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Honest Mamas Podcast

Supporting women emotionally & spiritually on the motherhood journey.
Three psychotherapists, moms, and friends share stories & interviews about pregnancy, fertility, parenting, motherhood and much more. The Honest Mama founders are Sophie Darch McEntee, LMFT, Melissa Divaris Thompson, LMFT and Claire R. Colaço, LMFT.

Podcast produced by Pete Bailey.

Mar 20, 2018

Welcome to episode thirty-three of the Honest Mamas Podcast! Today, we speak to Sarah Liebman about Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders (PMADs), what postpartum psychosis can look like, and why we need to normalize and talk more about these feelings and emotions.

Sarah is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and has been working in the counseling field since 2002. 

Sarah works with couples to reframe their struggles, to re-establish compassion and empathy, and to restore trust and intimacy. Her approach is based on the idea that communication difficulties arise from the desire to avoid the feelings of pain or threat that each partner brings into the relationship from their families of origin, past relationships, and personal patterns. 

She also provides counseling for families using donor gametes and donor embryos; as well as support during infertility treatment, postpartum depression, anxiety, and OCD.

She also offers transgender and non-binary gender counseling for children, families, and adults. She works with parents of children 0-5 who are gender non-conforming. Her style is engaged, reflective, and strength-based. She employs experiential therapy techniques from the AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy) model.


What you’ll hear in this episode

  • Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders (PMAD) – What they are and how they show up
  • Identifying these issues and knowing which you might be suffering from
  • What postpartum psychosis can look like
  • How the signs for these issues tend to be more heightened
  • The need to check in more with mothers after birth
  • How infertility can lead to trauma
  • The need to normalize and talk more about these feelings and emotions
  • Why we need to alleviate feelings of shame