Kristen Mulheren Levitt
Getting pregnant and having a baby is not always the experience we dream it to be or others tell us it is. Clients say they had no idea the difficult or lack of emotions they could experience while pregnant or after the birth of their child. No one told them they could feel disconnected or unable to bond, they would want to run away from their new life and want their old one back, feel they made a huge mistake having a child or suffer the unrelenting anxiety, sadness, pain or emptiness that fills their body and mind every day. Perinatal and postpartum depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD and psychosis have become more familiar terms in our society but often women and men struggle to seek or receive treatment. Whether it is due to a physician’s lack of identifying the illness, an individual’s fear of stigma or being separated from their newborn or infant, people often do not get the treatment needed to get better. I offer a safe space to express your thoughts, feelings, fears and hopes about motherhood/parenthood. I help to create a supportive environment both in my office and in a client’s life where they believe and see they can heal and feel better.
PSI Perinatal Mental Health 2-Day Certificate Course Yes
PSI/2020 Mom Online Maternal Mental Health Certificate Course No
PSI Advanced Perinatal Mental Health Course Yes
PMH Certification Certified Perinatal Mental Health Professional (PMH-C)
Provider type/license # Licensed Clinical Social Worker 44SC05248400
Additional specialized Perinatal Mental Health training completed The Postpartum Stress Center - Certificate in Post Graduate Training in Postpartum Depression