Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum Therapists in Portland, OR

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Guillaume Counseling Services, PC
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97214  (Online Only)
That's why our service is primarily geared towards women (and men) who are pregnant or postpartum or have young children under the age of 7 years old, or couples during the early stages of their relationship.
Are you in need of premarital or marital counseling? Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, or past trauma? Are you currently pregnant, just gave birth, or just lost a child and in need of some support to deal with the various emotions you are experiencing? Are you a parent of a child with mental illness and need some support or therapy for yourself? Do you have a long history of mental health struggles and would like to break the cycle? If so, we can help! We work with moms, dads, wives, husbands and partners. We are culturally and spiritually minded in our work. We integrate your faith and culture in our work together.
That's why our service is primarily geared towards women (and men) who are pregnant or postpartum or have young children under the age of 7 years old, or couples during the early stages of their relationship.
Are you in need of premarital or marital counseling? Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, or past trauma? Are you currently pregnant, just gave birth, or just lost a child and in need of some support to deal with the various emotions you are experiencing? Are you a parent of a child with mental illness and need some support or therapy for yourself? Do you have a long history of mental health struggles and would like to break the cycle? If so, we can help! We work with moms, dads, wives, husbands and partners. We are culturally and spiritually minded in our work. We integrate your faith and culture in our work together.
(971) 233-4016 View (971) 233-4016
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Nicole Dove
LPC Intern, LPC, Intern
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97219  (Online Only)
I work with various issues including infertility, pregnancy and postpartum, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, stress management, grief and loss, and marriage/relationship.
I work with various issues including infertility, pregnancy and postpartum, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, stress management, grief and loss, and marriage/relationship.
(503) 966-3199 View (503) 966-3199
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Sedona Karlin
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, RPT-S, PMH-C
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97219
Waitlist for new clients
I love working with new mothers as they navigate identity, relationships, perinatal mood disorders, marital changes, and healing birth trauma through EMDR.
Our lives are not linear, we go through so many big transitions that we sometimes find ourselves feeling a bit adrift. I specialize in working with new mothers navigating the perinatal phase of mental health, which can often throw a curveball we weren’t expecting. There’s no such thing as too much support postpartum, and I’m happy to be part of your team. I care deeply about my clients and want you to feel seen, heard, and understood. If you have found your way to me, I am honored to support you as you navigate your way through the challenges you’re currently facing.
I love working with new mothers as they navigate identity, relationships, perinatal mood disorders, marital changes, and healing birth trauma through EMDR.
Our lives are not linear, we go through so many big transitions that we sometimes find ourselves feeling a bit adrift. I specialize in working with new mothers navigating the perinatal phase of mental health, which can often throw a curveball we weren’t expecting. There’s no such thing as too much support postpartum, and I’m happy to be part of your team. I care deeply about my clients and want you to feel seen, heard, and understood. If you have found your way to me, I am honored to support you as you navigate your way through the challenges you’re currently facing.
(971) 256-6221 View (971) 256-6221
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Paula J. Trent
Marriage & Family Therapist, MEd , LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97212  (Online Only)
Pregnancy and childbirth can be filled with excitement, but it can also be a time of anxiety, stress, sadness, fear, and panic. Maybe something just doesn't feel quite right. Maybe you feel completely overwhelmed. Perhaps you and your partner just can't seem to get on the same page. Anxiety, depression, irritability, and rage during pregnancy and after childbirth can be alarming, but it is not uncommon. The good news is, these are treatable conditions. I understand you want the best for your child and might feel like you aren't able to provide what they need. We can work together to change that.
Pregnancy and childbirth can be filled with excitement, but it can also be a time of anxiety, stress, sadness, fear, and panic. Maybe something just doesn't feel quite right. Maybe you feel completely overwhelmed. Perhaps you and your partner just can't seem to get on the same page. Anxiety, depression, irritability, and rage during pregnancy and after childbirth can be alarming, but it is not uncommon. The good news is, these are treatable conditions. I understand you want the best for your child and might feel like you aren't able to provide what they need. We can work together to change that.
