Dorienna M. Alfred
Wife, mother, Christian Author
Dorienna M. Alfred, Ph.D., PMH-C, CTTS is a licensed psychologist, certified perinatal mental health professional, and certified tobacco treatment specialist. She is the owner of Works of Faith Wellness and Consultation, LLC, in Columbus, Ohio, a private practice centered on perinatal mental health services. Through the Practice, she provides direct clinical services, workshops and continuing education that promote health equity for those at the highest risk for complications during pregnancy and postpartum. Dr. Alfred is also the author of the book, Pregnant with Promise: A Spiritual Journey of Pregnancy, Bed Rest and Childbirth, a memoir of her journey with loss and pregnancy complications. The book gives an account of how she used her faith to overcome challenges after pregnancy loss and complications from subsequent pregnancies. She is a certified birth and bereavement doula through the Sisters in Loss organization and has a special interest in supporting families who have experienced pregnancy and infant loss. She enjoys volunteering with local and national organizations that support maternal mental health and is passionate about increasing awareness of mental health and wellness throughout women’s reproductive life span. She has co-authored publications and refereed workshops on topics related to women’s health, racial identity, social justice, and cultural competence. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and sons, reading, scrapbooking, and Zumba.