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
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.