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Women's Wellness Space
Psychotherapy Services in Raleigh




Veronica Kemeny, MSW, LCSW

 

 

 

 

“The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.”

-William James

 

 

 

 
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Located in a convenient North Raleigh location, you can begin your journey towards a happier, more hopeful you. I am a curious and humble therapist who enjoys helping people find clarity in where they want their life journey to lead. 

I am Veronica and I am a licensed clinical social worker who received her Master's of Social Work from New York University. After leaving my roots in the New York area for Boston, I moved to Raleigh in 2015 and am thrilled to call North Carolina home.

As a mother myself and a therapist who is passionate about how parental relationships have impacted our own journeys into parenthood, I am especially suited to supporting women contemplating motherhood, who are pregnant or are experiencing mental health difficulties during the postpartum period. I am also interested in supporting professional women in their 20s and 30s who are feeling stuck and unsure about where they want their life journey to go.

I am bilingual in Spanish and bicultural and, as a first generation American, am especially attuned to global issues, cultural identity and the immigrant experience. With my extensive experience working with trauma survivors, I bring that experience to our relationship so that I can best understand how your personal history and challenges impact your current struggles.

I believe that with change and transition comes opportunity. Old wounds may reemerge but it can also be a time for reflection and growth. I will ensure that therapy is a safe and supportive space to explore your strengths, areas for personal emotional development and skill building.

Phone:
919-728-9328

Email:
veronica@

womenswellnessnc.com

Location:
North Raleigh, 27615
 

Hours:

Tuesday-Friday, hours vary

Evening appointments available on Wednesdays and Thursdays

Trainings/Certifications:

PSI Maternal Mental Health Certificate- 2014

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Level 1 trained-2019

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Certified- 2016

“It takes a deep commitment to change and an even deeper commitment to grow."

— Ralph Ellison

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In my cozy and private office in Raleigh, I provide a space where you can let your guard down and open up. Here you can put your feet up and feel free to cry or to laugh. 

 

THERAPY FAQs

Why Start Therapy Now?

People often choose to start therapy after exhausting all coping skills that have worked for them in the past. Their struggles have begun to impact them across various areas of their life ( personal, professional, romantic, social). Taking the step to call and schedule with a therapist takes courage and trust that things CAN and WILL be better if you reach out for additional support. It takes courage to begin psychotherapy as it involves examining your thoughts, beliefs, and past experiences all with the goal of better understanding how to change course and cope with stressors in a healthier and more compassionate way.

What Will The First Session Be Like?

The first session is about getting to know another and determining if there seems to be a connection to build on in order to work together. It is common to be nervous about the first session and when asked about your history and what brings you to therapy, it is expected you will only share however much you feel comfortable sharing. Over time, with trust developed, you will find yourself more inclined to open up and explore deeper worries and struggles.

What Will The Process Of Therapy Be Like?

We will start the process of identifying what are the areas of your life that are causing you distress and, in time, understand why. Often times this is because you are not living your life aligned with your values and goals. Together we will work towards building on your inner strengths and abilities so that you can begin to make small changes in the right direction.

This is your personal journey towards change that will help you lead a more fulfilling and hopeful life. With that in mind, therapy is all about what you bring to it; through developing a safe and trusting connection with me, over time you will most likely find yourself to tackle parts of yourself and your history that might have previously been off limits. Therapy is about helping you come to your own conclusions and next steps rather than having the therapist make decisions for you.

Will Other People Know What We Talk About In Sessions?

The therapy room is a private space and trust in your therapist is crucial to engaging in therapy openly and honestly. Your confidentiality is strictly maintained. Only in rare circumstances, out of concern and care, will very specific information be released: issues surrounding mandated reporting, issues surrounding a court mandate (legal mandate by a judge) of release, and issues of a risk to you or others.

 

 

Investment & Insurance Information

Insurance Disclaimer:
It is important that you are aware of the confidentiality limitations if you decide to use insurance benefits for therapy. First, insurance companies require that you receive a mental health diagnosis in order to justify coverage. This diagnosis will go on your health care record and could have an effect on your future premiums. Additionally, I am required to write reports for third party payers, which significantly limits your confidentiality. Paying out-of-pocket for therapy services ensures complete confidentiality, as I will not have to provide a diagnosis or any other documentation to a third-party payer.

Please note that benefits are an agreement between you and your insurance company. I cannot guarantee any insurance coverage or reimbursement. If you have eligibility concerns or questions, you should contact your insurance provider directly.

Insurance Info:

I am an in-network provider with Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC (BCBS) except Blue Local and Blue Value plans as well as Cigna. I will verify your mental health coverage prior to your first session. To do so, I will need the following information.

  • Your Insurance company

  • The customer service number on the back of the card

  • Your member and group IDs

  • Your (and the main subscriber’s) birthdays

For insurances other than BCBS and Cigna, I am out of network which means that you're responsible for the fee at the time of our appointment. Depending on your plan, a certain percentage of that may be reimbursed to you by your insurance company.  In order to receive reimbursement, I would give you a Superbill and based on your particular plan, you may be reimbursed a portion of our session. I would need to provide a diagnosis at this time due to insurance company requirements.