(971) 256-8110 View (971) 256-8110
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Margaret Purkey Keicher
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97232  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
My practice focus includes pregnant, postpartum, and parenting people, interpersonal challenges including attachment concerns, trauma (ancestral, intergenerational, and individual trauma experiences), anxiety, and ADHD. Interpersonal connection, humor, transparency, and insight are the key values I use during therapy to promote functional improvement for my clients. Those who work with me can expect to quickly understand the root cause of their issues. Together we will develop an individualized plan for therapy that provides long term relief from symptoms.
My practice focus includes pregnant, postpartum, and parenting people, interpersonal challenges including attachment concerns, trauma (ancestral, intergenerational, and individual trauma experiences), anxiety, and ADHD. Interpersonal connection, humor, transparency, and insight are the key values I use during therapy to promote functional improvement for my clients. Those who work with me can expect to quickly understand the root cause of their issues. Together we will develop an individualized plan for therapy that provides long term relief from symptoms.
(503) 496-7828 View (503) 496-7828
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Aakash Kishore PhD, LLC
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97214  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I also offer therapeutic support for trans and gender expansive adults pursuing medical transition following the WPATH SoCs, and QTBIPOC affirming perinatal & reproductive mental health.
As a therapist, I believe my first job is to witness. I aim to support a space that is safe enough for you to tell your own story, heal, and step further into your own power. I welcome open discussion of your identities, cultures, relationships, and experiences, including your experience of therapy itself, as it is happening. We’ll work to name how your experiences with structural oppression may have shaped your beliefs about yourself and how you cope. We’ll identify your strengths, and when it’s helpful, we’ll try out tools to support changes you may want to make.
I also offer therapeutic support for trans and gender expansive adults pursuing medical transition following the WPATH SoCs, and QTBIPOC affirming perinatal & reproductive mental health.
As a therapist, I believe my first job is to witness. I aim to support a space that is safe enough for you to tell your own story, heal, and step further into your own power. I welcome open discussion of your identities, cultures, relationships, and experiences, including your experience of therapy itself, as it is happening. We’ll work to name how your experiences with structural oppression may have shaped your beliefs about yourself and how you cope. We’ll identify your strengths, and when it’s helpful, we’ll try out tools to support changes you may want to make.
(503) 461-6727 View (503) 461-6727
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Noelle Ferguson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97219
I am an LMFT and a certified Perinatal Mental Health therapist with a special interest in supporting birthing people and partners in navigating the shift from individuals/partners to parents, infant attunement, addressing the burden of maternal mental load, equitable division of labor in relation to parenting and recognizing and managing parental burnout.
Despite what Instagram, TikTok, or an opinionated in-law may have us believe, none of us are born knowing how to parent, and many of us are actively working on changing intergenerational patterns in our own families in order to better support the growth and development of our children, in essence, reparenting ourselves. This process is a difficult one, and not meant to be done in isolation. Together we can look at how you were parented, how you want to parent, and how to bridge any gaps in between.
I am an LMFT and a certified Perinatal Mental Health therapist with a special interest in supporting birthing people and partners in navigating the shift from individuals/partners to parents, infant attunement, addressing the burden of maternal mental load, equitable division of labor in relation to parenting and recognizing and managing parental burnout.
Despite what Instagram, TikTok, or an opinionated in-law may have us believe, none of us are born knowing how to parent, and many of us are actively working on changing intergenerational patterns in our own families in order to better support the growth and development of our children, in essence, reparenting ourselves. This process is a difficult one, and not meant to be done in isolation. Together we can look at how you were parented, how you want to parent, and how to bridge any gaps in between.
(503) 461-1025 View (503) 461-1025
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Sara Penner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97206
Life is full of change and I am passionate about working with women throughout various difficult life transitions including, puberty, going to college, starting a new job/career, pregnancy, postpartum anxiety/depression, adjustment to parenthood and grief and loss. Anxiety, depression or stress and overwhelm can creep up during these moments and we will work together to get you the tools you need to cope and thrive. You are the expert on your own life and I am here to help you explore and process difficult issues, build upon your own inner resources and gain new skills to help navigate your emotions.
