North Shore Women's Support
Suzanne Cohen, OTR/L, PMH-C
Women's Health Occupational Therapist
The journey to motherhood creates dramatic physical and mental changes in women. These shifts in both your anatomy and self-identity change the way your body moves, your ability to take care of yourself and your home, relationships with your partner, family and friends, your ability to create a work/life balance, and the way you've always seen yourself.
As if taking care of little humans wasn't hard enough! Too often, moms are doing it all alone, without the right support. We seek to change that. North Shore Women's Support is an organization to help mothers - aspiring, new and experienced - thrive in their new role.
Hi, I’m Suzanne. I’m an occupational therapist dedicated to supporting women in the motherhood journey. I work with women through individual sessions and support groups, focusing on the physical and mental shifts necessary for women during their transition to motherhood. In addition to my experience as a mother, I’ve personally struggled with infertility, a high-risk pregnancy, and a traumatic birth experience. Not all pregnancies and births live up to our expectations, and unfortunately women aren’t always comfortable expressing themselves when they don't. In addition to supporting your physical recovery, I hope to serve as a guide to help navigate the complicated emotions that often arise during this journey.
Board certified, registered, and licensed Occupational Therapist (OTR/L)
Perinatal Mental Health certified through Postpartum Support International (PMH-C)
Introduction to Pelvic Floor Therapy for Occupational Therapists, The Functional Pelvis
ASD Nest Support Training, New York University
Cohen, S., Dupree, E., Sepulveda, A., Triplett, B. (2019). The Role of Occupational Therapists in Maternal Mental Health. Annual conference of Postpartum Support International, Portland, OR.
Services take place in your home to ensure ease, carryover and authenticity. Plans are tailored to your specific environment.
Treatment plans to promote recovery from birth, increase community support, adjustment to family roles and expectations, and engaging in activities that bring you joy.
Ergonomic recommendations to reduce discomfort and avoid injury including nursery set-up modifications, pre- and/or post-natal exercise programs, and to promote pelvic health.
"THANK YOU—for everything you’ve done for me and every other struggling mother who you’ve provided a safe haven to. Thank you for the amazing resources and unwavering support you continuously provide that has made it possible for struggling, tired, unsure and lonely mothers, like myself, to find peace with themselves while amongst some of the most incredible women, mothers and friends I’ll probably ever know. Your hard work is making a HUGE difference in so many mothers’ lives..as well as the lives of their children, spouses, and even their extended family."