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The Motherhood Village Podcast

Sep 8, 2022

Melissa Reilly, Psy.D. is a mom of two boys, a clinical psychologist, and mom coach passionate about helping moms separated from their mother by physical distance, estrangement, or death, move from feelings of insecurity, isolation, and overwhelm to a place of resilience.

Through her personal and professional experience, she has come to recognize that Moms without a mom experience grief as part of their motherhood experience, even if they don’t realize it. The relationship moms have had (or didn’t have) with their mothers impacts how they see themselves but doesn’t define them. She believes it isn’t knowledge and skills that create resilience, but rather it is born through overcoming hardship, having a community, and living by one’s values.

Melissa is honored to walk with moms on their journey to becoming the mom they always wanted to be. Her psychological practice, Shoudt & Reilly Psychological Services has been serving residents of Berks County, Pennsylvania for over 22 years, and she is now expanding her services to include parent coaching focusing on Moms Without a Mom which can be accessed by women all over the world through her website

In this episode, Melissa and I discuss:

  • The depper aspect of what it means to be a mom without a mom.
  • How she recommends moms get help and support when they don’t have a mother who they can depend on as their go to person.
  • The unique circumstances moms without a mom face and how she helps moms to reach a place of confidence and resilience.
  • Strategies for moms if they find themselves mentally struggling and strategies for moms experiencing grief.

Learn more about Sarah and her resources for moms at: Facebook and Instagram. Download her FREE guides: Enjoy Being a Mom AgainCare for Yourself While You Care for Your Baby and Schedule a Complimentary Coaching Call

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