Life is full of change and I am passionate about working with women throughout various difficult life transitions including, puberty, going to college, starting a new job/career, pregnancy, postpartum anxiety/depression, adjustment to parenthood and grief and loss. Anxiety, depression or stress and overwhelm can creep up during these moments and we will work together to get you the tools you need to cope and thrive. You are the expert on your own life and I am here to help you explore and process difficult issues, build upon your own inner resources and gain new skills to help navigate your emotions.
(503) 470-7984 View (503) 470-7984
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Heidi Swartzmiller
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97214
Welcome! I enjoy working with individuals and couples, and walking alongside them in their healing. I believe therapy is a collaborative experience between the family and therapist, that each client has the resiliency and resources they need already within, and that it is our job to uncover them. My work with clients considers biological, psychological, social, and spiritual factors. I specialize in working with clients who are experiencing relational distress, sex concerns, infertility/pregnancy issues, transracial/transnational family dynamics, processing trauma, religion and spirituality, body-image concerns, or low self esteem.
Welcome! I enjoy working with individuals and couples, and walking alongside them in their healing. I believe therapy is a collaborative experience between the family and therapist, that each client has the resiliency and resources they need already within, and that it is our job to uncover them. My work with clients considers biological, psychological, social, and spiritual factors. I specialize in working with clients who are experiencing relational distress, sex concerns, infertility/pregnancy issues, transracial/transnational family dynamics, processing trauma, religion and spirituality, body-image concerns, or low self esteem.
(503) 966-8786 View (503) 966-8786
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Arbor Counseling & Consulting, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PMH-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97217
I offer specialized support during the perinatal period (conception, pregnancy, postpartum) and beyond.
Have you struggled during pregnancy or postpartum? Do you love parenting but find that anxiety, depression, and/or shame get in the way of truly enjoying your children? Are you struggling to co-parent effectively and peacefully with your co-parent(s)? In the process of becoming a parent and wanting to identify and explore what raising a child means to you? Let's sit down and explore these big things together.
I offer specialized support during the perinatal period (conception, pregnancy, postpartum) and beyond.
Have you struggled during pregnancy or postpartum? Do you love parenting but find that anxiety, depression, and/or shame get in the way of truly enjoying your children? Are you struggling to co-parent effectively and peacefully with your co-parent(s)? In the process of becoming a parent and wanting to identify and explore what raising a child means to you? Let's sit down and explore these big things together.
(503) 782-9487 View (503) 782-9487
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Zoë Martinini
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97213
Waitlist for new clients
I have a real passion for working with teenage girls experiencing anxiety, and women during life transitions such as pregnancy, becoming a parent, relationship changes, or going to college.
I have a real passion for working with teenage girls experiencing anxiety, and women during life transitions such as pregnancy, becoming a parent, relationship changes, or going to college.
(503) 914-4878 View (503) 914-4878
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Ann Marie Miner
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97206  (Online Only)
I specialize in perinatal mental health which means I work with women who are trying to conceive, are pregnant, have experienced infertility, miscarriage or infant loss, and those new to parenthood. In our work we will talk about the highs and lows of the perinatal period. You will get to say out loud, the things so many women are thinking and feeling but so few are saying. My favorite conversations are the ones that start with, "I don't know if this makes me a bad person but..." I'm going to help you feel So Normal about the experiences you currently feel guilt, shame and uncertainty around. And we'll find your path forward.
I specialize in perinatal mental health which means I work with women who are trying to conceive, are pregnant, have experienced infertility, miscarriage or infant loss, and those new to parenthood. In our work we will talk about the highs and lows of the perinatal period. You will get to say out loud, the things so many women are thinking and feeling but so few are saying. My favorite conversations are the ones that start with, "I don't know if this makes me a bad person but..." I'm going to help you feel So Normal about the experiences you currently feel guilt, shame and uncertainty around. And we'll find your path forward.
