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Kerry Levin is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in helping expecting and new mothers deal with the life transitions and stressors that occur during pregnancy and after giving birth. Many of Kerry’s clients seek additional emotional support as they navigate motherhood and the multiple roles they’re expected to fill. Kerry also works with clients who suffer from the negative impacts of perfectionism. Her clients hold themselves to high standards and often feel disappointed in themselves or frustrated because of these self-imposed high standards.
Kerry’s approach to working with clients begins with getting to know them and building trust throughout the first several sessions. Kerry offers empathetic listening and encourages clients to practice self-compassion. She teaches clients elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), including how to identify harmful self-talk that leads to low confidence or low self-worth. Clients also learn how to avoid cognitive distortions that can cloud their feelings or negatively impact relationships. Her goal is to help clients look at situations and interactions with different perspectives so they don’t get stuck in assumptions. Kerry creates a non judgmental space for clients to talk openly about how they’re feeling, what they’re thinking, and how they would like to change their lives.
Kerry is passionate about women’s issues and strives to make every client feel comfortable in sessions with her. Kerry has experience working with women of all ages, though particularly enjoys helping women as they adjust to new life roles, circumstances, or relationships.
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.
Transition to new parenthood - Working with parents as they adjust to new parenthood
Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health - Addressing issues specific to women and families during the pregnancy and postpartum period, including postpartum depression and anxiety
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Shame - Exploring how shame shows up in one’s life and the origins of this shame, especially in specific situations or environments; processing through this shame and developing an empowerment to feel less ashamed in daily life
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Years of Experience: 29 years
The Permanente Medical Group, Behavioral Health Psychotherapist, 2001 - Present
Feeling Good Institute, Team Certified, Level 2, 2022
Postpartum Support International , Certificate, 2013