Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum Therapists in Charlotte, NC

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Tameka Whittlesey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LCASA
Verified
Charlotte, NC 28204
In the realm of family planning, the significant issues of infertility & pregnancy loss tend to be overlooked, just like those who are experiencing these profound traumas. Some embark on the path of fertility treatments, including complex methods like IVF, while others proceed on the journey without them. As you navigate these foreign spaces, you encounter misunderstandings & judgments from individuals who can't comprehend your unique experiences. Amidst these circumstances, it can be difficult to maintain a sense of hope for positive outcomes, especially when you are consumed by the pain of losing someone you deeply love.
In the realm of family planning, the significant issues of infertility & pregnancy loss tend to be overlooked, just like those who are experiencing these profound traumas. Some embark on the path of fertility treatments, including complex methods like IVF, while others proceed on the journey without them. As you navigate these foreign spaces, you encounter misunderstandings & judgments from individuals who can't comprehend your unique experiences. Amidst these circumstances, it can be difficult to maintain a sense of hope for positive outcomes, especially when you are consumed by the pain of losing someone you deeply love.
(704) 286-9049 View (704) 286-9049
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Venus Kennedy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LCMHCS
Verified
3 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28204
Maternal Mental Health (MMH) disorders include a range of disorders such as, depression, anxiety, and psychosis and can occur within pregnancy or the postpartum period (together often referred to as the perinatal period).
I am here to help women who don't feel like themselves anymore. I assist women seeking help for anxiety, depression, stress, relationship problems, trauma, career stress, pregnancy depression/anxiety, grief/loss, infertility, postpartum mental health, self care, and more. If you are a woman who is overwhelmed and feeling isolated you are not alone. I am here to help by providing a supportive space for you to share and process your thoughts & feelings with no judgement or shame. I provide the support you need as you navigate life on your journey into or through motherhood. Book an appointment online today!
Maternal Mental Health (MMH) disorders include a range of disorders such as, depression, anxiety, and psychosis and can occur within pregnancy or the postpartum period (together often referred to as the perinatal period).
I am here to help women who don't feel like themselves anymore. I assist women seeking help for anxiety, depression, stress, relationship problems, trauma, career stress, pregnancy depression/anxiety, grief/loss, infertility, postpartum mental health, self care, and more. If you are a woman who is overwhelmed and feeling isolated you are not alone. I am here to help by providing a supportive space for you to share and process your thoughts & feelings with no judgement or shame. I provide the support you need as you navigate life on your journey into or through motherhood. Book an appointment online today!
(980) 270-1605 View (980) 270-1605
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Tyleshia Jennings
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LISW-CP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28203  (Online Only)
If you are interested in therapy for anxiety, trauma, or perinatal mental health needs (because yes, having a child impacts more than just the parent who's carrying the child), please feel free to contact me so that we can schedule a free 15 min.
Listen, I get it. Life isn't always easy, but that doesn't mean that you aren't able to create an experience that brings you joy. Anxiety doesn't have to hinder you. Traumatic experiences don't have to hinder you. Life changes, whether becoming a new parent or wanting to be the version of you that makes you happy, are a part of the process. You are more than capable of working through those things that might feel like they are meant to break you. Stand in your power, and if you'll have me, I'd love to help you along the way.
If you are interested in therapy for anxiety, trauma, or perinatal mental health needs (because yes, having a child impacts more than just the parent who's carrying the child), please feel free to contact me so that we can schedule a free 15 min.
Listen, I get it. Life isn't always easy, but that doesn't mean that you aren't able to create an experience that brings you joy. Anxiety doesn't have to hinder you. Traumatic experiences don't have to hinder you. Life changes, whether becoming a new parent or wanting to be the version of you that makes you happy, are a part of the process. You are more than capable of working through those things that might feel like they are meant to break you. Stand in your power, and if you'll have me, I'd love to help you along the way.
