Who We Are
MamaWise is a resource for people becoming parents – for the first time or those growing their families – and was created by Kate Touchton-Leonard, a maternal mental health and developmental psychology expert and mother of two, supported by the expertise of a network of mental health professionals in the United States and the Arab World.
We are evidence-based. Information and guidance provided is based on outcomes of scientific studies, and not on one person’s experience or opinion.
We respect your expertise. Though the resources and courses we provide are evidence-based, we respect and value your experience of motherhood or parenthood and the wisdom you’ve gained throughout your motherhood or parenthood journey.
We are a safe space. All thoughts and opinions are respected and honored.
We build a community. MamaWise courses, online forums, and discussions are safe spaces for moms and families in the perinatal period to meet and connect.
The Founder & Director
Kate is a maternal mental health and developmental psychology expert with over ten years of experience. She holds a Master’s Degree in Developmental Psychology from Columbia University in New York, with advanced training in Perinatal Mental Health from Postpartum Support International (PSI) and expertise in Attachment Theory and the mother-child matrix. She conducted clinical research protocols and interventions while working in the Nursing Department at the National Institute of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD.
Kate has worked specifically with caregivers (primarily mothers) to help reduce maternal stress and anxiety associated with complex diseases and prolonged hospitalization. In collaboration with Postpartum International (PSI), Kate is a PSI Coordinator for Jordan which allows her to offer support and information related to mental health during pregnancy and postpartum. She is a mother of two young daughters and has advocated for maternal and familial health during the perinatal period for over ten years.