Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum Therapists in East Point, GA

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Nineshia Mont-Reynaud
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, CPCS, ACS
Verified Verified
East Point, GA 30344
Not accepting new clients
I have 20 years of experience working in the mental health field. I enjoy helping adults explore work and life balance, self-esteem issues, and promoting healthy relationships/boundaries. I work with children/teens with anxiety and self-esteem building while working together with their parents to empower them. I have experience teaching effective communication with facilitating premarital/marriage workshops and parenting classes. My clinical training also includes treating adults with depression, trauma, supporting military families/veterans, and postpartum depression.
I have 20 years of experience working in the mental health field. I enjoy helping adults explore work and life balance, self-esteem issues, and promoting healthy relationships/boundaries. I work with children/teens with anxiety and self-esteem building while working together with their parents to empower them. I have experience teaching effective communication with facilitating premarital/marriage workshops and parenting classes. My clinical training also includes treating adults with depression, trauma, supporting military families/veterans, and postpartum depression.
(678) 792-0271 View (678) 792-0271
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Tamara Brown Payne
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, CRC, NCC, ACS
Verified Verified
East Point, GA 30344  (Online Only)
As a holistic therapist and life strategist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential through growth in all aspects of your life. While we can't change the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in life. By applying eclectic therapy approaches and techniques, we will discover long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life. Philosophy: "It is what it is, but it doesn't have to be. Experience is a lesson and the lesson is a new experience."
As a holistic therapist and life strategist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential through growth in all aspects of your life. While we can't change the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in life. By applying eclectic therapy approaches and techniques, we will discover long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life. Philosophy: "It is what it is, but it doesn't have to be. Experience is a lesson and the lesson is a new experience."
(678) 929-6493 View (678) 929-6493
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Katherine Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
East Point, GA 30344
My name is Katherine Brown and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years of experience in the fields of depressive and anxiety disorders, trauma, substance use disorders, grief and loss, and adjustment disorders. My philosophy of therapy is that everyone has the right to self-determination and the ability to get better, they sometimes just don’t realize it yet and that’s where I come into play. My therapeutic approach is very client-centered and I utilize various theoretical approaches grounded in evidenced-based research that’s the best fit possible for my client.
My name is Katherine Brown and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years of experience in the fields of depressive and anxiety disorders, trauma, substance use disorders, grief and loss, and adjustment disorders. My philosophy of therapy is that everyone has the right to self-determination and the ability to get better, they sometimes just don’t realize it yet and that’s where I come into play. My therapeutic approach is very client-centered and I utilize various theoretical approaches grounded in evidenced-based research that’s the best fit possible for my client.
(470) 613-5452 View (470) 613-5452

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Erica D Curry
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30331  (Online Only)
My journey into therapy was kindled by a deep passion for nurturing loving relationships and fostering self-awareness. Throughout my career, I've had the privilege of working alongside couples, families, and individuals as they seek personal growth, comfort, and healing amidst life's challenges. My clients seek support on their self-love and holistic wellness journeys. I work with clients navigating pregnancy, prenatal and postpartum challenges. Couples seek my support with major life transitions including premarital and parenthood as well as improved communication, increased partner understanding and emotional connection.
My journey into therapy was kindled by a deep passion for nurturing loving relationships and fostering self-awareness. Throughout my career, I've had the privilege of working alongside couples, families, and individuals as they seek personal growth, comfort, and healing amidst life's challenges. My clients seek support on their self-love and holistic wellness journeys. I work with clients navigating pregnancy, prenatal and postpartum challenges. Couples seek my support with major life transitions including premarital and parenthood as well as improved communication, increased partner understanding and emotional connection.
(470) 517-8615 View (470) 517-8615
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Paige Dee
Counselor, LAPC, PMH-C, OCDCC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30301  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
From years of specialized training and being a mom, I've gained a love for supporting perinatal women and people and their support personnel.
Are you struggling with a sense of meaning? Does anxiety, OCD, a BFRB, Phobia, or other circumstances complicate things? I would be honored to support you if so. While alongside you, I will eclectically draw from various Cognitive Behavioral (ACT, DBT), Strengths-Based, Exposure, and Intersectional Feminist orientations. Supporting you as you work to adjust to life challenges through learning and applying effective changes, coping skills, and mindfulness is my top professional goal. And I feel empowering your individuality and helping you embrace radical acceptance is key to you traveling a path you find most meaningful and worthy.
