Tribeca Therapy Launches Tribeca Maternity to Address the Critical Needs of Women, Their Partners, and Their Families During COVID-19
Tribeca Therapy is excited to announce the launch of Tribeca Maternity, a new branch of our practice offering teletherapy and online therapy, in addition to therapy at our Tribeca and Park Slope, Brooklyn offices after COVID, for women, their partners, and their families to address the emotional experiences related to family planning, trying to conceive, pregnancy, childbirth, and early parenthood. Rather than a separate practice from Tribeca Therapy, Tribeca Maternity was founded, with Senior Therapist Rachael Benjamin serving as its Director, with the understanding that women and their families’ concerns are worthy of special attention and deserve a dedicated focus in our practice (Read more about the history of Tribeca Maternity here).
Practicing remote therapy during COVID-19, we’ve come to understand the myriad ways this uncertain time has complicated the experiences of family planning, pregnancy, and parenting, and the need for emotional support in these areas has both shifted and grown incredibly. In order to respond to these new and growing needs, we decided to expedite the launch of Tribeca Maternity, understanding the crucial importance of providing help for women, their partners, and their families to meet the unique demands of this unprecedented moment.
While we recognize that the word maternity itself is insufficient to encompass all experiences with trying to conceive, family planning, pregnancy, childbirth, and early parenthood, we came to this name after much discussion about the lack of inclusive language around this time in women’s lives. Similarly, we understand that the use of women, their partners, and their families is also limiting. Trans, gender-nonconforming, and nonbinary people are parents too, as are cisgender men (Read more about our choice of maternity and other language here).
Concerns Related to Maternity Are Immense: Read More About Our Work at Tribeca Maternity
At Tribeca Maternity, we have often observed that the needs of women, as well as the needs of their partners and families, get less attention than they deserve. In order to address this lack, we wanted to speak directly to some of women’s specific needs during maternity and how we help. Please read more:
Maternity Is a Time for Transition and Disruption: Tribeca Maternity Won’t Leave Women and Their Families Alone
In general, our culture has done a poor job of supporting women in many parts of their lives, but particularly around maternity. This lack of support and resources has isolated women, their partners, and their families, limiting the help they receive. Women and their families are more than a set of symptoms and diagnoses. Instead, we understand maternity as a time of transition and disruption, and one that provides an opportunity for choice, growth, and change.
Tribeca Maternity gets close to women, their partners, and their families (in the variety of ways families can look) to address their present experiences with family planning, trying to conceive, infertility, pregnancy, childbirth, and early parenting. But rather than simply restricting our help to the perinatal or postpartum period alone, we also aim to understand the rest of their lives, relationships, and histories, as well as how these crucial factors continue to impact their emotional lives. While we have the skills and tools to get patients off their feet in the short-term, we also believe that if we give this moment the attention it deserves, in all its complexities, individuals, children, couples, and families’ lives can be healthier in the long-term as well.