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Feedback from Mara's presentations:


“Incredible workshop. Should be required for all staff who work with families (moms, dads, grandparents etc) regardless of what role you have in the family.”


“[Mara] was mindful of her audience and their needs and brought in the opinions and thoughts of everyone.”


“[I] learned so much from this training about normal and expected perinatal emotional and behavioral symptoms. With all of the practical skills learned and the resources identifed, I feel confident in supporting families and instilling hope. [Mara's] style was also very engaging, respectful, and fun.”


“[Mara] offered a lot of great insight and stressed that the importance of early detection in the steps to recovery and resilency.”


"This training was amazing! Mara has a wonderful way of offering suggestions and “just the right words” to use with clients. I left the training feeling I want more, more!!"


"Great opportunity to meet other clinicians doing the same type of work and share case examples and receive support. Excellent case examples and real guidance around thinking through cases. Mara is generous with her time and her experience- very helpful!"


"Mara is an engaging and incredibly bright/ funny trainer. Her suggestions will stick with me."


"Mara is so engaging and gets you so excited about this work. She is knowledgeable. A great training for all clinicians."


Some recent talks include:


"Birthing Healthier Families: Post-Graduate Certificate for the Use of CBT for Perinatal Emotional Complications"- Strong Roots Counseling, Watertown, MA

"Birthing Healthier Families: CBT Treatment"- Fenway Community Health, Boston MA

"CBT and Evidence Based Practice for Perinatal Emotional Complications"- National Perinatal Association, Atlanta, GA

"Birthing Healthier Families For Birth Professionals"- Partners in Perinatal Health Conference, Norwood, MA

"“Using CBT to Treat Perinatal Emotional Complications, A Case Study”, The Day Hospital, Providence, RI


"Using CBT to Treat Perinatal Emotional Complications"- Lynn Community Mental Health, Lynn, MA

“Treating Mood Disorders Related to Childbirth” - Boston University School of Social Work, Boston, MA 


“Perinatal Emotional Complications” - Boston University School of Social Work, Boston, MA 


“Educate and Empower Panel” - Postpartum Progress Conference, Boston, MA


“Birthing Healthier Families” Smith School for Social Work, Northampton, MA


“Birthing Healthier Families”Beth Israel Deaconess, Boston, MA 


“Integrating Cognitive Behavioral Therapy into our Work with Women During the Perinatal Period" and “Infant-Parent Training Institute: Perinatal Emotional Complications, a two-session course for birth professionals” - Jewish Family & Children Service's Center for Early Relationship Support, Waltham, MA 


“Birthing Healthier Families” - Bridgewater State University School of Social Work, Bridgewater, MA


“Unchartered Waters: Parenting During the Transition to College” - Dana Hall School, Wellesley, MA and Beaver Country Day, Brookline, MA

A featured speaker at area universities and agencies, Mara brings her deep experience and sense of humor to her work. Mara has also had an appointment as an adjunct faculty from 2006-2020 at Northeastern University. Mara is a field leader in the training of perinatal clinicians, and has developed a certificate for the use of CBT in the treatment of perinatal emotional complications. 

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