From years of specialized training and being a mom, I've gained a love for supporting perinatal women and people and their support personnel.
Are you struggling with a sense of meaning? Does anxiety, OCD, a BFRB, Phobia, or other circumstances complicate things? I would be honored to support you if so. While alongside you, I will eclectically draw from various Cognitive Behavioral (ACT, DBT), Strengths-Based, Exposure, and Intersectional Feminist orientations. Supporting you as you work to adjust to life challenges through learning and applying effective changes, coping skills, and mindfulness is my top professional goal. And I feel empowering your individuality and helping you embrace radical acceptance is key to you traveling a path you find most meaningful and worthy.
(470) 517-6967 View (470) 517-6967
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Kelsey Mizell
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, PMH-C
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30316
As an experienced perinatal, motherhood and trauma therapist, I will help you in bringing ease and confidence to your experience (and fun and laughs too).
Motherhood is harder than you thought it would be. You wanted this, so you should feel joy, right? And you shouldn't feel sad or angry, but you do. That other mom told you they instantly fell in love when they held their baby, but you're worried you didn't feel that. You do self-care when you can and even tried meditation to feel calmer, but it doesn't work. You're overwhelmed. You miss how easy things used to feel. Maybe you feel that being a mom isn't what you thought it was or maybe it isn't for you - yet you're here. It’s confusing. You wonder if it gets easier. You deserve relief. You're not alone. It gets better.
As an experienced perinatal, motherhood and trauma therapist, I will help you in bringing ease and confidence to your experience (and fun and laughs too).
Motherhood is harder than you thought it would be. You wanted this, so you should feel joy, right? And you shouldn't feel sad or angry, but you do. That other mom told you they instantly fell in love when they held their baby, but you're worried you didn't feel that. You do self-care when you can and even tried meditation to feel calmer, but it doesn't work. You're overwhelmed. You miss how easy things used to feel. Maybe you feel that being a mom isn't what you thought it was or maybe it isn't for you - yet you're here. It’s confusing. You wonder if it gets easier. You deserve relief. You're not alone. It gets better.
(678) 535-2352 View (678) 535-2352
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JL Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S, NCC, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30301
I specialize in perinatal mental health (pregnancy and postpartum).
Life can throw us curve balls. Some of these situations are inevitable but with counseling you can gain the tools to help you through one situation at a time. If you want to feel more like yourself, more in control of your emotions, if you want to rebuild relationships, and improve your overall emotional and mental health then counseling may be a good option for you.
I specialize in perinatal mental health (pregnancy and postpartum).
Life can throw us curve balls. Some of these situations are inevitable but with counseling you can gain the tools to help you through one situation at a time. If you want to feel more like yourself, more in control of your emotions, if you want to rebuild relationships, and improve your overall emotional and mental health then counseling may be a good option for you.
(318) 771-7362 View (318) 771-7362
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Charlotte Ramberg
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, PMH-C, CPCS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30303  (Online Only)
I specialize in perinatal mental health and love working with individuals and families in their reproductive journey. I help people who are trying to become pregnant, experiencing fertility challenges, currently pregnant or postpartum, in early parenthood, had a loss of pregnancy, had an infant loss, dealing with difficult birth or postpartum adjustment, going through surrogacy and/or IVF, experiencing a perinatal mental health disorder (PMHD), trauma, and those who identify as women and struggle with anxiety, depression, or life transitions.
I specialize in perinatal mental health and love working with individuals and families in their reproductive journey. I help people who are trying to become pregnant, experiencing fertility challenges, currently pregnant or postpartum, in early parenthood, had a loss of pregnancy, had an infant loss, dealing with difficult birth or postpartum adjustment, going through surrogacy and/or IVF, experiencing a perinatal mental health disorder (PMHD), trauma, and those who identify as women and struggle with anxiety, depression, or life transitions.
(706) 906-6359 View (706) 906-6359
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LaCresha A Cunningham
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30313
My specialties include perinatal mental health, transition, and navigating different stages of life.
