatic stress disorder and trauma.
Having a diagnosis of infertility can be devastating and the inability to conceive a child can feel overwhelming, like a life shattering crisis. I believe that working with a therapist who specializes in infertility and assisted reproduction can provide support and hope that things can get better. You have the power to strengthen your coping skills and improve your relationships in the process. I am here to support you and provide cutting edge tools to help you heal past traumas and manage current stressors. I can help you as you work toward reaching your goals for family building.
(858) 609-8286 View (858) 609-8286
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Lorien Alia Lehmer
SEP, MA, AT
Verified Verified
Solana Beach, CA 92075
As a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner & Art Therapist for over 20 years, I support moms of all ages through natural fertility, pregnancy, birth, divorce, single parenting, and relationships.
Trauma, grief/loss, divorce, abandonment, birth, parenting, career or life changes and stress can feel overwhelming. Clients are supported in the body/mind to regulate the nervous system to create greater ease and flow through life changes. The relationship to self, other and the Earth deepens through this process. Greater self-awareness, empowerment, embodied living, wellness, improving relationships, creating support, greater creativity, finding safety in the body, energy awareness, releasing trauma, nurturing and nourishing the self, lifting depression, holistic healing, and reducing stress and anxiety are often goals of clients
As a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner & Art Therapist for over 20 years, I support moms of all ages through natural fertility, pregnancy, birth, divorce, single parenting, and relationships.
Trauma, grief/loss, divorce, abandonment, birth, parenting, career or life changes and stress can feel overwhelming. Clients are supported in the body/mind to regulate the nervous system to create greater ease and flow through life changes. The relationship to self, other and the Earth deepens through this process. Greater self-awareness, empowerment, embodied living, wellness, improving relationships, creating support, greater creativity, finding safety in the body, energy awareness, releasing trauma, nurturing and nourishing the self, lifting depression, holistic healing, and reducing stress and anxiety are often goals of clients
(760) 760-4027 View (760) 760-4027
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Erica Chait
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Solana Beach, CA 92075  (Online Only)
Hi! I'm Erica, a dedicated therapist specializing in maternal mental health, motherless daughters and mothers, grief, and parenting. With a deep understanding of the unique emotional landscape that mothers and daughters often traverse, I am passionate about helping you discover your inner strength and embrace the transformative power of healing. During the therapeutic process, we will work together, you are not alone.
Hi! I'm Erica, a dedicated therapist specializing in maternal mental health, motherless daughters and mothers, grief, and parenting. With a deep understanding of the unique emotional landscape that mothers and daughters often traverse, I am passionate about helping you discover your inner strength and embrace the transformative power of healing. During the therapeutic process, we will work together, you are not alone.
(562) 784-8691 View (562) 784-8691
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Martha Garcia-Enright
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Solana Beach, CA 92075  (Online Only)
Hi, my name is Martha Garcia-Enright and I am an LMFT providing care in the state of California. I have over a decade of experience working with diverse populations in various settings ranging from outpatient mental health care to crisis residential treatment. I help clients through difficult times and life transitions to empower them to live their lives to the fullest with the tools necessary to overcome future obstacles or barriers.
Hi, my name is Martha Garcia-Enright and I am an LMFT providing care in the state of California. I have over a decade of experience working with diverse populations in various settings ranging from outpatient mental health care to crisis residential treatment. I help clients through difficult times and life transitions to empower them to live their lives to the fullest with the tools necessary to overcome future obstacles or barriers.
(916) 675-7381 View (916) 675-7381
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Rebecca Hardt
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Solana Beach, CA 92075  (Online Only)
I wholeheartedly believe it’s my role as a therapist to assist you in realizing, accessing and cultivating the internal and external resources that you already possess. Stress, conflict, and pain are those given aspects of life.
I wholeheartedly believe it’s my role as a therapist to assist you in realizing, accessing and cultivating the internal and external resources that you already possess. Stress, conflict, and pain are those given aspects of life.
(831) 432-9197 View (831) 432-9197
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Kiana Shelton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Solana Beach, CA 92075  (Online Only)
Welcome! My name is Kiana Shelton. I am a dedicated and compassionate Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 13 years of experience. As a Black Woman, Mother, and Ally to all marginalized populations. I know not everyone is equipped to hold your vulnerability. My commitment to fostering a supportive therapeutic relationship allows me to guide individuals towards a deeper understanding of themselves, facilitating their journey towards growth and emotional well-being. Together, we can discover the paths to resilience, inner peace, and a more fulfilling life.
Welcome! My name is Kiana Shelton. I am a dedicated and compassionate Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 13 years of experience. As a Black Woman, Mother, and Ally to all marginalized populations. I know not everyone is equipped to hold your vulnerability. My commitment to fostering a supportive therapeutic relationship allows me to guide individuals towards a deeper understanding of themselves, facilitating their journey towards growth and emotional well-being. Together, we can discover the paths to resilience, inner peace, and a more fulfilling life.
(562) 669-4157 View (562) 669-4157
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Amanda Freeman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Solana Beach, CA 92075
Motherhood...Being a new mom in today's world is filled with new demands, new pressures and new worries. You're expected to have it all "figured-out", to be basking in the joy of this new baby. But, there is a part of you that simply doesn't feel that joy, isn't sure what to expect or how you're supposed to feel about all the changes, in your relationship and even in your body. With all the expectations and demands of being a new mom, there is very little left over for yourself. Before you even realize what has happened, you've forgotten who you are. The reality is that your baby is only a part of a well-balanced life.
Motherhood...Being a new mom in today's world is filled with new demands, new pressures and new worries. You're expected to have it all "figured-out", to be basking in the joy of this new baby. But, there is a part of you that simply doesn't feel that joy, isn't sure what to expect or how you're supposed to feel about all the changes, in your relationship and even in your body. With all the expectations and demands of being a new mom, there is very little left over for yourself. Before you even realize what has happened, you've forgotten who you are. The reality is that your baby is only a part of a well-balanced life.
(760) 465-0041 View (760) 465-0041
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Luis Velasco
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Solana Beach, CA 92075  (Online Only)
Hi I'm Luis, a therapist who has been in the field for 15yrs. I've work in several setting helping children, adults, and older adult clients develop healthy coping skills to manage emotional distress and improve or return to their typical function.
Hi I'm Luis, a therapist who has been in the field for 15yrs. I've work in several setting helping children, adults, and older adult clients develop healthy coping skills to manage emotional distress and improve or return to their typical function.
(858) 328-2038 View (858) 328-2038
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Isabel Dansky
Marriage & Family Therapist, MHA, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Solana Beach, CA 92075
Not accepting new clients
If you are experiencing symptoms such as chronic anxiety, panic, depression or just feeling out of place, I can help. Using an integrative approach of talk therapy, awareness/mindfulness and cognitive behavioral techniques, you will gain the confidence and skills you need to manage your emotions and navigate your life, no matter the circumstances. Together we will cultivate curiosity and insight. We will develop and solidify skills and you will see a shift in your life.
If you are experiencing symptoms such as chronic anxiety, panic, depression or just feeling out of place, I can help. Using an integrative approach of talk therapy, awareness/mindfulness and cognitive behavioral techniques, you will gain the confidence and skills you need to manage your emotions and navigate your life, no matter the circumstances. Together we will cultivate curiosity and insight. We will develop and solidify skills and you will see a shift in your life.
(510) 827-1428 View (510) 827-1428
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Intimate Insights
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Solana Beach, CA 92075
There is much in our world that pulls us away from ourselves..from truly feeling grounded. Coming home is meant to describe the process of connection and healing that can happen when we set aside all the daily distractions and step back into ourselves. Once home, within ourselves, we can finally begin to connect, understand, and heal. This allows space for vulnerability, growth, and love. Whether you are having difficulties moving beyond shame and trauma, having difficulties enjoying sexual activity or want to better connect with your partner(s), I am here to listen, educate and guide at your pace to a whole new way of living.
There is much in our world that pulls us away from ourselves..from truly feeling grounded. Coming home is meant to describe the process of connection and healing that can happen when we set aside all the daily distractions and step back into ourselves. Once home, within ourselves, we can finally begin to connect, understand, and heal. This allows space for vulnerability, growth, and love. Whether you are having difficulties moving beyond shame and trauma, having difficulties enjoying sexual activity or want to better connect with your partner(s), I am here to listen, educate and guide at your pace to a whole new way of living.
(858) 682-5873 View (858) 682-5873
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Tala Kolb
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Solana Beach, CA 92075  (Online Only)
I specialize working with individuals experiencing a variety of life's challenges and mental health issues, such as life transitions and adjustments, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship and family issues, coping skills, new parent parenting, effects of the pandemic, eating disorders, children and parents of and going through divorce, bullying and other issues that arise around teens and social media. I often work with pre-teens, teens and young adults.
I specialize working with individuals experiencing a variety of life's challenges and mental health issues, such as life transitions and adjustments, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship and family issues, coping skills, new parent parenting, effects of the pandemic, eating disorders, children and parents of and going through divorce, bullying and other issues that arise around teens and social media. I often work with pre-teens, teens and young adults.
(858) 240-8368 View (858) 240-8368
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Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum Therapists

