Shanna Williams
Mental Health Professional
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
12 years of experience
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About me

I am a person centered, integrative therapist utilizes my personal and professional experience to serve parents who are experiencing pregnancy after Pregnancy and Infant loss, Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder and Birth Trauma.


MSW (2010)

Masters of Human Sexuality Studies (2010)

Certification and training

Doula, SMC Full Circle Birth Companions (2017)

Perinatal Mental Health Certification (2020)

Certified Lactation Counselor (2018)

Infant Massage Instructor (2020)

Maternity Reiki Practitioner (2020)

Memberships and affiliations

Perinatal Mental Health Alliance for People of Color

National Association of Social Workers

Birth and Lactation Lactation Consultation Parenting Support Perinatal and Infant Loss Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Recurrent Miscarriages


Service introduction

Having a baby wasn’t supposed to be this way. The stress, anxiety and irritation keeps coming up at each prenatal checkup, while trying to prepare for birth, or every time the baby cries...the list goes on. Your relationship with your partner and with your family is suffering. You have tried affirmations, self help books, meditation, prayer and still can’t seem to find the joy and happiness other pregnant and new moms talk about in the media or online. I help black women find joy, peace and empowerment during pregnancy, postpartum and beyond through individualized care which integrates holistic, evidence based approaches like Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to heal your mind, body and spirit on this journey of parenthood. My specialty is supporting moms who are pregnant or parenting after Pregnancy or infant loss, Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders and Birth trauma. Together we’ll make sense of the past, find peace in the present and increase your confidence towards the future of your life as a parent. You will gain the knowledge, strength and skills to navigate your pregnancy & postpartum experience, while strengthening your relationship with your baby and your loved ones. If you are ready to experience joy, peace and emotional wellness in pregnancy after trauma, loss or emotional health challenges, connect with me to schedule your free initial consultation.