Noah Suzuki, MEd

Noah is a psychotherapist with specialized training in Holding Therapy for perinatal distress and
exposure-based treatments for anxiety disorders, specifically posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD),
obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and social anxiety disorder. Noah holds a Master’s degree in
Counseling Psychology from Temple University and received his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University
of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Prior to joining The Postpartum Stress Center, Noah was a researcher
and intake coordinator at the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety at the University of
Pennsylvania. There, he received formalized training in prolonged exposure (PE) in the treatment
PTSD and Exposure-Based Response Prevention (ERP) in the treatment of OCD. In his
internship at The Postpartum Stress Center, Noah developed a passion for working with the
perinatal population and providing support to new or seasoned parents as they navigate the
challenges associated with having a baby. In his clinical work, Noah employs an eclectic,
transdiagnostic approach, pulling from the various influences and trainings he has been exposed
to in an attempt to meet the unique needs of each client.

“Often times, when considering the birth of a child, we have a tendency to focus on its life-
affirming, fulfilling, and euphoric aspects. While there is a collective understanding that, caring
for a new baby is expected to be challenging, the realities of parenting can often be scary and
unexpected. Furthermore, we are inundated with a societal pressure to find success in every
endeavor we undertake along with an infinite amount of seemingly-contradictory information at
our fingertips, at any moment. When paired with the hormonal effects of childbirth, the
associated lack of sleep and selfcare, and the heightened stakes of being responsible for another
life, it stands to reason that parents to new babies can often feel overwhelmed, ashamed, and
insecure. In my work, I aim to cultivate an environment in which parents can comfortably
disclose their distress and have it met with validation, comfort, and a sense of direction. Through
this process, we can work together in building a sense of competence and resilience as we face
this uniquely-challenging stage of life. In all of my clinical work, one of the greatest joys has
been witnessing the growth, relief, and reinstallation of hope that parents experience over the
course of Holding Therapy.”

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