Susan Barbour, Ed.D. is a licensed psychologist and a psychoanalyst helping women with the emotional issues of pregnancy, miscarriage, and/or postpartum depression and anxiety. She is Assistant Clinical Professor in Psychiatry and Behavior Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin. The therapy process, with collaboration and continuity becomes a safe and understanding holding environment where moms work on their identity as mother so they can grow individually and in relationship to baby. Dr. Barbour can be reached by calling 414-368-0460. You may also visit her website, Blue Moms; New Babes, for more information. Her office is located on the east side of Milwaukee.
Laura Gertz, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor who sees patients at the Aurora Behavioral Health Center in Franklin, WI. She has more than 10 years of experience in the mental health field treating children, adolescents, and adults. She also has a specialty treating perinatal depression and anxiety and offers an 8-week cognitive-behaviorial group for women suffering from postpartum depression and anxiety. The group focuses on strategies related to challenging irrational thinking as well as behavioral strategies to improve positive coping. Services may be insurance billable. Please contact Laura at 414-529-9181 for a referral to the group.
Abbey Kruper, PsyD received her Doctorate of Psychology with a specialization in Health Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. She sees patients at Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin Froedtert Hospital Campus, as well as within the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Milwaukee, WI. Dr. Kruper focuses specifically on perinatal mental health and psychological aspects of infertility. She sees women attempting conception, struggling with infertility, during pregnancy, or within 6 months postpartum (for initial referral). Abbey also runs a Perinatal Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy group that runs several times throughout the year. It is 8 weeks long and billed to insurance. Call 414-805-7296 to schedule individual or group therapy.
Caitlin Myles, MS, LMFT is a sex therapist and Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. She sees couples, individuals ages 13-65, and families. Sexual health areas she treats include pain, arousal, trauma, satisfaction, out of control sexual behavior, desire, orgasm, infertility, and sex after baby. She has a special interest in helping parents, their partners, and families who are affected by perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Caitlin is a sex-positive and affirming therapist and loves treating clients who are queer, kinky, trans, poly, and other sexual minorities. She is an LGBTQAI affirmative and informed therapist. In her practice, she utilizes attachment theory, trauma-informed care, resilience-training, and mindfulness. Helping with parenting concerns and treating blended and adopted families are additional interests of hers. Her private practice is located in downtown Milwaukee. Please call Caitlin’s business cell directly at 414-852-3098 or email email@example.com to inquire about beginning therapy with her.
Katie O’Connor, MS, LPC, ATR, MFT-IT, PMH-C is a Couples and Family Therapist who helps moms and dads suffering from perinatal mood disorders. She holds the Perinatal Mental Health Certification (PMH-C) credential issued by Postpartum Support International, and specializes in effective, evidence-based treatments including CBT, EMDR, and SFBT. She takes a collaborative approach to healing and relationships. Her practice focuses on solutions and, as a result, individuals and their families often see improvements as quickly as 6 to 8 sessions.
In addition, Katie offers a holistic approach to mental health through the use of mindfulness, creativity, couple’s support, collaboration with other providers, and family involvement as desired. The set of skills that sets Katie apart and compliments the evidence based treatments she provides, is her background in Art Therapy. This creative approach is not mandatory, and is available when it’s a good fit for the client.
Katie is the Secretary and a Volunteer Coordinator on the helpline for Postpartum Support International – Wisconsin Chapter, member of Postpartum Support International and the American Marriage and Family Therapy Association, has an Attachment Certificate, has training in EMDR for Perinatal Trauma, Loss and Recovery, and received her PMH-C in 2019. She is in private practice at Lumos Wellness, located in Glendale, Wisconsin, and can be found on the web at www.oconnortherapyservices.com, or by phone at 414-979-1644.