I believe that the road to healing is discovered in a safe and non-judgmental environment. Therapy is a collaborative journey where I assist clients in identifying clear and achievable treatment goals. I utilize a diverse and personalized approach, drawing from various interventions, holistic practices, and methodologies. My demeanor is intuitive, warm, open, encouraging, and direct. I see myself as an active therapist, blending experience, education, creativity, and humor with a practical, down-to-earth approach. My clients come to me for assistance with rediscovery, transition, trauma, parenting, and shifting mindset.
My specialties include perinatal mental health, transition, and navigating different stages of life.
I believe that the road to healing is discovered in a safe and non-judgmental environment. Therapy is a collaborative journey where I assist clients in identifying clear and achievable treatment goals. I utilize a diverse and personalized approach, drawing from various interventions, holistic practices, and methodologies. My demeanor is intuitive, warm, open, encouraging, and direct. I see myself as an active therapist, blending experience, education, creativity, and humor with a practical, down-to-earth approach. My clients come to me for assistance with rediscovery, transition, trauma, parenting, and shifting mindset.
(678) 730-5042 View (678) 730-5042
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Ihsan Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30303  (Online Only)
I have over a decade of experience working with women and children. My specialties include working with clients that are dealing with: childhood abuse, domestic violence and sexual violence trauma, perinatal mental health, divorce and parenting issues as well as depression and anxiety.
I have over a decade of experience working with women and children. My specialties include working with clients that are dealing with: childhood abuse, domestic violence and sexual violence trauma, perinatal mental health, divorce and parenting issues as well as depression and anxiety.
(470) 570-7107 View (470) 570-7107
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Cierra Harris
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30333  (Online Only)
Whether addressing anxiety, depression, relationship issues, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, or personal development, I am committed to creating a safe and non-judgmental space for healing in you.
I have extensive experience counseling women and teens. I am dedicated to fostering a therapeutic alliance built on trust, empathy, and mutual respect for all those I partner with. I am a dedicated and compassionate Licensed Professional Counselor with 10 years of experience in providing therapeutic support and guidance. My mission is to empower individuals to overcome life's challenges, fostering personal growth and well-being.
Whether addressing anxiety, depression, relationship issues, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, or personal development, I am committed to creating a safe and non-judgmental space for healing in you.
I have extensive experience counseling women and teens. I am dedicated to fostering a therapeutic alliance built on trust, empathy, and mutual respect for all those I partner with. I am a dedicated and compassionate Licensed Professional Counselor with 10 years of experience in providing therapeutic support and guidance. My mission is to empower individuals to overcome life's challenges, fostering personal growth and well-being.
(470) 536-8917 View (470) 536-8917
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Jessica Bauer
Psychologist, PhD, PMH-C
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30306  (Online Only)
Jessica Bauer is a certified Perinatal Mental Health provider and she specializes in maternal mental health/perinatal mental health (birth trauma, pregnancy loss, stillbirth, high risk pregnancy, pregnancy after loss, and fertility struggles).
With over 15 years of experience, Dr. Jessica Bauer has her doctorate degree in Counseling Psychology and is the owner of Informed Therapy Group, a group practice that specializes in transforming lives through both individual and couples therapy. We help you find solutions, heal trauma, process emotions, increase connection and work through past negative experiences. We want our clients to feel seen and heard in the therapeutic space, as we believe this is the only way to create meaningful change in their lives.
Jessica Bauer is a certified Perinatal Mental Health provider and she specializes in maternal mental health/perinatal mental health (birth trauma, pregnancy loss, stillbirth, high risk pregnancy, pregnancy after loss, and fertility struggles).
With over 15 years of experience, Dr. Jessica Bauer has her doctorate degree in Counseling Psychology and is the owner of Informed Therapy Group, a group practice that specializes in transforming lives through both individual and couples therapy. We help you find solutions, heal trauma, process emotions, increase connection and work through past negative experiences. We want our clients to feel seen and heard in the therapeutic space, as we believe this is the only way to create meaningful change in their lives.
(404) 640-5578 View (404) 640-5578
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Alexandra Gellin
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, RYT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30306  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
With specialized training in perinatal mental health and Child-Parent Psychotherapy, I provide care for individuals and families experiencing trauma and mental health issues.
I believe that authenticity, balance and connection are available to all of us, regardless of past pain or current stuckness. I am guided by the motto “You have to feel it to heal it”, and provide a safe and compassionate space in which individuals and families are invited to process pain, anger, loss, and fear, integrate those experiences and move forward. As a former teacher, child therapist and parent, I understand the importance of supporting caregivers to improve the health of the entire system.
