Susan Marchioni, LMHC
“Motherhood is full. Sometimes it’s full of wonder and sometimes it’s full of worry and uncertainty. It can be lonely and exhausting, and often beautiful, chaotic, and full of joy. It also changes you.“
I empower moms to become the woman they want to be.
I support moms through perinatal/postpartum depression and anxiety, pregnancy loss, anxiety and depression, stress, divorce, relationship discord, and other losses.
Motherhood: As a child develops and grows both in-utero and post-birth, so does its mother. Motherhood is a process that evolves and changes a woman over time. While childbirth is the definitive event, the emotional, mental, and physical challenges of raising a family creates the environment for a continuous ebb and flow of adjustment, transition, and personal growth.
Identity Shift: Adjustment begins in the early stages of pregnancy when a woman begins the preparation of a profound, life-altering journey; an identity shift of major proportion that evokes questions around purpose, roles, values, relationships, and beliefs; “Who am I now”? In Motherhood, there remains the woman who came before and the woman who is evolving.
Integration: Raising a family is demanding and difficult work, often leaving moms little time to focus on their own interests, needs, and self-care. The secret to healthy children and resilient families lies in the healthy emotional and mental health of their moms. Permission granted to put on your own oxygen mask before assisting others!
Treatment: At Maternal Mental Health and Wellness, I empower moms to become the woman they want to be by providing the emotional support needed to heal, grow, build confidence and blossom! The focus in treatment becomes accepting, adapting, and redefining self, developing purpose, and learning how to move forward with introspection, confidence, and grace. This adaptation process happens continually during the lifetime of moms.
- Licensed mental health clinician in the state of Massachusetts
- MA in Clinical Psychology from Lesley University, Cambridge, MA
- Family and Individual outreach clinician at South Shore Mental Health, Quincy, MA
- Visiting Moms Program Jewish Family and Children’s Services (JF&CS), Waltham, MA.
- Infant and Maternal Mental Health trainings at JF&CS with a focus on trauma and PTSD
- Perinatal and Postpartum Mood Disorder training with Postpartum Support International
- Parenting Journey facilitator training with The Family Center, Somerville, MA
- Currently a part-time clinician at The Rice Center, an outpatient mental health program, Brookline, MA, a program of The Home for Little Wanderers, that serves families with children 0-5
- Member of the Advisory Council for the Milton Early Childhood Alliance, Milton, MA