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Hi. I’m Dr. Shoshana Bennett, more commonly known as Dr. Shosh. I’m a Clinical Psychologist and I specialized in moods and also mood disorders during pregnancy and postpartum. I started out as a Special Education Teacher. Then I had two children and plummeted into two very severe postpartum depressions. That’s what I do what I do. I understand from the inside out how tough this can be and how desperately we need help during this period of time. One of my biggest passions is writing. If I’m not working with clients or speaking somewhere around the world, I am writing a book or an e-book or an article or a blog post or whatever else. I also love the water. I live on the beach. If I’m not doing any of the above, I will, you’ll probably find me walking by the water with my sweetie Joe and my dog Hannah. I have two wonderful grown children. My daughter Elana and my son Erin.
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Shoshana Bennett, PhD

Clinical Psychologist & Postpartum Specialist

Shoshana Bennett, PhD (“Dr. Shosh”) from the popular DrShosh.com Radio Show is the author of Pregnant on Prozac, Postpartum Depression For Dummies, and co-author of Beyond the Blues: Understanding and Treating Prenatal and Postpartum Depression & Anxiety.  She is also the creator of the new mobile app PPD Gone.  National TV shows including  20/20, Discovery Channel, The Doctors and The Ricki Lake Show feature Dr. Shosh as the pregnancy and postpartum mood expert and news stations such as CNN consult her. Several publications including the San Francisco Chronicle and the San Jose Mercury News have written articles on Dr. Shosh’s work.  She’s interviewed regularly on national radio and has been quoted in dozens of newspapers and magazines such as The Wall Street Journal, WebMD, Boston Globe, Fit Pregnancy, Glamour, Parenting, Psychology Today, New York Post, Self, Cosmopolitan, and the Chicago Tribune. 

Dr. Shosh is a pioneer in the field.  She is a survivor of two life-threatening postpartum depressions. She founded Postpartum Assistance for Mothers in 1987, and is a former president of Postpartum Support International. Dr. Shosh helped develop the official Postpartum Support International training curriculum for professionals which is now considered the gold standard in the field. She has helped over 19,000 women worldwide through individual consultations, support groups and wellness seminars.  As a noted guest lecturer and keynote speaker, she travels throughout the US and abroad, training medical and mental health professionals to assess and treat postpartum depression and related mood and anxiety disorders. She earned three teaching credentials, two masters degrees, a PhD and is licensed as a clinical psychologist.

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