Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum Therapists in Brooklyn, NY

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Lisa-Marie Braxton LMHC
Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11218  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Therapy allows an individual to identify areas within their life to process, heal and gain overall recovery. In treatment, I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to treat anxiety, depression, interpersonal relationships, changes within ones life, pregnancy and postpartum as well as substance abuse. Within sessions, you are given an opportunity to re-center the self, process ways to make powerful decisions within your life and overall create a meaningful pathway to wellness.
Therapy allows an individual to identify areas within their life to process, heal and gain overall recovery. In treatment, I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to treat anxiety, depression, interpersonal relationships, changes within ones life, pregnancy and postpartum as well as substance abuse. Within sessions, you are given an opportunity to re-center the self, process ways to make powerful decisions within your life and overall create a meaningful pathway to wellness.
(718) 504-1986 View (718) 504-1986
Helen Rebeca Epstein
Counselor, LMHC, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11230
When you enter my office, your wellness becomes my concern. I believe that no two clients are the same. When you come to see me I make a customized treatment plan tailored to your personal needs and goals using the best evidence based modalities. I utilize CBT, DBT, EMDR, EX/RP, mindfulness, positive psychology, somatic interventions, and relaxation techniques. I treat anxiety, OCD, PTSD, trauma, depression, and grief. I specialize in women's mental health treating those suffering from infertility, perinatal loss, postpartum PMADs, and menopause. I promote healing using a mind-body approach.
When you enter my office, your wellness becomes my concern. I believe that no two clients are the same. When you come to see me I make a customized treatment plan tailored to your personal needs and goals using the best evidence based modalities. I utilize CBT, DBT, EMDR, EX/RP, mindfulness, positive psychology, somatic interventions, and relaxation techniques. I treat anxiety, OCD, PTSD, trauma, depression, and grief. I specialize in women's mental health treating those suffering from infertility, perinatal loss, postpartum PMADs, and menopause. I promote healing using a mind-body approach.
(347) 378-0089 View (347) 378-0089
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Amy Lenclos
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11201
I have completed Postpartum Support International’s advanced certificate training in the treatment of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, and The Seleni Institue’s intensive training for perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and perinatal loss.
I specialize in women’s mental health and wellness across the lifespan and work with clients on areas such as anxiety, depression, relationship and family issues, work/career identity and balance, stress management, reproductive and perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMAD), parenting issues, bereavement, academic challenges and existential issues.
I have completed Postpartum Support International’s advanced certificate training in the treatment of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, and The Seleni Institue’s intensive training for perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and perinatal loss.
I specialize in women’s mental health and wellness across the lifespan and work with clients on areas such as anxiety, depression, relationship and family issues, work/career identity and balance, stress management, reproductive and perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMAD), parenting issues, bereavement, academic challenges and existential issues.
(347) 875-6709 View (347) 875-6709
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Laura Marker
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11215  (Online Only)
I have clinical emphasis working with individuals who are experiencing symptoms of: Depression, Anxiety, C-PTSD, Substance Use Disorders, Postpartum/Perinatal Mood and Anxiety disorders, and Adjustment Disorders due to acute or chronic health conditions.
I believe that therapy is a space for us to tackle life’s difficulties as well as celebrate life, find joy, and build self-compassion. I provide empathic, nonjudgmental psychotherapy, focused on deepening a sense of self-awareness, gaining insight into your emotional experiences, and empowering you to live a more fulfilling life. My therapeutic approach is rooted in relational and attachment-based theories. I frequently use humanistic, and behavioral interventions tailored to meet the needs of the individual or couple I am working with. I strive to create authentic and collaborative relationships with everyone I work with.
I have clinical emphasis working with individuals who are experiencing symptoms of: Depression, Anxiety, C-PTSD, Substance Use Disorders, Postpartum/Perinatal Mood and Anxiety disorders, and Adjustment Disorders due to acute or chronic health conditions.
I believe that therapy is a space for us to tackle life’s difficulties as well as celebrate life, find joy, and build self-compassion. I provide empathic, nonjudgmental psychotherapy, focused on deepening a sense of self-awareness, gaining insight into your emotional experiences, and empowering you to live a more fulfilling life. My therapeutic approach is rooted in relational and attachment-based theories. I frequently use humanistic, and behavioral interventions tailored to meet the needs of the individual or couple I am working with. I strive to create authentic and collaborative relationships with everyone I work with.
(347) 754-3357 View (347) 754-3357
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Ellen Yom
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11242  (Online Only)
I have specialized training in couples and family therapy from the Ackerman Institute for the Family, where I am a Teaching Fellow and Clinic Associate, and perinatal mental health from PostPartum Support International and the PostPartum Stress Center.
