Wellness through the journey of Family-Building, Pregnancy, Postpartum and Parenting.
Karin Feldman LMHC, CCBT, NCC
Maternal & Reproductive Mental Health Specialist
I am a New York State Licensed Psychotherapist and Certified Cognitive Behavioral therapist, with extensive experience working with individuals, couples and groups.
Specializing in the treatment of Infertility, Perinatal and Postpartum mental health, I work with women and couples who require the unique expertise of a specialist in the treatment and support of these.
My areas of expertise include:
High Risk Pregnancy
Transitions to parenthood
Neonatal Infant parenting
I provide emotional support, guidance and counseling to women and couples in different stages of their family building process. In our work together, individuals and couples recognize and utilize their intrinsic resources: emotional, cognitive, physical and spiritual, to overcome infertility, heal from pregnancy loss, stabilize postpartum issues and realize their dream of becoming a parent.
Once the actualization of parenthood is attained, I also work with individuals and couples to process and cope with adjusting to their new roles, the changing dynamic in their relationship, and the unique issues associated with new life as a parent.
For women navigating the challenges of infertility, processing the trauma of a pregnancy loss, or coping with postpartum symptoms, I facilitate weekly support groups in a confidential and healing space. Furthermore, I offer support groups for parents who due to pregnancy complications or premature birth, have a newborn infant receiving care in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).
I am a member of the American Mental Health Counselors Association as well as the National Association of Cognitive Behavioral Therapists. I hold Professional membership with RESOLVE- the National Infertility Association, The American Society of Reproductive Medicine and PSI- Postpartum Support International. I am a board certified National mental health counselor specializing in reproductive and maternal mental health.
My New York City-based, Positive Fertility Practice, is a place where support, empowerment and hope are attained and realized.
Infertility Psychotherapy for Individuals
Infertility Support Groups for Women
The unexpected struggle to conceive naturally during one’s family-building process, is a most distressing life experience. During this time, you may be navigating a range of emotions, facing many critical decisions regarding treatment, and feeling isolated in the process. Individual psychotherapy provides a collaborative process through which you are supported to cope with stressors and gain tools to maintain your emotional health during this journey. Learn More
Infertility is a devastating experience for couples who’s dream of having a child is interrupted by the reality of challenges to conceive. Couples counseling offers partners on this journey tools to enhance communication, navigate decision making, cope with fertility treatments and strengthen their partnership despite the challenges of this process. Learn More
Are you feeling isolated, overwhelmed, confused, alone during your infertility journey? Learn more about joining my support group, exclusive to women who are facing challenges during their journey to family build. Learn More
Pregnancy Loss Psychotherapy
Whether through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth, or neonatal death, the loss of a baby elicits trauma that requires healing. Learn more about the role of psychotherapy in supporting you through your grief and providing you with coping skills to heal. Learn More
Pregnancy Loss Support Group
Have you recently experienced a pregnancy loss? Grieving and anxious in the aftermath of this crisis? Learn more about joining my pregnancy loss support group, exclusive to women who have experienced the loss of a pregnancy during any stage of their gestational process. Learn More
Postpartum Depression and Anxiety Therapy
Your baby has finally arrived, and you are grappling with emotions that are challenging to manage. Sadness arises, you worry excessively, experience low motivation to engage with your baby, or doubt your ability to nurture your new born. One in seven women develop a perinatal mood or anxiety disorder during pregnancy or within twelve months of giving birth.
Learn more about pregnancy and postpartum mood and anxiety treatment today. Learn More
Support For Parents of Prematurely-Born Infants
Psychological Evaluation for Egg-Donor Recipient
As new parents, you have eagerly looked forward to bringing home your newborn baby. Unfortunately, this prospect is delayed as your baby is being supported by the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Come together with other NICU parents to be supported and support each other during this challenging time. Learn More
If you and your partner are family-building with the use of door eggs, a Psychological Evaluation is a required part of your process. Learn more about this assessment and schedule your evaluation at the Positive Fertility practice. Learn More