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Lauren Safran

(LCSW)

Words to live by:

"Helping a mom has such a broad effect—not only on her, but on her entire family. She is where the family begins, and it’s important to make sure she has the tools and resources she needs.”

 

CONSULTS WITH Lauren:

  • Coping with Infertility
  • Stress Reduction Strategies While Trying to Conceive
  • Sibling Preparation
  • Mental Strategies for Labor
  • Pregnancy Emotional Support
  • Identity as New Mom or Dad
  • Strategies for Working Through Baby Blues
  • Returning to Work/Separation Anxiety
  • New Parent Emotional Support
  • Managing Overload
  • Bonding with Baby
  • Parenting Styles
  • Partnership in Parenting
  • Relationship Management
  • Coping with Pregnancy Loss
  • Hospital Debrief and Your Birth Experience
 

About Lauren:

Pregnancy and new parenthood are life changing events which, even in the best of circumstances, can be challenging.  When accompanied by significant mood changes, it can feel insurmountable.  New moms often feel societal pressure to conform to the "fairy tale" image of motherhood.  Psychotherapist Lauren Safran doesn't want those pressures to keep you from speaking up about your anxieties or depression.  Lauren graduated with a master's degree from Columbia University and since then has been providing support for women in these formative stages of their lives; she now sits on the Board of Directors of Postpartum Support International, a national awareness organization.  She has made it her mission to support women during this difficult time, and wants them to know that they are not alone, they didn't cause this, and with good treatment they will recover.  Lauren provides women with the tools to realize their own strengths and capabilities, and emphasizes that being kind to themselves makes them better able to care for their child.