The time before, during, and after pregnancy can be filled with a lot of excitement and joy, but is also a period of enormous vulnerability for mothers and babies (and other family members, too, of course).

Many of us feel uncomfortable admitting to or talking about issues such as:

  • Anxiety about becoming a parent before the baby arrives
  • Struggling to meet the expectations set for ourselves and our partners
  • Who to ask–and trust–regarding parenting advice
  • Difficulty feeling connected to our baby or reading his or her cues – perhaps due to postpartum depression or anxiety, or a difficult or traumatic birth experience
  • Conflicted feelings about what it means to be a parent
  • Helping a baby who is hard to soothe or has trouble with feeding or sleep
  • Wondering if your child’s development is on track and if certain behaviors are “normal”
  • Coping with frustrating toddler behaviors
  • Uncertainty about how to provide appropriate discipline

Whether working individually, as a dyad, or as a family – therapy can offer a safe space to discuss complex feelings about parenting, learn about your child’s unique development, and explore what you bring to each interaction with your infant.

About Amy Rosenthal:

Amy obtained her Master’s of Social Work from New York University’s School of Social Work. Using an eclectic approach, she has treated individuals and families in New York City for over ten years. Initially focusing on adults and school-aged children, she worked in community-based mental health centers and public schools as well as served as a consultant to New York City’s Administration for Children’s Services (ACS). More recently, through recognizing the impact of early life experiences throughout our lives, she has enhanced her practice by gaining expertise in early child development, parent-infant theory, and related clinical modalities.

Amy received training in Child-Parent Psychotherapy and Parent-Infant Psychotherapy and is a member of the World Association for Infant Mental Health (WAIMH), the New York Zero-to-Three Network (NYZTT), and the Brooklyn Children’s Mental Health Committee.

We welcome pregnant women, parents and their babies.