With specialized training in perinatal mental health and Child-Parent Psychotherapy, I provide care for individuals and families experiencing trauma and mental health issues.
I believe that authenticity, balance and connection are available to all of us, regardless of past pain or current stuckness. I am guided by the motto “You have to feel it to heal it”, and provide a safe and compassionate space in which individuals and families are invited to process pain, anger, loss, and fear, integrate those experiences and move forward. As a former teacher, child therapist and parent, I understand the importance of supporting caregivers to improve the health of the entire system.
(404) 574-4398 View (404) 574-4398
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Harley Strickland
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PMH-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30303  (Online Only)
Reaching out can be hard (I am so proud of you!) and I am here to help begin the process of healing and being there to help us become a better you. My goal and desire is to help teach you and provide you the essentials to overcome your obstacles. When life gets overwhelming at times, we forget to take care of ourselves. Depression and anxiety does not have to be a part of your everyday life. Additionally, I am a certified provider for maternal mental health which can include pregnancy/postpartum/infertility/pregnancy or infant loss.
Reaching out can be hard (I am so proud of you!) and I am here to help begin the process of healing and being there to help us become a better you. My goal and desire is to help teach you and provide you the essentials to overcome your obstacles. When life gets overwhelming at times, we forget to take care of ourselves. Depression and anxiety does not have to be a part of your everyday life. Additionally, I am a certified provider for maternal mental health which can include pregnancy/postpartum/infertility/pregnancy or infant loss.
(912) 412-7178 View (912) 412-7178
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Francesca Altieri-Synan
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30349
I am a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) for the State of Georgia. I enjoy working with clients who are facing problems with infertility, women's issues, or loss of a child. Previously, I have worked with a variety of clients, but decided to focus solely on women's health after experiencing my own miscarriage and subsequent infertility issues. My treatment approach is holistic and eclectic. I believe that therapy should never be a "one-size fit all" approach. Everyone heals differently and my goal is to personalize my approach to optimize your growth and overall well-being.
I am a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) for the State of Georgia. I enjoy working with clients who are facing problems with infertility, women's issues, or loss of a child. Previously, I have worked with a variety of clients, but decided to focus solely on women's health after experiencing my own miscarriage and subsequent infertility issues. My treatment approach is holistic and eclectic. I believe that therapy should never be a "one-size fit all" approach. Everyone heals differently and my goal is to personalize my approach to optimize your growth and overall well-being.
(470) 412-8511 View (470) 412-8511
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Isita Patel
Counselor, MS, APC, CTP, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30317  (Online Only)
I am a certified trauma therapist and specialize in perinatal mental health, depression, anxiety, life transitions, self-esteem, embodiment/self-image, stress management, and the more serious and persistent mental illnesses.
Asking for help can be really hard! Talking to a stranger can be uncomfortable. So, I strive to make this process a little bit easier by creating a safe and comfortable space that puts you at ease. Feeling stuck? Overwhelmed? Depressed? Anxious? Struggling with self-esteem? Whatever it is that you are going through, my goal is to empower you! I believe that everyone has what they need within them. My goal is to help you bring that out. I work with you to take your expertise in your life and combine it with my clinical knowledge and skills to tailor techniques and strategies to you and your goals.
I am a certified trauma therapist and specialize in perinatal mental health, depression, anxiety, life transitions, self-esteem, embodiment/self-image, stress management, and the more serious and persistent mental illnesses.
Asking for help can be really hard! Talking to a stranger can be uncomfortable. So, I strive to make this process a little bit easier by creating a safe and comfortable space that puts you at ease. Feeling stuck? Overwhelmed? Depressed? Anxious? Struggling with self-esteem? Whatever it is that you are going through, my goal is to empower you! I believe that everyone has what they need within them. My goal is to help you bring that out. I work with you to take your expertise in your life and combine it with my clinical knowledge and skills to tailor techniques and strategies to you and your goals.
(678) 730-5669 x3 View (678) 730-5669 x3
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Brannon C Allen
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CCTP, NCC
Verified Verified
11 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30308
I specialize in the treatment of Trauma and Perinatal Mental Health.
