Catherine O’Brien, M.A., LMFT is a Maternal Mental Health expert, relationship therapist, and women’s coach located in Sacramento, CA.
Her forthcoming book, Happy With Baby, is scheduled for publication in late 2019.
Catherine makes herself available for media interviews, profiles, and expert commentary on trending subject matter that new parents and women of all ages and stages care about.
She has contributed expertise to articles for PsychCentral, has been featured as a guest on podcasts and local TV news stations, and has been a speaker at conventions for women, couples and expectant mothers.
Some of her favorite topics include:
Relationships - marriage & co-parenting relationships, communication skills for meaningful and satisfying relationships, and building circles of support
New Parenthood - preparation for expecting parents, foundational practices for parenting couples, managing needs and expectations for the postpartum period, weathering changes into the toddler years and beyond, child brain development, and self care for parents
Maternal Mental Health - expertise and advocacy for parents experiencing perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, including postpartum depression and anxiety, postpartum PTSD, obsessive compulsive disorder, Bipolar disorder, and postpartum psychosis
Women’s Issues - work/life balance, life purpose and identity, perfectionism, negative self talk, body image, infertility, miscarriage and infant loss, societal expectations, guilt, shame, hormonal imbalances
Stress Management - redefining and prioritizing self care, mindfulness, limbic calming techniques, sleep issues, body wisdom, and healthy boundaries
Catherine will consider your unique requests and topic proposals highlighting any combination of these themes.