Rachael Arnold, MSW, LCSW
I am a clinically licensed master’s level social worker providing mental health services for the greater St. Louis Metro area. I received my MSW from the University of Missouri - St. Louis in 2015 and have been practicing clinical social work ever since.
After the birth of my oldest child in 2017, I realized mental health support for families is very limited, especially after the first 6 weeks a child is born. While most doctors and medical professionals will only consider postpartum issues within these early weeks, I believe mothers and families can struggle at any point within the first year of their child's life (or sometimes longer.)
Since then, perinatal mental health has been my passion! I love providing therapeutic support to mothers, pregnant persons, and families as they prepare to become parents, and through their journeys of pregnancy, birth, and beyond.
I have completed specialized training in perinatal mood and anxiety disorders as well as perinatal loss/grief. I currently work with clients who wish to process becoming a parent, are struggling with infertility, are looking to adopt and/or have a baby through surrogate, are struggling with depression or anxiety during pregnancy, have suffered perinatal loss and/or grief, want to work through a traumatic experience before giving birth (including previous traumatic births and sexual assault,) are struggling with postpartum depression and/or anxiety, and/or who need guidance and support as they transition back to work after parental leave.