Dr. Michael DeAngelo
Psychologist, Doctoral Supervisor
Dr. DeAngelo is a licensed clinical psychologist (NJ, PA) and works as a clinical supervisor with the Postpartum Stress Center. In addition, Dr. DeAngelo is affiliated with Cooper University Healthcare and is an Assistant Professor of Medicine with Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU). He works as a psychologist and clinical supervisor with a Ryan White HIV Program where he treats patients for co-morbid mental health concerns with HIV positive, negative, and neutral patients and is proud to provide gender-affirming healthcare. He works as a clinician, an academic, and researcher. He supervises psychology practicum, intern, and post-doctoral students in addition to educating medical students through CMSRU. He enjoys teaching as an adjunct with the Rowan undergraduate program and is an adjunct with La Salle University's Clinical PsyD. Program. Dr. DeAngelo holds a master's (M.A) and doctoral (Psy.D.) degree in clinical psychology from La Salle University and a master's (M.S.) degree in experimental psychology from St. Joseph's University. His has research interests in perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and the barriers that underserved populations may face in accessing treatment.
We can all use a bit more self-compassion. Nowhere is that more true than during the perinatal period. It goes without saying, whether it is conception, fertility, pregnancy, pregnancy loss, child birth, or child-rearing, each situation can be quite stressful.
It can put our expectations, values, and wishes in direct conflict with demands of the situation. It can tax our relationships and our physical and emotional health. It can make us judge ourselves too harshly and allow us to compare ourselves to others. Sometimes we can search for validation of the struggles we experience and end up validating our own unhelpful thinking.
The challenge then is to find a way to navigate in a way that is natural and open. Here at The Postpartum Stress Center, we help individuals tap into their resiliency and resources to find ways to effectively navigate stress. The key has always been inside the individual. Just sometimes we just have to be a little honest and self-compassionate to find the way to the key.