Private Practice

AURÉLIE ATHAN, PH.D. is a Columbia University affiliated and trained Licensed Psychologist

with a specialization in Reproductive Psychology across the lifespan.

To discuss options or make an appointment contact her here.


Dr. Athan works individually with women actively exploring "if/when/how" to become a mother and their psychological journey through the early transition to parenthood. She also supports ongoing family transitions as children age and parents naturally experience shifts in their own development. The professional growth of women and mothers within work life is also a focused area of support.


Dr. Athan provides supervision to professionals who work in the field of maternity and are seeking guidance with how to optimally and sensitively assist the mothers in their care. She also consults with schools or parents interested in designing reproductive literacy programs for young adults. Training in the form of seminars, lectures, workshops and online webinars are available.


In depth psychotherapy or brief coaching for individuals seeking support with reproductive transitions & beyond.

  • Reproductive decision-making, family life planning, and infertility journeys

  • Pregnancy, surrogacy, adoption and new parenthood

  • Women/mothers in mid-life transition

  • Work-life considerations and career development while parenting


Supervision and consultation is available to individuals or organization caring for mothers.

  • Supervision for maternal care practitioners (professionals and para-professionals; mental health & non mental health):

    OBGYNs, nurses/midwives, doulas, childbirth educators, lactation consultants, pre/postnatal health instructors, wellness coaches and others working to improve wellbeing in mothers

  • Consultation for individuals and organizations seeking to strengthen programming, services, or research agendas

  • Consultation to schools seeking to incorporate reproductive literacy into their sexual health curriculum


Training via workshops, lectures, presentations, and on-line webinars are available on the subject of matrescence and the psychology of reproduction to your community.

Topics include:

  • Reproductive literacy for pre-teens, adolescents, and emerging adults

  • Matrescence and the transition to motherhood: risk and resilience approaches

  • Mid-life development in women/mothers over 40

  • Maternal mental health training for medical residency programs and nursing education