Postpartum Depression Therapists in Rhode Island

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.


Postpartum Depression Therapists in Providence, RI

Sarah Torrey, LICSW

Sarah Torrey, LICSW

Sarah Torrey is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with expertise in infant and perinatal issues, including depression, anxiety, and attachment-related problems. She uses a combination of attachment focused relational work, dyadic mother-baby work, mindfulness practices, psychodynamic therapy, and supportive therapy. Sarah is especially dedicated to working with parents and families to help everyone negotiate their roles in family life and unlock the possibilities of these relationships.

Jane Hesser, LICSW

Jane Hesser, LICSW

Jane Hesser is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Providence, RI who provides specialized mental and emotional care to women ages 18 and up. She has particular expertise in prenatal and postpartum depression and anxiety, including OCD, adjustment to motherhood, and artists' mental health. She enjoys working with women who are trying to conceive, adopt, or transition to motherhood as well as those who are navigating other challenges in their lives.

Amanda Vaughn, LMFT

Amanda Vaughn, LMFT

Amanda Vaughn is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Providence, Rhode Island. She has particular specialization in infertility concerns, postpartum depression, and perinatal mental health. She guides clients through the physical and emotional challenges that come along with fertility/infertility, IVF, and perinatal mood changes, and helps them access support systems to create an achievable plan for self-care and support. 

Sarit Lesser, PsyD - Therapist in Providence, RI

Sarit Lesser, PsyD

Dr. Sarit Lesser is a clinical psychologist in Providence, RI with a specialization in new mothers. Dr. Lesser completed her Postdoctoral Fellowship at Alpert Medical School of Brown University, where she conducted research on new mothers and motherhood. She is passionate about this topic, and enjoys working with mothers and parents throughout pregnancy and postpartum periods, offering parental counseling as well. 

Dr. Judith Orodenker

Judith Orodenker, PhD

Dr. Judith Orodenker has been in the field of psychology for 25+ years. She received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute and her MA in Art Therapy from NYU. She has subspecialties in the treatment of disordered eating and fertility issues, as well as prenatal and postpartum challenges. Dr. Orodenker takes a holistic approach to therapy, addressing mind, body, and spirit in her work with clients. She practices a combination of psychodynamic, transpersonal, Jungian therapy, and mindfulness approaches.

Michelle Moynihan, MSN

Michelle Moynihan, MSN

Michelle Moynihan is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Providence, RI with a specialty in providing medication management for postpartum related concerns, including postpartum anxiety, postpartum OCD, postpartum depression, and stable postpartum psychosis. Prior to private practice, she practiced for many years in OBGYN settings and completed a clinical rotation at Women and Infants Hospital.

Ellen Darling, PhD

Ellen Darling, PhD | Talk therapy

Dr. Ellen Darling is a clinical psychologist in Providence, RI specializing in perinatal mental health and couples therapy. She supports new mothers and couples in navigating the transition to parenthood and treating perinatal anxiety and depression. Dr. Darling is passionate about guiding couples through challenges including intimacy difficulties, parenthood issues, and other periods of transition. She practices Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy (IBCT), an evidence-based approach that identifies patterns that keep partners disconnected and in doing so offers new possibilities for empathy and change.

Marisa Etting, LMHC

Marisa Etting, LMHC | Talk therapy

Marisa Etting is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Providence, Rhode Island, and the owner of the group practice, ME Psychotherapy. She specializes in women's mental health, postpartum depression, perfectionism, self-esteem issues, infertility, relationship difficulties, academic stress, and parenting support.Marisa enjoys helping mothers and couples adjust to new parenthood and has received specific training in postpartum mental health.

Caroline Obrecht, LICSW - Therapist in Providence, RI

Caroline Obrecht, LICSW | Talk therapy

Caroline Obrecht is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Providence, Rhode Island. Caroline has expertise in postpartum depression, new motherhood, couples counseling, depression, and anxiety. She has a certificate in marriage and family therapy from Butler Hospital and sees many couples. She also offers sessions in American Sign Language for Deaf and hard of hearing clients.

Postpartum Depression Therapists and Psychiatrists in East Greenwich, RI

Nicole Miele, NP

Nicole Miele, PMHNP-BC | Medication

Nicole Miele is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in East Greenwich, RI. She sees women ages 18 - 45 for anxiety, mild to moderate depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, mood changes around the menstrual cycle, as well as postpartum anxiety and depression. While a major part of Nicole's role is medication management, she only prescribes medications when absolutely necessary, and tries to limit to one medication for each client. She also offers psychotherapy.

Postpartum Depression Therapists in North Kingstown, RI

Sarah Knight, LMHC

Sara Knight, LMHC | Talk therapy

As both a counselor and doula, Sara has particular expertise in women's issues, pregnancy, pregnancy loss, childbirth support, and reproductive health. She sees women experiencing postpartum depression, helping them to build a support system within the home environment and to foster healthy attachment with their babies. Sara sees individuals from a variety of cultural, relational, and gender identities, and considers the mother's culture of origin and personal goals when offering care.

Julie Pearson, LICSW - Therapist in North Kingstown, RI

Julie Pearson, LICSW | Talk therapy

Julie Pearson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice with over 20 years of experience working with individuals who struggle with depression, anxiety, anger, self-esteem issues, and relationship issues. Recently, she has also developed an interest in supporting women who are experiencing peripartum depression. She strives to provide helpful information and support that will positively impact her clients, and is particularly passionate about conducting therapy groups.