Partners in Perinatal and Pediatric Consulting
Supporting Collaboration between Professionals and Families
In addition to providing psychotherapy services, I consult to hospitals, health care practitioners, organizations, media, and attorneys. My expertise is in the emotional issues parents face when there is a crisis during pregnancy or infancy, including:

  • pregnancy complications
  • miscarriage
  • prenatal diagnosis
  • perinatal hospice
  • pregnancy termination
  • selective reduction
  • stillbirth
  • premature birth
  • medical ethics
  • medical decision-making
  • parenting stress and trauma
  • bereavement and grief
  • postpartum depression and bonding and attachment issues


I am available to do in-services, workshops, conferences, on-site consulting, and consultations by phone and/or e-mail with professionals who work with babies and parents in a variety of practices and settings including:

  • obstetrics
  • antepartum care
  • labor & delivery
  • postpartum
  • mother/baby newborn follow-up
  • neonatal intensive care
  • NICU follow-up
  • pediatric intensive care
  • pediatric specialty clinics
  • general pediatrics and
  • legal proceedings
I believe that relationships are the cornerstone of quality health-care. I emphasize the value of providing developmentally supportive care to babies and parents; the importance of collaborative relationships between parents and professionals; and the need for developmentally supportive care for health care practitioners who work with families in crisis.


I will craft a plan or a program that suits your setting. I can offer as much or as little as you prefer. My goal is to provide substantive developmentally targeted support to you in your work with families and colleagues.


With Deborah L. Davis, Ph.D., I wrote the award winning book, Parenting Your Premature Baby and Child: The Emotional Journey (Fulcrum, 2004), and Intensive Parenting: Surviving the Journey Through the NICU (Fulcrum, 2013).