Pregnancy Birth Attachment Parenting
Pregnancy and early parenting is a time of joy and excitement as well as fears and worries. New parents are faced with adjusting to both the joys and demands of parenting. Sometimes we just don’t feel what we expected to feel.
At RWA we work with parents to support: conception, pregnancy, perinatal anxiety and depression, preparing for parenthood, supporting early parent-infant relationships and attachments, adjustment to parenting, pregnancy loss and birth trauma.
We work closely with general practitioners, obstetricians and psychiatrists allowing for essential collaborative care.
What we do
Supporting Mums and Dads through early parenting
At RWA Psychology we work with parents who simply need support during this period as well as those with stronger mental health difficulties.
We believe it is important to allow parents to experience the joys of parenting while navigating the inevitable challenges it can bring, assisting parents in establishing secure and resilient relationships with their children. We focus on helping parents slow down, build parenting confidence and skills in mindful and reflective parenting.
We offer support for both mums and dads. Our services include:
- Face to face appointments
- Telehealth (video appointments)
- Group Programs
Our assessment team
Rebecca WheelerClinical Psychologist (Director)
Rebecca is the principal psychologist and Director of RWA Psychology. She is a Clinical Psychologist with a particular interest in supporting parents with their parenting experiences – from pregnancy and birth to adjusting to both the joys and demands of raising children. Rebecca also works with adults in trauma, anxiety and depression, self-esteem, attachment issues and personal growth.
Rowena has a keen interest in perinatal mental health, assisting parents in preparing for and adjusting to the challenges of parenthood. Rowena assists in treating perinatal stress, anxiety and depression, birth trauma and parent-infant relationship difficulties. She also has a special interest in working with individuals who present with stress, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, trauma and self-esteem issues.
Maria Morte-SanorjoClinical Psychologist
Maria is a compassionate and experienced therapist with a special interest in perinatal mental health and early childhood development. She employs attachment-based approaches to assist clients in navigating the challenges of early parenthood. Maria utilises evidence-based treatments in a collaborative, supportive setting and promotes resilience and vitality while addressing concerns like perinatal anxiety, parenting stress and trauma.