(503) 406-1474 View (503) 406-1474
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Trinity Toft
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97211
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in perinatal therapy and have recently expanded my practice to include other kinds of life transitions. Focusing on ways in which we mother our babies, ourselves, and even our creative "births," I will help guide you on the way, with the belief that you already possess everything you need for the journey.
I specialize in perinatal therapy and have recently expanded my practice to include other kinds of life transitions. Focusing on ways in which we mother our babies, ourselves, and even our creative "births," I will help guide you on the way, with the belief that you already possess everything you need for the journey.
(503) 217-6087 View (503) 217-6087
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Amanda Helmers
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97210
I am a Clinical Psychologist licensed in Oregon and New York providing individual psychotherapy for adolescents & adults. I enjoy the collaborative and creative process of therapy and offer support around topics including emotional difficulties, relationship problems, life and role transitions, trauma, and perinatal mental health concerns. I focus on building a therapeutic relationship grounded in warmth, respect and authenticity.
I am a Clinical Psychologist licensed in Oregon and New York providing individual psychotherapy for adolescents & adults. I enjoy the collaborative and creative process of therapy and offer support around topics including emotional difficulties, relationship problems, life and role transitions, trauma, and perinatal mental health concerns. I focus on building a therapeutic relationship grounded in warmth, respect and authenticity.
(503) 837-3494 View (503) 837-3494
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Anne Harris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97209
Anne has trained in Maternal Mental Health through Postpartum Support International.
As a therapist, I provide an inclusive, non-judgmental space in which you can process the feelings, while feeling heard and understood. As a client, you can expect to join efforts to explore, laugh, and find your voice again. I help my clients to find freedom and strength as you express thoughts and emotions in a safe environment, thereby deepening your relationship with your true self and with others. I believe the therapy relationship should be one of mutual respect and collaboration.
Anne has trained in Maternal Mental Health through Postpartum Support International.
As a therapist, I provide an inclusive, non-judgmental space in which you can process the feelings, while feeling heard and understood. As a client, you can expect to join efforts to explore, laugh, and find your voice again. I help my clients to find freedom and strength as you express thoughts and emotions in a safe environment, thereby deepening your relationship with your true self and with others. I believe the therapy relationship should be one of mutual respect and collaboration.
(971) 220-7052 View (971) 220-7052
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Teri F Sprouse
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, Certifi, Holisti, Nutriti
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97239
I also enjoy working with women in the postpartum period and have completed extensive training to help address this time of great transition.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Holistic Nutritionist. With my background in both disciplines, I believe strongly in looking at both the physical and mental factors that may be impacting a person's life. I worked for over 20 years in community mental health and private practice helping clients address anxiety, postpartum depression, food and body image struggles, divorce, ADHD, stress, depression, parenting, work/life balance and attachment. I feel the therapy room should be a safe, non-judgmental place to explore everything that is impacting your life.
I also enjoy working with women in the postpartum period and have completed extensive training to help address this time of great transition.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Holistic Nutritionist. With my background in both disciplines, I believe strongly in looking at both the physical and mental factors that may be impacting a person's life. I worked for over 20 years in community mental health and private practice helping clients address anxiety, postpartum depression, food and body image struggles, divorce, ADHD, stress, depression, parenting, work/life balance and attachment. I feel the therapy room should be a safe, non-judgmental place to explore everything that is impacting your life.
(971) 365-4439 View (971) 365-4439
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Brittany Capps
LPC Intern, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97202  (Online Only)
I am currently accepting new clients for virtual appointments! The hardest part of the process is often taking the first step toward growth and healing; because of that, I genuinely am glad you are here. I approach therapy with warmth and curiosity. As a therapist, I wholeheartedly believe that with the right tools (and occasional guidance) we all have the capacity to thrive. I specialize in working with teens, young adults, parents, and perinatal populations.
