Maternal Mental Health

Feeding, sleep issues, your body’s recovery, hormone fluctuations, change in schedule, the responsibility of a new life….it’s no wonder that so many new Moms struggle.

Specialists in Perinatal and Postpartum Mental Health Care

Maternal mental health disorders typically occur in what is called the perinatal period. This includes the prenatal period, or time that a woman is pregnant, and the postpartum period, which is the first year after the baby has been born. However, at Beyond Borders CBT, we support Moms beyond the first year as well.

Our patients are served by licensed therapists, who are also Mothers, all of whom struggled with mental health issues in their perinatal or postpartum period. Not only can this Mom-to-Mom experience provide high quality evidence-based care, but also compassion and the shared experience of this difficult chapter in life.

Treatment is offered as a teletherapy service, meaning that real-time sessions are conducted on secure video/audio teleconferencing software.

We Provide Care In These States and Most Countries

Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia

Ashley Annestedt, LCSW

Ashley Annestedt

LCSW

Ashley heads our maternal mental health program, serving moms who are experiencing mental health issues such as OCD, Depression, Anxiety & much more. In addition to clinical expertise in this area, Ashley personally experienced health-related OCD with the birth of her second child which allows her to approach this work through a lense of compassion and lived experience. Ashley has two children, now both in their tween/teen years and approaches this work in a raw and honest way.

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Caryn Gill, LPC

Caryn Gill

LPC

Caryn has worked with individuals dealing with perinatal/postpartum mental health issues, including postpartum depression as well as perinatal OCD and anxiety. She has also dealt with and recovered from postpartum depression following the birth of her child. This experience, in addition to her clinical expertise, has provided her the ability to further understand and empathize with the adjustment to parenthood. Caryn also has lived experience with infertility. She has one preschool-aged child.

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Melissa Hunter, LPC

Melissa Hunter

LPC, NCC

Melissa is experienced in the treatment of OCD, high anxiety, and panic as it relates to post-partum. She is the mother of two boys who are in their twenties and has lived experience with and recovery from excessive parental fear and perfectionism when her second son was an infant.

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Pam Katz, LCSW

Pam Katz

LCSW

Pam provides counseling support to individuals in our maternal mental health program serving moms experiencing depression, anxiety, and parenting challenges. In addition to her clinical expertise in this area, Pam personally experienced postpartum depression with the birth of her third child. Pam has three children in their teen and young adult years, two who have ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, and Learning Disabilities. These lived experiences allow Pam to work from a perspective of compassion, empathy, and first hand appreciation of the emotions that impact moms as their children grow from birth to early adulthood.

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Karly Kothmann, LPC

Karly Kothmann

LPC

Karly works directly with our maternal mental health program, serving moms who are experiencing mental health issues such as OCD, Depression, Anxiety & much more. Along with her clinical expertise in this area, Karly personally experienced anxiety with the birth of her first who went into the NICU at a week old and experienced a few medical conditions. Karly has two children, now in their elementary and teen years and understands first hand the highs and lows and wins and struggles of motherhood.

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Melissa Lillie, LCSW

Melissa Lillie

LCSW

Melissa has lived experience with OCD prior to the birth of her daughter. Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors (skin picking and hair pulling) and OCD run in her family and she began experiencing these in her college years.Motherhood brought new challenges of balancing professional and home life, as well as the whispered question "what if the OCD returns?" She weathered the many sleepless nights of a baby with colic and is now the proud mom of a ukulele playing little girl. These experiences left her with a new-found respect for her own self-care and a commitment to living in accordance to her values. Melissa believes in the importance of working with you to help break the patterns of anxiety (OCD, BFRBs and panic attacks) that keep you stuck and missing out on some of life's most important moments.

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We Provide Care In These States and Most Countries

Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia

Treatment is offered as a teletherapy service, meaning that real-time sessions are conducted on secure video/audio teleconferencing software.

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