Fertility and Infertility Support
JULIETTA APPLETON, MPA, CCE, CHT
(Speaks Spanish and English)
*Serving families in Northern Westchester and Putnam counties (NY) and Fairfield (CT)*
JULIETTA APPLETON is a birth doula and hypnotherapist with more than 30 years of experience and attendance at over 200 births. She has helped hundreds of people overcome their fears and limiting beliefs to create positive change and achieve their goals. She is a founding member of HVBN, and is the founder and former director of the first freestanding birth center in Westchester County, NY--The Birth Cottage. She possesses a Masters degree in Public Administration, has trained doulas, helped establish and operate two postpartum doula services, and has worked with individuals and couples as a sex educator, childbirth educator, birth doula, and postpartum doula. Both her children were born in birth centers with midwives, and Julietta continues to be a fierce midwifery advocate.
CAROLYN BERGER, LCSW
Fertility & Adoption Counseling
Offices in Larchmont & Manhattan
CAROLYN BERGER is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who provides guidance and support to all individuals and couples who wish to create a family. She is an expert in the fields of fertility, pregnancy loss and adoption. Her network includes fertility doctors, adoption lawyers/agencies, and complementary and alternative medicine specialists.
Carolyn Berger is a founder of Path2Parenthood and chairs Path2Parenthood’s Adoption Advisory Council. She is a member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), the Adoptive Parents Committee and NASW. She runs a family building group at the LGBT Center in NYC.
Carolyn Berger speaks and writes frequently on fertility and adoption. She has two sons, one through reproductive technology and one through adoption.
If you are trying to build your family and need support and guidance, please contact her at 914-834-6396 to set up an appointment at either location.
SHARA M. BROFMAN, Psy.D.
145 Palisade Street
Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
DR. SHARA M. BROFMAN is a licensed psychologist whose work centers around reproductive and perinatal mental health. She supports people before, during, and after pregnancy, as well as those struggling through the postpartum period, birth trauma, pregnancy loss, termination, infertility, and navigating family building through Assisted Reproductive Technology (e.g. IVF), third-party reproduction (e.g. egg or sperm donation and surrogacy), adoption, and fertility preservation. She is also happy to work with a variety of concerns in therapy, including depression, anxiety, grief, relationships, career and social pressures, and life transitions. Dr. Brofman provides assessment, short-term and long-term psychotherapy, counseling, and coaching. She teaches educational workshops, runs trainings, and provides clinical supervision and consultation in reproductive and perinatal mental health.
Dr. Brofman incorporates warmth, humor, and a realistic, down-to-earth perspective in her work. She welcomes individuals, couples and families representing diverse experiences and backgrounds. Dr. Brofman actively supports LGBTQ individuals and families, including and as well as single parents and parents-to-be.
Dr. Brofman is on the adjunct faculty at Teachers College, Columbia University, where she built and taught a master's level course on perinatal mental health. She also provides clinical services and runs trainings for healthcare providers at the Seleni Institute in Manhattan. She has been an active member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine's Mental Health Professional Group since 2011 and has served on its Continuing Education Committee since 2015.
Women’s Integrative Health
2 Greenwich Office Park, Suite 300
Greenwich, CT 06831
Northwell Health MIdwifery at Harrison
450 Mamaroneck Ave, Suite 414
Harrison, NY 10528
DR. BRONWYN FITZ is double board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Integrative Medicine. In her practice she melds traditional medicine with non-Western approaches, nutrition, botanicals, mind/body therapies, lifestyle interventions, bioidentical hormones and functional medicine to help women address their health concerns. She specializes in women’s health including preconception care, irregular/painful periods, PMS and PMDD, vaginitis, HPV, cancer risk reduction, fibroids, endometriosis, PCOS, peri-menopause, menopause, thyroid disease, adrenal dysfunction, weight loss, irritable bowel, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, insomnia, anxiety, and depression.
Bronwyn got her medical degree at Northwestern University and completed her Ob Gyn training at the University of Maryland. After working for more than a decade in traditional gynecological practices, she became interested in finding a way to incorporate more holistic approaches with patients. Her interest in mindfulness and meditation lead her to pursue a two-year fellowship at the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, under the leadership of world renowned Integrative physician, Dr. Andrew Weil. During that time Bronwyn also began studying Functional Medicine. After completing her fellowship, she worked at the Blum Center for Health in Rye Brook, NY under the mentorship of nationally recognized Functional Medicine expert, Dr. Susan Blum.
In December 2017, Dr. Fitz started her own private practice, Women’s Integrative Health. Her goal was to create a very small, consultation practice where she could truly devote herself to patient care in a holistic environment where every woman would feel welcome and completely at home.
My vision: Listen to each patient. Know her story. Understand her goals. Be her guide to optimal wellness.
I began practicing as a Licensed Massage Therapist in 2002 and I specialize in fertility, prenatal, postpartum and infant massage. I also offer Reiki, Yoga, Childbirth Education and Postpartum Doula support.
My love and study of traditional healing arts coupled with an educational background in biology offers a me a unique approach to working with clients and students alike. I attended the Finger Lakes School of Massage in Ithaca, prior to which I earned a bachelor’s degree in Biology and studied herbal medicine at the Northeast School of Botanical Medicine. I received advanced training in Perinatal Massage, Infant Massage, Medical Massage, Reiki, and Anatomy Trains. Once I began working with pregnant mothers, I became enchanted by this sacred time in a woman's life.
