Perinatal Mental Health
Perinatal Mental Health refers to mood and anxiety disorders experienced during and after pregnancy (up to two years postpartum). Included in perinatal mental health is postpartum depression, anxiety, bipolar disorders, obsessive compulsive disorders and psychosis. Perinatal disorders affect mothers, fathers, partners, and other caretakers.
Dr. Varma is certified in Perinatal Mental Health and has specialized training through Postpartum Support International (PSI) and 2020 Moms. She is passionate about providing support to help new parents and caregivers as they transition into the role of parenthood. Treatment focuses on helping parents find their identity as a parent, accessing supports, and communicating with partners or other individuals who co-parent. In addition, Dr. Varma focuses on healing, accepting changes, and encouraging parents to engage in self-compassion and self-care.