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What if the “most exciting time of your life”
is a time of difficult experiences and emotions? 

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Often when we imagine the process of pregnancy and having a baby, we picture moments of joy.  But pregnancy, birth, and parenting are like the rest of life.  There is often joy, but there can be tough times too.  Sometimes pregnancy and postpartum depression, anxiety and self-doubt become overwhelming. Sometimes pregnant women can have thoughts that are scary.  The unexpected happens, things don’t go as planned, relationships change, or grief and loss occurs.  If you have having concerns or have experienced trauma about becoming pregnant, pregnancy, birth, postpartum, pregnancy loss, or being a new parent, you are not alone.  Please know it’s not your fault, you can get help, and you can feel better.​

I am a licensed psychologist, providing a warm, caring, and high-quality treatment for women, new mothers, partners, babies, and families as they heal and grow through the good times and challenges of the perinatal period.  Therapy services include preconception, pregnancy, birth, postpartum, parenting infants/toddlers, and perinatal loss.

What if the “most exciting time of your life” is a time of difficult experiences and emotions? 

I invite you to call and schedule an appointment so that you do not walk through this time alone. 

Please reach out and take the next step toward healing and feeling better.  And feel free to bring your baby to your session to try out our rocking chair.

Dr. Pam

Dr. Pam Barnes-Palty

Licensed Psychologist

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We love babies...

Having a baby and not having childcare is not a barrier. We’re baby friendly and your babies are welcome! 



  • Preconception, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Birth, Postpartum

  • Parenting

  • Infertility

  • Pregnancy Loss and Infant Loss

  • Women’s Issues

  • Infant Mental Health

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Client Focus

  • Pregnant Women and People

  • Postpartum Women, People and Families

  • Adults

  • Pregnant Teens

  • Teen Moms

  • Babies, Toddlers & Preschoolers  (Ages Birth to 5)


Treatment Focus

  • Pregnancy & Postpartum Depression

  • Pregnancy & Postpartum Anxiety

  • Postpartum Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Intrusive or Scary Thoughts

  • Birth Trauma (Birth Related PTSD)

  • Preconception, Pregnancy & Birth Concerns

  • Transition to Motherhood

  • Parenting Young Children, Ages Newborn to 5

  • Infant Mental Health (Birth to age 5)

  • Infertility

  • Pregnancy Loss and Infant Loss

  • Teenage Pregnancy & Parenting

  • Relationship Issues

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Types of Therapy

  • Pregnant Women and People

  • Postpartum Women, People and Families

  • Adults

  • Pregnant Teens

  • Teen Moms

  • Babies, Toddlers & Preschoolers (Ages Birth to 5)


  • Individuals

  • Couples

  • Family

  • Group


Treatment Approach

Accepted Payment Methods

  • Cash

  • Mastercard

  • Visa

Please Note:

  • Dr. Barnes-Palty does not provide court reports, court recommendations, or court ordered therapy.

  • We do not accept divorce or custody cases.

  • We do not accept or respond to social media requests from prospective, current, or former patients.

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Meet Diamond

The Salt River Wild Horses Need Your Help

Please consider donating today.

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Meet Diamond...

Did you know that Arizona has wild horses?  The Salt River Wild Horses are nearby, about a 50-minute drive from downtown Phoenix.  A few years ago I went out to see the Salt River wild horses and I met this energetic and engaging baby colt, Diamond.  Under the watchful eyes of his parents, mom Sapphire and dad Shadowfax, Diamond frolicked and kicked up his heels with complete abandon!  Watching this little one, so new to the world, filled me with a joy for life that warms my heart to this day.  


I hope that someday you will go to the Tonto National Forest and see the wild horses for yourself, often easily seen from the forest service parking lots along the lower Salt River. 


I also invite you to join me in becoming a supporter of the Salt River Wild Horse Management Group, who contracts with governmental agencies to monitor the health and well being of the wild horses.  You can learn more about the work of the SRWHMG and make a contribution at:

Imagining therapeutic services where babies are welcome?
You've arrived at the right place!

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We specialize in women who are perinatal to the first year after birth.


* Providing Telehealth Only *

Contact us TODAY to schedule your consultation

We'll be in touch soon!

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