About the Author

Helena Vissing

Doctor of Psychology in Applied Clinical Psychology

Master of Science in Psychology

    I am a Danish psychologist and maternal scholar living in Los Angeles. This blog is my ongoing attempt to understand (and marvel at) the vast layers of maternal studies from all thinkable disciplines.

    I am active in the non-profit organization Maternal Mental Health NOW as faculty on the Training Committee and member of the Research Sub-Committee. The organization provides training and consultation for mental health care providers, and works to remove barriers to the prevention, screening, and treatment of prenatal and postpartum depression in Los Angeles County.

    I have experience working as a School Psychologist and in private practice in my home country Denmark. I moved to Los Angeles in 2010, where I conducted a doctoral dissertation study on the experience of becoming a mother. Examples of places I have trained during my doctoral program are New Moms Connect (a Jewish Family Service program for mothers) and at The C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles. I have published peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on the psychology of the emotional and somatic changes related to motherhood. I am Adjunct Faculty at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, where I teach courses in Play Therapy, Sandplay, Supervision and Consultation, and Ethics.

    Besides from my writings here and elsewhere, I provide academic services.

    Do you have a book, a projects, an article, and event, a CFP, or something else you think I should write about here? Let me know.

    More info on my LinkedIn Profile and through my affiliations.