Pat Kinkead is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in PA and NJ with 30 plus years of experience in a variety of settings. After graduating from Temple University, she received her MSS specializing in clinical social work from Bryn Mawr College. She completed a three year post Master’s program in clinical studies through the Pennsylvania Society for Clinical Social Work.
Her most recent positions include Director of Counseling at Jewish Family & Children’s Service, Director of Bereavement at Samaritan Hospice in New Jersey, and Director of Outpatient Services at Northeast Community MH/M Center. She has been providing counseling for women with breast and gynecological cancers as part of a Fox Chase Cancer Center Research Program for the past several years.
“The stigma of postpartum depression is still quite strong. And the time right after the birth of a child can be very overwhelming and scary for the new mom. It’s hard to talk about feelings of sadness, anger, fear and frustration when there is tremendous pressure to present the perfect mother and child relationship to family and friends. In my work with patients, my goal is to create a place of acceptance, safety and support so that people can feel optimistic and hopeful that they can change their lives.”