Mental health care for parents, and parents to be in Brooklyn and beyond
We are board certified psychiatric nurse practitioners (some of us are also midwives). We specialize in perinatal mood disorders. These disorders are common, and treatable. With help you will feel well!
We provide comprehensive mental health care during the perinatal period. This includes pre-conception, infertility, adoption, as well as pregnancy and infant loss. We welcome all kinds of families to our practice.
We provide psychiatric medication management, specializing in pregnancy and lactation. We are passionate about providing group support for parents. We have an online group that will work for you!
I am the founder and director of Brooklyn Parent Support. I am a midwife and psychiatric nurse practitioner, and I specialize in medication management for pregnancy and lactation. I am passionate about group support for pregnant and postpartum clients.
I attended nursing school at NYU, then received a Master’s in Nurse Midwifery from Frontier Nursing University, and a Post Master’s in Psychiatric Nursing from NYU. I have also completed post graduate training in psychotherapy. I have a broad range of nursing experience, and ten years of experience as a midwife. In the course of that experience I decided to focus on perinatal mental health, an area where I saw a major lack of services.
My goal is to reduce mental health stigma and promote access to care for all parents. I welcome all types of families to our practice, and babies are always invited to your session.
I am in network with United, Oxford, Oscar, Aetna, Cigna, BCBS and Northwell Direct.
I am an ANCC board certified nurse practitioner of psychiatry with specialized training in perinatal psychopharmacology and psychotherapy. Prior to working in mental health I was a neonatal and pediatric critical care nurse for six years.
I became an advocate for maternal mental health screening and intervention in pediatric intensive care units . I loved this work, and it has been the foundation for my interest in perinatal psychiatry. I went on to earn my masters in psychiatric mental health nursing at New York University, completing clinical training at NYU, and Bellevue Hospital. I also completed specialized training at Zucker Hillside Hospital in the Department of Perinatal Psychiatry.
I join Brooklyn Parent Support after experience working at Columbia University (2019- 2021) as part of an integrative women’s mental health team embedded in obstetrics and gynecology, where I provided psychotherapy and medication management to preconception, pregnant and postpartum clients. I have a special interest in working with individuals coping with stress related to infertility and medical complications during the perinatal period, including, high-risk pregnancy, fetal diagnosis, congenital anomalies, NICU stays and transitions home after a NICU hospitalization. I am in network with United, Oxford, Oscar, Aetna and Cigna.
I am a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with a focus in perinatal psychiatry and women’s health. I aim to provide an empowering space that supports my clients in their goals, while treating symptoms of depression and anxiety, insomnia, reduced concentration and memory and interpersonal difficulties. I have experience in a variety of mental health settings, including inpatient units, outpatient mental health clinics, psychiatric emergency departments and consult teams. I believe in a collaborative and patient-tailored approach using evidence-based practice and therapeutic modalities and an understanding of my clients’ unique needs and preferences. I completed the Doctor of Nursing Practice in Psychiatric Mental Health and Master of Science in Nursing at Columbia University. I provide services in English and Spanish, and currently accept clients for medication management.I also co-lead the Black/Latinx Parents Support Group. I am in network with United, Oxford, Oscar, Aetna, BCBS and Cigna.
I hold a DSW and MSW from NYU Silver School of Social Work and a post-graduate certificate in Advanced Clinical Practice. My work experience in the field has encompassed several positions involving assessing and treating trauma in children, adolescents, and adults. I participated in a Clinical Social Work Fellowship at the Yale Child Study Center Outpatient Psychiatric Clinic for Children. I am bilingual (Spanish) and previously worked at the Mount Sinai World Trade Center Mental Health Program, providing evaluation, psychotherapeutic, and referral services for 9/11 first responders. Recently, I worked as a staff psychotherapist at the Larchmont Mamaroneck Community Counseling Center providing individual, family, and group counseling services to Southern Westchester County's Spanish-speaking community. I have been an adjunct lecturer at the NYU Silver School of Social Work. As of Fall 2021, I joined the faculty at Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, CT, as an Assistant Professor of Sociology. My area of research is trauma among the undocumented Latinx community. I am in network with United, Oxford, Oscar, Aetna,
BCBS and Cigna.
I am here to help guide you the process of starting care with Brooklyn Parent Support. I will be your first contact with our practice, explain our services and connect you with the clinician you would like to work with. Prior to working with Brooklyn Parent Support, I provided childcare and guidance to new parents as a Head Start teacher in Manhattan. I was an early childhood teacher for many years and have my degree in early childhood education. I am also bilingual (Spanish).
I am a psychiatric nurse practitioner, and doctor of nursing practice. I graduated from New York University with my bachelor’s degree in psychology and child and adolescent mental health studies. I then completed my MSN at Columbia University in 2019 and worked as a pediatric RN and PMHNP intern at a health and social services agency in New York City. There I worked with families involved in the foster care system and served as an advocate for parents of color. I completed clinical training in reproductive psychiatry with Rebecca Feldman, while completing my doctoral studies. Currently, I teach Developmental Psychology as an adjunct professor at Columbia. I also co-created and co-facilitate a weekly support group for Black/Latinx parents. I am dedicated to mental health equity for parents overall, however, I recognize the major gaps and worries uniquely impacting parents of color. I am here to listen and help you along your journey. I accept patients for both psychotherapy and medication management. I am in network with United, Oxford, Oscar, Aetna, Cigna, BCBS and Northwell Direct.
Before I became a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, I was a midwife at a New York City public hospital for 20 years. Prior to becoming a midwife, I worked with incarcerated victims of intimate partner violence, and at a rape crisis organization. My life has shown me that everyone has inner resources that can, when supported, be brought to bear in times of pain. I look forward to the parents mood support group every week and hope you will join me there. Holly is accepting new clients for preconception, pregnancy and postpartum medication management and consultation. In network with United, Oxford, Oscar, Aetna, BCBS and Cigna.
Call us to determine your exact fees for services. We offer several free support groups. We accept multiple insurances. If we do not accept your insurance we will help you to determine your out of network benefits, and provide all documentation needed. The mental health system is hard to navigate! We are here to help and are committed to promoting greater access to mental health care for all parents.
A psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP) is a registered nurse (RN) with master's or doctoral degree level training in psychiatry. We provide full scope psychiatric services, this includes therapy as well as prescribing medications when indicated. As nurses, we emphasize education and shared decision making with our patients.
We provide mostly virtual services via a secure telehealth platform. When needed, or when desired by our clients, we can see you in person in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Several of us provide telehealth services only.