(704) 666-4094 View (704) 666-4094
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Dr. Robyn L. Lowery
Counselor, PhD, LCMHCA, CCTP
Verified
Charlotte, NC 28205
Are you concerned about postpartum depression now that you are expecting a baby? Does the thought of childbirth spark anxiety and terror as your pregnancy due date approaches? Or perhaps you and your loved one have experienced infertility or a traumatic birth, and these events have been re-playing in your mind over and over. Although it can be exciting, becoming a parent can also include feelings of fear, doubt, and uncertainty. You are not alone. At Mecklenburg Wellness, we nurture the whole person through honoring the mind, body, and spirit through healing and renewal.
Are you concerned about postpartum depression now that you are expecting a baby? Does the thought of childbirth spark anxiety and terror as your pregnancy due date approaches? Or perhaps you and your loved one have experienced infertility or a traumatic birth, and these events have been re-playing in your mind over and over. Although it can be exciting, becoming a parent can also include feelings of fear, doubt, and uncertainty. You are not alone. At Mecklenburg Wellness, we nurture the whole person through honoring the mind, body, and spirit through healing and renewal.
(980) 261-3829 View (980) 261-3829
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Ingrid Gilbert
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC, PMH-C, NCC
Verified
Charlotte, NC 28210
As a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Perinatal Mental Health provider, my passion lies in helping women and their families live a life of purpose and fulfillment. In our lives we are faced with challenges that can sometimes stand in the way of the life we want to live. I am here to work with you on topics related to anxiety, depression, infertility, postpartum/perinatal mood disorders, parenting, relationship building, divorce and life transitions. As my practice has evolved I have recognized a need for couples to have a safe space to plan and work together toward a common goal. I work with couples preparing
As a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Perinatal Mental Health provider, my passion lies in helping women and their families live a life of purpose and fulfillment. In our lives we are faced with challenges that can sometimes stand in the way of the life we want to live. I am here to work with you on topics related to anxiety, depression, infertility, postpartum/perinatal mood disorders, parenting, relationship building, divorce and life transitions. As my practice has evolved I have recognized a need for couples to have a safe space to plan and work together toward a common goal. I work with couples preparing
(704) 850-5718 View (704) 850-5718
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Emily Lee
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA, PMH-C
Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28211
Waitlist for new clients
Motherhood (and fatherhood!) looks different on everyone. My passion for maternal mental health sparked after having my daughter and I was able to fully appreciate the challenges and range of emotions that surface within parenthood from a lived experience. I then sought to specialize in Perinatal Mental Health to shift my focus from counseling children to counseling parents. When most people hear about Perinatal Mental Health, they often think of postpartum depression- but Perinatal Mental Health encompasses so much more than that! I work with women in all stages of parenthood including infertility, grief, and loss.
Motherhood (and fatherhood!) looks different on everyone. My passion for maternal mental health sparked after having my daughter and I was able to fully appreciate the challenges and range of emotions that surface within parenthood from a lived experience. I then sought to specialize in Perinatal Mental Health to shift my focus from counseling children to counseling parents. When most people hear about Perinatal Mental Health, they often think of postpartum depression- but Perinatal Mental Health encompasses so much more than that! I work with women in all stages of parenthood including infertility, grief, and loss.
(704) 270-2010 View (704) 270-2010
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Samantha Atkinson-Lorenz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28210
“Healing doesn’t mean the hurt never existed. It means the damage no longer controls our lives.” Hello and welcome! I’m Samantha. I enjoy working with people of all ages and I see children, teens and adults. I also have specific experience working in maternal mental health and specifically with clients who are experiencing perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Additionally, I have experience working with parents who are learning to juggle this role, but who also want to stay true to who they are as an individual.
“Healing doesn’t mean the hurt never existed. It means the damage no longer controls our lives.” Hello and welcome! I’m Samantha. I enjoy working with people of all ages and I see children, teens and adults. I also have specific experience working in maternal mental health and specifically with clients who are experiencing perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Additionally, I have experience working with parents who are learning to juggle this role, but who also want to stay true to who they are as an individual.
