Certified in EMDR therapy and Perinatal Mental Health
Welcome! 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 through adjusting to your new parenthood roles and helping you build strong healthy attachments to your children. Helping women explore and build their core identities, improve self-worth and self-esteem are also foundational aspects to my practice.
I have an empathetic, compassionate and approachable style and I tailor interventions to my client’s specific needs. We might use EMDR therapy, Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral or Short Term Solution Focused techniques as well as relaxation and mindfulness approaches in our sessions. 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 and teaching you useful techniques and tools, you can become more resilient and healthy in you interactions with others and everyday lives. Let’s help you heal and come back to yourself.
I’m super passionate about spreading awareness about perinatal mental health and trauma and advocating for improved birth outcomes and accessibility to equitable and quality care for all. I consider being an anti-racist ally a lifelong process of learning and listening and working on implicit bias. I regularly read, attend trainings and participate in study groups and work on being the safest therapist I can be for you. 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.
I am an EMDRIA approved consultant and an adjunct professor at a local University. I also provide clinical supervision for clinicians working towards their licenses. I am frequently featured on podcasts and other media outlets talking about Perinatal Mental Health, EMDR therapy and trauma and love spreading awareness of these topics at conferences and in the community. I’m thrilled to report that my book, the Pregnancy and Postpartum Mood Workbook, is due out in the fall.
When I’m not working, I’m all about being outdoors – 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
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