Women (including trans and nonbinary individuals) face unique challenges across the lifespan, particularly during times of transition. Overwhelming emotions, irritability, anxiety, or low mood are all signs that a change is needed, quite possibly in the form of a skilled, compassionate therapist to help you navigate these experiences. The perinatal (pregnancy and postpartum) period can be a particularly difficult time, and symptoms may manifest in unexpected ways, such as feeling so overwhelmed or anxious you cannot enjoy your life or be fully present. Even for those without a history of significant mental health issues, pregnancy and postpartum can bring up past trauma, intrusive or scary thoughts, feeling depressed or anxious, or just not feeling like yourself. Dr. Erisman is an expert in perinatal mental health and the specific challenges that arise during this time, both for the client and their support system.
With over 10 years of clinical experience in women's mental health, Dr. Erisman is committed to helping women navigate difficult experiences with evidence-based strategies. She has a specialty in both perinatal mental health (pregnancy and postpartum) and dialectical behavior therapy. Dr. Erisman is currently serving as faculty in the Warren Alpert Brown Medical School, and is dedicated to teaching, training, supervision, and consultation in addition to individual and group psychotherapy.
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
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) - Reducing unwanted intrusive thoughts and rituals by gradually building comfort and confidence facing difficult fears, thoughts, and emotions
Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health - Addressing issues specific to women and families during the pregnancy and postpartum period, including postpartum depression and anxiety
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
Shannon Erisman is not in-network with any insurances.
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Years of Experience: 13 years
Women and Infants Hospital, Clinical Director, 2015 - 2023
Butler Hospital, Psychologist, 2011 - 2015
University of Massachusetts Boston, PhD, 2010
Rhode Island: PS01283