(704) 666-4809 View (704) 666-4809
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Bethany Kahoe
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28209  (Online Only)
I am currently accepting new clients via telehealth! I'm passionate about helping individuals live more fulfilling, happier lives every day through their own decisions, on their own terms. I believe that each client is on a unique journey with their own specific needs, and I tailor my approach to be as helpful as possible to each individual person. I work mostly with adults dealing with depression and anxiety, and have done so for 6+ years. For the past 3 years I have also enjoyed working with individuals struggling with fertility, postpartum/perinatal depression/anxiety, miscarriage, and infant loss.
I am currently accepting new clients via telehealth! I'm passionate about helping individuals live more fulfilling, happier lives every day through their own decisions, on their own terms. I believe that each client is on a unique journey with their own specific needs, and I tailor my approach to be as helpful as possible to each individual person. I work mostly with adults dealing with depression and anxiety, and have done so for 6+ years. For the past 3 years I have also enjoyed working with individuals struggling with fertility, postpartum/perinatal depression/anxiety, miscarriage, and infant loss.
(704) 310-5337 View (704) 310-5337
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Karmen Robinson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA
Verified
3 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28210
Are you stepping into the beautiful chaos of motherhood while navigating the unpredictability of life's stressors? I'm here for you. In my practice, I specialize in supporting women like you as you embark on the journey of self-discovery, pregnancy, and parenthood. Together, we'll navigate uncertainly, embracing the joys and challenges that come your way. As your guide, my focus extends beyond the traditional realms. I understand the unique pressures you face – societal expectations, body image standards, and the internal struggles that can manifest in disordered eating habits. Let's unravel these complexities together.
Are you stepping into the beautiful chaos of motherhood while navigating the unpredictability of life's stressors? I'm here for you. In my practice, I specialize in supporting women like you as you embark on the journey of self-discovery, pregnancy, and parenthood. Together, we'll navigate uncertainly, embracing the joys and challenges that come your way. As your guide, my focus extends beyond the traditional realms. I understand the unique pressures you face – societal expectations, body image standards, and the internal struggles that can manifest in disordered eating habits. Let's unravel these complexities together.
(704) 350-2660 View (704) 350-2660
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Therese Newton
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, PhD, LCMHCA, NCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28278  (Online Only)
I am trained in the treatment of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders and provide compassionate and informed care throughout the perinatal period.
I specialize in supporting women during periods of personal and professional change- with a special focus on new and expecting mothers. The journey into motherhood is a period of profound change. Changes during and following pregnancy are often multi-layered, occur across many areas of daily life, and are accompanied by a range of emotions. From identity transitions, physical and emotional changes, relationships and family dynamics, employment, health and safety, etc. I provide informed care and support that attends to these many areas of change. Know that you are not alone and you do not need to navigate this space by yourself.
I am trained in the treatment of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders and provide compassionate and informed care throughout the perinatal period.
I specialize in supporting women during periods of personal and professional change- with a special focus on new and expecting mothers. The journey into motherhood is a period of profound change. Changes during and following pregnancy are often multi-layered, occur across many areas of daily life, and are accompanied by a range of emotions. From identity transitions, physical and emotional changes, relationships and family dynamics, employment, health and safety, etc. I provide informed care and support that attends to these many areas of change. Know that you are not alone and you do not need to navigate this space by yourself.
(704) 908-6607 View (704) 908-6607
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Hannah Fligel
Counselor, LCMHCA, NCC, MEd
Verified
6 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28205
Whether you are navigating life transitions, seeking clarity, or addressing challenges, our collaboration will be centered around fostering a meaningful connection with your inner self. One of my specialties is helping to navigate the beautiful and challenging stages of the perinatal and postpartum periods of life. Whether you're moving through the joys or grappling with the complexities, I am here to provide support to folks going through the life stages of conception, pregnancy, postpartum, loss, and infertility. I am also passionate about the importance of therapy for therapists.