Are you in search of support? Perhaps you need help identifying and working through things that are keeping you from feeling content in your life? Maybe you're feeling anxious, overwhelmed, depleted, or just not yourself. I strive to create a warm, supportive environment where you can safely explore yourself and the issues troubling you. It is my mission to help you navigate experiences and challenges within your life, in a way that is both meaningful and oriented with your personal goals, in order to foster healing and growth, as you see it! Feeling unsure about your personal goals? We can work on defining those, too! Let's begin!
I specialize in the treatment of Trauma and Perinatal Mental Health.
Are you in search of support? Perhaps you need help identifying and working through things that are keeping you from feeling content in your life? Maybe you're feeling anxious, overwhelmed, depleted, or just not yourself. I strive to create a warm, supportive environment where you can safely explore yourself and the issues troubling you. It is my mission to help you navigate experiences and challenges within your life, in a way that is both meaningful and oriented with your personal goals, in order to foster healing and growth, as you see it! Feeling unsure about your personal goals? We can work on defining those, too! Let's begin!
(404) 341-7239 View (404) 341-7239
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Aspen Grove Counseling and Wellness
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, PMH-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30307
We support college/graduate students, those navigating pregnancy and the postpartum period, and much more.
You've been thinking about reaching out to a therapist for a while now, but it feels so hard to find someone who's a good fit. You've searched the internet looking for a therapist that you can relate with. Maybe you've even reached out to a therapist or two only to find that they are not taking new clients, or worse, they never even called you back. Finding help shouldn't be this hard! Whether you are looking for a couples therapist to help navigate a difficult time with your partner, or if you are coming to therapy on your own because you haven't been feeling like yourself and you could use a little extra help, we are here for you.
We support college/graduate students, those navigating pregnancy and the postpartum period, and much more.
You've been thinking about reaching out to a therapist for a while now, but it feels so hard to find someone who's a good fit. You've searched the internet looking for a therapist that you can relate with. Maybe you've even reached out to a therapist or two only to find that they are not taking new clients, or worse, they never even called you back. Finding help shouldn't be this hard! Whether you are looking for a couples therapist to help navigate a difficult time with your partner, or if you are coming to therapy on your own because you haven't been feeling like yourself and you could use a little extra help, we are here for you.
(770) 464-5240 View (770) 464-5240
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Carolyn McConnell
Counselor, MS, CRC, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30306
I work with all types of individuals who are struggling in various aspects of their lives. Whether it be anxieties associated with daily living, or issues with substance use, I am here to help guide you through your healing process. I have a special focus on individuals who have experienced pregnancy loss and/or fertility issues. If you or someone you know could benefit from my services, please be in touch! I am accepting both in person and virtual clients.
I work with all types of individuals who are struggling in various aspects of their lives. Whether it be anxieties associated with daily living, or issues with substance use, I am here to help guide you through your healing process. I have a special focus on individuals who have experienced pregnancy loss and/or fertility issues. If you or someone you know could benefit from my services, please be in touch! I am accepting both in person and virtual clients.
(404) 948-3353 View (404) 948-3353
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Tamara Hunter
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, DMT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30308  (Online Only)
I have specialty training in working with clients experiencing mood reactions related to infertility, pregnancy, reproductive and infant loss, still birth, birth trauma, women’s issues and perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.
Hello, I am Tamara Hunter, Founder of Womb Wisdom Wellness. I am committed helping women/birthing people identify inner strengths to prioritize their mental and emotional wellness. I offer holistic person centered approach to therapy rooted in empowerment, identifying inner strengths which supports growth, self development and inner healing. Together, we will explore and create sustainable coping strategies to assist navigating life's uncertainty while maintaining harmony of your mind, body and spirit.
I have specialty training in working with clients experiencing mood reactions related to infertility, pregnancy, reproductive and infant loss, still birth, birth trauma, women’s issues and perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.
Hello, I am Tamara Hunter, Founder of Womb Wisdom Wellness. I am committed helping women/birthing people identify inner strengths to prioritize their mental and emotional wellness. I offer holistic person centered approach to therapy rooted in empowerment, identifying inner strengths which supports growth, self development and inner healing. Together, we will explore and create sustainable coping strategies to assist navigating life's uncertainty while maintaining harmony of your mind, body and spirit.
(470) 288-3769 View (470) 288-3769
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.