Dr. Emily Guarnotta Licensed Clinical Psychologist

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.

Types of Therapy

Types of Therapy

There are several different ways that a therapist might approach helping you. Some of the most common therapy approaches include: Psychoanalysis Psychoanalysis and psychodynamic therapy...
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Therapy for Perinatal Mental Health

Therapy is a psychological approach to treating perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, a type of mental health disorders that affect childbearing women. If you are...
introducing new baby

Helping Your Child Adjust to a New Sibling

Welcoming a new sibling to the family can be an exciting but difficult time. Whether you’re giving birth or awaiting adoption, you may be wondering...
stranger anxiety

Stranger Danger: Helping Babies Cope with Stranger Anxiety

Parents may become concerned when a child suddenly shows fear in the presence of others. Stranger anxiety refers to the time in a child’s life...
unplanned pregnancy

How To Cope With An Unplanned Pregnancy

A pregnancy may come as a shock if it is not planned or expected. An unplanned pregnancy can happen for a number of reasons. For...
baby blues

How to Cope with the Baby Blues

What are the baby blues? The baby blues refer to the period of time after giving birth where a mother may feel sad, anxious, and...
bonding and attachment

Bonding With Your Newborn

What are bonding and attachment? Bonding is the experience of connecting with another person. Parent-infant bonding or attachment is the unique connection that mothers and...
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Homeschooling Children during the Coronavirus Outbreak

The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has resulted in mass school closings. Parents throughout the country are not only dealing with their own anxiety about the outbreak,...
ADHD

Parenting a Child with ADHD

What is ADHD? Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that starts in childhood and can continue into adulthood. It affects around 5 to...
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Healing from Miscarriage and Pregnancy Loss

Miscarriage and pregnancy loss can happen for a number of different reasons. Like any loss, it can have a significant emotional impact on families. Grief,...