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A Podcast Series from The Family Institute

Nikki Lively, M.A., LCSW
• April 17, 2018

In this episode of Let's Talk, Nikki Lively interviews LaShonta Edwards. Ms. Edwards is the Founder and Executive Director of A Mother's Sanctuary in Houston, TX as well as a doula, educator and advocate for maternal mental health. In this interview, Ms. Edwards discusses her own experience with a postpartum depression and how this led to a mission to help other women. She also discusses the evolution and goals for the upcoming Imagine Me: Living Beyond My Barriers conference, the first ever to focus on the maternal mental health needs of women of color, to be held in Chicago Fall 2018.

Peruse the following resources for more information on LaShonta Edwards and her work, and A Mother's Sanctuary.

Nikki Lively, M.A., LCSW

Clinical Director, Transitions to Parenthood Program
Ms. Lively is a certified Emotionally Focused couples Therapist ​and Supervisor (EFT), ​Certified in Perinatal Mental Health (PMH-C) through Postpartum Support International and ​trained in Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Her main area of expertise is supporting women, men, infants, couples and families in the transition to parenthood ​and specializes in women's reproductive health.
References & Citations

Edwards, LaShonta. A Dark Secret. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2016.