Mental Health Support for the Childbearing Year in the Washington DC Area
Mental Health issues include Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders such as Pregnancy/ Antepartum/Postpartum Depression, Pregnancy or Postpartum Anxiety, Pregnancy or Postpartum Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Postpartum Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Postpartum Psychosis, Trauma and Abuse.
24/7 Support by Telephone:
Postpartum Support International (PSI): Postpartum Support International is dedicated to helping women suffering from perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, including postpartum depression, the most common complication of childbirth. They also work to educate family, friends and healthcare providers so that moms and moms-to-be can get the support they need and recover.
Sheryl Aaron, LICSW, LCSW-C
1555 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 4E
Washington, DC 20036
I am a licensed independent clinical social worker who specializes in treating trauma in the childbearing years. In my practice, I use EMDR and other mind-body therapies to help clients through traumatic experiences related to infertility, perinatal loss and complicated births. I have a passion for supporting and empowering women on their journeys to motherhood and look forward to being a resource for you.
Eleni Alexiou, LCSW-C
4827 Rugby Avenue, Suite 302
Bethesda, MD 20814
Young adults & adults (16+), couples, and families. My speciality is Women's Issues, Personal Finance Stress Education, Depression, & Anxiety. I've had clinical experience in residential treatment, school systems, university counseling centers, addictions, eating disorders, community mental health, group work, and social work finance education. Currently, I am an out-of-network provider and taking new clients.
Emma Basch, PsyD
1630 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20009
Home/Skype/Phone Sessions (for perinatal clients who are unable to travel to my office)
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with a specialization in women's health with a focus on the perinatal period. I have specialized training and experience working with anxiety and depression during pregnancy and the postpartum period, working with infertility (including working with GLBTQ families who are tying to start families), pregnancy loss, pregnancy terminations, and birth trauma. In addition to my focus on women's health I have a special interest in working with anxiety, parenting issues, relationship issues, and multicultural concerns.
Julie Bindeman, Psy-D- Integrative Therapy of Greater Washington
My practice has expertise in childbirth anxiety, trauma, perinatal mood disorders, and perinatal loss and grief.
5818 B Hubbard Drive, Rockville, MD 20852
Office: (301) 468-4849, Cell: (301) 801-6775, firstname.lastname@example.org
Twitter: @drjulieb Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drbindeman
Katie Blumenthal, LICSW
ThriveAgain Physical Therapy and Wellness
1020 19th St. NW #775
Washington, DC 20036
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with the primary goal of developing collaborative, trusting, and affirming therapeutic relationships with my clients in order to address concerns that may bring up difficult emotions. I help all clients think differently and more constructively about the connections between their thoughts, emotions and behavior in the areas in which they struggle most.
As a mother myself, I enjoy working with individuals transitioning to parenthood, and have received training in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders from Postpartum Support International. I also have expertise in working with survivors of trauma and clients with medical conditions. Many clients with whom I work benefit from short-term therapy to resolve specific stressors. Others manage illnesses including Bipolar Disorder, PTSD, Depression, and Anxiety with longer-term treatment.
I offer psychotherapy in the same office where other trauma-informed providers offer physical, massage, and craniosacral therapies. Our physical therapists specialize in pelvic-floor physical therapy and see many postpartum patients. I often collaborate with the therapists to provide holistic care. For new parents, we are conveniently located in the same building as the Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington! Please check out our website at www.thriveagainpt.com
Dr. Barbara Byers- http://psychiatrists.psychologytoday.com/rms/name/Barbara_Byers_MD_Chevy+Chase_Maryland_115197
McKenzie Casad, LICSW; 2015 R St. NW Washington, DC 20009 (202) 681-2487
My practice is guided by Psychodynamic/Psychoanalytic Theory. I have a particular interest and post-graduate training in working with mothers and infants. The arrival of a new child is a life changing event for the mother and family and can be challenging at times. I work with post-partum depression as well as birth trauma and/or difficulties. I believe the beginnings of our earliest relationships are significant and relevant to our later life experiences.
Katy Cribbs, LICSW
3220 17th St. NW Suite #10
Washington, DC 20010
I am an independent clinical social worker practicing at The Well, a holistic healing space in Mount Pleasant. My approach to psychotherapy uses the therapeutic relationship built on deep trust and incorporates mindfulness, internal and cultural narrative awareness, strengths-based insight building, cognitive restructuring, and attachment theory. I work with clients from a spiritual perspective to focus on what gives meaning, purpose, and connection. I specialize in working with adults facing grief and loss, dealing with illness, coping with caregiving for an elder or a new child, and those facing depression, anxiety, and other symptoms arising from life transitions and adjustments. I believe in finding ways to mark life’s endings and beginnings as sacred spaces. As the mother of a toddler, I am particularly passionate about supporting other parents to make meaning and pursue balance in their family role. I also facilitate a mindfulness based support group for new moms called Mindful Mama Support Circles. More information at www.bewelldc.com
Taylor K Durant, LCPC, NCC, DONA International student doula
Psychology Today profile
Birthstrong.org and Birth Strong on Facebook
Inspired by my own birth experience with doulas and midwives, I aim to help women achieve the birth they want by finding their confidence and inner strength through helping them trust and be in control of their bodies. I am a DONA International student doula and MOMEASE tour guide for GW Hospital. I work with pregnant moms in DC. As a licensed and certified counselor and coach to women and couples, I especially enjoy working with expecting and new mothers in building birth plans, adjusting to pregnancy, transitioning into motherhood, and the postpartum period, including your return to work (or not!). As a former competitive athlete, I can also offer guidance in pregnancy fitness and nutrition. I also have experience with the Bradley Method. My services include email/phone/text contact during pregnancy, 2 prenatal visits to your home, continuous care during your labor, 1 postpartum visit, and a written birth story for your family if you would like. Fees are $850 (with options to add more hourly meetings and coaching/counseling services if you’d like.)
