I am a licensed as a mental health counselor (LMHC) with specific training in perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs). I began working in the mental health field in 2005, after completing my masters in psychological counseling from Monmouth University. From 2009 until 2011, I took some leave to re-enter graduate school and work towards a PhD in Human Development and Family Studies from Iowa State University. My doctoral studies and post-graduate work focus on childbirth, child development, parenting, and the intersectionality of these three. I am also a birth doula and child birth educator. I was certified as a birth doula through DONA, Intl. in 2008 and a childbirth educator with ICEA in 2010. Additionally, have worked with several national and international birth and human rights advocacy organizations over the years promoting improvement to our maternity care systems.
Amanda Hardy, Ph.D, LMHC aalex07 2018-01-11T17:11:05+00:00