Perinatal Sex & Relationship Therapist
Are you struggling with transitioning into new roles and overwhelmed with
responsibilities as a new parent?
Do you find yourself feeling alone or pressured to follow society’s high
expectational stigma of what it means to be a good parent?
Want to rekindle your relationship and sex life with your partner after the
adjustment of having a baby but not sure where to start?
Do you experience low desire or sexual struggles when it comes to sex, or even
find it a “chore” to check off your list?
Stella specializes in perinatal mental health (prior to, during, and after pregnancy) with the focus on the impact changes of pregnancy and parenthood on the individuals and relationships.
"I have a passion in helping the 'human makers of the tiny humans'"
Stella helps parents navigate the most vulnerable times in their lives including how to manage stressors and emotional wellbeing during pregnancy and the postpartum period. Her areas of specialty include:
Unplanned or unwanted pregnancy
Grief and loss
Anxiety, stress, and burnout
Role transition and adjustments as parents
"I help clients connect to their inner strengths, build skills, navigate through relational and sexual challenges, gain insight, and provides support you need to understand and adjust to your new roles and identities as you go through these phases of life while keeping your “oxygen mask” on."
Education and Training:
Stella completed her Master of Family Therapy degree at Mercer University. She
previously received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Oglethorpe University and a
bachelor’s degree in visual communications from Savannah College of Art and Design.
She is also a certified Prepare-Enrich facilitator for premarital counseling, and she is
EMDR trained through the Trauma Recovery EMDR Humanitarian Assistance
Programs. She took specialized training through Postpartum Support International
regarding perinatal and postpartum mental health. Stella is completing
sex therapy training through the Buehler Institute. She is under
supervision and clinical direction with Courtney Geter, LMFT-S, CST-S.