Professional Education Series: Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders
Speaker: Lyndsy Chavarria RN, LPC (she/her)
- Postpartum Support International Colorado Chapter Advisory Board Member
- Owner and Integrative Psychotherapist
- Ripple of Hope, PLLC - Perinatal Counseling and Family Wellness
Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMAD's) are the #1 complication of pregnancy and childbirth, and yet many parents go undiagnosed, untreated, and many providers feel ill-equipped to manage them. This presentation will provide the information you need to feel confident in identifying those with PMAD's and proper assessment and treatment.
1. describe the perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMAD's) and identify risk factors
2. identify assessment and treatment methods for those experiencing perinatal mood and anxiety disorders
3. utilize and provide tools and resources for this population.
Time: 10AM - 12PM Moutain Time
Lyndsy is a registered nurse, integrative psychotherapist (LPC) and owner of her private practice, Ripple of Hope, PLLC in Parker, CO. Lyndsy specializes in perinatal mental health and primarily works with individuals and couples struggling with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, pregnancy and infant grief and loss, family transition difficulties, and birth trauma. She also frequently works with parents of special needs children and those with chronic illnesses.
Lyndsy is an active member in the perinatal community. She is currently a committee co-chair for Postpartum Support International Advisory Board, Colorado Chapter; her role includes planning and attending awareness events, providing outreach, advocacy, education, and resources to both professionals and the community. Lyndsy is also an active member and “ambassador” for 2020 Mom; a California based, national non-profit organization whose mission is to close gaps in maternal mental health care through policy, practice, and systems change.
Lyndsy has worked in the medical field for over 20 years in various capacities providing compassionate, holistic, and patient centered care in the home, community mental health, behavioral health hospitals, and in private practice. Throughout this time, she has worked with patients throughout the lifespan, all the way from pregnancy, birth and infancy, through the elderly. Lyndsy has also worked with specialized perinatal populations including those in the military, those residing in an inpatient eating disorder facility with high risk pregnancies and co-occurring disorders, and with parents of multiples.
Lyndsy has a passion for working with birth families and advocating for causes that she is passionate about such as maternal and family mental health, special needs, and chronic illness.