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Anna

I am a psychologist (PhD), doula, postpartum sealing ceremony master and childbirth educator. With a strong focus on maternal mental health and postpartum, I support Russian and English speaking families.

about me

Privet, family!

I have been counselling families as a psychologist from 2012. When I moved to Finland in 2014, due to many limitations I followed the academic path, which led me to obtaining my PhD degree in early 2021. My thesis explored how depression and anxiety during pregnancy affect child mental health among other questions. I haven’t give up my research career, but I am currently studying how medical interventions, obstetric violence and partner and doula support during labour are associated with postpartum depression and PTSD.

After having my first child in 2018, I realised that my biggest passion lies in comprehensive support for families on their journey through parenthood. In my work I have a unique approach as I combine my background in psychology, research, and postpartum doula training. I strongly believe that our minds and bodies are deeply connected and I find constant confirmations for this, both in modern research and traditions as old as times from all over the world.

DEAR MAMA POSTPARTUM

Dear Mama, I am here to take care of you while you are busy taking care of your baby. I offer emotional support, body care and educational programs on your journey from conception throughout pregnancy and birth to postpartum and beyond. I speak about topics that are often silenced: postpartum depression, traumatic birth experience, being lost as a person in motherhood, physical challenges and problems with the partner after having children. I believe that every family should be cared for as gently and thoroughly as for the new baby.

Body & Mind

I help you to find harmony and peace in your motherhood via connecting your sensations with deeper understanding of yourself, thus, taking care of your physical and mental health.

Supporting YOUR choices

I believe you know what is best for you and your baby. I will offer you comprehensive evidence to make informed decisions, support you in your values, and help you to transmit them to others.

Science & Wisdom

I blend modern research with traditional wisdom. I believe this offers another way to make the transition to motherhood more comfortable and gentle.

SUPPORTING YOUR FAMILY

Services

Here’s a quick list of my services for families and birthing people:

Anna helped me close an important event in my life on which I had spent years trying to move past. Her professional background in psychology, combined with a human, kind and empathetic approach offered me the support and understanding that I needed. She knew how to make me comfortable with my own fears and regrets, while arriving at the realization that in my choices I had brought to life a deep part of myself that is worth pursuing. Ultimately, she helped me know that I am worth it, and that the new life I created for myself is something that I truly cherish. I warmly recommend Anna’s expertise to anyone who is struggling with something life-shifting.
Alexandra
Анечка,спасибо большое.Расслабляющий массаж очень расслабил тело и голову.Очень приятное ощущение и во время и после массажа.Главное:полностью расслабиться и насладиться в полной мере,чтобы почувствовать свое тело.Ты умеешь подбодрить и успокоить-это важно!Спасибо тебе,ты-мастер своего дела.Делаешь с душой,очень благодарна тебе,я до сих пор в эйфории.Спасибо тебе за качественную работу♥️
Алена

Let's hear more from you

I’ll be happy to hear about you, your family, your current project, needs and questions. I love talking about my passions, so don’t hesitate and let’s have a cup of coffee together! 

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