Shari-Ann James, PhD, PMH-C
Shari-ann H. James, PhD, PMH-C, is a licensed psychologist and certified perinatal mental health professional with over fifteen years of experience. Her psychotherapy practice focuses on women, with a special emphasis on reproductive and perinatal mental health and the unique challenges related to the transition to motherhood (e.g., perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and issues related to infertility, perinatal loss, trauma, pregnancy, and childbirth). Dr. James also works within third party reproduction and provides psychological evaluations for surrogates/gestational carriers and egg donors and provides psychological consultations for intended parents utilizing egg, embryo, and sperm donors. Dr. James provides consultations and trainings on the subject of perinatal mental health within her community.
On a national level, Dr. James presents at conferences on the emotional complications during the perinatal period. She is the founder of the Central Florida Postpartum Alliance, which strives to raise awareness and provide support, resources, and treatment referrals to those impacted by perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. She served as a Subject Matter Expert in developing the perinatal mental health certification protocol and exam with Postpartum Support International and Pearson VUE. In addition, she hosts The Wellness Pod podcast, which focuses on reproductive and maternal mental health and women’s wellness.