Dr. Jennifer Swanson, Psychologist, EdD, CPT is a psychologist as well as an AFAA certified personal trainer and owner of Fitness N Mind, LLC. She is a valuable part of the team at Authentic Birth Center ● Wellness Collective in Wauwatosa. Dr. Jenni earned a B.S. in Psychology from Carroll University in 1993, a M.S. in Educational Psychology from UW-Milwaukee in 1997, and an Ed.D. in Counseling Psychology from Argosy University in 2016. She believes that pregnancy brings an opportunity for great emotional growth, yet there can also be unexpected, worrisome for both moms and dads. She offers a caring space for client’s to explore these concerns and works with each individual to identify his or her strengths, explore new perspectives, strengthen relationships and develop personalized goals. She is also passionate about empowering women to develop compassionate, respectful relationships with their bodies. Dr. Jenni works with clients who struggle with PMADs, ADHD, anxiety, depression, emotional eating and poor body image. She truly enjoys working with new moms and dads, helping them become the loving parents they want to be. Dr. Jenni can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 206-473-2228.
Gina Yauck, LCSW is a licensed psychotherapist who has special interest in working with women during life transition times including infertility, pregnancy and postpartum depression/anxiety and how it affects their marriages and families. She works with adults, couples and adolescents in private practice at Cornerstone Counseling in Glendale, Wisconsin. She can be reached at 262-789-1191 x359.
Pregnancy and Parenting Support with Catholic Charities offers a home visit education and support program for prenatal and postpartum women. Mental Health Clinicians are also available to provide therapy in the home through this program. All pregnancy and parenting supportive services are free of charge. Therapy services accept state insurance or are available with a sliding fee. Their office is in Milwaukee, WI.
The Family Counseling Clinic at Aurora Family Services provides qualified staff who have extensive training in infant, childhood and family mental health and understand the unique needs and challenges PPD and related illnesses bring to a mom and family. The Family Counseling Clinic accepts most private and public insurances and will work with you to establish a fair and affordable fee. Please call the intake department at 414-345-4941 to ask questions or schedule an appointment. Spanish-speaking therapists are also available.
Emily Aleksy, LCSW is a clinical social worker providing individual and family therapy in a small private practice in Port Washington. She works with people throughout the lifespan but has a special interest in the transition to parenthood. Emily has worked in different roles with families for over ten years and believes in supporting each family in a way that meets their needs. As a mother of three young children herself, she understands the barriers that moms face in getting proper treatment. She has a certificate in perinatal mood disorders from Postpartum Support International. Emily accepts both private and state insurance. She can be reached at Comprehensive Counseling at 262-284-5789. If you need to be seen urgently, please note this when speaking to the receptionist.
Rose Eichenhofer, LCSW, LMFT is licensed as a clinical social worker and a marriage and family therapist. Throughout her 25 years of experience, she has developed a special interest in the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders in women during their childbearing years. She is an advocate of identifying and treating women with pregnancy or postpartum depression/anxiety, believing that many women suffer unnecessarily when their condition has not been diagnosed. She provides individual and couples therapy in a private practice setting in Mequon, WI. Please call Rose at 262-241-1515 or email her at email@example.com.
Elizabeth Hansen, PsyD is a psychologist who works with women and couples who are navigating the emotional aspects of infertility and the perinatal period. She has experience working with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, pregnancy and infant loss, birth trauma, and adjustment to parenting. Dr. Hansen also has training in providing sex therapy. She is located at Cedar Creek Counseling in Mequon. Please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or 262-240-0299 x4. Same week appointments are typically available for individuals in crisis.
Jan Kwiatkowski, LMFT, is a marriage and family therapist at Cedar Lake Counseling in Mequon. Before becoming a therapist, Jan worked as the Director of Pastoral Care at St. John’s On The Lake with a specialty in grief and bereavement, family conflict, and end of life decision making. Her areas of specialty in her therapy practice include trauma, domestic violence, infant, child and adolescent mental health, and mindfulness practice for all ages. She has a deep understanding of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and the affects of untreated PPD and PPA on moms, children and families.
Cara Raymond, PhD is a Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years of experience treating adults across the lifespan and in a wide variety of settings. She has a special interest in women’s health and well-being. She provides support and guidance as women navigate and try to balance their many life transitions and roles, especially motherhood. She believes in the importance of building a relationship of mutual trust and providing a safe, non-judgment environment in which women can explore and process their experiences. She has completed the Postpartum Support International Certificate Training in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders. She provides individual therapy in a private practice in Mequon, WI. She can be reached at 847-321-5731.
