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Suzanne Cohen, OTR/L, PMH-C
Maternal Health Occupational Therapist

The journey to motherhood creates dramatic changes in the lives of women. Your ability to take care of yourself and your home, navigate your relationship with your partner, establish a work/life balance, and the way you've always seen yourself will change considerably, all while taking care of a baby.

Too often, moms are doing it all alone, without the right support. Suzanne Cohen Maternal Support helps mothers thrive, not just survive, in their new role. If you're feeling overwhelmed, you're not alone. I'm here to support you through this big transition.

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About Me

Hi, I’m Suzanne. I’m a maternal health occupational therapist dedicated to supporting women in the motherhood journey. I work with women through individual sessions and support groups, focusing on the changes women experience during their transition to motherhood. In addition to my experience as a mother, I’ve personally struggled with infertility, a high-risk pregnancy, and a traumatic birth experience. Not all pregnancies and births live up to our expectations, and unfortunately women aren’t always comfortable expressing themselves when they don't. I hope to serve as a guide to help you during this journey.

​Certifications:

  • Board certified, registered, and licensed Occupational Therapist (OTR/L)

  • Perinatal Mental Health certified through Postpartum Support International (PMH-C)

Specialized Training:

  • Introduction to Pelvic Floor Therapy for Occupational Therapists, The Functional Pelvis

  • ASD Nest Support Training, New York University

Professional Presentations:

  • Cohen, S., Dupree, E., Sepulveda, A., Triplett, B. (2019). The Role of Occupational Therapists in Maternal Mental Health. Annual conference of Postpartum Support International, Portland, OR.

  • Cohen, S. (2022). Returning to Work is Hard Enough For New Mothers. Returning to Work Post-Covid is Nearly Impossible. NGO United Nations Committee on the Status of Women Forum 66, New York, NY.

  • "Prematurity Awareness Panel 2022: Understanding and Advocating for Maternal and Perinatal Health." Invited panelist, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Studies, New York University, November 2022.

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Services

Home Visits

Services take place in your home to ensure ease, carryover and authenticity. Plans are tailored to your specific environment. There's no need to pack up the baby and the gear - I come to you.

Postpartum Plan

Treatment plans to promote recovery from birth, increase community support, adjustment to family roles and expectations, and engaging in activities that bring you joy​.

Physical Rehabilitation

Ergonomic recommendations to reduce discomfort and avoid injury including nursery set-up modifications, pre- and/or post-natal exercise programs, and to promote pelvic health.

 
 

Testimonials

"Suzanne is truly amazing! Not only did she provide a lot of helpful tips and tools for being a mother to a newborn and 3 year old, she was there for me during my postpartum anxiety and depression. Suzanne is a wealth of knowledge in all aspects of motherhood and she really cares about her clients."

- Kim, Bellmore, NY