Certified in EMDR therapy and Perinatal Mental Health
Welcome! I’m glad you’re here. I have a passion for reproductive and perinatal mental health issues and have worked in this field for 20+ years. I specialize in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders, working with individuals experiencing birth or reproductive trauma, pregnancy loss, infertility or facing adoption or surrogacy. I’m honored to walk with you from conception planning through adjusting to your new parenthood roles and helping you build strong healthy attachments to your children. I love working with motivated clients as they actively explore their core identities, and improve their self-worth and self-esteem.
Collaboratively we can work together and I can help be a guide on your journey. My work is guided from an attachment and mind-body perspective as well as a culturally-sensitive and anti-racist lens. I strongly believe in the brain’s tendency towards resilience and it’s innate ability to heal itself with support. Therapy can help you create a sense of safety and nurturing within, whether you’ve lost that feeling along the way, or never had it to begin with. By empowering you with useful techniques and tools, you can become more resilient and healthy in interactions with others and your everyday life. Let’s help you work to heal and come back to yourself.
I’m thrilled to report that my book, the Pregnancy and Postpartum Mood Workbook, came out in 2021. It was a labor of love with a dear colleague, and also a resource we found that we needed for our pregnant and postpartum clients. I’m super passionate about spreading awareness about Perinatal Mental Health, EMDR therapy and trauma and it’s a joy to be a guest on podcasts and other media outlets talking about these topics and at conferences and in the community. I also am an EMDRIA approved consultant and facilitator of EMDR trainings.
I’m active in the community, and served on the Postpartum Health Alliance Board and volunteered for other community organizations promoting and supporting women’s health and mental illness. Advocating for improved birth outcomes and accessibility to equitable and quality care for all is an ongoing value of mine.
When I’m not working, I’m all about being outdoors, spending time at both the beach and the mountains. I love to kayak, hike, and ski, and spend any time I can with my family, dogs, and friends.
You can follow me on Instagram at bethanywarrenlcsw
And then the time came when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to bloom
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