I am currently accepting new clients for virtual appointments! The hardest part of the process is often taking the first step toward growth and healing; because of that, I genuinely am glad you are here. I approach therapy with warmth and curiosity. As a therapist, I wholeheartedly believe that with the right tools (and occasional guidance) we all have the capacity to thrive. I specialize in working with teens, young adults, parents, and perinatal populations.
(503) 782-8639 View (503) 782-8639
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Kathryn Bereman-Skelly
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, PMH-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97213
Waitlist for new clients
My background includes specialized training in perinatal (pregnancy and postpartum) mental health.
Are you feeling challenged by motherhood? As a therapist who specializes in maternal mental health, I help you process and cope with the stress, anxiety, and overwhelm that surfaces during the parenting years. Relationship concerns, career transitions, exceptional children, even coping with loneliness are all common counseling topics. With very little time to process complex feelings, these issues can lead to anxiety, ambivalence, anger, even grief. I give women the space to explore their very real feelings, while fostering confidence in, and compassion for, themselves through this intense season of life.
My background includes specialized training in perinatal (pregnancy and postpartum) mental health.
Are you feeling challenged by motherhood? As a therapist who specializes in maternal mental health, I help you process and cope with the stress, anxiety, and overwhelm that surfaces during the parenting years. Relationship concerns, career transitions, exceptional children, even coping with loneliness are all common counseling topics. With very little time to process complex feelings, these issues can lead to anxiety, ambivalence, anger, even grief. I give women the space to explore their very real feelings, while fostering confidence in, and compassion for, themselves through this intense season of life.
(971) 234-9531 View (971) 234-9531
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Abigail Morgan Olivares
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97214
Life can be hard, can cause twists, turns, and sometimes unexpected trauma happens to us or those we love. This can include grief and loss, particularly painful when it involves loss of a child or fertility loss. That is where good therapy is key to relieving the pain and understanding how to process such abstract emotions that often consume our entirety. I specialize in helping adults navigate such hurtles, particularly those attached to fertility related trauma, infant loss/miscarriage, traumatic births, postpartum depression/anxiety and bereavement. I welcome all those who seek support; therapy is hard, but you are here.
Life can be hard, can cause twists, turns, and sometimes unexpected trauma happens to us or those we love. This can include grief and loss, particularly painful when it involves loss of a child or fertility loss. That is where good therapy is key to relieving the pain and understanding how to process such abstract emotions that often consume our entirety. I specialize in helping adults navigate such hurtles, particularly those attached to fertility related trauma, infant loss/miscarriage, traumatic births, postpartum depression/anxiety and bereavement. I welcome all those who seek support; therapy is hard, but you are here.
(971) 290-2763 x3 View (971) 290-2763 x3
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Tera Hoffman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97210
I have experience working with a diverse clientele and specialize in the following areas: anxiety, depression, women's mental health, pregnancy-related issues and family-building efforts, relationships, adult ADHD, grief and loss and career development.
I believe that each of us has an inner wisdom that can guide us through life's most difficult challenges. At times our inner voice is strong and clear, whereas at other times it is faint and obscure. Psychotherapy can help us discover and clarify who we are, what we need, the direction we want to go and the form we want our lives to take. I assist my clients in clarifying their thoughts, feelings, perceptions and values, ultimately resulting in positive changes in their relationships and lives.
I have experience working with a diverse clientele and specialize in the following areas: anxiety, depression, women's mental health, pregnancy-related issues and family-building efforts, relationships, adult ADHD, grief and loss and career development.
I believe that each of us has an inner wisdom that can guide us through life's most difficult challenges. At times our inner voice is strong and clear, whereas at other times it is faint and obscure. Psychotherapy can help us discover and clarify who we are, what we need, the direction we want to go and the form we want our lives to take. I assist my clients in clarifying their thoughts, feelings, perceptions and values, ultimately resulting in positive changes in their relationships and lives.
(971) 302-4331 View (971) 302-4331
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.