Maura Johnson, LCSW, PMH-C

Smart Patients Moderator
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Perinatal Mental Health Professional (PMH-C) with a wealth of experience in various areas of behavioral health. The early part of my career was spent working with children/adolescents, as well as substance abuse counseling and inpatient mental health. It wasn’t until my own intense and humbling experience with PPD/OCD that I began to realize my true passion in mental health work. Currently, I provide outpatient therapy in a private practice setting, focusing on women’s health and perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. My greatest challenge became one of my greatest gifts and I am honored to give back in this way. The SmartPatients forum was an invaluable lifeline for me during my darkest times and it is truly a blessing for me to be leading it today.

In my spare time, I love to spend time with my husband and daughter, travel, trying new restaurants in Pittsburgh and other cities, reading, shopping and being with my friends. I especially value my family and friend time, as I isolated so much during my struggle. It’s amazing how beautiful and enjoyable the simple things become after such a life altering experience; I try to impart this to every struggling mama I come across, personally and professionally.