Noah is a psychotherapist with specialized training in Holding Therapy for perinatal distress and exposure-based treatments for anxiety disorders, specifically posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and social anxiety disorder. Noah holds a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Temple University and received his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Prior to joining The Postpartum Stress Center, Noah was a researcher and intake coordinator at the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety at the University of Pennsylvania. There, he received formalized training in prolonged exposure (PE) in the treatment PTSD and Exposure-Based Response Prevention (ERP) in the treatment of OCD. In his internship at The Postpartum Stress Center, Noah developed a passion for working with the perinatal population and providing support to new or seasoned parents as they navigate the challenges associated with having a baby. In his clinical work, Noah employs an eclectic, transdiagnostic approach, pulling from the various influences and trainings he has been exposed to in an attempt to meet the unique needs of each client.
“Often times, when considering the birth of a child, we have a tendency to focus on its life-affirming, fulfilling, and euphoric aspects. While there is a collective understanding that, caring for a new baby is expected to be challenging, the realities of parenting can often be scary and unexpected. Furthermore, we are inundated with a societal pressure to find success in every endeavor we undertake along with an infinite amount of seemingly-contradictory information at our fingertips, at any moment. When paired with the hormonal effects of childbirth, the associated lack of sleep and selfcare, and the heightened stakes of being responsible for another life, it stands to reason that parents to new babies can often feel overwhelmed, ashamed, and insecure. In my work, I aim to cultivate an environment in which parents can comfortably disclose their distress and have it met with validation, comfort, and a sense of direction. Through this process, we can work together in building a sense of competence and resilience as we face this uniquely-challenging stage of life. In all of my clinical work, one of the greatest joys has been witnessing the growth, relief, and reinstallation of hope that parents experience over the course of Holding Therapy.”