206: Preparing To Become Parents
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Welcome back to Therapy Chat! In today's episode, host Laura Reagan, speaks to Dr. Alyssa Berlin about preparing to become a parent.
Dr. Alyssa Berlin is a clinical psychologist specializing in pregnancy, postpartum and parenting. She offers private counseling for women individually and with their partners on issues such as anxiousness and emotional fluctuation during pregnancy, postpartum blues and depression, and the complex issues that can arise between and around new and expectant parents.
Dr. Berlin is the creator of The AfterBirth Plan Workshop, a program that prepares couples for what to expect after a baby is born and how to prepare for a physically and emotionally healthy postpartum transition for the baby, for each partner and for the evolving relationship.
Dr. Berlin is a labor support doula, combining her psychological background and her doula training to help women and their partners feel empowered and comfortable in the labor and delivery process, both on a physical and emotional level. Dr. Berlin has a specific expertise addressing anxiety, fear or any other emotional concern that may arise around having a baby before, during and after the birth.
Dr. Berlin is is on the Board of Advisors for the International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN) and is a faculty member of Maternal Mental Health NOW Training institute. She conducts a multitude of live pregnancy and parenting workshops throughout Southern California and globally via Skype. You can read Dr. Alyssa's blogs on the Huffington Post where she contributes to PBS's 'This Emotional Life" project.
Dr. Berlin received her doctorate at Argosy University in Atlanta, GA, went on to become a certified Gottman educator and is a member of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Alyssa and her husband, prenatal chiropractor Dr. Elliot Berlin live in Los Angeles and are the proud parents of four amazing children.
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