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Parent Nurture Thyself

A parent is a person too! In all our efforts to help parents be better able to nurture, empathize, validate and support their children, we often tend to forget the parent. But the parent-child relationship contains 2 people- the child and the parent. Both are important. Parents should be encouraged to accept and take care of the needs and…... READ MORE

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Emotional Regulation: One of the Highest Priorities of Parenting

Emotional Regulation: One of the Highest Priorities of Parenting

In almost every study of child development, one factor pops up again and again- the importance of regulating children’s distress. We all have negative emotions such as sadness, loneliness, feeling rejected, anger, boredom, shame, and guilt. Negative emotions serve an important function. They are signals to ourselves and to others that we are in a…... READ MORE



As a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, I have been in private practice for over 35 years, with a special interest in parents and couples.


June 19, 2017
  • Maternal Mental Health Conference Keynote Address: Culture and Diversity through a Reflective Practice June 19, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    @ California Endowment, 1000 Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

    Dr. Pally will give a keynote address on June 19. The whole conference will bring together research and emerging voices that explore the complexities of perinatal mental health through the lens of culture and diversity. Speakers will address how culture informs both our stress and well-being and our definitions of self and other in the pregnancy, birth and postpartum period. The full schedule is expected soon. Continuing Education Units will be available!

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