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Pregnant Belly

Prenatal, Labor, Delivery, and Postpartum Well-Being

"You deserve to feel heard, comforted and reassured. Your well-being during this exciting transitional time period in your life is my top priority. I will provide you with resources to help you understand your options and rights, and to empower you to make autonomous reproductive & birthing decisions."

                                                                           - Siena Vaccara, Ed.M, M.A, LMHC

    

ABOUT

ABOUT

Siena Vaccara, Ed.M, M.A, LMHC
Credentials: 
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  • M.A, Columbia University - Psychological Counseling

  • Ed.M, Columbia University Mental Health Counseling

  • AdvCert, Columbia University - Reproductive & Maternal Well-Being

  • Pre-CD(DONA), DONA International Childbirth Doula Training

  • LMHC, NY State - Licensed Mental Health Counselor 

  • B.A, Purchase College, SUNY - Psychology & Gender Studies

  • Cert: Purchase College, SUNY Early Childhood Development​​

  • Cert: Anjali Yoga Academy (YACEP) - Yin and Prenatal Yoga Instruction
  • Cert: NY Psychiatric Institute C-SSRS
  • Cert: Ali Haider Program - Aromatherapy & Essential Oils
  • Cert: American Red Cross - Adult & Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED

Siena Vaccara, Ed.M, M.A, LMHC (she/her), received her Masters in Mental Health & Psychological Counseling from Teachers College, Columbia University, with a specialization in Reproductive & Maternal Well-Being. In asking the question "How Can We Better Perinatal Mental Healthcare Outcomes?" - Siena discovered the importance of labor support & more specifically, the doula's role in ensuring that birthing people feel protected emotionally, physically and spiritually. 

Inspired by her studies and professional years of interacting with new parents in daycare & mental healthcare settings; Siena realized that the best way to implement doula counseling techniques into her practice as a Psychotherapist-was to become a doula herself! Now she works as a Birth Doula & Psychotherapist, combining her helping roles to provide full-spectrum perinatal care. 


Siena in addition to her Ed.M & M.A, holds a Bachelor's in Psychology and Gender Studies and a certificate in Early Childhood Development from Purchase College, State University of New York. She also has training in Yin and Prenatal Yoga Teaching from Anjali Yoga Academy, a Yoga Alliance accredited educator. Siena is a NY State LMHC Psychotherapist. She added doula care to her expertise after learning from world renowned doula & Lamaze instructor, Debra Pascali-Bonaro through DONA International.

Siena has a passion for closing the disparities found in childbirth care, and recognizes the diverse needs of new parents. Siena uses her holistic and expansive wellness background to support the different facets of maternal/birthing person well-being: pain management, emotional health, and interpersonal-relational health.

 

Siena’s helper identities allow her to provide intersectional focused care for people who are in varying phases of their life. Siena wishes to expand LGBTQIA+ & BIPOC affirming birthing spaces as a queer provider. She is a woman from Brooklyn, New York, of US, Italian, and French nationality. When Siena has free time, she plays the piano.

For Siena's Psychotherapy service information please visit 

Siena's Doula Story:

CONTACT

CONTACT

For an initial consultation and to set up a prenatal visit, please send an email detailing your name, pronouns, contact information, geographical location, baby due date, questions, and availability. Rates and appointments will be discussed via online contract consultation prior to beginning billable services. 

E-MAIL:

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*If you are experiencing an Obstetric emergency, please dial 911 or visit your nearest emergency room. If you are experiencing a Psychiatric emergency, please dial 988 to speak with a 24/7 crisis counselor.

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