Unveiling Maternal Mental Health Truths

In this episode, join Dr. Jessica Tyler in an enlightening conversation on maternal mental health with Kellie Wicklund, psychotherapist and Clinical Director of the Maternal Wellness Center. Kellie delves into her 20-year career, spotlighting her dedication to perinatal mental health and helping clients navigate the complexities of parenthood. Unpacking the layers of reproductive health psychology, Kellie shares insights into her therapeutic approach. She emphasizes the importance of seeing the discouragement, invisibility, helplessness, blame, and grief clients often experience and strategies to empower and support mothers as they navigate the transformative journey into parenthood.

Unveiling Maternal Mental Health Truths

Episode

In this episode, join Dr. Jessica Tyler in an enlightening conversation on maternal mental health with Kellie Wicklund, psychotherapist and Clinical Director of the Maternal Wellness Center. Kellie delves into her 20-year career, spotlighting her dedication to perinatal mental health and helping clients navigate the complexities of parenthood. Unpacking the layers of reproductive health psychology, Kellie shares insights into her therapeutic approach. She emphasizes the importance of seeing the discouragement, invisibility, helplessness, blame, and grief clients often experience and strategies to empower and support mothers as they navigate the transformative journey into parenthood.

Guest

Kellie Wicklund is a licensed psychotherapist with 20 years of experience who serves as the Clinical Director of the Maternal Wellness Center. She specializes in perinatal mental health and is certified by Postpartum Support International as a Perinatal Mental Health Specialist (PHM-C). Kellie's expertise extends to reproductive health psychology, where she helps clients navigate the complexities of parenthood, from infertility challenges to peripartum mood and anxiety disorders.

Kellie's career includes roles as a Clinical Fellow with The Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia, an associate with the Center for Postpartum Depression, and the director of on-site perinatal mood and anxiety services at Jefferson Health. She has lectured extensively on peripartum mood and anxiety disorders and brings a warm, supportive approach to her work, drawing from psychodynamic, humanistic, and feminist theories. Kellie values increasing consciousness and understanding of early attachments, which informs her modern analytic/psychodynamic perspective.

Resources

http://www.kelliewicklund.com/

https://www.maternalwellness.org/

https://www.postpartum.net/

Transcript

https://otter.ai/u/odfvRZCAwv2s_gfkQm52gvozEec?utm_source=copy_url

Citation

Tyler, J. (Producer). (2023, November 3). Unveiling Maternal Mental Health Truths [Audio Podcast]. The Thoughtful Counselor. Retrieved from https://concept.paloaltou.edu/resources/the-thoughtful-counselor-podcast/unveiling-maternal-mental-health-truths

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