Are you your best, happiest self when you haven't slept for weeks?

No, of course not. And guess what? Neither is your spouse.

If you're reading this, you probably already know the truth about raising babies and creating a happy, healthy, loving family: It isn't all a walk in the park.

Well, walking in the park is part of it, but so is crying, conflict, and a LOT of missteps!

Families are getting divorced left and right...

Moms (and some dads) are struggling with postpartum…

You may think these things are unrelated, but 70% of couples are unhappy in their marriages in the first year after they have a baby!

There are so many factors in our busy lives that set parents up for stress, anxiety, depression, and conflict.

But, it doesn't have to be this way.

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Hi, I’m Catherine O’Brien. If you’re struggling with having a new baby at home, then I’m your happy warrior.

Catherine O'Brien, MA, LMFT (MFC#40741)

Catherine O'Brien, MA, LMFT (MFC#40741)

I Help Overwhelmed Parents Find Joy, Connection, & Steadfast Support

I have a Masters in Psychology, am a licensed therapist, a soon-to-be published author, a mom, and a wife.

In other words, I'm here to help – and I know how to help.

I offer therapy, coaching & workshops for Moms and Dads like you.

I can support you with:

  • Developing a happy and healthy postpartum plan that takes you through your newborn's entire FIRST YEAR. Especially helpful if you've found that your previous birth plan had a 72-hour shelf-life tops!

  • Creating ease and deepening connection when you and your co-parent are second guessing whether the other person has gone insane. (You probably haven't. And yes: I am qualified to determine if someone really is struggling).

  • Pro-active planning and preparation to keep things from going off-kilter when you first take your baby home.


Ready for a little more ease and joy? Here’s how we can work together:

Looking for a great parenting class?

If you're in the Sacramento area, snag a spot in one of our popular "Mine, Yours, Ours" workshops.

Looking for a therapist who "gets it?"

Find out about individual or marriage counseling in Sacramento, CA for new and established moms and dads.

Need something in between?

Know you don't need therapy, but not sure what the other options are? Contact us about coaching.


Not sure what you need or where to even start?

Don’t worry! Let’s chat one-on-one about where you’re at right now, so I can guide you to the best way to begin. Request an appointment to have a free 20-minute phone consult today!


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