Offices in Pennington & Cherry Hill, NJ

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)  in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. I am certified in Perinatal Mental Health (PMH-C) through Postpartum Support International. 


I specialize in all aspects of reproductive mental health, including pregnancy, postpartum issues, perinatal loss, birth trauma, infertility and third party reproduction. I also see clients who are struggling with life transitions, depression, and anxiety.


While my initial training was in treating perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, I have expanded my practice to include services for infertility, perinatal loss and traumatic birth. I feel strongly about maternal mental health AND maternal physical health. I am encouraging our society and healthcare system to change the way it approaches the care of women after birth. When the focus shifts to the baby, often a mother will ignore her own emotional/physical symptoms. We repeatedly see women who reach out for help and be dismissed or not heard. We need to ASK and we need to LISTEN.


I am a proud member of:

  • Postpartum Support International (PSI)
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine - Mental Health Professionals 
  • Resolve: The National Infertility Association


Education:

  • Master of Arts in Counseling and Advanced Certificate in Counseling - Montclair State University

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FEATURED IN

Edelstein, J. (2019, January 28). New doc screening in Princeton seeks to slay the stigma of miscarriage. The Trentonian, p.2 . Retrieved from https://www.trentonian.com/news/new-doc-screening-in-princeton-seeks-to-slay-the-stigma/article_99fe9194-20ae-11e9-ba28-6f0a163c07b0.html


The Mom to Mom Collaborative

https://momtomomofficial.com/2019/02/08/sheri-hovdestad-sbh-counseling-services-llc/

PRESENTATIONS & PANELS

Presentation:  "Trauma and Anxiety Across the Life Span"

Tuesday, June 11, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Hopewell Valley Democrats Club Monthly Meeting

Mercer County Library, Hopewell Branch 


Panel Discussion: "From Pregnancy to PMAD"

Sunday, June 2, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Watershed Institute - Pennington, NJ

https://momtomomofficial.com/event/from-pregnancy-to-pmad-event/


Film and Panel Discussion: “Don’t Talk about the Baby”

Saturday, March 16, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Princeton Public Library

https://princetonlibrary.org/event/film-and-panel-discussion-dont-talk-about-the-baby/

https://www.donttalkaboutthebaby.com/press-pass

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