Whether you are navigating life transitions, seeking clarity, or addressing challenges, our collaboration will be centered around fostering a meaningful connection with your inner self. One of my specialties is helping to navigate the beautiful and challenging stages of the perinatal and postpartum periods of life. Whether you're moving through the joys or grappling with the complexities, I am here to provide support to folks going through the life stages of conception, pregnancy, postpartum, loss, and infertility. I am also passionate about the importance of therapy for therapists.
(704) 387-6339 View (704) 387-6339
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Christine F Simpson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LISW-CP, PMH-C, CIMHP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28211
I have a strong passion for working women and addressing issues related to anxiety, motherhood, codependency, pregnancy, postpartum and aging.
For over 30 yrs I have worked to bring healing to people of all ages. I provide individual & family therapy for adolescents & adults. My specialties are the treatment of anxiety, depression, life transition issues, relationship issues & parenting challenges. I am a Certified Integrative Mental Health Practitioner & I believe in the importance of the mind/body connection. I especially enjoy working with highly sensitive persons (HSP). You will experience my authentic self in therapy sessions, a warm, nurturing & direct approach as I help you achieve your goals. I am honored to be part of a client's journey to wellness.
I have a strong passion for working women and addressing issues related to anxiety, motherhood, codependency, pregnancy, postpartum and aging.
For over 30 yrs I have worked to bring healing to people of all ages. I provide individual & family therapy for adolescents & adults. My specialties are the treatment of anxiety, depression, life transition issues, relationship issues & parenting challenges. I am a Certified Integrative Mental Health Practitioner & I believe in the importance of the mind/body connection. I especially enjoy working with highly sensitive persons (HSP). You will experience my authentic self in therapy sessions, a warm, nurturing & direct approach as I help you achieve your goals. I am honored to be part of a client's journey to wellness.
(704) 870-0215 View (704) 870-0215
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Mo Deutsch
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, NCC, CCTP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28211
I have been a licensed therapist for over 23 years and specialize in Mood Disorders, PTSD/Trauma, Addiction/Recovery, and Pregnancy Challenges, I love my career and I invite you to work with me, so that I can assist you to begin to learn, grow, heal, and free yourself from the past.
Are you tired of trying to hold it together? Then I invite you to a place of hard-work, tears, growth and most importantly healing. As you know, we can't change the difficult situations of our past, but we can work together so that you can have an understanding of why you have been struggling. Together we can address your mood disorder and can unearth the long standing negative perceptions that have been holding you back. Although we can not erase painful memories, I can assist you in changing your emotional response to the event(s), and find resolution, so that you can begin to live a more fulfilling life.
I have been a licensed therapist for over 23 years and specialize in Mood Disorders, PTSD/Trauma, Addiction/Recovery, and Pregnancy Challenges, I love my career and I invite you to work with me, so that I can assist you to begin to learn, grow, heal, and free yourself from the past.
Are you tired of trying to hold it together? Then I invite you to a place of hard-work, tears, growth and most importantly healing. As you know, we can't change the difficult situations of our past, but we can work together so that you can have an understanding of why you have been struggling. Together we can address your mood disorder and can unearth the long standing negative perceptions that have been holding you back. Although we can not erase painful memories, I can assist you in changing your emotional response to the event(s), and find resolution, so that you can begin to live a more fulfilling life.
(704) 288-1317 View (704) 288-1317
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Heather Fangman
Counselor, MS Ed, LCMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28211
Heather has a special interest in play therapy, perinatal mood disorders and trauma, high conflict divorce, and reunification therapy.
