Dr. Tanya Cotler
Child and Adult Clinical Psychologist
Tanya Cotler, child and adult Clinical Psychologist, consultant to the Willow Centre’s parent-infant psychotherapy program and private practice psychologist has over 15 years experience working with children, adults and families at various levels of the mental health system. Dr. Tanya specializes in maternal mental health, parent-child attachment, addictions and mindfulness. She is the creator of the Mother2Woman/Woman2Mother process groups for mothers and their babies, which are geared towards the major identity change that is the hallmark of motherhood. Her mission is to help foster opportunities for growth and connection through the phases of vulnerability, change and loss that many new mothers experience. Dr. Tanya integrates a mindfulness framework in all of her work and is a regularly invited speaker on topics of mindfulness to prevent burnout in the workforce, mindful parenting, self-care and the motherhood experience. She has authored a number of works on the motive to connect, and parent child attachment and is launching her own blog series for Psychology Today titled, “Motherhood Made Real” coming fall of 2019. Dr. Tanya received her Masters and PhD from the Derner Institute for Psychological Studies, Adelphi University and Postdoctoral certification and training in Parent-Infant Psychotherapy from Columbia University, New York.