Whether you are a single adult, a partner, or a parent, we all struggle with stressors such as feelings of anxiety and depression, low self-esteem, financial pressures, and difficult relationships. Therapy can be a useful way to explore where you feel stuck, and discover alternate ways to manage and cope so that you can live the life you envision for yourself. I use a collaborative, holistic, and relational approach to create a safe and brave environment where individuals, couples, and families can explore themselves and their relationships. l use interventions from various therapies, such as CBT and mindfulness.
I have specialized training in couples and family therapy from the Ackerman Institute for the Family, where I am a Teaching Fellow and Clinic Associate, and perinatal mental health from PostPartum Support International and the PostPartum Stress Center.
Whether you are a single adult, a partner, or a parent, we all struggle with stressors such as feelings of anxiety and depression, low self-esteem, financial pressures, and difficult relationships. Therapy can be a useful way to explore where you feel stuck, and discover alternate ways to manage and cope so that you can live the life you envision for yourself. I use a collaborative, holistic, and relational approach to create a safe and brave environment where individuals, couples, and families can explore themselves and their relationships. l use interventions from various therapies, such as CBT and mindfulness.
(347) 851-1682 View (347) 851-1682
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Nina Harary
LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11223  (Online Only)
As a perinatal therapist, I create a collaborative and safe environment for all clients to be able to process this new transition of life.
Are you struggling to feel the way others believe you should feel? Do you feel alone in this new transition to motherhood? Changes in life can be difficult, especially when a new identity of becoming a parent is thrown into the mix. Although motherhood can be an exciting new journey, it can sometimes feel isolating and difficult. Everyone expects you to be happy during this new stage of life but sometimes you don’t feel that same happiness that everyone is thinking you should feel and that is when the guilt sets in. As a licensed therapist who specializes in perinatal mental health, these overwhelming feelings of isolation, struggle
As a perinatal therapist, I create a collaborative and safe environment for all clients to be able to process this new transition of life.
Are you struggling to feel the way others believe you should feel? Do you feel alone in this new transition to motherhood? Changes in life can be difficult, especially when a new identity of becoming a parent is thrown into the mix. Although motherhood can be an exciting new journey, it can sometimes feel isolating and difficult. Everyone expects you to be happy during this new stage of life but sometimes you don’t feel that same happiness that everyone is thinking you should feel and that is when the guilt sets in. As a licensed therapist who specializes in perinatal mental health, these overwhelming feelings of isolation, struggle
(929) 357-1680 View (929) 357-1680
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Linnea Mavrides
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11215
As a psychologist who has also trained and worked as a childbirth doula [CD(DONA)]--and a mom--I have a unique set of skills and experiences that allow me to connect with and understand women and couples who are anticipating and have experienced challenges in conception, pregnancy, and birth.
I am a clinical psychologist experienced in working with individuals and couples around a variety of emotional and life challenges, including grief and loss, trauma, relationship issues, depression, anxiety, adjustment disorder, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, personality disorders, and substance abuse. I specialize in working with women and couples dealing with challenges around pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum depression/anxiety, and adjustment to parenting. I also see mothers and infants together to address issues in attachment and communication. My orientation is primarily psychodynamic and interpersonal, although I am trained in CBT, DBT, and CPT and do integrate these strategies as needed.
As a psychologist who has also trained and worked as a childbirth doula [CD(DONA)]--and a mom--I have a unique set of skills and experiences that allow me to connect with and understand women and couples who are anticipating and have experienced challenges in conception, pregnancy, and birth.
I am a clinical psychologist experienced in working with individuals and couples around a variety of emotional and life challenges, including grief and loss, trauma, relationship issues, depression, anxiety, adjustment disorder, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, personality disorders, and substance abuse. I specialize in working with women and couples dealing with challenges around pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum depression/anxiety, and adjustment to parenting. I also see mothers and infants together to address issues in attachment and communication. My orientation is primarily psychodynamic and interpersonal, although I am trained in CBT, DBT, and CPT and do integrate these strategies as needed.
(917) 746-1648 View (917) 746-1648
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Rebecca Elkin
Creative Arts Therapist, MA, LCAT, RDT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11201  (Online Only)
I provide supportive, strength-based therapy for clients facing life transitions, those experiencing challenging relationship dynamics, & women (& their partners) who are impacted by issues related reproductive health (infertility, miscarriage, pre/postnatal, STIs, motherhood).
