I'm Michelle 

Hey guys! So glad you're here.

I know #momlife is not always easy.

As a woman and a mom, I get it.

As a psychologist, I can help.  

I started Mental Wellness Mama because I was searching for a psychologist whose specialty was supporting moms and couldn’t find one in Westchester County, N.Y.


Becoming a mom was easily one of the biggest transitions of my life, and I wanted support. I know what it’s like to struggle with the guilt and overwhelm, and I was able to use my training as a psychologist and my experience as a mom to become the mom I wanted to be. I am truly passionate about this work because it’s time for moms to get the support they deserve.


I help moms get back to themselves

so they can have more patience,

enjoy their family more, 

and be the mom they want to be. 

My style is down-to-earth, collaborative, and supportive (no mom shaming here!)


I also provide extensive resources about practical mom things

(like getting rid of clutter, meal prep, etc.) that will help you be the mom you want to be.


My office is centrally located in Hawthorne, New York (Westchester County). We can also do concierge therapy in your home (in parts of Westchester and Putnam counties)

or online therapy (a.k.a. teletherapy) via a secured portal.

Online therapy can be accessed by anyone in New York State.

That way you don't have to worry about the logistics of childcare!


The Professional Stuff:

  • I received a doctoral degree in clinical psychology in 2015 from Alliant University in California 

  • Both my education program & clinical training are accredited by the American Psychological Association 

  • I am a New York State licensed psychologist in good standing (License #022541) 

  • I will soon be licensed in Connecticut and Florida to provide more online therapy services

  • I also have a forensic practice specializing in law enforcement/immigration evaluations & expert testimony  


the mom you want to be

(914) 269-8877


7 Skyline Drive, Suite 350 

Hawthorne, N.Y. 10532

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