"Like Adolescence, the transition to motherhood is quite a change."
- Aurélie Athan, Ph.D.
Education, Theory & Practice
Aurélie Athan, Ph.D. is a psychologist and faculty member at Teachers College, Columbia University. She has been reviving the term matrescence for over a decade. Her work advances the concept of matrescence through education, theory, and practice. She understands women's development as mothers holistically, both their thriving and distress. Her courses and certificate program are firsts in Reproductive Psychology. She is in private practice and offers consultation to professionals working with mothers. Last heard saying: "We all have a psychological relationship to our reproductive life, from menstruation to menopause and everything in between."