I am passionate about creating a comfortable and validating therapeutic environment where you know that you are free to be your most honest and open self. I am genuinely invested in getting to know you while nonjudgmentally exploring and supporting your unique complexities and challenges. In a therapeutic relationship, I value down-to-earth communication, humor when appropriate, and authenticity. I hope that from the very first day we work together, you get the sense that you are no longer alone in carrying any burdens weighing on you. We will be a team and navigate everything together.
I provide supportive, strength-based therapy for clients facing life transitions, those experiencing challenging relationship dynamics, & women (& their partners) who are impacted by issues related reproductive health (infertility, miscarriage, pre/postnatal, STIs, motherhood).
I am passionate about creating a comfortable and validating therapeutic environment where you know that you are free to be your most honest and open self. I am genuinely invested in getting to know you while nonjudgmentally exploring and supporting your unique complexities and challenges. In a therapeutic relationship, I value down-to-earth communication, humor when appropriate, and authenticity. I hope that from the very first day we work together, you get the sense that you are no longer alone in carrying any burdens weighing on you. We will be a team and navigate everything together.
(917) 810-2608 View (917) 810-2608
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Jocelyn Fraum
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11238  (Online Only)
I also specialize in perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs), helping new parents navigate the transition from pregnancy to parenthood with compassion, validation, and expertise.
Change is possible. You CAN feel better. You may be skeptical that what you're struggling with can be helped, blaming and judging yourself instead. You may be frustrated by many attempts to make things better without helping. A part of you may want to avoid looking at what is happening straight on for fear it could make things worse. These fears are normal. With kindness, curiosity, and a helpful framework, we can address these concerns while also allowing you to get the help you need.
I also specialize in perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs), helping new parents navigate the transition from pregnancy to parenthood with compassion, validation, and expertise.
Change is possible. You CAN feel better. You may be skeptical that what you're struggling with can be helped, blaming and judging yourself instead. You may be frustrated by many attempts to make things better without helping. A part of you may want to avoid looking at what is happening straight on for fear it could make things worse. These fears are normal. With kindness, curiosity, and a helpful framework, we can address these concerns while also allowing you to get the help you need.
(718) 682-7983 View (718) 682-7983
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Laura McComb-DiPesa
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11242  (Online Only)
Trying to conceive, pregnancy, and the postpartum period can pose unique challenges to mental health. In this time of change and upheaval, many individuals and couples benefit from support as they develop new skills and adjust to a new way of life. I work with clients who are planning for a healthy transition into parenthood, coping with an adverse fertility, pregnancy, birth, or postpartum experience, or addressing painful childhood or family-of-origin experiences that may arise when becoming a new parent. Most of my clients receive therapy for 3-6 months, though a longer engagement can sometimes be recommended.
Trying to conceive, pregnancy, and the postpartum period can pose unique challenges to mental health. In this time of change and upheaval, many individuals and couples benefit from support as they develop new skills and adjust to a new way of life. I work with clients who are planning for a healthy transition into parenthood, coping with an adverse fertility, pregnancy, birth, or postpartum experience, or addressing painful childhood or family-of-origin experiences that may arise when becoming a new parent. Most of my clients receive therapy for 3-6 months, though a longer engagement can sometimes be recommended.
(929) 203-8173 View (929) 203-8173
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Jessica Kane
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11242
These issues include, emotional challenges associated with fertility, pregnancy loss, and childbirth trauma, the transition to parenthood as well as sleep, eating and behavior challenges in infants and toddlers.
Are you struggling to conceive and feel totally alone? What has the parenthood journey been like for you? Are you unsure how to manage your toddlers’ frequent tantrums? As a licensed clinical psychologist and mom myself, I provide culturally sensitive and trauma-informed support, specializing in perinatal and early childhood mental health. I have expertise in treating issues that come up around pre-conception, pregnancy, postpartum and the early years of raising a young child.
These issues include, emotional challenges associated with fertility, pregnancy loss, and childbirth trauma, the transition to parenthood as well as sleep, eating and behavior challenges in infants and toddlers.
Are you struggling to conceive and feel totally alone? What has the parenthood journey been like for you? Are you unsure how to manage your toddlers’ frequent tantrums? As a licensed clinical psychologist and mom myself, I provide culturally sensitive and trauma-informed support, specializing in perinatal and early childhood mental health. I have expertise in treating issues that come up around pre-conception, pregnancy, postpartum and the early years of raising a young child.
(646) 933-8028 View (646) 933-8028
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Kassandra Margetis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, IFS, MSW
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11238  (Online Only)
I am a maternal mental health expert with a specialty in perinatal mental health, re-parenting, trauma and dyadic work.
