Oct 11, 2019
My guest is Dr. Mara Tesler Stein. Dr. Stein is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Chicago. She specializes in the emotional aspects of coping with crisis around pregnancy & parenting, parent education, child development, and relationship-based and developmentally supportive care to babies and their families. She presents internationally on these issues and consults to health care providers and hospitals, guiding their efforts to improve the level of psychological support and care to families during and subsequent to perinatal crisis. She is the co-author of Parenting Your Premature Baby and Child: The Emotional Journey (Fulcrum, 2004) and Intensive Parenting: Surviving the Journey Through the NICU (Fulcrum, 2013).
Dr. Stein is a certified EMDR therapist, EMDRIA Approved Consultant and EMDRIA Approved Trainer for the Institute for Creative Mindfulness where she is on faculty. She is also certified in Emotion-Focused Family and Couple Therapy, is a Gottman Certified Therapist, and continues to pursue training in Clinical Hypnosis, Advanced applications of EMDR, and Ego-State therapies.
She brings a wealth of clinical expertise and insight along with all she has learned interviewing families around the world for her two books to her EMDR Basic Trainings and advanced practice workshops. All of this is grounded in her personal perinatal journey, which began 25 years ago and took her through infertility, twin pregnancy, prolonged hospital bedrest, the NICU, and years of raising NICU graduates. Those children, identical twin girls born 10-weeks early who spent 10-weeks in the NICU, and a son who was almost full-term but not quite, are out of their teens and making their way in the wider world.