Today Trista will be talking with us about paternal mental health and the importance of addressing the mental health of fathers during pregnancy and the postpartum time. Fathers are often left out of the perinatal process, yet they are one half of the parenting relationship. Trista will be talking about the prevalence of paternal mental health issues, risk factors, causes, symptoms and treatments, hormone implication gender bias and how children can be affected.
Saint Alphonsus Perinatal Mental Health Services www.saintalphonsus.org/specialty/family-center
Postpartum Support International www.postpartum.net
First Monday of the Month Call in for Dads
Postpartum Stress Center www.postpartumstress.com
Postpartum Progress www.postpartumprogress.com
Bio: Trista Kovach, LCPC, is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor specializing in perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. After specializing in perinatal mood and anxiety disorders in private practice for over 11 years, Trista joined Saint Alphonsus in Boise in 2019 and developed a perinatal mental health program to support women and families struggling with pregnancy/postpartum adjustment.
Trista graduated from Boise State University in 2006 with a Master’s degree in counseling and received her undergraduate degree from Michigan State University in 1993. Trista also has advanced clinical training from the Postpartum Stress Center in Philadelphia and through Postpartum Support International.