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Kristina is a Certified Nurse Midwife who loves working with clients to find solutions that better their lives. She has supported women and families in their birthing choices, pregnancy choices, and postpartum and parenting experiences since 2008 when she graduated nursing school. Kristina loves connecting with women and helping empower them to access medical care that can be simple and life-changing. She believes that therapy is essential, and that medication in combination with therapy is, for many, the best way to achieve full recovery from perinatal mood disorders such as postpartum depression.
Kristina graduated from Boston College magna cum laude in 2008 with her Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (BSN), and in 2012 from Frontier Nursing University with her Master's of Science in Nursing (MSN). She worked as a nurse on high-risk antepartum, labor & delivery and postpartum/newborn nursery; she went on to work as a midwife in homebirth, private practice, and hospital settings. She has a myriad of varied experiences supporting diverse groups of women. Kristina tailors treatments to meet the individual person's needs, and believes the best care is care that is evidence-based and chosen with shared-decision making. The client is an integral part of their care, and only the client knows ultimately what is best for themselves. Kristina's goal is to provide the essential expertise needed for clients to make the right decisions about treatment. Kristina has completed the Perinatal Mental Health certificate training from Postpartum Support International and is thrilled to offer this aspect of her practice to women and families.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
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
Premenstrual dysphoric disorder - Support developing and implementing strategies to cope with extreme emotional distress and mood shifts related to one’s menstrual cycle
Abortion & post abortion challenges - Processing through the emotions that come with experiencing abortion; developing an understanding of how getting an abortion impacts one’s life and addressing any residual negative emotions
Kristina Shepherd is not in-network with any insurances.
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Rhode Island: 00141