Therapists Specializing in Pregnancy, Perinatal, Postpartum Mental Health in New Jersey

The perinatal period refers to the duration of a woman’s pregnancy as well as the weeks and months following birth. Although the time leading up to and following a baby’s birth is often joyful, the perinatal period can also come with mental health challenges for both mothers and fathers. Postpartum depression is perhaps the best-known perinatal mental health condition, but psychological and emotional reactions vary widely and can occur at any time before, during, or after pregnancy. Some amount of anxiety and stress is a normal part of pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting, but when these conditions become especially frequent or intense, they can have an adverse effect on an individual’s wellbeing.

Many parents struggling with perinatal mental health challenges find it helpful to seek help from a trained therapist who can help them process their experiences and cope with the emotions of having a baby. Though therapists differ in their approaches to perinatal mental health challenges, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and interpersonal psychotherapy are among the most effective and commonly used modalities. Therapists can help explore the challenges experienced by new parents, provide guidance to modify unhelpful thoughts, and help clients develop or foster social support and relationships.

Find therapists in New Jersey who specialize in pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health below. Therapists have been vetted by the Zencare team for clinically rigorous, quality care. Visit their profiles to watch an introductory video and book a free initial call to find a good fit!


Eva  Stark

Eva Stark

71 Grand Avenue, Englewood, NJ, 07631

Online Sessions, NJ

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $125 - $150 per session

Seeking help for a personal difficulty can be overwhelming. My goal is to provide a safe, therapeutic environment, where sensitive issues can be explored, and where new opportunities for hope and change can be realized.


Therapists of New York

Therapists of New York

Online Sessions, NJ

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $225 - $250 per session

Therapists of New York is a team of doctoral level psychotherapists. We treat individuals and couples struggling with a wide-range of difficulties and/or psychological disorders. We customize treatment to meet each client's individual needs by utilizing our expertise in multiple therapeutic techniques. Our clients are matched by our founder and director, Dr. Elinor Bock, based on personality and specific goals. The matching process relieves the initial hardship of shopping around for the right therapist.

We are a diverse group of therapists with a unified mission: we foster awareness, clarity, relief, and confidence in our clients so that they can overcome obstacles and live freely. We value the importance of genuine, fulfilling, and secure connection with all our clients so they can get the most out of the therapeutic experience.


Claudia  Pascale

Claudia Pascale

Online Sessions, NJ

Argyle Road, Montclair, NJ, 07043

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 - $207 per session

The message that I have seen throughout my career is that life is not a straight line. It is often filled with “curve balls” that are unsettling resulting in feelings of worry, concern, being overwhelmed and uncertain.

Having been a psychologist for 30 years, I draw from many areas of experience and training to help you navigate these curve balls by working to develop the necessary skills to reclaim one’s balance in life.

My therapeutic methodology is to use a combination of a mind-body, cognitive-behavioral and eclectic approaches to treat depression, mood, anxiety and personality disorders, as well as, assisting in navigating life’s challenges such as grief, loss and emotional upheaval.

I work with individuals across the adult developmental lifespan providing one-on-one, group, and couples counseling.


Takashi  Matsuki

Takashi Matsuki

1 Bridge Plaza North, Fort Lee, NJ, 07024

Online Sessions, NJ

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $325 per session

With expertise both in psychiatry and primary care medicine, I combine traditional psychiatric treatment and integrative medicine-based treatment to optimize the well-being of the mind and body as a whole. I have a private practice on the Upper West Side and in Edgewater, NJ.


Christine M. Snyder

Christine M. Snyder

Online Sessions, NJ

107 East Mount Pleasant Avenue, Livingston, NJ, 07039

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $200 per session

It’s important to me that you feel comfortable in sharing your self with me. If you are feeling shame or embarrassment about your behavior or some aspects of your self, you will not be judged by me. You are doing the best you can under the circumstances.

Together, we can figure out a way forward that helps ease the feelings of anxiety and depression that propelled you to find a therapist. In time, you will find resolution in other areas of your life including a greater tolerance of your own feelings and an increase in self-compassion.


Kim  Weiss

Kim Weiss

65 North Maple Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ, 07450

Online Sessions, NJ

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $200 per session

Facing challenges while building your family can be stressful, isolating, and overwhelming for anyone. Often people believe that the only thing that would make them feel better is having a baby. However, I would be privileged to help you through your journey by listening, teaching coping skills, and creating strategies. I look forward to meeting you.


Joshua  Tal

Joshua Tal

174 Grand Avenue, Englewood, NJ, 07631

Online Sessions, NJ

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 - $300 per session

I'm a caring and direct psychologist with a speciality in sleep disorders. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) to help you to get the sleep your body needs. CBT-I is a rapid and effective treatment. In fact, 85% of CBT-I clients will increase their sleep by at least 1 hour with as little as 4-8 sessions. Stop letting your worries or your medications dictate your sleep. Let's work together so you can reclaim ownership of your sleep.

I also offer treatments for the issues underlying sleep disturbance including depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction and other mind/body health challenges. I use compassion and support to help you understand your problems, and I provide concrete coping skills and evidence based tools to help you manage these problems outside of sessions.


Viviana  Villalobos

Viviana Villalobos

Online Sessions, NJ

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 per session

I am here to help you better manage all the curveballs life throws your way. As a licensed professional counselor I focus on promoting change and growth in individuals, couples, and families who are experiencing difficulties. I know that therapy can be a very vulnerable experience, but if you have made it this far in your search you are ready to make changes and engage in the therapuetic process.

I am currently providing online therapy sessions during the COVID-19 public health crisis. Once things have improved I will be offering in office sessions in Cranford, NJ.


Beth  Sonnenberg

Beth Sonnenberg

2 West Northfield Road, Livingston, NJ, 07039

Online Sessions, NJ

Insurances: Aetna
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $175 per session

I am here to learn about you, connect with you and help you be the best version of yourself possible. I am very easy and fun to talk to and provide a warm, non-judgmental and beautiful living room-like space that you will look forward to coming to every week (or as often as we decide).


Sheina  Schochet

Sheina Schochet

Online Sessions, NJ

Insurances: Lyra Health, Modern Health Insurance
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $300 per session

You feel like something has to change. Here's a secret- accepting yourself breeds more change than beating yourself up. It IS possible to have ALL THE THINGS, but you’ve got to be more forgiving of yourself to invite all that positivity into your life. You CAN function at your best, even when life isn’t its best and things feel messy...

Schedule your free 10-minute phone consultation. No need to play phone tag; you can schedule right here on the site. Let’s chat and see if we’re a good fit. If we are, I look forward to working with you and helping you thrive!


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