Kathy McGuigan, MSW, LICSW, PMH-c
As a social worker, I have been supporting women and children’s emotional health for over 20 years. I have provided services for families in a variety of settings including shelters, community health centers, and schools. The support I received during my challenging transition to motherhood inspired me to work with expecting and parenting women. In 2008, I co-founded Rhode Island New Moms Connection where I facilitate support groups for expecting and new moms, as well as mothers of children ages birth to 3 years old. I am compassionate and empathetic and use a strengths-based perspective in my work with new moms, empowering them as experts when it comes to their own children, experiences, and needs. I use a practical approach that includes behavioral techniques, health education, and psychotherapy. I have been a member of the Rhode Island Birth Network, as well as a contributing writer for Kidoinfo. I am a member of Postpartum Support International and am certified as a perinatal mental health specialist (PMH-c). I received a BA in Psychology and Women’s Studies from Fairfield University and my master’s degree in Social Work from University of California, Berkeley but I am currently receiving the best education of my life from my two children, Alex and Kyle.