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Makenna Wheeler, LMSW


Perinatal Mental Health Therapist

“I have a passion for empowering parents and caregivers to cultivate healthier mental health statuses by using a holistic, person-centered approach. I have a desire to help families during this transitional time to parenthood.”


Makenna Wheeler is a Perinatal Therapist trained at Tulane University, where she spent 900+ Clinical hours practicing in their specialty clinic - "Fourth Trimester and Beyond". 


She is experienced working in multidisciplinary settings providing individual and group therapy to pregnant and postpartum people. 


Makenna’s therapeutic orientations include a variety of evidence-based therapeutic modalities (e.g., motivational interview, CBT, CBTp, psychoeducation, DBT, solution-focused). 


She obtained her Perinatal Mental Health Certification through Postpartum Support International and is a proud member of the PSI organization. 


Her own parental experiences have inspired her to pursue this sacred work. Her mission is to ensure new caregivers don’t suffer in silence.


  • PMH-C (Perinatal Mental Health Professional) - PSI 

  • Licensed Master of Social Worker from Tulane University

  • The Porter-Cason Institute



  • Completed 900+ Clinical Hours at Tulane's Specialty Psychiatry clinic - The Fourth Trimester and Beyond

  • Mother of 1 

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Makenna's Services:

Individual Therapy


Meet one-on-one with Makenna to work through the many, and varied, struggles along the reproductive journey.


Makenna's Specialties: Perinatal Depressive & Anxiety Disorders, and Addiction.


Makenna is a Licensed Master of Social Work currently practicing under the supervision of

 Megan McLaughlin, LCSW-C, PMH-C.


 Makenna currently accepts BCBS/Carefirst, Cigna and Aetna Insurances + Self-pay.

Superbills are provided for those seeking reimbursement from their insurance companies.

Group Support

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