I am licensed in both New York and California with over 16 years of clinical experience. I love working with folks who are looking to reflect on the things in their lives they want more and less of, the things that bring them joy and pain and work to maximize and minimize them accordingly. If you are willing to be vulnerable and open within a safe space and prepared to work through challenges and changes as needed, contact me for a consultation to see if we might work well together.
I am a maternal mental health expert with a specialty in perinatal mental health, re-parenting, trauma and dyadic work.
I am licensed in both New York and California with over 16 years of clinical experience. I love working with folks who are looking to reflect on the things in their lives they want more and less of, the things that bring them joy and pain and work to maximize and minimize them accordingly. If you are willing to be vulnerable and open within a safe space and prepared to work through challenges and changes as needed, contact me for a consultation to see if we might work well together.
(424) 999-7701 View (424) 999-7701
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Cressada Glean-Brillant
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC, PhD
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11215
I am a warm and engaging therapist. I am so excited that you are finding time to take care of yourself. I create a welcoming space where you can have YOUR TIME to be open, honest and work towards change. I have 10 years' + experience as a psychotherapist, helping the lives of adults and adolescents. I specialize in: * Teen Issues * Woman Issues * Depression, Anxiety * Perinatal Anxiety and moods * Couples Therapy
I am a warm and engaging therapist. I am so excited that you are finding time to take care of yourself. I create a welcoming space where you can have YOUR TIME to be open, honest and work towards change. I have 10 years' + experience as a psychotherapist, helping the lives of adults and adolescents. I specialize in: * Teen Issues * Woman Issues * Depression, Anxiety * Perinatal Anxiety and moods * Couples Therapy
(516) 882-1559 View (516) 882-1559
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NYC Therapy Group
Counselor, LMHC, PMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11210
I work with individuals who are struggling with mood and anxiety disorders, either precipitated by perinatal mental health stress and daily life stressors. Such clients would be receptive towards homework assignments, self reflection, and questioning patterns in their life that keep them viciously entangled in their symptoms.
I work with individuals who are struggling with mood and anxiety disorders, either precipitated by perinatal mental health stress and daily life stressors. Such clients would be receptive towards homework assignments, self reflection, and questioning patterns in their life that keep them viciously entangled in their symptoms.
(718) 568-6163 View (718) 568-6163
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Patricia Mendell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11215
My specialties include:relationship conflicts, Marital problems and issues infertility; high risk pregnancy; pregnancy loss; termination and multi-fetal reduction; postpartum depression; using an egg/sperm/embryo donor, parenting questions, raising donor-conceived children, talking to others about your family building; and coaching tools for children/adults with ADHD/LD.
Deciding to seek out help is often not an easy decision. As a relationship and marital therapist and a seasoned infertility counselor who also experienced both infertility and pregnancy loss, I am very aware of the impact decision-making choices have on people''s daily lives and relationships. My approach is interactive and solution focused, and rooted in the belief system that with knowledge, the right support systems, and practical tools one can overcome any challenges in their relationship/marital conflicts, anxiety, depression, and recurring negative thoughts in their daily lives and their infertility and pregnancy loss.
My specialties include:relationship conflicts, Marital problems and issues infertility; high risk pregnancy; pregnancy loss; termination and multi-fetal reduction; postpartum depression; using an egg/sperm/embryo donor, parenting questions, raising donor-conceived children, talking to others about your family building; and coaching tools for children/adults with ADHD/LD.
Deciding to seek out help is often not an easy decision. As a relationship and marital therapist and a seasoned infertility counselor who also experienced both infertility and pregnancy loss, I am very aware of the impact decision-making choices have on people''s daily lives and relationships. My approach is interactive and solution focused, and rooted in the belief system that with knowledge, the right support systems, and practical tools one can overcome any challenges in their relationship/marital conflicts, anxiety, depression, and recurring negative thoughts in their daily lives and their infertility and pregnancy loss.
(646) 480-7101 View (646) 480-7101
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Deborah Claire Bagg
Counselor, LMHC, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11238
I am experienced with anxiety, life transitions, break-ups, pre and postpartum experiences, motherhood, fertility and trauma.
The therapeutic process can be one of liberation, insight and deep compassion towards your own humanity. Trauma, pain, shame and life's disappointments impact our bodies, minds and spirits. As your therapist, I hold hope for your process. I am a collaborative and relational therapist. I believe the healing process is a creative one, I have a multi-disciplinary approach to psychotherapy. As a Somatic Psychotherapist I know that healing and well-being must include our whole system in order to feel integrated and to know ourselves on an embodied level.
