Sherry Duson, M.A. LPC-S, LMFT-S

The Center For Postpartum Family Health services include, individual and family counseling, psychotherapy, screening and assessment for perinatal challenges such as:

  • Pregnancy loss
  • Pregnancy depression and anxiety
  • Infertility
  • Birth
  • Postpartum Depression- Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Postpartum OCD and Anxiety-Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Self-Care for New Mothers
  • Family/Couple Adjustment to Children
  • Couples or Marriage Counseling
  • Adoption
  • Abuse
  • Attachment
  • Parent and in-law issues
  • Blended families

Referral to medical treatment when necessary

Also available: support groups for new mothers

CPFH strives to provide new parents with the information and support they need to thrive during this important life transition.

All sessions are by appointment, and available on a sliding-scale basis. Visit for more info.

A tool I developed to assist new mothers in their self-care is The Well Mom Checklist. Use it to remind yourself of the daily need to take good care of yourself as you care for your baby. Feel free to copy, download and share a copy of the Well Mom Checklist, but please do not change it, and keep the copyright and name attached to it.

o Have I eaten enough nutritious food today?
o Have I slept at least 5 hours, or taken a nap?
o Have I bathed or showered today?
o Have I exercised at least 10 minutes today?
o Have I had at least 10 minutes of quiet time for reflection and renewal today?
o Have I let myself laugh today?
o Have I let others help me today?
o Have I kissed my baby and told him/her “I love you” today?
o Have I talked to at least one adult today about how I‘m doing today (not just about the baby)
o Have I forgiven myself for mistakes today?

Copyright Sherry J. Duson, 2001

To download a copy of The Well Mom Checklist, click HERE.

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