Heather Fangman, MS Ed., LCMHC, is a licensed clinical mental health counselor. She graduated from Miami University with a BA in psychology and completed her masters degree in community counseling at Youngstown State University. Heather has experience providing individual, family and group counseling services to children, adolescents, and adults around issues including abuse and neglect, depression and anxiety, postpartum depression, high conflict divorce and reunification therapy, difficult relationships and parenting concerns.
Heather has a special interest in play therapy, perinatal mood disorders and trauma, high conflict divorce, and reunification therapy.
Heather Fangman, MS Ed., LCMHC, is a licensed clinical mental health counselor. She graduated from Miami University with a BA in psychology and completed her masters degree in community counseling at Youngstown State University. Heather has experience providing individual, family and group counseling services to children, adolescents, and adults around issues including abuse and neglect, depression and anxiety, postpartum depression, high conflict divorce and reunification therapy, difficult relationships and parenting concerns.
(980) 321-0180 View (980) 321-0180
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Shawna Lauer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Charlotte, NC 28204
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with specialized training in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders, evidenced-based treatments and culturally informed care.
Accepting New Clients-Email for Availability. If you’re a woman or mother struggling with anxiety or depression, you're not alone. I am here to help you feel better. I understand whole-heartedly the challenges that women face when experiencing infertility, pregnancy, grief/loss, trauma & postpartum depression and anxiety. Women often feel stressed out by the transition to parenthood, adjusting to new roles, relationship challenges, major career decisions, caring for a baby and parenting young children. I’ve dedicated my career to helping families thrive, grow and heal and we will work together to help you feel like yourself again.
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with specialized training in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders, evidenced-based treatments and culturally informed care.
Accepting New Clients-Email for Availability. If you’re a woman or mother struggling with anxiety or depression, you're not alone. I am here to help you feel better. I understand whole-heartedly the challenges that women face when experiencing infertility, pregnancy, grief/loss, trauma & postpartum depression and anxiety. Women often feel stressed out by the transition to parenthood, adjusting to new roles, relationship challenges, major career decisions, caring for a baby and parenting young children. I’ve dedicated my career to helping families thrive, grow and heal and we will work together to help you feel like yourself again.
(980) 246-2550 View (980) 246-2550
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Savanah Carlyle
Counselor, MA, LCMHCA, NCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28203
Many individuals come to me feeling stuck, having lost their sense of self, or feeling anxious and uncertain about what the future will bring. Whether you’re struggling to manage symptoms of anxiety or depression, cope with life transitions, or process painful experiences or feelings – you are in the right place. I help clients through the challenges of mental health concerns, chronic health conditions, grief, trauma, and perinatal mental health. You deserve support, reflection, and empathy. Life can be incredibly difficult sometimes, but it doesn’t have to stay that way!
Many individuals come to me feeling stuck, having lost their sense of self, or feeling anxious and uncertain about what the future will bring. Whether you’re struggling to manage symptoms of anxiety or depression, cope with life transitions, or process painful experiences or feelings – you are in the right place. I help clients through the challenges of mental health concerns, chronic health conditions, grief, trauma, and perinatal mental health. You deserve support, reflection, and empathy. Life can be incredibly difficult sometimes, but it doesn’t have to stay that way!
(704) 396-5071 View (704) 396-5071
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Liz Rougeau
Counselor, MA, LCMHCA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28277  (Online Only)
Are you a new mom dealing with pregnancy or postpartum issues? Are you dealing with parenting challenges or needing help navigating relationships? Do you struggle with low self-esteem while wanting to be the best mom you can be? The transition into motherhood can be challenging and overwhelming. It is hard to balance the expectations of being a mom vs who you want to be, self-care vs taking care of others. You may have a hard time adjusting to your changing roles and changes in your body. Mom guilt can make it hard for you to enjoy your time with your children. There may be more conflicts in your relationships. Help is available.
