There’s an often unseen crisis happening every day in homes across America: postpartum depression. It’s a condition that affects millions, yet the majority suffer in silence. Enter Dr. Meagan Phillips, a licensed psychologist with a Perinatal Mental Health Certification who has taken a personal and professional vow to address this issue head-on.
With over seven years of experience, Dr. Phillips has worked with adults in various settings, including colleges, hospitals, community clinics, and private practice. However, it was her own journey into motherhood that sparked a passion for a particular niche: maternal mental health. She encountered firsthand the weight of postpartum depression, and from conversations with friends, realized the scale of this quiet epidemic. Many mothers, she discovered, were unaware of the prevalence of the condition and where to seek help.
This realization led to the birth of Cottonwood, a psychology practice founded by Dr. Phillips, dedicated to breaking the stigma around maternal mental health, one mother at a time.
Dr. Phillips’s approach at Cottonwood is twofold. On one hand, she provides supportive and client-focused treatment, tailored to each individual’s unique needs. On the other, she employs a cognitive-behavioral (CBT) perspective, an approach proven to be highly effective in treating most major mental health concerns. This method enables her to identify and build on the skills her clients already possess, equipping them with practical tools to foster lasting change, beyond the therapy room.
Her expertise in perinatal mood and anxiety disorders began in 2014 when she became a certified specialist through Postpartum Support International. Since then, she has been a beacon of hope for many new mothers ensnared by anxiety and depression triggered by postpartum hormonal changes.
But Dr. Phillips’ proactive approach doesn’t stop there. She also aids expecting mothers in mitigating these concerns as much as possible, to facilitate a smoother transition into motherhood. This holistic perspective is a testament to her thorough understanding of the complexities of postpartum mental health and her commitment to her clients’ overall well-being.
Cottonwood is more than just a psychology practice; it’s a mission to raise awareness, shatter the silence surrounding postpartum depression, and provide the necessary support for mothers struggling through these challenges. Dr. Meagan Phillips has stepped up, not just as a psychologist but as a partner in healing, providing an empathetic and safe space for mothers to openly discuss, understand, and navigate their mental health concerns.
Dr. Phillips’ dedication to her work stems from a deep understanding of the struggle many mothers face. She’s not just a psychologist, but a mother who has walked the same path. Her journey has allowed her to approach her practice with compassion, empathy, and an unwavering dedication to helping mothers reclaim their mental health.
If you’re a mother wrestling with the challenges of postpartum depression or anxiety, know that there’s help, and there’s hope. Dr. Meagan Phillips and Cottonwood are ready to join forces with you on your journey to healing. Reach out, because no mother should have to walk this path alone.