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Mara Tesler Stein, Psy.D., PMH-C is one of those clinicians you’re glad are out there helping people. She exudes a searing passion for her work, and that, together with her vast knowledge is the reason I invited her back. Plus, there was just so much left to talk about after her initial interview on the podcast, we didn’t have a choice!


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Mara is a clinical psychologist in private practice specializing in the emotional aspects of coping with crisis around pregnancy & parenting, and relationship-based and developmentally supportive care to babies and their families. She offers training in Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) for perinatal mental health specialists, as well as Advanced practice workshops in EMDR for perinatal mental health

Dr. Tesler-Stein is the co-author of Parenting Your Premature Baby and Child: The Emotional Journey (Fulcrum, 2004) and Intensive Parenting: Surviving the Journey Through the NICU (Fulcrum, 2013).

In addition to her certification as an EMDR therapist, EMDRIA Approved Consultant and EMDRIA Approved Trainer for the Institute for Creative Mindfulness, Dr. Stein is also certified in Emotion-Focused Family and Couple Therapy, is a Gottman Certified Therapist, and continues to pursue training in Clinical Hypnosis, Advanced applications of EMDR, Brainspotting, and Ego-State therapies. 

Mara brings a wealth of clinical expertise and insight along with all she has learned interviewing families around the world for her two books to her EMDR Basic Trainings and advanced practice workshops. All of this is grounded in her personal perinatal journey, which began 25 years ago and took her through infertility, twin pregnancy, prolonged hospital bedrest, the NICU, and years of raising NICU graduates. Those children, identical twin girls born 10-weeks early who spent 10-weeks in the NICU, and a son who was almost full-term but not quite, are out of their teens and making their way in the wider world.

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