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Stella Harney

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 expectation 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:

  • Infertility

  • Unplanned or unwanted pregnancy

  • Grief and loss

  • Birth trauma

  • Anxiety, stress, and burnout

  • Role transition and adjustments as parents

  • Reconnecting relationships.

"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 & 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.

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