APPPAH's Prenatal and Perinatal
Practitioner and Educator Directory
Have you experienced some kind of challenge or trauma related to the
birth of your child or perhaps even your own birth?
Looking for a qualified person to support you in exploring the impact of early life experiences?
Maybe you are interested in learning more from one of our educators or have them speak at an event?
Prenatal and Perinatal - Practitioners
PPN Practitioner (PPN-P) in addition to have graduated from the year-long APPPAH Certification program, these practitioners have completed a significant therapeutic training specifically related to Prenatal and Perinatal trauma resolution. They use trauma informed protocols in facilitating an experience for deep healing and connection to your authentic self.
Prenatal and Perinatal - Educators
PPN Educators - (PPN-E) have graduated from the year-long APPPAH Certification program. This training provides a unique experience to explore our own early birth imprints and teach this work from an embodied knowing. Our educators are available for consultations and presentations to any organizations around the world.
If you have qualified training and would like to be included in APPPAH's Practitioners Directory, please complete an application form, by clicking the link here.
APPPAH's Prenatal and Perinatal Practitioner and Educator Directory
The Association for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health (APPPAH) is neither a regulatory nor licensing organization and therefore not sanctioned to certify, license, or otherwise bestow the legal authorization to practice as a mental health professional. Each PPN practitioner is responsible for working under their own independent professional license and within their scope of practice.
Christianna Deichmann, RCST®, PPNE, LMT
I treat adults, children, and infants with psychosomatic-based therapies while incorporating trauma resolution, co-regulation skills, pre- and perinatal psychology, and education on the states of the autonomic nervous system. My approach to therapy involves integrating somatic experiencing of Leading Edge©, Biodynamic CranioSacral Therapy©, and Pre and Perinatal Dynamics. For my own personal progression and healing, I study the esoteric and shamanistic healing practices as an Adept in the Modern Mystery School of North America. If you are looking to create change in your life, somatic-based therapies that include holding of your earliest experiences in life offer tremendous potential for creating shifts in your being. This type of holistic medicine is slow-paced and guided by your body's innate Intelligence and natural healing power.
Divya Deswal Doula, PPNE, HBCE, BCST, SEP
As a mother of two, I found my passion working with families during their birth journey. This support extends from preconception to postpartum with a variety of mind - body modalities for education and therapy. I offer prenatal bonding, childbirth education and HypnoBirthing classes and trauma resolution therapies
Barbara C Decker, HBCE, CLD, PPNE, Certified Prenatal Bonding (BA) Facilitator
I've been a childbirth educator for 50 years, choosing HypnoBirthing Education specifically in 2000, a doula for 25 years, PPNE, and trained with Dr. Gerhard Schroth in Prenatal Bonding (BA) 2011, My passion is helping build healthy families from preconception through postpartum. This work with families stengthens the bond with mother and baby as well as lowering postpartum depression.
Yuko Igarashi, PPNE
Yuko Igarashi is an International Coordinator for the Prenatal Memory Education Association and a Prenatal and Perinatal Educator. She graduated from The Evergreen State College with a BA in Consciousness Studies and currently working with Dr. Akira Ikegawa, a leading researcher in the field of Prenatal Memory. She launched the Prenatal Memory Global Project. Yuko coordinated group presentations for APPPAH's International Congress in 2019 and 2021.
Jennifer Jeffcoat MPH, ACST, PPN-E, PPN-P, CH.t
I am an Awakened Somatic Therapist specializing in Pre & Perinatal Psychology, Attachment, and developmental trauma.
The Awakened Method weaves pre & perinatal birth psychology, polyvagal theory, modern attachment theory, ecopsychology, & spiritual psychology through a continuum relationship field rekindling the connection to Authentic Self, Community, and Mother Earth.
Nina Ketscher, MA, PPNE, CEIM
Nina works as an integrative therapist blending Western somatic, prenatal and perinatal, and energy psychology with Eastern spiritual healing knowledge and has a degree from Santa Barbara Graduate Institute (SBGI). Former APPPAH Vice President, Director of Education and Programs, Nina is a graduate of, and mentor for, APPPAH Prenatal & Perinatal Educator certification program (PPNE).
Karen Melton, Diploma in Humanistic Psychology (UK)
An experienced somatic practitioner working Worldwide online: Healing and prevention of prenatal and birth trauma Cranial sacral therapy Parenting support Support for families Conscious early parenting from preconception Classes and Supervision in the somatic pre- and perinatal field Babies | Kids | Adults | Families
Lisa Pearl, BA, MA, PPNE
I'm a Christian birth doula, PPNE coach, and birth coach. I support expecting families spiritually, emotionally, and physically, which includes education and exercise (Certified BRM Pro Teacher).
Christina Peterson is a Counsellor, Clinical Hypnotherapist, HypnoBirthing Practitioner and Prenatal and Perinatal Educator. I educate and support couples, mothers to create a calm and positive conception, pregnancy and birth. Counselling/ Clinical Hypnotherapy for fertility, anxiety, fears, birth trauma and any issues. Group classes in “Empower yourself during Pregnancy Relaxation and Bonding Classes” and “HypnoBirthing Classes”.
Florentine Peralta, MA, PPNE
Florentine is an APPPAH/PPNE mentor, and holistic counselor, healer and teacher for families. In her work, she is integrating Eastern Spiritual Wisdom with Western Psychology. Her highest aim is to support and empower mothers during all stages, including pregnancy. She helps them to heal their own early wounds so they can create the strongest possible foundation for their children. To her, strong mother-child bonds and healthy families are essential to transforming the world.
Ellynne Skove, PPNE
Ellynne Skove, is a New York state licensed Creative Arts therapist, nationally certified counselor, Board Certified dance therapist,yoga teacher, and Polarity therapist. In 2010 Ellynne completed additional graduate studies in Pre and Peri Natal Psychology at The Santa Barbara Graduate Institute. Additionally she is a PPNE and mentor.
Christine Waters PPNE, CD, CBE, NJ-IMH-E, COS-P
How we are conceived, born, raised and supported in life has a direct correlation with who we become. Being a conduit by offering support to fellow human beings.My passion for birth and life go hand-in-hand. We are born in this life to learn our lessons and become the best version of ourselves. To be pregnant we are born to give birth - to feel the power within.