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Postpartum Depression, Perinatal Mental Health

At Cultivate Therapy, we specialize in therapy for postpartum depression and postpartum anxiety. 


We work with new moms and dads to provide support and guidance during the emotional challenges that can start in pregnancy or come after giving birth.  Becoming a parent is no easy task –it’s estimated that 1 in 5 moms and 1 in 10 dads suffer from postpartum depression.  We are here to support you through this momentous transition.

Meet your team.

Therapists offering Post-partum Care

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Rebecca Walsman


 Audrey Augustave

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Madeline Salerno

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Zahayra Carino

You may be experiencing:  

  • Persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness, or emptiness after childbirth

  • Excessive worry, fear, or anxiety related to your baby's well-being 

  • Difficulty bonding with your baby  

  • Difficulty experiencing joy in motherhood or fatherhood

  • Changes in appetite, sleep patterns, or energy levels 

  • Intense irritability or anger 

  • Lack of interest or pleasure in activities you once enjoyed 

  • Feelings of guilt, shame, or inadequacy as a parent 

  • Thoughts of harming yourself or your baby 

  • Thoughts that baby would be better off without you

  • Social withdrawal or isolation 

  • Difficulties concentrating or making decisions

And you may want to grow in these ways:

  • Understanding the symptoms of postpartum depression and anxiety 

  • Validation of your experiences and emotions in pregnancy or after birth

  • Developing coping strategies to reduce depression and anxiety 

  • Enhancing bonding and attachment with your baby 

  • Building a support system 

  • Knowing when it’s time to see your doctor or consider medication 

  •  Establishing realistic expectations for yourself as a new parent 

  • Addressing any underlying issues or traumas that may contribute to postpartum depression or anxiety 

  • Rebuilding self-esteem and self-confidence in your role as a mother or father

  • Creating a safe and nurturing environment for yourself and your baby 

  • Enjoying your life as a new parent (at least some of it!)

Banana Leaves

Meet with us in our Jersey City office or via telehealth for online therapy. 

In therapy, our perinatal specialists will ask all about your pregnancy and birth story, get to know you, and walk you through an assessment to identify postpartum depression or anxiety and its severity level.  We’ll make the right recommendations from there and will work with your doctor or nurse if that’s part of your care plan.   

Therapy is a commitment to carving out time for yourself as a new parent–a space to discuss your thoughts, feelings, and concerns about this new season of life.  


We utilize evidence-based approaches like cognitive-behavioral therapy and mindfulness techniques to help you process your emotions, challenge negative thought patterns, and develop effective coping strategies. Our goal is to support you in your journey toward healing, recovery, and finding joy in motherhood and fatherhood.

Take the first step towards seeking support and guidance for postpartum depression and anxiety: Book a free consultation today.

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