Lauren Brittsan is the founder and primary therapist at MHWW. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Masters in Clinical and Mental Health Counseling from the University of Colorado Denver and is certified in perinatal mental health.
Lauren’s passion for helping women heal through the power of counseling and community is the direct result of her drive to normalize the need for mental health support, as well as her own lived experiences.
She works with women across the reproductive lifespan - particularly those struggling with anxiety, depression, mood disorders, and individuals wanting to better understand all the stressors that come with life's changes and transitions. Lauren's speciality in perinatal mental health allows her to support those needing help as they navigate preconception planning, pregnancy, postpartum and beyond.
Her warm and empathetic approach makes her especially skilled at helping individuals and couples navigate difficult experiences such as high risk pregnancies and infertility. Lauren provides support to those who have experienced a perinatal loss and are in need of bereavement counseling.
Her goal is always to provide a non judgmental and warm environment where she can support her clients as they heal and cope.
In addition to being licensed in the state of Colorado, Lauren is also a registered telehealth provider in the state of Florida.
Lauren Brittsan, LPC, PMH-C
Rachel S. Bornstein, MA, LPCC
Rachel Bornstein is a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate with a Master’s in Counseling from the University of Colorado, Denver. Rachel works with individuals offering client-centered guidance and support through life’s challenges and changes.
Rachel specializes in helping individuals looking to build a long-term therapeutic relationship, as well as those who need a more focused approach to address a specific concern. Her therapy style is supportive, non-judgmental, and tailored to her client’s needs. Rachel believes in instilling hope and humor into her work and utilizes compassion to facilitate change.
Rachel has a personal passion for maternal mental health. She helps women navigate everything from pre-conception planning to pregnancy, loss and fertility issues, prenatal and postpartum challenges, and motherhood. Rachel has certifications in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders and Advanced Perinatal Psychotherapy.
Her specialties include but are not limited to anxiety, mood issues, depression and trauma. Her primary focus is on personal growth, relationship success, and helping clients gain more control over their lives.
In addition to private practice, Rachel is a clinician at MotherWise Colorado where she works with mothers individually and in groups, supporting them in pregnancy, postpartum, and beyond.
Kate Salama, MD
Kate Salama, MD is a board certified adult psychiatrist, who specializes in reproductive psychiatry. She is a graduate of the Women’s Mental Health Psychiatry Fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. She worked as an attending psychiatrist within the Division of Women’s Mental Health at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and served as an instructor at Harvard Medical School prior to transitioning into private practice.
She has clinical expertise in treating psychiatric disorders associated with the menstrual cycle, pregnancy, the postpartum period, and the menopause transition. Her research has focused on mental health screening in the obstetric population, as well as traumatic childbirth and its impact on mental health. In addition to providing care in Colorado, she is available to see patients who reside in New York and Massachusetts via telehealth.
Laurel Johnson, LSW
Laurel Johnson is a Licenced Social Worker with a Master's Degree in Social Work from University of Denver and a Bachelor's Degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Colorado State University. Laurel has worked with a diverse array of individuals and couples as they navigate issues including life transitions, relationship struggles, pregnancy and parenting, communication issues, anxiety, and trauma. Her therapy style is flexible, supportive, and individualized, working collaboratively with clients to explore issues and take steps towards reaching their goals.
Laurel has extensive experience facilitating group workshops around healthy relationships and communication skills, and draws on this experience to help couples connect, communicate, and solve problems more effectively.
Laurel has completed training in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders and Advanced Perinatal Psychotherapy through Postpartum Support International. She uses a holistic approach that includes traditional evidence based practices as well as mind-body practices.
Maddie Bergner, L.Ac, MSTCM
Maddie Bergner is a licensed acupuncturist & herbalist in the state of Colorado. She received her Master’s in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and is currently working on her doctorate from Five Branches University in San Jose, CA.
Originally from Virginia, Maddie received her BA in Chinese language and politics and the University of Virginia. Her deep interest in Chinese culture and traditions along with her passion for connection and health inspired her path toward becoming an acupuncturist.
Maddie is a women’s health specialist with experience working with: female and male fertility, placenta previa, irregular or absent menstrual cycle, hormonal regulation, patients with PCOS, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, depression and anxiety, postpartum support, and concerns throughout pregnancy (miscarriage, morning sickness, headaches, fatigue, and physical pain).