Our Offerings

At The Motherhood Center, we provide supportive services for new and expecting moms, including a range of treatment options for women experiencing perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs) often referred to as postpartum depression (PPD).

Whether you are looking for a support group for new mothers, individual therapy, or a day program for moderate to severe PMADs, The Motherhood Center offers something to every woman making the transition to parenthood.

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day program

Day-long treatment and care for pregnant and postpartum mom’s (and their infants) suffering from moderate to severe PMADs (often referred to as postpartum depression PPD.)

Counseling and Consultation

Initial evaluations and consultations for pre-conception, new and expecting mom’s as well as ongoing therapy for mom’s that may be suffering from  PMADs.  (often referred to as postpartum depression PPD.)


We provide classes for new parents such as childbirth preparation, newborn care and Infant CPR, and support groups for moms and dads.



Catherine Birndorf, MD

CEO and Medical Director

Paige Bellenbaum, LMSW

Founding Director



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The Secret is out!

“Too often women imagine pregnancy, childbirth, and the first year of parenthood through rose-colored glasses. Reproductive psychiatrists Sacks and Birndorf reassuringly talk about why these experiences can be stressful. They call pregnancy early motherhood “matrescence,” which fittingly sounds like adolescence, “another time when bodies morph and hormones surge….[WHAT NO ONE TELLS YOU is] a good guide to mental health issues faced by new parents.”—Booklist


For the Moms with Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders on Mother’s Day

A powerful and honest first-hand account of a mother’s journey navigating a debilitating PMAD during her pregnancy. This may be difficult to read for women who are currently experiencing PMAD symptoms.

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