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Lauren 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.
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Lauren specializes in working with women who are struggling with anxiety, self esteem issues, perinatal and postpartum mental health concerns, career challenges or simply need a space to talk with someone who is not a friend or family member. She also offers counseling for couples who are preparing for baby or in the postpartum period and need support.


Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, she moved to Denver by way of New York City, where she worked in the advertising and marketing department of a women's magazine. Lauren was in publishing for three years, where she loved her work and the fast-pace environment but found herself craving deeper connections with people. She quickly realized how much more she enjoyed sitting with co-workers in the break room and listening to their unique life experiences and stories over working on a computer for hours. It is when she had this realization that she decided to pursue graduate school and eventually her license based on her own profound experiences in therapy. Her passion for connecting with people and her own personal experiences have inspired her to help others as they work toward seeking the support they need to heal and cope.

In addition to private practice, Lauren is a Perinatal Behavioral Health Specialist with SCL health where she supports women from preconception through postpartum. She is a registered telehealth provider in the state of Florida.

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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.

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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 the transition to parenthood, relationship struggles, parenting, and trauma. Her therapy style is flexible, supportive, and individualized, working collaboratively with clients to explore issues and reach their goals. Laurel also has extensive experience facilitating group workshops around healthy relationships and communication.


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.