Therapists Specializing in Postpartum Depression in Boston Area

Postpartum depression is a common mental health condition among women who have recently given birth. It is characterized by persistent symptoms of depression that appear after the baby’s birth and do not go away on their own. These symptoms might also arise during pregnancy and are equally as important to treat. Some degree of feeling overwhelmed is a normal and expected part of having a new baby. However, when these feelings are intense, persistent, or interfere with day-to-day functioning, it can be helpful to seek support from a trained mental health professional.

Working with a therapist can help new mothers process their experiences and understand potential sources of their depressive thoughts. Therapy might focus on developing coping skills, implementing self-care practices, and working towards more helpful thinking patterns and behaviors that facilitate mood improvement. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and interpersonal psychotherapy are commonly used and effective therapies, though approaches may differ between therapists.

Find therapists in Boston Area who specialize in postpartum depression 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!


Teresa  Spillane

Teresa Spillane

76 Elm Street, Boston, MA, 02130

Online Sessions, MA

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

My approach to mental health involves asking, How well can this person love and work? How flexible is this person in coping with difficulty? What is the nature of this person's suffering? I try to address all three areas with compassion, empathy, and good humor. With 25 years of experience working with a variety of people, I find the quality of the therapeutic relationship is often the best predictor of a therapy where a person feels, heard, affirmed, challenged, and helped to heal and grow.


Livia  Freier

Livia Freier

Online Sessions, MA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $180 - $220 per session

I know it can be difficult to make the decision to start therapy. My role as a therapist is to provide you with the skills that will allow you to take control of healing from anxiety and depression. I work with individuals and couples who are committed to overcoming self-doubt, change unhealthy behaviors, and reframe limiting beliefs.


Andie  Insoft

Andie Insoft

1193 Walnut Street, Newton, MA, 02461

Online Sessions, MA

Waitlist available online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $85 - $175 per session

The ‘fit’ between a client and a therapist is all important. I believe that much of the healing takes place through the relationship we develop. I firmly believe that challenges can present one with a unique opportunity to really look at oneself and grow.


Liza  Mordkovich

Liza Mordkovich

Online Sessions, MA

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

I provide a supportive, collaborative, emphatic and safe environment for you to explore confusing or distressing parts in your life. You will learn specific day to day tools to assist in a change-oriented therapeutic style.


Annet  Kabuusu

Annet Kabuusu

256 Franklin Street, Boston, MA, 02110

303 Wyman Street, Waltham, MA, 02451

Online Sessions, MA

Insurances: Aetna, Cigna, United Healthcare, Optum, 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), Tufts Health Plan (Commercial Plans, not via Mass Health or Navigator), Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA PPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA HMO
Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $120 per session

I values a holistic approach, which combines evidence-based practices to client care, including therapeutic communication, patient-centered care and shared decision making to help each individual’s specific need and values to achieve an overall sense of well being through psychoeducation, collaboration and client advocacy. I have specialized interest in children and adolescents, and I treat adults, also.


Nicole  Issa

Nicole Issa

Online Sessions, MA

Insurances: FIT Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), Aetna Student Health Insurance, Johnson and Wales University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), University of Rhode Island (URI) Student Insurance (United Healthcare), RISD Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), 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), Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna), New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources), Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA PPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA HMO
Waitlist available online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $225 per session

In my work as a therapist, I focus on understanding early experiences and how psychological well-being can be fostered through relationships. I believe change and healing come through relationships: our relationships with ourselves, as well as our relationships with others. I view therapy as a collaborative process that allows both therapist and client to grow and change.
I practice primarily from a relational-dynamic perspective, though I incorporate techniques from cognitive behavioral (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and narrative approaches to tailor treatment to the unique and individual needs of each client.
My clients describe me as an empathetic, active listener who approaches their concerns with caring, respect, pragmatism, and sometimes, humor. I'm honored that you're considering working with me and would be happy to answer any questions you may have.


Sarit  Lesser

Sarit Lesser

Online Sessions, MA

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Brown University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), Johnson and Wales University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), University of Rhode Island (URI) Student Insurance (United Healthcare), RISD Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), United Healthcare Student Health Plan
Waitlist available online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $120 - $180 per session

I see therapy as a collaborative process, where both parties need to cooperate and work together in order to make it work. Together, we will identify specific short- and long-term goals, develop a treatment plan, and try out new approaches that will allow you to heal and grow. My goal is to support my clients in finding ways to live healthier, fuller and more meaningful lives.


Kathleen  Nardella

Kathleen Nardella

Online Sessions, MA

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA PPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA HMO, CareFirst
Waitlist available online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $125 - $175 per session

A special note to my prospective online clients: I feel privileged to help my clients through a variety of challenges as they embrace life transitions. Working together, I can help you move forward with confidence and strength.
Many of my clients come to me with mild to moderate symptoms of anxiety and/or depression. I am very mindful of the degree to which you appear to be impacted in your daily life by these symptoms when we are working together. Please understand that your safety and well-being is most important to me. I am not equipped in my current office setting to manage severe depression, active thoughts of harming yourself in any way, or thoughts and ideas that do not connect to existing reality. If we begin working together and symptoms like these become apparent, I will make additional referrals for you in order to assure that you receive the best possible care and support.

National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255


Jocelyn  Welch

Jocelyn Welch

Online Sessions, MA

Insurances: Brown University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), United Healthcare, Johnson and Wales University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), University of Rhode Island (URI) Student Insurance (United Healthcare), RISD Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), United Healthcare Student Health Plan
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $100 - $200 per session

I provide individual psychotherapy to adults aged 18+ who are struggling with life transitions, depression, anxiety, grief, relationship conflicts and any issue that causes an imbalance in one’s life. I will help you develop the tools you need to gain insight, manage painful emotions, address behaviors that may be self-defeating, and increase your self confidence so that you can achieve a more fulfilling and joyful life. As your therapist, I will help you on your path towards being your best self - no matter your current struggles. Throughout my 24 years of practice, my clients consistently feel supported, understood, and are able to reach their goals.
You do not have to be alone in your struggles: therapy can provide support and help you build relationships. In a safe, non-judgmental environment, I can help you connect with your inner strength and build new skills to uncover your best self. I invite you to contact me to see if I am the right therapist for you.


Jacob  Howe

Jacob Howe

1419 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA, 02446

Online Sessions, MA

Waitlist available online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $300 per session

The decision to enter psychotherapy is often a deeply personal one, and even taking steps toward it can require a great deal of insight and strength. Choosing a therapist is an important part of the process, as research has consistently shown that the therapeutic relationship between patient and therapist is the most important predictor of positive outcomes.
I consider it a privilege to facilitate patients’ realization of their therapeutic goals using evidence-based treatments. In my Brookline practice, I provide my patients with a comfortable and empathic environment in which to engage in therapy. Many benefit from psychotherapy alone. When indicated, I offer integrated psychotherapy and medication treatment. Together, we determine the best treatment plan for you.


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