Postnatal depression and loneliness advice
Parenting Consultant Barbara Olinger, MSW, shares advice for new mothers on how to best deal with the postnatal feelings of anxiety, depression, and isolation that are common, and why it's important to know you are not alone
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Barbara Olinger, MSW
Barbara Olinger has her master's degree in social work and has been working with children and families in both therapeutic and educational settings for over 30 years. She is currently Director of Family Development at the YWCA Santa Monica/Westside and has a private practice focusing on parenting education and teacher training. She is the author of the parenting book, Growing From the Roots: A Practical Guide to the Art of Parenting, now on DVD along with Welcoming Your Second Child. She has two sons, ages 23 and 20 years old.