What are the most effective ways to address pregnancy, prenatal, and postpartum concerns?

The most effective way to address pregnancy, prenatal, and postpartum concerns is by finding a therapist who has prior experience helping other patients overcome the challenge being faced. For example, a marriage and family therapist may have experience helping couples adjust to their new relationship dynamic. An anxiety specialist may have experience helping with phobias or illness anxiety related to the child’s health. A depression specialist may have experience treating postpartum depression.

When should I seek treatment for prenatal or postpartum concerns?

Pregnancy and the postpartum period involve intense physical and mental changes; a degree of upset and instability is normal. However, if these changes impair daily functioning, it may be time to seek help. This distinction is pertinent for postpartum depression: A period of teariness, irritability, and distress is difficult but normal in the one to two weeks after childbirth (sometimes called the “baby blues.”) But if feelings of sadness and hopelessness persist beyond that period, the person should seek treatment.

How do I manage worries during pregnancy or the postnatal period?

A therapist can help patients develop the tools they need to manage anxieties during or after pregnancy. Cognitive behavioral therapy can help people identify and reframe harmful patterns of thought, and change their behaviors. Other techniques and skills can allow people to develop acceptance, psychological flexibility, self-compassion, communication skills, and more.

Are there specific medications for postpartum depression?

In 2019, the FDA approved the first medication designed to treat postpartum depression. The medication is called brexanolone and is delivered intravenously by a medical professional over the course of a few days. However, typical antidepressants, which are more accessible, can also treat postpartum depression. The disorder is often best treated through a combination of medication and therapy.