Brittany Lutz Estep, LCSW
131 Park St. NE Suite 8A
Vienna, VA 22180
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders and Postpartum Depression and Anxiety. I have a specialized training from Postpartum Support International. I feel passionate about helping expecting mothers and new mothers feel like themselves again and enjoy this new stage of their life. I currently accept Anthem and Carefirst PPO insurance and also see out of network clients and provide them with a billing statement to submit for reimbursement from their insurance company. I offer individual therapy in my office as well as in the home therapy for an additional fee.
Angela Ferri, MA, LMT, RCST*
7945 MacArthur Boulevard, Suite 209
Cabin John, Maryland 20818
I support women, children, babies and families in resolving birth trauma, and regaining resiliency through integrating the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy*, Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy* and Pre and Perinatal Trauma Resolution. Birthing can be challenging physically and emotionally for mom, baby, and the family. After birth's with medical interventions, mom's often feel disconnected to their bodies after the experience, and often to their babies, postpartum. The therapies I offer, support repair of mom's abdomen, pelvis, and resolution of emotional challenges attached to birthing.
Being a survivor of traumatic birth myself, I know firsthand how these imprints may affect the newborn's neurobiology during these tender and sacred perinatal experiences. Drug and medical interventions imprint the new born’s experience, and may traumatize the mother, parents and family. The newborn’s earliest experiences are significant, effecting their orientation to relationships and life generally. Repair of traumatic birth imprints improve babies' ability to bond with mom, and other relationships going forward. Angela's mission is to support resolution of physical, emotional and relational challenges for mom's, babies and families that arise as a result of challenging births. Please note: Angela is not a psychotherapist, counselor, nor psychologist. Generally, this work is not covered by insurance.
Rachel E.K. Freedman, Ph.D.
4915 St. Elmo Ave, Suite 404
Bethesda, MD 20814
I am a licensed psychologist who has worked extensively with women and their partners facing reproductive challenges including pregnancy complications, perinatal losses, and postpartum mood disorders. I strive to create a safe, judgment-free environment where all concerns and choices can be explored.
Emily Griffin, MSW, LICSW
Happy Parents, Happy Babies LLC
Emily Griffin is a licensed independent clinical social worker (LICSW) who has worked with families in the DC area for 12 years. She is a native Washingtonian, wife, and mother of four. Emily is the founder of Happy Parents, Happy Babies, LLC, her private practice devoted to in-home parent counseling, coaching, and support for DC area families. With sessions taking place in the family home, Emily provides individualized, solution-focused and holistic support to parents of children all ages, as well as expectant moms and dads.
Contact Emily for a free consultation: email@example.com
Yu Ling Han, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist
2 office locations:
1629 K St, NW in DC
home office near d’town SS, Md
I specialize in mindfulness-based, body focused therapy. This approach is extremely helpful for those whose life’s demands leave them anxious, depressed, and/or physically fatigued. This approach is also helpful for those who want something beyond talk therapy where you can learn tools that help you reduce your reactions to stress in between sessions. Together, we will focus on some therapeutic goals, such as: reduce sleep difficulties; manage your depression/sadness, irritability/anger, worries; feel more in control of your life; feel more connected to self and spouse, baby. As a professional woman with 2 young children, as a woman embedded in demanding cultural norms, and as a therapist, I have both intuitive knowledge & skills to help you in this challenging journey.
Wendy Hookman, MD: 11300 Rockville Pike, suite 714, Rockville MD 301-881-9464
Isabel Kirk, LPC: A psychotherapist in the area of Arlington, VA, specializing in postpartum depression : www.dcvacounseling-psychotherapy.com
Jennifer Kogan, LICSW- Parent Counseling & Support; 4000 Albemarle Street, NW, #510
Washington, DC 20016 202-215-2790
I am a licensed independent clinical social worker who specializes in support for new moms in NW DC. I also lead a free, weekly support group (Wednesdays, 12:30 - 1:30 PM) at lil omm yoga studio in the Palisades neighborhood. The group offers a supportive space for moms to ask questions and connect with others. In addition to the group, I work with women in my practice who are struggling with postpartum depression. As a parent myself, I know that sometimes we all just need a little support. Please call or email me so we can talk about how I might be able to help you.
