encouragement through the journey of motherhood

serving the emotional, practical and professional needs of mothers

What We Do

Pregnancy, childbirth, parenting and returning to work can be emotionally challenging experiences. Many women experience depression, anxiety, fear or ambivalence during these transitions.  Counseling can help you explore and understand these feelings, and remind you that the resilient parts of yourself are always accessible.

At the Nurture Tree, we offer both one-on-one (individual), family, and group therapy sessions.

Special needs for discretion are met with great care.

About Kathryn

Kathryn Bereman-Skelly

Kathryn Bereman-Skelly is a licensed professional counselor. She has been a practicing psychotherapist for over a decade and holds degrees from Lewis and Clark College and Purdue University. Kathryn works with individuals, families and employers, specializing in the mental health and adjustment needs of mothers.

She also writes and gives educational talks about mental health during pregnancy and motherhood. Kathryn has appeared in local and national media segments about mental health and motherhood topics.

She is a mother of five, and holds it all together with plenty of coffee in Portland, Oregon.


The Nurture Tree focuses on the unique mental health concerns of mothers. Some of these concerns may include:

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Partnership and relationship concerns
  • Identity changes
  • Body image and eating disorder issues
  • Working mother issues
  • Mothering-the-mother skills
  • Family-of-origin issues
  • Grief and loss
  • Single motherhood
  • Adoption
  • Giftedness and special intelligence in mothers
  • Introversion and motherhood


. . . . . . . . . . . May sleep be with you.