Postpartum Depression Therapists in Massachusetts

Pregnancy and being a new mom is hard. Whether the transition to motherhood has been difficult or going smoothly for you, a knowledgeable therapist can provide support, care, and guidance on how to best navigate the ups and downs. The following therapists are experts in mental health during pregnancy and early motherhood, peripartum and postpartum depression, anxiety, attachment, and transition to parenting.

Julia Barry, LMFT

Julia Barry is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner® in downtown Boston. She specializes in the treatment of single event trauma, complex trauma, dissociation, anxiety, depression, mother/infant bonding, relationship issues, sex and sexuality, and personal growth. She also runs mindful parenting groups.

Julia is committed to supporting clients in the Greater Boston area toward their goals by utilizing psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, EMDR, Somatic Experiencing® and mindfulness techniques. She provides psychotherapy to adult individuals, couples, families and mother/infant pairs. She has expertise in encouraging mindful parenting and secure, healthy attachment relationships between parents and children.

Jessica Foley, LMHC

Jessica Foley is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Waltham, MA specializing in women’s mental health. She sees women navigating life transitions, including pregnancy and postpartum, as well as anxiety, depression, and eating and body image. Her clientele includes college students, young professionals, moms, and women working in STEM-related fields.

Jessica has a wealth of experience working with women throughout the perinatal period, practicing part-time out of an OB-GYN office for added convenience and collaboration. She helps women develop a practical schedule and tap into local resources to balance newborn care with their own needs. A large component of Jessica's work is helping women redefine cultural narratives and their own expectations about what motherhood and being a woman should look like, gaining confidence in their unique voice and ambitions.

Teresa Spillane, PsyD

Dr. Teresa Spillane is a psychologist in Boston, MA specializing in perinatal mental health, postpartum adjustment, physician mental health, college mental health, and psycho-oncology. She utilizes psychodynamic therapy to give her clients a flexible, eclectic, and productive approach to mental health.

Dr. Spillane has particular expertise in helping new and expecting mothers with the heal emotional and mental challenges of the transition to motherhood.  She understands the emotional impact of having a child, and works diligently with her clients to ensure they feel supported and confident in parenthood. In addition to this specialty, she enjoys working with young adults, college students, and older adults.