Chana Lockerman, MSW, LICSW, LCSW-C
Rock Creek Counseling
Lisan Martin, MSW
Office Phone: 202-537-6614
4000 Albemarle Street, NW, Suite 402, Washington, DC 20016
7707 MacArthur Blvd.,Cabin John, MD 20818
Clinical social worker in the District and Cabin John, Maryland and have extensive experience helping individuals and couples cope with infertility, pregnancy loss and postpartum mood issues.
I do not participate with insurance, but can offer consideration with my fees when needed.
Women's Mental Health at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
"Medstar Georgetown University Hospital’s Department of Psychiatry, in conjunction with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, offers a unique program for women. This program provides outpatient evaluation and treatment for psychiatric disorders and problems of adjustment to women in their childbearing years. Our program recognizes the importance of providing specialized mental health care for women, particularly surrounding pregnancy and childbirth. In doing so, we value a woman’s unique biology and rich emotional life, as well as the centrality of social relationships." Includes Psychotherapy, medication management, Complicated pregnancies, Pregnancy loss, Transition to motherhood, Balancing personal and professional life, Relationship problems
Erika Bugaj Petrova, MA, MSW, LICSW
Director & Clinical Social Worker/Psychotherapist
Dandelion Psychotherapy, PLLC
Dandelion Psychotherapy, PLLC is a private psychotherapy practice serving individuals and families with children of all ages in Tenleytown/NW Washington, DC. We are located just steps from the Tenleytown/AU Red Line metro station. We help families just like yours every day. Both of our clinicians are mothers themselves, who are both knowledgeable and sensitive to the needs of pregnant and postpartum mothers. We talk with clients about a wide range of issues such as: anxiety, depression, divorce, grief, life transitions, peer relationships, child development, parenting, family conflict, trauma caused by physical or sexual abuse, self-injury, and more. Talking with a therapist can be a first positive step in changing your life, or the future life of your family! Read more about us at http://www.dandelionpsychotherapy.com
Harita Raja, MD
I am a reproductive psychiatrist in Bethesda, MD. I specialize in mood and anxiety problems in pregnancy and postpartum. I value educating women and empowering them as we discuss medication decisions.
My contact information is as follows:
Harita Raja, MD
Bethesda Women's Mental Health
6410 Rockledge Drive, Suite 307
Bethesda, MD 20817
Karen Rosen, LCSW; 6339 Executive Blvd. Rockville, MD 20817 (240) 396-6773
I work with depression during and after pregnancy, infertility and pregnancy loss. I participate with the following insurance plans: Magellan, Aetna, and Blue Cross Blue Shield.
Heidi Vanderwerff, LICSW, LCSW-C
Four Corners Counseling, Takoma DC
firstname.lastname@example.orgI am a specialist in supporting new moms manage the concerns that arise in pregnancy and parenting. Together we will identify your natural strengths and create a holistic support plan as you take on this new role. Areas of focus include emotional, physical, relationship, and spiritual health. I look forward to supporting you on this adventure, sharing insights, and humor as you fully embrace motherhood.
Lindsey Vick | Clinical Hypnotherapist | Sunflowers Healing and Wellness | 703.489.0754 | www.SunflowersWellness.com| Serving the DMV
Lindsey Vick, founder of Sunflowers Healing and Wellness, is a Clinical Hypnotherapist, Usui Reiki Master-Teacher, Certified HypnoBirthing® Practitioner, and Birth Doula. Hypnosis is a normal state of mind that when entered intentionally, can produce profound life changes. Lindsey has been working with hypnosis for nearly a decade and has had personal life changing experiences. Her specialty is the needs of women in and around the childbearing years with specific experience in the following areas: fertility challenges, loss, pregnancy after a loss, assisted fertility (IVF/IUI, donor sperm/egg), pre/postnatal depression, pre/postnatal anxiety, birth preparation, fear release, PTSD and birth trauma, rebirthing, turning breech and transverse babies, cesarean birth preparation, and bereavement support. As a Reiki Master, Lindsey also offers a combination hypno-reiki session, which is a very powerful healing experience. Lindsey is also a doula mentor, and trains doulas to use hypnosis as a comfort measure during labor and birth and to reposition babies for easier birth. For more information on Lindsey's services and to book an appointment or class, please visit her website: www.SunflowersWellness.com/Hypnotherapy.
Maryland State PSI (Postpartum Support International) Co-coordinators: Sara Evans; 240-888-9564, Martha Ogburn, RN, MS; 410.651.9061 and Kathi Nardella; 301.468.6468
Local Support Groups
Postpartum Support Virginia is dedicated to helping women suffering depression and/or anxiety during pregnancy or in the first year following childbirth
Postpartum Support International VA Support Group - Adrienne Griffen; 703-243-2904 - Meets Wednesday mornings
Postpartum Support International DC Support Group - Lynne McIntyre : email@example.com
Meets 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of each month, 7:30 – 9:00pm, Wisconsin Avenue Baptist Church; 3920 Alton Place, NW