Testimonials

A few months after my son was born, I realized that I needed help with some of the stress and anxiety I was experiencing as a new mom. I didn’t want to see a traditional therapist as I wanted something a bit more holistic and I loved the idea of someone coming to my home. I did a google search for things like “mindfulness,” “doula,” “postpartum” and I found Liat. It sounded like exactly what I was looking for. My sessions with Liat helped me to get clearer about the feelings I’d been experiencing, helped me connect more deeply within myself, and helped me connect more deeply with my baby. The sessions with her have been invaluable. Liat is a patient, wise, kind soul who truly wants to help others. I love the combination of her expertise in mindfulness work along with postpartum issues and caring for a new baby. I’d highly recommend her to anyone I know!

Testimonial Heather, Setauket, NY
Heather, Setauket, NY

I’ve been working with Liat for almost 2 years, and when I first met her, I was suffering from severe post partum anxiety, a year after having my first child. I’ve suffered from anxiety my whole life. For years I had been on and off medications, using the traditional clinical approaches to deal with my anxiety, but nothing ever worked. But when I was post-partum, my anxiety morph into something extremely scary and compromised the well-being of myself, my son, and my husband. I was sick and tired of being a prisoner to my anxiety. By chance (or maybe not), I came across a post from Liat on a local Facebook group about her practice that focused specifically on perinatal mood disorders, and using a “mindfulness” approach to treating them. Curious, I reached out to her, a fateful decision. Liat is an incredibly smart, insightful, passionate, compassionate and talented person. Before I started working with Liat, my baseline anxiety, on any given day was a 6 out of 10. Now, today, it is barely a 2 out of 10. It will always be work to manage my anxiety, but her insight and guidance has given me the tools to work through my triggers and those moments when I felt the anxiety taking over me. Her teachings have helped me become a better mom, a better wife, a better person. I never, ever thought I’d feel this good after suffering the way I did for over 25 years. Her work has not only changed the course of my life, but it has changed the course of my family’s life, as the changes in me have clearly had a positive impact on them as well. She didn’t give me my life back; she gave me a life worth living, one to enjoy in the moment, still, with all its hardships and glory.

Testimonial Christine, Plainview, NY
Christine, Plainview, NY

I have been working with Liat since 2015, beginning during my pregnancy with my second daughter. She began as my doula, and became so much more. Liat and I worked together each week during my pregnancy so I felt very connected and understood by her for the day of my birth, which made all the difference in the world. Liat guided me through my labor and deliver in such a beautiful way, and in a way in which I personally feel no one else could have done for my family and me. She helped me towards my goal of a drug free labor/delivery patiently and compassionately (even when my daughter was born on HER birthday!). This birth was so incredible that it is simply indescribable. I only wish I had known Liat for the birth of my first daughter.
Liat provided exceptional care and knowledge post partum. She worked with me through sleeping concerns I had with my infant, wrapping/babywearing, and breastfeeding issues as well. I suffered from Post partum anxiety, sometimes swinging me into bouts of depression. When I felt hopeless, exhausted, and wounded, Liat was always there in her presence and her words to help me navigate through the difficult feelings. Her way is unique, her voice is authentic, and her heart is truly in her work.
I genuinely give much credit to my preparation, birth, post partum wellness to Liat and this work. Working with her and being introduced to Mindfulness has really opened up my world in so many beautiful ways that I could not have even imagined. I feel more settled in motherhood, I feel stronger, and I feel more open to receiving than I can say I ever have before.
Thank you, Liat, for your time, your knowledge, your presence, and your compassionate teachings that allowed the space for me to be honest with myself and feel more whole.

Testimonial Allison Goldberg, Woodbury, NY
Allison Goldberg, Woodbury, NY

Liat has a peaceful presence about her that instantly calms an overactive brain. As a new mom, juggling a full-time executive job, a commute, home ownership and a dissolving marriage, I felt like I was stuck in quick sand and sinking fast. I needed  tools to help me rescue myself. Liat taught me to be kind to myself during times of uncertainty…to honor the space between no longer and not yet. Her practices and exercises were imperative to my emotional well-being when I wasn’t sure where to turn. I am grateful for all that she has done to help me and I value her kindness, empathy, love and support.

Testimonial Anonymous, Long Island, NY
Anonymous, Long Island, NY

I would recommend Liat without hesitation to anyone looking for support in the birthing and post-birth journey that is motherhood. One of her greatest skills is her ability to listen to what you are both saying out loud and what lays a little deeper. As a pregnant woman, I was fearful of the unknown of giving birth and becoming a mom. Liat would check on my through my pregnancy and in the early months with my son.  Before the first time I spoke to her, I felt uneasy about the idea of giving birth but I couldn’t figure out what was driving this feeling. I spoke to her over the phone and before we were done, she had pinpointed where my feelings originated. I didn’t grow up on Long Island and I didn’t have any of my family here to support me and celebrate my son. Growing up in a large extended family with lots of aunts, uncles, and cousins, I had always assumed that this support would be close by.  It may seem small, but this recognition eliminated so much anxiety. It was nice to have her check-in on me at the end of my pregnancy; it made me feel like I had a support network close to me. Following the birth of my son, I struggled at different times with the demands of being a new mom and with sleep deprivation. When she talks to you she speaks from experience and she helps find the best solution for you and your baby.

Testimonial Jessica, Plainview, NY
Jessica, Plainview, NY

My family and I are blessed to have had the pleasure of working with Liat. She is a gentle woman with a kind heart. Her knowledge and experience, from American culture to abroad, brought new insights into our home. Liat, a loving mother herself, really identifies with the women she works with. In my case, that was incredibly valuable. She helped my family and I so much during those stressful postpartum weeks. Her support and advice got us through! We truly feel lucky to have had her by our side.

Testimonial Ashley, Centerport, NY
Ashley, Centerport, NY

Diving into the unknown realm of motherhood can be overwhelming and sometimes isolating. Liat’s steadying presence gave me the much- needed fortitude to press on. Her tenderness, strength, wisdom and honesty are felt at once. I am deeply grateful to Liat for her presence in my  life’s journey.

Testimonial Katherine, Massachusetts
Katherine, Massachusetts

I found Liat at a time when I felt desperate – a stressful pregnancy, the anxieties of fertility treatments, the effect of these on my relationship with my husband, which had permeated through from the same roller-coaster experience of my first pregnancy and traumatic birth, all the while working full time and trying to manage everything. I knew i needed help and something about her “alternative” approach, as someone who referred me through a facebook group had called it, spoke to me. I oftentimes say that there was my life before meeting Liat and after meeting her. While I had made significant progress and breakthroughs in therapy before having children, learning with Liat has been a completely different experience. I have been a student of my mind and of myself, have learned so much and thankfully, grown – grown more connected to myself, and i am so thankful for this!

Testimonial Anonymous, Syosset, NY
Anonymous, Syosset, NY