Ep 28: Normalizing PPD and PPA with Therapist and BCBA, Michelle Tangeman

Normalizing PPD and PPA with Therapist and BCBA, Michelle Tangeman

Ep 28: Normalizing PPD and PPA with Therapist and BCBA, Michelle Tangeman


No matter how many books you read and classes you take, becoming a mother is not something anyone can prepare you for. My guest, Michelle Tangeman, wholeheartedly agrees. Michelle Tangeman is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst practicing in Los Angeles. She is also a mom of two young children, both under three years old. Michelle spent most of her career working with a neurodiverse population all over Los Angeles and Ventura county. When her first child was born, she stepped out of her management position and began her private practice and her passion project, Thriving Toddler.

As a licensed marriage and family therapist, Michelle was likely more informed than most women about raising babies. That is why she was surprised to find out she was experiencing postpartum depression. We can both agree the scariest part of PPD is the feeling that it is never going to end. But I’m here to tell you that it does get better. Seeking support is the best thing you can do for yourself and there are so many resources available. After all, taking care of yourself is the best way to take care of your family.

In this episode we discuss:

  • 3 symptoms of postpartum depression
  • How dads are affected by postpartum depression
  • Signs you should seek help
  • Tips for mothers experiencing symptoms
  • The difference between “baby blues” and postpartum depression

I look forward to having Michelle back on the show soon to talk all about raising toddlers! 

You can hear about my postpartum depression and anxiety story, and how I overcame it, in episode 2 of Mommy Diary: The Podcast.

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More about Mommy Diary: The Podcast

Mommy Diary: The Podcast is a space for women to tell their raw and honest stories of motherhood. Host, Angela Kim, is a creative, lifestyle blogger, and also a mom of four.

Feeling restricted by the squares of IG, Angela is on a mission to shed light on vulnerable topics such as postpartum depression, marriage struggles, self-care, healing and finding a balance between having a career and raising children. She’s been through it all, and this podcast is here to help you feel supported along your personal journey and see that you’re not alone.

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