Are you a new mom dealing with pregnancy or postpartum issues? Are you dealing with parenting challenges or needing help navigating relationships? Do you struggle with low self-esteem while wanting to be the best mom you can be? The transition into motherhood can be challenging and overwhelming. It is hard to balance the expectations of being a mom vs who you want to be, self-care vs taking care of others. You may have a hard time adjusting to your changing roles and changes in your body. Mom guilt can make it hard for you to enjoy your time with your children. There may be more conflicts in your relationships. Help is available.
(704) 666-8243 View (704) 666-8243
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Charlotte Therapy Associates, PLLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, PMH-C
Verified
4 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28209
Treatment specialization includes: Therapy for Depression and Anxiety,Couples Counseling, Family Counseling, Parenting Support and Co-parenting Support, Perinatal, Grief and Loss Counseling, Divorce Recovery, Work and Career issues, Stress Management, Adolescent and Child Counseling, and Conflict Resolution.
My goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. Together we will unearth behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life. If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you're just ready to move in a new direction, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.
Treatment specialization includes: Therapy for Depression and Anxiety,Couples Counseling, Family Counseling, Parenting Support and Co-parenting Support, Perinatal, Grief and Loss Counseling, Divorce Recovery, Work and Career issues, Stress Management, Adolescent and Child Counseling, and Conflict Resolution.
My goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. Together we will unearth behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life. If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you're just ready to move in a new direction, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.
(704) 257-6607 x1 View (704) 257-6607 x1
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Angela Hathaway
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MEd, LCMHC, LPC, NCC
Verified
Charlotte, NC 28277
In addition to trauma, my other passion is perinatal disorders such as postpartum depression, childbirth trauma, miscarriage/stillbirth, and infertility.
I specialize in trauma (PTSD), perinatal disorders, and couples counseling using a wide range of evidence-based modalities, including both cognitive (“talk therapy”) and neuro-based approaches (EMDR, etc.). Trauma, such as childhood abuse or neglect, sexual violence, domestic violence, etc., can create chaos in many areas of your life, including relationships, parenting, work/school performance, and even your physical health. My goal is to provide a warm and compassionate space where we can explore not just the trauma itself, but also how it intersects with other issues and patterns in your life.
In addition to trauma, my other passion is perinatal disorders such as postpartum depression, childbirth trauma, miscarriage/stillbirth, and infertility.
I specialize in trauma (PTSD), perinatal disorders, and couples counseling using a wide range of evidence-based modalities, including both cognitive (“talk therapy”) and neuro-based approaches (EMDR, etc.). Trauma, such as childhood abuse or neglect, sexual violence, domestic violence, etc., can create chaos in many areas of your life, including relationships, parenting, work/school performance, and even your physical health. My goal is to provide a warm and compassionate space where we can explore not just the trauma itself, but also how it intersects with other issues and patterns in your life.
(980) 243-4907 View (980) 243-4907
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Kaye Richard
Counselor, LCMHC, PMH-C, NCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28209  (Online Only)
Hi, I’m Kaye. I specialize in helping people and their partners, as they navigate fertility struggles, miscarriage, abortion, pregnancy, labor and delivery, and the postpartum experience. I work frequently with parents of young children who are navigating loss of identity, stress about their kids’ wellbeing, lack of connection to their partners, and feeling like they are failing. These seasons of life are full of “both/and” experiences. Elation, anxiety, contentment, trauma… my goal is to give you space to feel it all and learn how to cope with it all.
Hi, I’m Kaye. I specialize in helping people and their partners, as they navigate fertility struggles, miscarriage, abortion, pregnancy, labor and delivery, and the postpartum experience. I work frequently with parents of young children who are navigating loss of identity, stress about their kids’ wellbeing, lack of connection to their partners, and feeling like they are failing. These seasons of life are full of “both/and” experiences. Elation, anxiety, contentment, trauma… my goal is to give you space to feel it all and learn how to cope with it all.
(980) 890-9524 View (980) 890-9524

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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.