SOURCE: AbilTo LLC

AbilTo LLC

September 30, 2010 08:00 ET

Shaila Misri, M.D. and Shari Lusskin, M.D., Pioneers of Women's Mental Health, Join AbilTo's Board of Advisors

Recognized Experts Advise on Continued Development of Momentum -- an Employer Supported Program to Assist New Parents Transition From Family Leave Back to Career

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - September 30, 2010) -  AbilTo is proud to announce that Shaila Misri, M.D., F.R.C.P.C and Dr. Shari Lusskin, M.D. -- two of the leading clinicians focused on the mental health of expecting and new mothers -- have joined the company's board of advisors. Their unparalleled experience will be an invaluable addition to AbilTo's Momentum set of programs, which provide new parents with expert resources to master the transition from family leave back to work.

Dr. Misri said, "It's been over twenty years since I first developed a cognitive behavioral approach to help mothers overcome postpartum issues. I'm excited to be advising AbilTo as it combines proven methodologies, video chat and team delivery to better meet the needs of many more women." Dr. Lusskin added, "Becoming a mother brings many unanticipated challenges; AbilTo's Momentum programs provide women with expert resources to handle this time of transition with greater confidence and ease." 

AbilTo offers Momentum directly to consumers and through companies seeking to assist employees transitioning from family leave back to career. New mothers enrolled in Momentum work with specially trained teams to overcome the unanticipated challenges associated with this life transition. Companies supporting Momentum benefit by increasing retention; new parents appreciate the practical assistance commencing a month before their return to work.

Dr. Shaila Misri, MD
Dr. Misri is the founder and director of Reproductive Mental Health at both St. Paul's Hospital and BC Women's Hospital & Health Centre in Vancouver, and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of British Columbia, Canada. She publishes extensively in scientific journals, has written two books, including Pregnancy Blues (2005) and Shouldn't I Be Happy? (1995), and appears regularly on radio and television.

Shari I. Lusskin, MD
Dr. Lusskin is Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Obstetrics, and Gynecology at New York University School of Medicine / NYU Langone Medical Center, where she founded the Reproductive Psychiatry Program and is an Adjunct Associate Professor at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She has co-authored the chapters on perinatal psychiatric disorders in UpToDate and is a frequent reviewer for scientific journals. In addition, Dr. Lusskin is Director of Psychopharmacologic Agents for the Reproductive Toxicology Center, which operates Reprotox®, and is a member of the President's Advisory Board for Postpartum Support International.

About AbilTo LLC
AbilTo offers face-to-face therapy programs, using video chat, to help individuals manage prevalent behavioral disorders and difficult life transitions. AbilTo programs utilize scientifically validated techniques; provide clients with both a qualified therapist and coach; and differ from traditional therapy by offering a single price and set duration. Current offerings address adult ADHD/ADD, panic attacks and postpartum issues. AbilTo is privately held and based in New York.

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