Supervised by Elaine Cavazos, LCSW-S, PMH-C Associate Psychotherapist

Emily Obront, LMSW

Emily Obront, LMSW

The experience of pregnancy and postpartum is as unique and complex as the individual. Yet, we so often see only a singular narrative: that of a joyous, blissful mother. As we work together, I hope to create a warm and welcoming environment that allows you to shed your preconceived notions of parenthood and to come to know your own story. 


I draw from my clinical experience working with families in the profoundly intimate space of the first few days postpartum. As I worked with people who felt overwhelming grief and sadness, excruciating anxiety, joy, elation, and trepidation, I came to understand the inherent vulnerability of the postpartum experience and the complex and varied experiences of new families.

Additionally, I draw from my experience as a full-spectrum doula, where I have supported families through pregnancy, miscarriage, termination, birth, and postpartum. In accompanying women as they labor and birth, I have come to appreciate the innate power of the birth experience and its impact on new mothers. I hope to help you process and integrate these experiences so that you can find peace in your journey.

I work primarily from a person-centered approach, which emphasizes the relationship between therapist and client. Indeed, without the foundation of a trusting and nonjudgmental relationship, you cannot explore your own story freely. I strive to center your strengths, encouraging you to recognize and utilize your inherent capabilities. Additionally, I use techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and mindfulness to help you develop everyday coping skills.

Having worked in reproductive health for over seven years, and through my own experience of pregnancy and becoming a parent, I come to this work with a deep commitment to the wellbeing of new and forming families. I am thrilled to be a part of the team at RPC, and would be honored to connect with you as you bravely navigate this journey.


Education, Training and Professional Memberships

Education 

  • Master of Science in Social Work (MSSW) from the University of Texas at Austin Steve Hicks School of Social Work 

Trainings

  • Seleni Institute, Seleni Postpartum Mental Health Intensive Training
  • Doulas of North America (DONA) International, Certified Birth Doula


Professional Memberships

  • Postpartum Health Alliance of Texas (PPHA), Intake Coordinator for Therapy Voucher & Postpartum Doula Programs