Caring for the Whole Family

 

Dr. Alisa works with pregnant and postpartum mothers on a variety of issues. She works with couples and families to form deeper connections and thrive even when under stress. Dr. Alisa also has training and extensive experience as a child psychologist.

 

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It is often quite challenging for new mothers to get out in those beginning few months. You are not alone.

Feel free to reach out for some support in the comfort of your home. This is also a great way for Dr. Alisa to meet other important people in mom and baby’s life (like partners, spouses, baby’s grandparents, etc). It takes a village – and we can start building that village! It is a great opportunity to discuss how the baby is doing as well as figuring out what supports and help mom needs.


Pregnancy & Postpartum

Adjusting to the birth of a baby can be challenging. The transition to parenthood
involves a profound upheaval and transformation in a woman’s life. Along with
dramatic physical changes in your body, there are fundamental shifts in identity,
roles, relationships, beliefs, and behavior.

For some pregnant and postpartum mothers, these changes can be so overwhelming they just don’t feel like themselves. Depression, anxiety, weepiness, sadness, exhaustion, and feeling disconnected from the baby are all common responses. Getting adequate support during this time of profound change is key not only for maternal well-being but for the entire family.

Dr. Alisa works with pregnant and postpartum mothers on a variety of issues
including:

  • Feeling connected and attached to the baby
  • Processing feelings around shifts in identity
  • Addressing past traumas and loss
  • Shoring up one’s social support network
  • Designing an overall wellness plan involving psychotherapy, possible  medication, exercise, improved diet and nutrition, yoga and meditation

Parenting & Child Psychology

Worried about your kiddo? Dr. Alisa has training and extensive experience as a child
psychologist. She can help with issues such as:

  • Attachment and bonding
  • Anxiety and excessive worries
  • Separation difficulties
  • Feeding or sleeping concerns
  • Sadness, grief, and loss
  • Adjustment to life changes (death in family, moving, separation / divorce of parents)
  • Selective mutism (talks at home but not at school)

In addition to seeing young children and their parents in her office, Dr. Alisa
conducts clinical observations and provides consultation in a variety of other
settings. These other settings may include daycare, preschool, school, and home.


Couples & Families

Relationships are at the core of who we are as human beings. When we are under
stress, our relationships can feel strained or disconnected.

Dr. Alisa works with couples and families to form deeper connections and thrive even when under stress. Dr. Alisa works with families and couples on a variety of issues including:

  • Improving patterns of communication
  • Connecting in a deeper way
  • Contemplating having children
  • Negotiating the transition to parenthood
  • Finding your “couplehood” again after having a baby
  • Establishing positive and playful family rituals and routines
  • Healing from trauma and loss
  • Adjusting to stressful life events