Investment:

$200 for an intake session and $150 for a 50 minute session. I have a few reduced fee slots that may be available.

I accept cash, check or any major credit card. FSA and HSA cards are also accepted. 


Looking for therapy with a lower fee?
Here is a recommended resource:    openpathcollective.org

General and Postpartum Resources

Warmlines, hotlines and crisis supports (national and local)

Triangle Springs Hospital (Brier Creek)-24/7 crisis intake line: 919-535-4619

Behavioral Health Alliance-Mobile Crisis Unit (24/7 crisis intake line): 877-626-1772 The Mobile Crisis Team has an average response time of two hours. Available to all Wake, Durham, Cumberland and Johnston residents regardless of insurance coverage or type.

Postpartum Support International warm-line (leave a message and they call back within 24 hours unlike a hotline which is an immediate response): 800-944-4773 (4PPD).

Suicide prevention hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

General info on perinatal mood disorders

The Symptoms of Postpartum Depression Anxiety in Plain MaMa English
http://www.postpartumprogress.com/the-symptoms-of-postpartum-depression-anxiety-in-plain-mama-english

Six Things That Can Affect How Quickly You'll Recover From Postpartum Depression
www.postpartumprogress.com/six-things-that-can-affect-how-quickly-youll-recover-from-postpartum-depression

Postpartum Support International
www.postpartum.net

The Postpartum Stress Center
www.postpartumstress.com

Blog, Articles and Resources for PPD
www.postpartumprogress.com

Postpartum Pact PDF Download
www.postpartumny.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/PostpartumPactff.pdf
 

Medication Research/Information for pregnant/postpartum moms

https://womensmentalhealth.org/

https://www.med.unc.edu/psych/wmd/mood-disorders/perinatal

www.mothertobaby.org

www.infantrisk.com

www.mededppd.org

Recommended pregnancy/postpartum Books

The Pregnancy & Postpartum Anxiety Workbook by Pamela Weigartz
Dropping the Baby & Other Scary Thoughts by Karen Kleiman

This Isn’t What I Expected: Overcoming Postpartum Depression by Karen Kleiman and Valerie Raskin
A Deeper Shade of Blue by Ruta Nonacs
Beyond the Blues by Pec Indman and Shoshanna Bennett
What Am I Thinking?: Having A Baby After Postpartum Depression by Karen Kleiman

Life Will Never Be the Same: The Real Mom’s Postpartum Survival Guide by Ann Dunnewold & Diane Sanford
The Mother-to-Mother Postpartum Depression Support Book by Sandra Poulin
Understanding Your Moods When You’re Expecting: Emotions Mental Health & Happiness Before, During & After Pregnancy by Lucy Puryear

Pregnant On Prozac: The Essential Guide to Making the Best Decision for You & Your Baby by Shoshanna Bennett

And Baby Makes Three by Dr. John Gottman

After the Stork:  The Couple’s Guide to Preventing and Overcoming Postpartum Depression by Dr. Sara Rosenquist

 

 

Podcast Recommendations

Mom and Mind

Atomic Moms

Longest Shortest Time

Doula search

www.Dona.org 

Resources for Dads

Book:
The Postpartum Husband: Practical Solutions For Living with Postpartum Depression by Karen Kleiman

Web Resources:
www.postpartumdads.org

www.postpartummen.com
www.postpartum.net/Get-Help/Resources-for-Fathers.aspx

Pregnancy and Newborn Loss/Grief

Local group resource:
www.med.unc.edu/psych/wmd/perinatal-loss-support-group

Web Resources:
www.pregnancyloss.info/

www.stillbirthday.com
www.stillstandingmag.com
www.glowinthewoods.com

www.carryingtoterm.org

www.foreverpfootprints.org

www.returntozerohealingcenter.com

 

Book:
Empty Arms by Sherokee Ilse

Infertility

Web Resources:
http://www.resolve.org/

https://www.seleni.org/advice-support/article/making-choices-during-infertility

Local postpartum group resources

Triangle Area Parenting Support (TAPS)
TAPS helps new parents by connecting them to peer-based support groups, information, and resources as they transition to parenthood.

www.tapsnc.org

Postpartum Education and Support – Moms Supporting Moms Group
Raleigh/Cary/Durham/Triangle

Free peer support groups for women experiencing symptoms of perinatal/postpartum mood disorders (including postpartum depression and anxiety). They also offer email, phone support, local resource connection and online groups. For more information, meeting times and locations, please call or email.

Telephone: 919.454.6946,
Email: support@pesnc.com

Nursing Mothers of Raleigh-Free Monthly Meetings for Breastfeeding Support

www.nursingmothersofraleigh.org

Durham Support Groups:

Duke University Postpartum Support Program
https://www.med.unc.edu/psych/wmd/durham-support-group

University of North Carolina - Perinatal Loss Support Group
www.med.unc.edu/psych/wmd/perinatal-loss-support-group

Contact Information

Phone: 919-728-9328 | email: veronica@womenswellnessnc.com

or fill out the form below to schedule your first session.  

I look forward to hearing from you!

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