Antenatal and postnatal psychology services expand in Melbourne's East. This means more immediate help for distressed new mums, and less distance for pregnant and postnatal women to travel.
We are delighted to announce the addition of three exceptional perinatal Clinical Psychologists to our team in the East.
Dr Delwyn Carpenter, located in Burwood East and Boronia, brings 15 years experience to our network, Delwyn sees women (and men) with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and eating disorders. Delwyn assists mothers and fathers in adjusting to parenthood, with parent/infant relationship difficulties, parenting stress, birth trauma, reproductive loss and grief, and infertility.
Rachel Watts, located in Doncaster East, brings 20 years experience working with women and families transitioning through partnering, pregnancy and the postnatal period. She works both individually with clients, and facilitates postnatal depression and anxiety groups. Rachel works with women who have a history or a perinatal onset of depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Rachel assists women and couples in their adjustment to parenting, as well as supporting people through reproductive loss. Rachel enjoys mentoring and supervising early career psychologists – a role she currently undertakes in both private practice, and at the Austin Health Parent Infant Clinic and the Parent Infant Research Institute.
Yolanda Romeo, located in Kew, holds two Clinical Masters degrees – one in adult clinical psychology, and the other in child and adolescent clinical psychology. With further training in the Graduate Diploma of Parent-Infant Mental Health, Yolanda brings many years experience working with women in pregnancy and the postnatal period, as well as with parents of infants, parents of older children, and the children themselves. In her private practice, Yolanda works with perinatal depression and anxiety, birth trauma, perinatal loss, bonding and attachment issues, as well as helping parents deal with family of origin issues and mental health issues that emerged during pregnancy and the postnatal period.
Our three new Psychologists join veteran members of APPN, Hettie Dubow (Kew), Kanthi Sayers (Kew) and Vickey Annakis(Box Hill) to provide women and families in the east with psychological help during the childbearing years.
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Posted by Dr Renée Miller