Judith Wafe, Psychiatric nurse practitioner in Pembroke Pines , Florida — Zencare
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Judith Wafe

She/Her/Hers

Master of Science in Nursing, MSN Certification in Perinatal Mental Health, PMH-C Bachelor of Science in Nursing, BSN Doctor of Nursing Practice, DNP Certified Nurse Practitioner, CNP
New Hampshire, Delaware, Florida, Rhode Island Accepting Online
Pembroke Pines Accepting In-person
Updated October 31, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Postpartum depression
  • Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health
  • Psychological evaluations & testing
  • Transition to new parenthood
  • Women's issues

Professional statement

One in 7 women develop postpartum depression (PPD) one month after having their baby. Thirty to fifty percent of women who are impacted still have symptoms one year after giving birth. Negative perinatal mood changes can cause impaired baby development, poor maternal health, and compromised family dynamics.

Judith Wafe, DNP, WHNP-BC, PMH-C seeks to decrease the severity of postpartum mood disorders and help with attainment of maternal wellbeing. Professionally, she is a board certified women’s health nurse practitioner, who has 17 years of healthcare experience. She has taken care of high-risk pregnant women (gestational diabetes, pre-eclampsia, cervical insufficiency etc.) and mother-baby couplets in the postpartum period. She has trained in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and interpersonal therapy (IPT). She is also certified in perinatal mental health (PMH-C).

Judith Wafe utilizes a holistic approach. She offers psychological testing, talk therapy, and medication management. She goes a step further and helps with care coordination. She recognizes that it can take a team approach to obtain health and a peaceful mood.

She sees patients virtually in FL, NH, DE & NH. She also has an office in Pembroke Pines, FL for in office visits as well.

On a personal note, Judith is a wife and mother who previously struggled with postpartum depression. She is happy to share the evidenced based tools that were used to help her recover and boost her resilience. Her self care practices include laughing at witty comedies, reading Penelope Rex books to her children, weight lifting, watching The Rings of Power, walking on the beach, going to live concerts, and giggling with old friends. She endeavors to help you build this list as well.


Message to clients

I believe that one of the greatest challenges in life is becoming a parent. There is so much said about the beauty of it, but not much said about the reality of it. Not many speak about the exhaustion, the heavy responsibility, and the need for abundant patience. Not many post about the simultaneous changes in role and identity that occur when you shift from caring about yourself, to caring about this helpless human who depends on you. Not many talk about searching for beauty in the mirror after delivery. Where are the manuals about embracing stretch marks, surgical scars, drooping breasts and achy joints?

All these experiences can lead to feelings of isolation and disintegration. It can cause scary thoughts, many of which we keep secret. It can manifest in depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders.

Our mission is to help you on the journey of acceptance, and to help with integration of identities. We use evidence-based strategies, talk therapy, medication, and health promotion to help you to become whole. Our aim is to journey with you as you reclaim joy, peace, and maternal wellbeing.


Specialties

Postpartum depression - Coping with persistent feelings of sadness, exhaustion, and/or being overwhelmed after the birth of a child; developing strategies for more positive thought patterns and behaviors.

Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health - Addressing issues specific to women and families during the pregnancy and postpartum period, including postpartum depression and anxiety

Psychological evaluations & testing - A broad range of tests and assessments that may be used to identify present strengths, provide diagnosis clarity, and inform treatment goals

Transition to new parenthood - Working with parents as they adjust to new parenthood

Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Cigna
  • Curalinc
  • Evernorth
  • Magellan Health
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $125 (60min)
  • Initial session: $275 (90min)
  • Medication management and therapy sessions: $150 (75min)
  • Medication management sessions: $75 (30min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • As needed
Therapist's note

We offer out of network billing. We are in the process of being credentialed with different insurance companies and will continue to update this site.

Contact us and we will look into out of network billing at your request.


Location(s)

Pembroke Pines practice
9050 Pines Blvd, Suite 302, Pembroke Pines , Florida 33024
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 08:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Tue 08:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Wed 08:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Thu 08:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Fri 08:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (New Hampshire)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 08:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Tue 08:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Wed 08:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Thu 08:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Fri 08:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Delaware)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 08:30am - 4:00pm
  • Tue 08:30am - 4:00pm
  • Wed 08:30am - 4:00pm
  • Thu 08:30am - 4:00pm
  • Fri 08:30am - 12:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Florida)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 08:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Tue 08:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Wed 08:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Thu 08:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Fri 08:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Rhode Island)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 08:30am - 4:00pm
  • Tue 08:30am - 4:00pm
  • Wed 08:30am - 4:00pm
  • Thu 08:30am - 4:00pm
  • Fri 08:30am - 12:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 9 years

WW Wellness Enterprises / Fourth Trimester NP, Nurse Practitioner - Perinatal Mood Disorders, Postpartum Wellness , 2021 - Present
Memorial Healthcare System , Nurse Practitioner - Breast Surgical Oncology , 2015 - 2021
Broward Health, Registered Nurse - High risk Antepartum & Mother-Baby, 2007 - 2014
Cedars Medical Center, Registered Nurse - Progressive Care Unit, GI, Employee Health , 2005 - 2007

Postpartum Support International , Perinatal Mental Health - Certification (PMH-C), 2022
Beck Institute , Trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Depression & Anxiety, 2022
IPT Institute, Certified in Perinatal Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), 2022
Duke University , Doctorate in Nursing Practive (DNP), 2021
Georgetown University , Masters in Nurse Midwifery & Women's Health Nurse Practitioner (MSN, CNM, WHNP-BC), 2013
University of Miami, Bachelor's in Science in Nursing (BSN), 2005
St. Francis College, Bachelor's in Arts in Psychology (BA), 2002


Licensure

Florida: APRN9236294

New Hampshire: 086506-23

Delaware: LH-0010257

Rhode Island: APRN02979


Languages

English


Publications

  • Judith
    Therapy with Judith Wafe

    We interviewed Judith Wafe and asked about their work with clients and guiding philosophies on therapy.