About Olivia Bergeron, LCSW
Olivia Bergeron, LCSW is a psychotherapist who founded Mommy Groove Therapy & Parent Coaching to help parents navigate the huge changes that come with having a child. Whether help is needed managing your own sense of overwhelm, stress and anxiety during or after having a baby, or you've run out of ideas about how to manage your toddler's (or big kid's!) tantrums, Olivia works with you to create lasting change.
Olivia is a mom to twins and a singleton, so she understands the demands that come with parenting in New York City.
Once her children arrived, Olivia realized that many women and men were not getting the help and support they needed to live in a balanced, joyful way. She heard from parents that becoming a mother or father was unendingly frustrating, difficult and just not the way they had imagined it.
The stress, anxieties and pressure to live up to an impossible ideal were getting in the way of parents enjoying their role. Parents were out of ideas when it came to managing their child's misbehavior, as nothing seemed to work. And so Mommy Groove Therapy & Parent Coaching was born.
Olivia specializes in working with clients facing issues such as:
- postpartum depression and anxiety;
- panic and feeling overwhelmed;
- ambivalence about being a parent;
- returning to work vs. staying home;
- navigating changes within a marriage;
- unexpected life challenges;
- grief and loss.
Using Dr. Laura Markham's Peace Parenting model, Olivia also helps families wishing to move away from harsh punishment towards a more loving parenting style, where your child will WANT to behave. Learning how to connect with compassion, avoid getting hijacked by emotions and have a more peaceful household is absolutely within reach. Olivia is one of only 15 certified Peaceful Parenting coaches worldwide.
Mommy Groove Therapy & Parent Coaching helps clients by offering coaching and therapy in a variety of settings. She has an offices in Park Slope, Brooklyn, and Union Square, Manhattan, but also offers in-home counseling, phone and FaceTime sessions.
Olivia also offers professional trainings for doctors, doulas, lactation consultants and midwives on Postpartum Depression and Anxiety.
Olivia received her Bachelor’s from Vassar College and her Master’s in Social Work from New York University. She has a Post Master’s Certificate in Advanced Clinical Social Work also from New York University and a Certificate from the Postpartum Stress Center. Olivia was selected to be a part of the first ever coaching training by Dr. Laura Markham, author of Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids. She is proud to help parents find a way to "stop yelling and start connecting" with their child. She speaks Spanish and French fluently, and offers her services in these languages as well.
Olivia has appeared in the New York Times , Huffington Post and on Fox 5 New York. She has contributed articles to Brooklyn Family Magazine, Manhattan Family Magazine, A Child Grows In Brooklyn, Parenting and the City, and YourTango.com.