Parent-Infant Psychotherapy

Infant Mental Health is a specialist area of clinical psychological work that examines the earliest emotional and social development of babies, and the subsequent adaptations in the family.  Work is often brief, and involves the entire family whenever possible.  Dr. Nancy Freeman-Carroll has been working with parents and infants and teaching psychologists and social workers about infant social development for 15 years.  She was trained by the renowned infant researcher and psychoanalyst, Dr. Beatrice Beebe.  

Families who may benefit include:

Expectant couples anxious about their future role as parents.

Parents with babies under one-year of age

Parents with a child under 1 who are concerned about:

Parent-child bonding

Persistent eating or sleeping difficulties

Separation anxiety

Unusually muted or indifferent attitude toward parents

Very fussy behavior and/or unresponsive to comforting

Development delays or physical illnesses, which place a special emotional burden on parents and siblings