About Us

About Us

Parenting Pod consists of a team of licensed physicians and therapists who are committed to improving the mental health & wellbeing of families. Our goal is to provide informational and educational material based on the latest research and on our own clinical experience, yet presented in an easy-to-read format. 

The site was founded by Rachel Fink, a mom of 7 kids, who had struggled in the past with issues such as postpartum depressions, eating disorders, and ADHD. She found that most resources online were either difficult for a regular parent to understand and relate to, or were not provided by reliable experts. The goal of Parenting Pod is to provide expertise in an engaging and easy to understand fashion.

In 2019 Parenting Pod was certified as a trustworthy resource by the world renowned healthcare website certification organization "Health on the Net Foundation (HON)" in Geneva, Switzerland.

HON is a non-governmental organization that has been granted consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC). It is recognized by ISO (International Organization for Standardization) as a ISO liaison with the Health Informatics Technical Committee - ISO/TC 215. HON is a part of the 200 NGOs worldwide in special relations with the World Health Organization (WHO).

Parenting Pod has been mentioned and quoted on many national and international parenting and health sites.

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The psychologists and physicians who write for Parenting Pod are licensed practitioners located in the US, UK, and South Africa. Their contact information is listed on their author profile. Our technical headquarters is located in Israel.

Writers

Ree Langham, Ph.D. Psychology

Dr Langham

​Dr. R. Y. Langham

Dr. R. Y. Langham holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Fisk University, a Master of Marriage and Family Therapy (M.M.F.T.) in Marriage and Family Therapy from Trevecca Nazarene University, and a Ph.D. in Family Psychology from Capella University.

She is currently a child and family psychologist, medical, health & wellness contributor, copywriter, researcher, and psychological consultant for Livestrong magazine, Upwork, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Disorders.org.

Dr. R. Y. Langham has over a decade of experience writing, and editing medical, health & wellness, dating, marriage, love, and psychological articles for a variety of popular magazines, newspapers, companies, and websites.

Moreover, she worked as a Medical Analyst and Copyeditor for CIGNA for over 3 years.

In 2011, she published her first psychological thriller, “Fallen Apple.” She has gone on to publish a children’s book and three other books in the “Apple Series.”

See Dr. R.Y. Langham's articles here

​Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett, M.D.

Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett MD

​Pierrette Mimi Poinsett​

​Dr. Poinsett is a board certified general pediatrician with over 25 years' experience. She is California based. She has a special interest in health care advocacy and health care social media.

Read more about Dr. Pierette Mimi Poinsette  here

Dr. Shannon McHugh, PsyD.

Dr. Shannon McHugh

Dr. Shannon McHugh


Dr. Shannon McHugh is a licensed clinical and forensic psychologist in Los Angeles, California. She works in a private practice and specializes in assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, and adults who have developmental and social delays, behavioral difficulties, and those who have experienced traumatic events. 

Read more about Dr. Shannon McHugh here

​Lauren Keegan, Registered Psychologist

Lauren Keegan

​Lauren Keegan​

​Lauren Keegan is a psychologist with a special interest in perinatal and infant mental health.

She has over 10 years of clinical experience working with parents. When Lauren isn’t working or writing she’s building Lego towers with her toddler and practicing the fine art of negotiation.

Read more about Lauren Keegan here

Ana Jovanovic, M.S. Clinical Psychology

Ana Jovanovic

​Ana Jovanovic


Ana Jovanovic is a licensed psychotherapist who specializes in working with children and adolescents. She holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology.

Since she works mostly remotely, her clients come from around the world.

Besides working with children, Ana also supports adults in navigating through the challenges of parenthood. 

She has been working in many multidisciplinary teams, cooperating with teachers, speech therapists, special educators, school counselors and psychiatrists.

Ana is a firm believer in lifelong learning and continuously invests in her education. For her, the core of the therapeutic or coaching process is a relationship that gives a person the confidence to share, where their thoughts and emotions are welcomed and understood.

Read more about Ana Jovanovic here

Meg Proctor, M.S. Occupational Therapy  

Meg Proctor

​Meg Proctor


Meg Proctor is an autism specialist, occupational therapist, and the founder of Learn Play Thrive, L.L.C.

Using online occupational therapy, Meg helps families of kids with autism learn practical strategies to help their kids succeed during their daily activities.

Read more about Meg Proctor here

​Liam Rodgers, Personal Trainer and Coach  

​Liam Rodgers


​Liam is an Olympic Weightlifting coach and trainer.

He writes for Parenting Pod, and has consulted on health, fitness and sport for some of the most respected fitness brands, national organizations and sports people.

Read more about Liam Rodger here

Jennifer Newson, Ph.D.

Jennifer Newson

​Jennifer Newson

​Jennifer Newson has a PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience from Oxford University, UK and a love of communicating science in a creative and engaging way.

She has worked in both academia and industry and has a broad knowledge of neuroscience, psychology and generally all things to do with how the human mind and brain work.

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Kristen Gardiner, Child Passenger Safety Technician

​Kristen is a certified Child Passenger Safety technician who has helped us create guides such as The Definitive Guide to Child Passenger Safety.

Read more about Kristen Gardiner here

Editors

Penny Williams

Penny Williams

Penny Williams

A self-proclaimed "veteran" parent of a son with ADHD, Penny Williams is the creator of an award-winning website, a number of best-selling Amazon books, and a frequent contributor on parenting a child with ADHD for ADDitude Magazine, Healthline, and other parenting and special needs publications. 

Dr. Kim Langdon, M.D.

Dr Langodn

​Dr. Kim Langdon​

​Dr Langdon is a retired obstetrician-gynecologist with 19 years clinical experience.

She has invented six novel medical devices for common maladies, and founded Coologics to commercialize her patent-pending technologies.

She writes and reviews articles for Parenting Pod and is an expert on topics such as pregnancy, birth, and eating disorders.

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