As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Michelle Anderson MA, LMHC, blends her training in Perinatal Mental Health, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Lifespan Integration with her training as a certified yoga instructor forming Mobile Mama Therapy, psychotherapy designed specifically for new and expecting moms.
Realizing that sometimes, around the birth of the baby, moms need extra support and access to counseling, Michelle conducts both home and office visits. The therapy focuses on issues related to the transition to motherhood, attachment, Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders, baby loss, traumatic birth and parenting.
With the mission to expand the capacity of skilled perinatal mental health therapists in Whatcom County, Michelle is a:
- Co-founded the Perinatal Mental Health Task Force of Whatcom County
- Consultant with the Nurse Family Partnership of Skagit County
- Consultant with the Nurse Family Partnership of Whatcom County
- Member of the GRADS Advisory Group of Whatcom County as well as a
- Trainer and consultant for Perinatal Support Washington on issues related to maternal mental health throughout the Pacific Northwest
- Certified Supervisor to Licensed Mental Health Counselors focused on maternal mental health
- Speaker and educator on the integration of mindfulness and maternal mental health in therapy
- Writer – the Mobile Mama Therapy Workbook due out 2019
- Professional Affiliations: Postpartum Support International; Perinatal Support Washington
Michelle is currently training and supervising practitioners and birth providers in learning the Mobile Mama Method of therapy, expanding the support for women in the Pacific Northwest.
Additionally, in partnership with Perinatal Support Washington, Michelle is running a ten-month long, 20 CE, professional consultation group for therapist focusing on Perinatal Mental Health. The next group will start January 2019. Please contact Michelle or Perinatal Support Washington if you are interested.
Michelle understands the necessity for compassionate, well trained and accessible mental health care before and after baby is born and is committed to provide this to each of her clients as well as expand the capacity of trained professionals in the Pacific Northwest and around the world.