Kindred Connection, LLC
You have a place here.
Your Perinatal Village
Kindred Connection is a collaborative network of perinatal specialists working towards the same goal: To support the perinatal community at every stage. Our vision is to hold a safe space for women, birthing persons and non-birthing partners. We have a strong passion for serving the community and strive to maintain inclusivity for the entire perinatal community. Each affiliate has unique qualities and maintains their own practice.
Affiliates of Kindred Connection, LLC
Perinatal Mental Health
Jenna Hine, LCSW
Jenna is a founder of Kindred Connection, LLC. She a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and specializes in working with the perinatal community, LGBTQIA+ community, and neurodivergent parents.
Fertility, pregnancy and postpartum stages are often not what we imagine. It’s challenging to balance our hopes and expectations with reality, not to mention societal expectations of parenthood. Postpartum depression/anxiety happens to both birthing and non-birthing parents. Let's work together to maintain your sense of self and your new role as a parent. I use a range of treatment modalities depending on your personality and treatment goals.
I welcome all individuals to my practice. This is a safe space for the LGBTQIA+ & TGNB community, BIPOC, individuals of all body types and religion. I offer a safe space for those who have made the choice to terminate pregnancy. The most important thing is that you feel safe and understood. You can learn more about me by visiting
Jamie Williams, LMHC
Jamie is a founder of Kindred Connection, LLC and a Licensed Mental Health Clinician. Her specialties include working with women across the motherhood spectrum from preconception and fertility to postpartum, and all steps along the way including parenting.
Are you longing to become a mother or add another member to your family? Maybe life hasn’t gone the way you expected it to go and you hoped you would be holding your baby in your arms by now. You are more than your reproductive story. I have been there and would be honored to work alongside you as you continue to persevere.
I believe therapy is as unique as each individual and I utilize my skills and training to meet your unique needs. I can help individuals and families to reach their goals and lead a more fulfilling life.
No matter what stage you are in parenthood I am able to help. You can learn more about me by visiting jamiewilliamslmhc.com.
Brooke Ward, LMFT
Hello! I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, and I work locally in Webster in my own practice. I am neurodiverse affirming and trauma informed. I have an in-depth background and training in both the perinatal mental health and eating disorder realms. I strive to see each client as their own unique person, with their own stories, identities, upbringings, values, hopes, and strengths. I will ensure that each person feels safe and understood to begin their healing in my office.
My "why" has stemmed from being a super empathetic (probably even a "highly sensitive") person my whole life. I have always had the passion to help others to feel understood and supported. Lately, my biggest "why" behind my work is my daughter, Hadlee, who keeps me going each day to continue to grow personally and professionally with her tenacity and spunk. I have both personal & professional experience being in the NICU, and have a heightened passion currently to help mothers and parents heal from this traumatic experience that the NICU can cause.
Some "fun" & real life facts about me include: I was a cat mom before becoming a human mom, and you can sometimes find them as my co-therapists if I work virtually from home. I used to be an avid runner, but fractured my ankle last fall, so I am slowly relearning to become more connected to my new postpartum/post fracture body with pilates, mindful walks, and gentle yoga. Lavender and coffee are my favorite smells! I am attempting at being a plant mom... you'll see that attempt in my office. Lastly, I also identify as neurodivergent, with getting my own adult and late-diagnosis of ADHD last year, 6 months postpartum!
I am looking forward to meeting you and supporting you on this perinatal journey.
Melissa McCauley, LCSW
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 10+ years experience in settings from schools to hospitals to public non-for-profit agencies, I have dedicated my life to helping people. In 2020 I became certified in Perinatal Mental Health to help women and families get the care they need during what can be one of the most difficult life transitions.
I am a mom to 3 beautiful boys and motherhood has by far been one of the greatest and hardest journeys for me yet. My own experience at times was not what I expected, and I found myself struggling with many aspects of pregnancy and parenthood. I felt pulled to find a way to support other moms in the same situation.
In 2022 I opened my own practice and now specialize in Perinatal Mental Health. Serving women and families has become my passion and I look forward to it everyday. I love hearing their stories, creating a plan and working with them step by step in order for them to move forward and find balance in their journey.
Group therapy is a great way to connect with others who are going through a similar experience and learn from one another.
Emily Rein, LMHC
Emily Rein is a licensed mental health counselor in Rochester, New York. As a therapist, Emily has worked at a local college, urban mental health clinic and opened her own practice in 2012. She has experience providing counseling to adults and adolescents; leading therapy groups; speaking with students about mental health topics and community advocacy for ending the stigma surrounding mental illness. She is most passionate about maternal mental health issues, suicide awareness & prevention and treatment of trauma/grief and loss support.
Emily loves: long walks, pizza, naps, music and online shopping.
Emily could live without: unkind people, green food, snow, flying in airplanes and waiting in lin
Wellness & Coaching
Align Integrative Wellness, LLC
Co-founders Ashleigh Rausch, PA-C, Habits & Mindset Health Coach and Marlee LiButti, RN, C-IAYT, together created Align Integrative Wellness. Our passion is helping you create the happiest and healthiest version of your life. Through 1:1 health coaching, yoga therapy or a wellness workshop, we want to empower you to meet and exceed your health and wellness goals.
Penfield Yoga Therapy, LLC
Hi! I am Kaitlyn Vittozzi, C-IAYT Yoga Therapist specializing in embodiment, stress-relief and perinatal struggles for both individuals and couples. I started teaching yoga classes in 2014. Soon after teaching for a few months, I realized people would leave a class happy and let life’s stressors quickly interrupt their mood. So I went to study yoga therapy to help people use the ancient and holistic tools of yoga and meditation to enhance their whole life, rather than just an hour per day.
For new moms and couples, it can feel like you have NO breathing room. Suddenly you have no free time, and your body might not feel like it is your own. It might feel like you cannot possibly take one hour out of your week for yourself, but one hour of mindful movement, relaxation and meditation will help you reconnect to your body and go forward into the rest of your day with more clarity.
My why? I know any type of therapy can seem scary and foreign – especially after birth. I promise to meet you where you at in a nonjudgmental, pain-free environment.
Psychiatry & Consultation Services
Nexus Neuropsychiatry, PLLC
Nexus Neuropsychiatry PLLC is Rochester’s physician owned and operated interventional psychiatry group. We offer targeted therapies in coordination with your existing providers and specialize in TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation).
TMS is an extremely safe and effective procedure that uses magnetic
fields to address treatment resistant depression and OCD. It is conducted as brief outpatient appointments (less than 20 minutes)
few a number of week. TMS uses no medications and has minimal side effects. It is a great option if medications and therapy have not worked and because there are no substances involved, great for
pregnant or nursing parents.
We are co-located with Kindred Connection in Brighton Corners. Check out our website at www.nexusneuropsychiatry.com for more
information or to book a consult.