Dr. Emily Guarnotta Licensed Clinical Psychologist Merrick, New York

Helping Parents One Breath at a Time

As a clinical psychologist, I specialize in helping parents dealing with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (mental health disorders that occur during pregnancy or the postpartum period) and emotional struggles related to infertility, grief and loss, and the overall adjustment to parenthood.

Psychotherapy can help you better understand your own thoughts and feelings and learn ways to cope with stress, trauma, and other difficult experiences.

Support Is Available

Psychotherapy and telehealth are available for people experiencing perinatal mental health disorders (like postpartum depression), anxiety, mood disorders, and other emotional challenges.

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Read on to learn more about how to cope with some of the most common issues facing new and expectant parents.

Working parents may have a difficult time balancing their two roles.

“The Second Shift”: How to Survive as a Working Parent

In 2018, over 80 percent of families with children had at least one employed parent and almost 50 percent of families had both parents in...
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Surviving Your Toddler’s Temper Tantrums

What are temper tantrums? Temper tantrums are bursts of anger and frustration that are common among toddlers ages one to three years old. Some refer...
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Fourth Trimester

Helping You and Your Baby Cope with Life after Birth After nine months of pregnancy, the uncomfortable symptoms of the third trimester, including swelling, heartburn,...
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Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders

Understanding how you feel after birth: Postpartum depression, baby blues, and more. Many first-time mothers expect to feel overwhelmed with joy and excitement when they...
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What is Mindfulness?

Learn How to Practice Mindfulness as a Parent What is Mindfulness? “You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” -Jon Kabat-Zinn Have...