At The Motherhood Center, we are committed to providing support to every new and expecting mother across NYC through high-quality services including a range of treatment options for women suffering from perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.

Employment Opportunities:

Part-Time Psychiatrist or Nurse Practitioner

Job Summary

The part-time Psychiatrist or Nurse Practitioner will provide outpatient and/or Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) sessions consisting of initial evaluations, consultations, psychotherapy, and medication management for women with psychiatric disorders that are trying to conceive, struggling with fertility issues, experiencing grief and loss, pregnant or postpartum.

The part-time Psychiatrist or Nurse Practitioner demonstrates excellence in psychiatry with some experience in perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs). She/he will serve as a professional role model, consultant, and resource in the development of psychiatric practice, collaboration and consultation among members of the clinical, nursery, and administrative teams. She/he will exercise strong clinical leadership skills and demonstrate effective clinical teaching skills used to promote both care and practice standards, and will be adept at working with adult individuals and their families.


  • Demonstrate expert clinical judgment, crisis assessment and intervention, and decision-making skills reflecting ability to manage patients with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.

  • Provide outpatient and partial hospital clinical care consisting of initial evaluations, individual therapy, medication management, psychoeducation, follow up and family sessions to women with psychiatric disorders for postpartum women.

  • Work with outpatient and PHP treatment teams to ensure the highest quality standard of care for outpatient and PHP patients.

  • Assist in efforts to ensure clinical standards are in place to meet regulatory requirements.

  • Collaborate closely with multidisciplinary team to achieve program goals.

  • Effectively monitor and evaluate patient outcomes.

  • Treat records, correspondence and related items with utmost security and document according to regulatory standards.

  • Perform other job-related duties as required by the Medical and Clinical Directors.

  • Co-lead PHP process and skills-based groups.


  • BE/BC certified to practice adult psychiatry in New York State; or board certified PMHNP;

  • 4 years of clinical experience required;

  • Experience in postpartum psychiatric disorders, maternal-child health and issues of women's health care preferred but not mandatory;

  • Proficiency in using Electronic Medical Records, required;

  • Strong leadership skills;

  • Desire to work within a multidisciplinary team;

  • Familiarity with IPT, DBT, CBT, Dyadic Therapy and other best practices for the PMAD population;

  • Microsoft Office proficiency;

  • Highly organized and detail oriented;

  • Excellent oral and written communication as well as presentation skills;

  • Ability to be flexible, collaborative and able to multi-task.

If you are interested in applying for the part-time Psychiatrist or Nurse Practitioner position at The Motherhood Center – please send your resume, cover letter and three references to: info@themotherhoodcenter.com

Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship Position Specializing in Perinatal Psychiatry (Full-Time / Part-Time Available)

Length of program & time commitment: 1 year is a full-time position (37.5 hours per week); potential for a part-time position, with amended schedule in OP, over period of two years. Start date depends on when the postdoctoral fellow finishes their internship placement and has a NYS limited permit.

Salary: Compensation is competitive and dependent on full-time or part-time commitment.

The Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) and Outpatient Program (OP) are two distinct therapeutic programs that are separate from one another while also informing each other.

Partial Hospitalization Program:

  • Conduct psychiatric intakes with diagnosis, treatment planning and coordination of care.

  • Conduct and hone skills in individual psychotherapy for partial hospitalization programming in a number of modalities, with specific focus on optimizing treatment for perinatal patients. Individual psychotherapy may be psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral and/or dyadic in orientation.

  • Please note that we also offer a DBT opportunity in which qualified fellows can conduct individual and group DBT sessions.

  • Develop group psychotherapy skills in IPT, DBT and/or Dyadic in orientation. Five groups run daily for partial hospitalization program patients. Fellows will have the opportunity to either co-lead and/or independently run one group therapy session each day.

  • Family and couples therapy. Intensive supervision, with an expert in the field, focusing on various techniques addressing the management of current stressors, communication patterns, adjustment to new roles, and addressing adaptive and maladaptive intergenerational patterns in the family.

  • Receive supervision. A minimum of 2-hours of supervision will be provided for psychotherapy cases, including individual, dyadic, couples/family, group therapy and psychiatric intakes.

  • Attend and participate in thrice weekly rounds with an interdisciplinary team of psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and medical practitioners.

  • This role requires collaboration with all members of The Motherhood Center staff and interaction with both partial hospitalization day program patients and outpatient program patients.

Outpatient experience: The fellow will treat perinatal women who require treatment due to perinatal mood and anxiety symptoms, attachment/bonding issues, traumatic birth experiences or acute psychiatric crises. Postdoctoral fellows will carry a full caseload of 3-15 individual psychotherapy cases, conduct psychiatric intakes, potentially start and/or co-lead one outpatient therapy group, and will have opportunities to participate in dyadic and family/couples treatment in the outpatient program.

Seminars & conferences: The fellowship position will include access to ongoing didactics, case conferences and journal clubs to help deepen the clinician’s knowledge in the following topics: perinatal psychiatry, short-term psychodynamic psychotherapy, dyadic therapy, dialectical-behavior therapy, trauma, Axis II disorders, psychopharmacology, couples/family therapy, systems, case formulation and professional development.

Supervision arrangements/ratio: The postdoctoral fellow will be provided with the following supervision: One to three hours of individual supervision for psychotherapy cases depending on caseload, with multiple supervisors with expertise in the field. Supervisions are held 1:1 and in group supervision format.

Research opportunities: The postdoctoral fellow will have an opportunity to utilize some portion of time allotted during fellowship to address research goals related to perinatal psychiatry and/or material related to work at The Motherhood Center at conferences, including posters and case presentations, and collaborate with The Motherhood Center team on research related projects furthering the understanding and treatment of perinatal psychiatry.

To apply & arrange and interview please email Dr. Nicole Van Nortwick at nvannortwick@themotherhoodcenter.com with a cover letter, CV, 1 sample case formulation write-up & 2 letters of recommendation (be sure to replace all personal identifiers in sample write ups). *Please email all materials together; not in separate messages.

Please note that all applicants must have completed their internship and successfully defended their dissertation prior to beginning the fellowship position. Unfortunately, we cannot interview every applicant.