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Erica's New Book Releasing the Mother Load is officially out! Order your copy today!
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ABOUT US

Mom support for every stage of your journey

Our mission is to empower moms like you when and how you need it through education, courses, and therapy.
Why Momwell?

Judgment-free support from specialists who GET it

At Momwell, we know what it’s like to need support and not know where to turn. You’re juggling new responsibilities, the mental load of motherhood, and a system that wasn’t designed to help you with your needs.

Maternal mental health care should accessible, easy, and available right at your fingertips. Whether you need hands-on mental healthcare with a mom therapist, or you simply need to know you aren’t alone, we’re here for you.

OurTimeline

2019

Erica launched the Happy as a Mother podcast and Instagram page to reach out to moms everywhere.

2020

The Happy as a Mother Wellness Center was founded. Erica began serving clients virtually in Ontario, bringing her maternal mental health specialization to a wider audience.

2021

The Happy as a Mother Wellness Center team expanded to support moms during the pandemic, operating Canada-wide.

2023

Happy as a Mother became Momwell, serving clients in Canada and the USA.
OUR VALUES

Putting moms back on thepriority list

At Momwell, we want moms to receive the care they need, free from judgment, fear, and shame. These core values guide us in everything we do.
Mom-centered
When a mom is well, a baby is well. By supporting moms, we create a ripple effect on the entire family.
Education for All
We provide mental health literacy and psychoeducational resources to empower moms.
Blended model
Our services blend traditional therapy with modern education, providing a variety of support options.
Autonomy
People deserve to take an active role in their mental health care treatments and services.
Our Story

From breakdown tobreakthrough

Momwell was founded by therapist Erica Djossa, MA. Like so many moms, Erica entered motherhood assuming her “maternal instinct” would guide her through any challenges she faced. She had no idea it would be so lonely, isolating, and overwhelming.

She found herself struggling with identity loss, the mental load of motherhood, and the pressure to be perfect. Eventually, she had a breakdown that turned out to be a breakthrough–a moment where she realized that she was suffering from postpartum depression.

But when she sought help, she was dismissed by doctors who assured her that she just needed more rest. Frustrated, Erica pushed to be taken seriously, and finally got the care she needed.

Through that experience, Erica realized that moms deserved more. This gave birth to Momwell–a place for moms to seek support at every moment of their journey.

Connect with Erica:
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A word from ourfounder, Erica

I entered motherhood determined to excel. I believed that if I just worked hard enough, I could handle anything.

What I didn’t realize is that modern motherhood is based on unattainable goals.

In our search for perfection, we hold ourselves up to impossible standards. And when we inevitably fall short of those, we feel like failures.

The day I experienced my breakthrough, I realized I couldn’t keep up the search for perfection. I finally let go of what I thought I SHOULD be and discovered my values as a mom.‍

Our children don’t need perfect moms. They need moms who are well–physically, mentally, and emotionally.

I hope you know that you matter. And I hope that you begin a journey, not toward perfection, but toward mental wellness.

-Erica

Our Team

Erica Djossa

Erica
Djossa

MA, FOUNDER & CEO
Johanna Phillips

Johanna
Phillips

MACP, RSW
Jodie Larson-Pendock

JODIE
LARSON-PENDOCK

MSW, RSW, PMH-C
Kamy Bhatti

Kamy
Bhatti

MSW, RSW
Kameela Osman

Kameela
Osman

MSW, RSW, CHYP, PMH-C
Kristin Reinhart

Kristin
Reinhart

MSW, RSW, PMH-C
Marii-Heleen Mostmees

Marii-Heleen

Motsmees

MA, R.Psych.
Dr. Nicole Mowbray

Dr. Nicole
Mowbray

Psy.D.
OUR TEAM IS FEATURED IN:

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What We Offer

Why Our Work Matters

1in5

mothers are diagnosed with PPD

25%

of women with PPD still have symptoms 3 years later

3x

PPD and PPA symptoms have tripled since the pandemic