Gretchen Nelson

A transition into motherhood can be a vulnerable time in a woman’s life. It is not uncommon for moms to love their child and yet deeply struggle through this transition. This time can be particularly challenging for women with ADHD and for parents with a young child who might be at risk for ADHD. Yet proudly the Parent-Child Bond is the FIRST to offer these specialized services. As a licensed clinical mental health therapist since 2010, I primarily come from an EMDR, attachment, and birth psychology lens. I consider myself an intuitive and highly sensitive-empathic clinician who values learning from other disciplines such as: speech, occupational, physical, craniosacral therapy, nutrition, the role of biological factors (sleep, hormones, immune systems and join pain). My approach is customized yet tangible and action oriented. This means after each session you will receive a follow up email from me that provides bite sized steps with a goal, we identified together that you can implement immediately.

  • How to support neurodivergent children and families

    Building a Bridge between Parents and Neurodivergent Children: Raising neurodivergent children is not easy. What adds to the challenge is that most of the time neurodivergent children do not respond to neurotypical forms of parenting. This can make navigating how to support, raise, and foster your child’s growth (as a human being) very difficult. For the […]

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  • Navigating life after a Birth Trauma

    The Unique Impact of Childbirth: The transition after giving birth is a significant milestone in a woman’s life, but for some it can be a traumatic experience. Birth trauma refers to physical or emotional distress experienced by the birth individual during the stages leading up to childbirth and postpartum. This type of trauma can take many […]

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  • 8 Quick Parenting Tips to Reduce Meltdowns & Tantrums

    Parenting is hard but there are proven strategies that can reduce meltdowns and tantrums.  First, let’s look at what’s the difference between a meltdown and tantrums?   While both meltdowns and tantrums may look similar on the surface, they are caused by different underlying factors. Here are some functional differences: Meltdowns: Typically caused by sensory overload, […]

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  • ADHD and Motherhood: What to Expect

    Motherhood can be difficult and yet amazing all at the same time. However, let’s be real, motherhood is mostly challenging and when a mother has ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), it can often come with additional considerations and hurtles to address. ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder that looks at the difficulties someone has with attention, […]

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  • Do ADHD Symptoms Worsen During or After Pregnancy?

    Women with ADHD often wonder if their symptoms will get worse during and after pregnancy. Simple answer is maybe yes and maybe no! The Effects of Pregnancy on Women with ADHD Symptoms: How feelings of self-doubt or feeling not good enough may increase during the transition into motherhood. For women with ADHD, pregnancy can intensify […]

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