The postpartum period, whether it is your first child or you have been through it before, is a time full of changes. These can be physical, emotional, existential, or relational. 1 in 4 new mothers experiences a postpartum mood disorder—beyond “baby blues.” It’s not always just depression, either. We may have scary, intrusive thoughts or experience constant nagging worry about our babies and ourselves. Even the most educated women are ashamed of this and afraid to discuss it. It’s not surprising that so many of us end up feeling isolated, inadequate, and disconnected from our feelings.
This group, aimed towards mothers who have given birth within the past year, will begin in January and run for six sessions. Each session will focus on a specific topic, with time for group discussion, individual shares, and education on strategies to help manage concerns that are specific to the postpartum period.
I am an experienced and passionate therapist trained in perinatal mood disorders, as well as a mother and a survivor of PPD. I am committed to advocating for the mental health of new mothers through education and empowerment.
Erin Knittel is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Midtown Manhattan with expertise in supporting adolescents and young adults with anxiety, depression, and relationship challenges. As a former high school teacher and guidance counselor, she has a deep understanding of the complex challenges adolescents face. She is passionate about guiding teenagers through this tumultuous stage, helping them explore their individuality while managing social, academic, and personal pressures. She also enjoys seeing young adults navigating college stress, life transitions, and existential crises.
Erin draws upon evidence-based treatment modalities, taking an individualized approach to each client’s unique circumstances. She utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), interpersonal therapy, and supportive therapy with an emphasis on increasing mindfulness.
Erin is dedicated to empowering her clients with self-awareness and long-term coping skills. Her office is conveniently located a short walk from Grand Central.