Therapists Specializing in Pregnancy, Perinatal, Postpartum Mental Health in Seattle

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 Seattle 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!


Jen  Alt

Jen Alt

Online Sessions, WA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $120 - $140 per session

Asking for help is a vulnerable first step. Ultimately, the goal of therapy is to make you feel better about yourself and your life. While the journey can be a tough one with ups and downs, the payoff is often great. It’s my honor to journey with you through the pain and the joy, maybe with a few occasional laughs.

I take pride in working with a diverse array of people in my practice and welcome individuals from any racial and ethnic backgrounds as well as all sexual and gender identities.

I ask that my clients commit to weekly 50 minute sessions. Meeting weekly helps us create a strong relationship that allows the space and safety to delve deeper into the issues bringing you into therapy, as well as the space and safety for you to create a better sense of self-understanding, resiliency and compassion.

Currently, I am only seeing clients via Telehealth. That means you and I will have sessions via a secure web platform. When state guidelines suggest it is safe to resume in-person counseling, we will discuss the possibility of transitioning to an in-office setting.

If you're unsure therapy or my approach are right for you, I'm happy to speak with you via phone for a free, 15-minute consultation to answer any questions or concerns you may have.


Seattle EMDR Associates

Seattle EMDR Associates

Online Sessions, WA

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield, First Choice Health
Waitlist available online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $160 per session

Seattle EMDR Associates is a therapy practice in the heart of the Fremont neighborhood in Seattle, WA. They work with individuals, couples, and families.

They welcome people from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds, as well as people who identify as LGBTQIA or have varied gender expressions. They have extensive experience with and a passion for working with people from marginalized groups and are welcoming to those in the kink, poly, and/or sex worker community.


Whitney  Dixon

Whitney Dixon

Online Sessions, WA

Insurances: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, NYU Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet / Cigna PPO), United Healthcare, FIT Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), Oxford Health Plans, Aetna Student Health Insurance, United Healthcare Student Health Plan, Berklee College of Music Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Boston College Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Harvard Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Lesley University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), MIT Student and Affiliate Extended Insurance Plan (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Northeastern University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna), New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $130 - $175 per session

I find that being able to come to therapy as you are, where you are and who you are is truly the foundation of your journey, of healing. I offer a nonjudgmental space, where empathy and compassion is given effortlessly. I encourage my clients to be truthful and accountable with themselves, in order to reach their full potential. I believe that we all deserve to be proud of the person that we are and live a life that is full of happiness and purpose.


Becca  Leitman

Becca Leitman

Online Sessions, WA

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Healthcare, FIT Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), United Healthcare Student Health Plan, Kaiser Permanente PPO, Premera Blue Cross, New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 - $250 per session

Deciding to begin therapy is not an easy choice, and I commend you for your bravery in beginning this journey. Collaboratively we will explore the hurdles preventing growth, and the patterns of behavior that are no longer helpful but difficult to move beyond. I look forward to meeting you, and working together.


Lauren  Pincus

Lauren Pincus

Online Sessions, WA

Insurances: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Medicare, NYU Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet / Cigna PPO), United Healthcare, FIT Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), Oxford Health Plans, Aetna Student Health Insurance, United Healthcare Student Health Plan, Berklee College of Music Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Boston College Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Harvard Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Lesley University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), MIT Student and Affiliate Extended Insurance Plan (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Northeastern University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna), New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $130 - $175 per session

Relationships can be very challenging and complicated both with others and ourselves. If you find yourself in a place questioning repetitive thoughts or feeling emotions that may be roadblocks for personal growth, therapy is an opportunity for you to explore and grow both personally and interpersonally. We are all made up of many parts and often times we have a couple parts of us, such as an angry part or anxious part, that we feel defined by. Often times these parts prevent us from living our truest and fullest selves. I promise to be fully present and committed in helping you understand these difficult parts and how they may be preventing you from feeling like yourself. I have a very interactive style and will work with you at a pace you are comfortable with to help you find peace and harmony with yourself and in your life.


Aleen  Raybin

Aleen Raybin

6553 California Avenue Southwest, Seattle, WA, 98136

Online Sessions, WA

Insurances: Regence Blue Shield
Waitlist available online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $185 per session

As your therapist, I know you are the expert and author of your life. I believe we can transform pain into resilient beauty, and each of us have this power.

I feel privileged to work with my clients as they move toward their goals and overcome barriers that once felt impossible to face.

I ask powerful questions to challenge my clients to explore their deepest desires and live into their fullest potential.


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