I am experienced with anxiety, life transitions, break-ups, pre and postpartum experiences, motherhood, fertility and trauma.
The therapeutic process can be one of liberation, insight and deep compassion towards your own humanity. Trauma, pain, shame and life's disappointments impact our bodies, minds and spirits. As your therapist, I hold hope for your process. I am a collaborative and relational therapist. I believe the healing process is a creative one, I have a multi-disciplinary approach to psychotherapy. As a Somatic Psychotherapist I know that healing and well-being must include our whole system in order to feel integrated and to know ourselves on an embodied level.
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Amari Psychotherapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PMH-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11211
My practice is dedicated to raising awareness to the often neglected and overlooked issue of perinatal mental health, which affects 1 in 5 birthing and 1 in 10 non-birthing parents.
I offer individual therapy, couples, relationship & intimacy counseling, and support groups, as well as clinical supervision for mental health professionals. I am experienced and trained in treating a variety of mental health concerns, including perinatal anxiety, depression, PTSD, and OCD, and couples and sex therapy methods. I also support those with reproductive challenges such as infertility, sexual dysfunction, pregnancy loss, and birth trauma.
My practice is dedicated to raising awareness to the often neglected and overlooked issue of perinatal mental health, which affects 1 in 5 birthing and 1 in 10 non-birthing parents.
I offer individual therapy, couples, relationship & intimacy counseling, and support groups, as well as clinical supervision for mental health professionals. I am experienced and trained in treating a variety of mental health concerns, including perinatal anxiety, depression, PTSD, and OCD, and couples and sex therapy methods. I also support those with reproductive challenges such as infertility, sexual dysfunction, pregnancy loss, and birth trauma.
(332) 378-5486 View (332) 378-5486
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Lauren Blau
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Hi, my name is Lauren Blau and I have over 7 years of experience working with adult individuals. I see clients struggling with mood disorders, anxiety, insomnia, and those adjusting to chronic illness. I specialize in perinatal mental health and health psychology, using evidence-based interventions including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT). I have certifications in perinatal mental health from the Beck Institute and Postpartum Support International.
Hi, my name is Lauren Blau and I have over 7 years of experience working with adult individuals. I see clients struggling with mood disorders, anxiety, insomnia, and those adjusting to chronic illness. I specialize in perinatal mental health and health psychology, using evidence-based interventions including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT). I have certifications in perinatal mental health from the Beck Institute and Postpartum Support International.
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Zoe Roben
MHC-LP, MA, MSEd
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11201  (Online Only)
I work with issues such as depression, anxiety, relationships, lifecycle transitions, fertility/pregnancy/postpartum, and parenting.
Talking helps. Putting your thoughts and feelings into words opens a wider range of possibilities for how you might live your life, experience yourself and relate with others. Together, we create a space where you can come to know yourself, become familiar with patterns of feeling and relating, and clarify what you want. We discover and work through obstacles to more fully inhabiting yourself and pursuing your desires authentically and healthfully. It may not be easy, but it is freeing.
I work with issues such as depression, anxiety, relationships, lifecycle transitions, fertility/pregnancy/postpartum, and parenting.
Talking helps. Putting your thoughts and feelings into words opens a wider range of possibilities for how you might live your life, experience yourself and relate with others. Together, we create a space where you can come to know yourself, become familiar with patterns of feeling and relating, and clarify what you want. We discover and work through obstacles to more fully inhabiting yourself and pursuing your desires authentically and healthfully. It may not be easy, but it is freeing.
(332) 334-9238 View (332) 334-9238
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Aliza Horowitz
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11213
I also specialize in treating women with postpartum and prenatal depression.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. My practice offers psychotherapy services for adults, couples, and children. I believe that one size never fits all, therefore I tailor the therapy to the individual. People who contact me are usually doing so because they are experiencing difficulty in their personal relationships or are experiencing uncomfortable symptoms of stress, depression, anxiety and other related problems. These are symptoms of something more complex going on in your life. I'm here to help you work it through.
I also specialize in treating women with postpartum and prenatal depression.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. My practice offers psychotherapy services for adults, couples, and children. I believe that one size never fits all, therefore I tailor the therapy to the individual. People who contact me are usually doing so because they are experiencing difficulty in their personal relationships or are experiencing uncomfortable symptoms of stress, depression, anxiety and other related problems. These are symptoms of something more complex going on in your life. I'm here to help you work it through.
(718) 865-8425 View (718) 865-8425
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.