Sarah Schneider, MA, CRC is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor providing individual, in office counseling in Grafton and virtual counseling throughout the state of Wisconsin. She specializes in working with moms and families to heal from the difficulties of depression, anxiety and other mood changes that can happen during conception, pregnancy, miscarriage, loss of a baby, birth, postpartum, and parenting. Her style is very compassionate, empathetic, understanding, and holistic. As a strong advocate for mothers, she works to help mothers understand that they are not alone. Sarah uses her warm uplifting spirit to help her clients feel comfortable and tackle the barriers they are facing. Please contact her at 262-421-6401 or email@example.com. You can also find Sarah on Facebook @SchneiderCounseling.
Heather Donahue, LPC, CSAC is a licensed professional counselor as well as a clinical substance abuse counselor. As a therapist, Heather provides a safe and comfortable environment for clients to explore their inner struggles. Her clients are able to lead a life of happiness through the development of personal growth and understanding, Heather also facilitates a support group focused on supporting moms in the first few weeks to months after delivery called Balance After Baby. This group addresses issues like bonding and attachment, mindfulness in motherhood, breastfeeding, setting boundaries, and the transition from partners to parents. Heather has expertise in treating both adults and pregnant adolescents who are seeking help for postpartum depression and anxiety, stress management, adjustment disorder, substance abuse and addiction or relapse prevention. Heather sees clients at Ascension-All Saints in Racine, WI. To make an appointment, please call 262-687-2222 and mention Moms Mental Health Initiative to be scheduled as quickly as possible.
Joe Halaiko, MS, LPC-IT, SAC-IT is a Clinical Therapist with Red Oak Counseling, Ltd in Elm Grove. He specializes in relationship concerns, trauma, grief/loss, managing chronic illness, depression, substance abuse, anxiety and perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs). He has prior experience in human resources and can help people strategize on work issues or navigate career transitions. He works with adolescents, adults, couples and families to develop goals tailored to each of their individual needs. He uses an integrated approach, drawing on Person-centered, Existential/Humanistic and Narrative models, as well as using Cognitive Behavioral and Motivational Interviewing strategies. He plays guitar, and believes in the power of creativity, possibility and compassion. Joe can be reached by calling 262-780-1020 x5791.
Heidi Hemling, MS, LPC, NCC is a licensed professional counselor who is certified in treating perinatal mood disorders. She offers individual and group therapy for moms as well as partner and family support. Throughout treatment, clients can expect to focus on the unique supports needed during the perinatal and postpartum months; using mindfulness and cognitive behavioral techniques to change unhelpful thought patterns; prioritizing self-care; and finding balance in your new role and shifting identity. Heidi also offers group treatment utilizing interpersonal therapy that involves moms and their support systems. No child care? No worries. Bring baby along! Heidi sees clients at Christian Life Counseling in Brookfield. Services may be insurance billable. Please contact Heidi at 262-785-1008 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Nick Overbaugh, LPC, SAC-IT is a Licensed Professional Counselor who sees patients at Cornerstone Counseling in Brookfield and Oconomowoc, WI. He is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and specializes in using Prolonged Exposure Therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). He also treats postpartum OCD/anxiety disorders using Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP). Nick also provides treatment to individuals with depression, eating disorders, co-morbid substance use with anxiety, depression, trauma, and other concerns such as grief and loss. Please contact Nick at 262-789-1191 x298 for any referral. Services may be billed to insurance.
Andi Patz, MAAT, ATR-BC, LPC has been an art therapist for over 20 years, working with people of every age. With a gentle and sensitive approach, she helps clients find safe ways to work through some of the most daunting of feelings and provides much needed tools for calming and self-regulation. Andi has significant experience treating trauma, depression, anxiety and other serious mental health concerns. Her personal experience of high-risk pregnancy, traumatic birth, and post-partum depression is woven into her professional knowledge to provide uniquely-informed support, validation and guidance during this incredibly difficult time. She practices in Elm Grove, WI and can be reached at 414-453-8380.
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