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

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 York 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!


Allison  Bell

Allison Bell

200 Katonah Avenue, Katonah, NY, 10536

Online Sessions, NY

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $200 - $250 per session

Helping people of all ages navigate the important relationships in their lives is something that has been pivotal in my work for many years.

From infant development to retirement and beyond, family life forms the matrix from which we all learn about how to be with and talk to others. There's no such thing as a perfect family, and no training manual for parenting, which means that all of us suffer from the bumps and bruises of learning to live with one another, imperfectly.

If and when we can figure out how to treat ourselves and others with dignity and respect, without shame and humiliation, we can enrich our connections to others and feel some measure of safety in the world. I'm grateful to guide you along that path.


Kore  Nissenson Glied

Kore Nissenson Glied

220 East 54th Street, New York, NY, 10022

Online Sessions, NY

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $275 per session

I work with clients to help get unstuck from painful thoughts and feelings. Clients learn skills to begin living a life more in line with their values and the person they want to be.


Susan  Lemor

Susan Lemor

1133 Broadway, New York, NY, 10010

Online Sessions, NY

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

Life, like love, is never constant, it is a process.


David  Kahn

David Kahn

303 5th Avenue, New York, NY, 10016

Online Sessions, NY

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $400 per session

Therapy is a healing process, which enables you to gain control of your life. It focuses on your personal issues that you need to understand and resolve. Therapy will help you decode your thoughts and emotional patterns that are preventing you from living a full life. Each person has the ability to create a unique set of life skills that gives them the power to change.


Kate  Chittenden

Kate Chittenden

16 School Street, Rye, NY, 10580

Online Sessions, NY

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 - $200 per session

Psychotherapy can be intense and even a bit scary, but at its best it can be one of the most transformative, exciting, and moving experiences in a person’s life. I invite you to let me help you move towards a life that is more deeply felt, authentic and filled with supportive and satisfying relationships.


Therapy Beyond Healing

Therapy Beyond Healing

Online Sessions, NY

93 Main Street, West Sayville, NY, 11796

16 Junard Boulevard, Port Jefferson Station, NY, 11776

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $120 per session

Therapy Beyond Healing is a group therapy practice offering secure telehealth sessions to adolescents and adults across New York State, as well as in-person sessions on Long Island. Led by seasoned clinician Linda Girimonte, Therapy Beyond Healing’s practice belief is grounded in a desire to help clients overcome their struggles and reassure them that they are not alone.

Therapists at Therapy Beyond Healing have a passion for working with clients navigating pathways to parenthood, including postpartum depression, identity shifts, infertility, and loss. They also work with many teens and young adults, building supportive skills to address the challenges of anxiety, depression, academic and work stress, and relationship issues. Their diverse team is dedicated to making top-quality therapy services accessible to all, with both English and Spanish-speaking therapists and individual sessions at as low as $80 per session.

Therapy Beyond Healing draws from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), solution-focused, and mindfulness-based approaches to help clients ground themselves and move confidently ahead on their journey to healing.


Melissa  Divaris Thompson

Melissa Divaris Thompson

29 West 36th Street, New York, NY, 10018

Online Sessions, NY

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $275 per session

You may feel like you are functioning in life, but struggling underneath. With so much uncertainty in the world, you may be experiencing more anxiety, sadness, or overwhelm. Perhaps you are struggling in your intimate relationship, with your family or friends or by yourself. No matter your situation, talking to someone can be helpful to feel more grounded, clear, and less stressed.

In allowing ourselves to feel, we create a space within to open and grow. In our busy lives, we often forget our true nature and end up feeling stuck, tired, anxious and unhappy.

As a holistic and depth oriented therapist, my role is to support my adults and couples in finding wholeness — mind, body, and spirit — creating more joy, ease, and healthy relationships. I help my clients remember their empowered authentic voice and “tap back in” to their true self.

In a safe and warm environment, my clients are able to explore their past and their present, to understand what’s missing in their life, what they truly yearn for, and what is keeping them apart from that. Through this exploration, I help clients express their inner most desires, bringing more peace, balance, and happiness to their lives.


Anna  Hindell

Anna Hindell

Online Sessions, NY

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $185 - $200 per session

I'm a Gestalt therapist with a private practice in New York City, and a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher. Living in Manhattan is high stress and demanding. Whatever your responsibilities are, it is easy to become detached from your wants and needs. Integrating the body-mind connection into therapy helps my clients get back in touch with their feelings.

In our work together, we explore what's going on in your body as well as your mind. Physical sensations are often a clue to what’s happening emotionally. This holistic approach to therapy helps you discover new ways to cope with feelings and find relief from old emotional patterns.


Karen  Wachtel

Karen Wachtel

20 Canterbury Road, Great Neck Plaza, NY, 11021

26 West 9th Street, New York, NY, 10011

Online Sessions, NY

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $225 per session

Seeking help is not always easy, but I have found that most patients end up feeling relieved and more optimistic, once they have taken that first step. As a therapist, I try my best to make you feel comfortable and understood. I work in a supportive, interactive, and collaborative manner and it is my goal to help you develop tools, right from the start, to help you manage your situation as we continue to get to know one another.

I have over 15 years experience working with adults, adolescents and young families with a variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, difficulties with transitions, stress, and parenting challenges. In addition to providing individual therapy, I specialize in pregnancy and postpartum concerns as well as parent-child work. Additionally, I conduct neuropsychological evaluations with children. As with all my work, when working with parents I focus on helping them come up with active interventions that can address their child's difficulties and needs.


Sheina  Schochet

Sheina Schochet

353 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY, 10016

19 West 34th Street, New York, NY, 10001

Online Sessions, NY

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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