My own journey of pregnancy began with my son, who was born in 2008. I quickly learned that the sacred time of pregnancy can be scary and challenging. In walking this path as a single mother, I decided to learn and research traditional birth practices. I found an amazing yoga teacher, went to weekly prenatal yoga and attended childbirth education. These experiences grounded me and allowed me to feel at ease, confident and grateful during my pregnancy. I had a powerful and transformative birth experience where I was supported by my yoga practice, a birth doula and a nurse midwife. Having traveled the sacred journey of birth, I wanted to help other women and families.
My next steps were clear.... I completed a 200-hour Yoga teacher training, attended Pre and Postnatal Yoga training, trained as a Lamaze Childbirth Educator, Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula, and Infant Massage Educator. Through my journey I have cultivated a deep respect for the innate wisdom and healing ability of the body, mind and spirit. I am extremely thankful for my teachers, students, clients and colleagues alike. I am the founder of Tree of Life Healing Arts, a Westchester based wellness practice offering Massage, Reiki, Yoga, Childbirth Education and Postpartum doula support.
TAMI JOY HINDIN, L.Ac., Dipl.O.M
117 Main Street
Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
TAMI JOY HINDIN, combines Traditional Chinese Medicine, CST and Movement Therapy to help women through pregnancy, into postpartum transition and supports babies as they navigate into and through this world. She hopes to inspire her patients to become involved in their health and to help them find balance and strength in their life. She believes this process can start as early as in utero.
Tami helps women through the continual changes in pregnancy and has supported many working through past & present birth traumas. She is passionate about working with babies and believes that treating them as soon as possible will allow for a happy baby and thus happy parents! She effectively helps babies through through many bumps, including nursing, digestive issues, teething, growth spurts and reaching their “milestones.”
SANGEET RAJ KAUR
SANGEET RAJ KAUR is a full spectrum doula providing support to women in lower Hudson Valley, Westchester County and NYC area. Sangeet believes that motherhood starts before conception with the connection between a family and a spirit baby. She offers the technology of Kundalini yoga, Womb Reiki™, and Khalsa Way® Fertility yoga and meditation as methods of enabling a woman in conscious conception.
Ancient Song Full Spectrum Doula Training
KRI Level One Certification program in Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan. This certification is internationally recognized and exceeds Yoga Alliance standards of YA Registered Yoga Teacher Certificate, RYT® (200).
Khalsa Way® Prenatal Certification which fulfills Yoga Alliance’s 85-hour national standard for a Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT®)
Yoni Steam Institute® Womb Reiki™ Practitioner and Womb Massage & Detox Specialist
Reclaiming the Medicine of Birth: The Energetics of Pregnancy with Karen M. Rose Herbalist
REV. MARITDAY RODRIGUEZ is a full spectrum doula providing support to women in the Mid Hudson Valley, Westchester County and NYC area. Maritday believes that motherhood starts before conception through a conscious connection between a couple and a spirit baby. She offers the technology of Yoni Steaming, Womb Blessing™, IET® Integrated Energy Therapy and meditation as methods of supporting a woman in conscious womb awareness, fertility and conception. Maritday’s practice is based in New Paltz, NY, however she also supports clients 1:1 virtually, in your home, semi-private and public venues.
NYS Licensed Aesthetician
NYS Registered Ordained Minister
Institute for Integrative Nutrition - Certified Holistic Health Coach
Integrated Energy Therapy Master instructor/Practitioner
Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis Doula
Integrated Energy Therapy Master instructor/Practitioner
The Matrona Full Spectrum Holistic Doula Training
The Matrona Tending the PostPartum Psyche
The Matrona Advanced Holistic Childbirth Education (180 hours)
Women’s Herbal Intensive with Aremisa, known as the Indigenous Doula of Indigenous Remedies
Certified Birth Spirituality and Healing Coach - Gena McCarthy
WOMB BLESSING™ Attunement - Female Energy Awakening - Level 1 Moon Mother
Yoni Steam Institute® Yoni Steam For Personal Care
Steamy Chick Vaginal Steam Facilitator Certification
Traditional Postpartum Practitioner - Valerie Lynn - The Mommy Plan
BA in Literature/Creative Writing-NYU
300+ Hour Trained Yoga & Meditation Teacher
Certified Pre-Natal/Post-Natal Teacher
Certified Professional Life Coach/Spiritual Mentor
Owner, Prana Yoga & Meditation at Full Circle Women’s Health in Harrison
About Prana Yoga & Meditation
Prana Yoga and Meditation offers weekly classes and private instruction in Prenatal Yoga, Mommy and Me, Yoga for Fertility, and Toddler Yoga. Specialty workshops are offered for women and partners include Yoga for Labor and Pranabirthing which uses deep relaxation tools, affirmations, aromatherapy and hypnosis to prepare the mind for birth. Private lessons and life coaching programs are available for individuals, couples, and small groups. The community is close-knit and supportive, a wonderful atmosphere to connect with body, mind and spirit. Learn more at www.pranayogaandmeditation.com
My yoga journey began 18 years ago when I attended a prenatal class while pregnant with my first child. My practice waned considerably over the years that my three children were toddlers. When their dad passed away in 2007, I found myself juggling a corporate career while raising them on my own. Life was challenging and I struggled with depression because I did not have the tools I needed to be happy and at peace.
My practice of yoga began deepened in 2012. I discovered how incredibly effective meditation, yoga and eastern philosophy was in shifting the way I looked at the world. I felt compelled to dedicate my life to helping others. I made the leap and left my corporate career to teach full-time. I love sharing these practices through my teaching and my published work.
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