Meet the Doulas
Hi, I'm Easin Beck, M.S. MFT (she/they). I am a psychotherapist, doula, Gottman Bringing Baby Home Educator, and a parent. I became interested in the pregnancy and birth process after having my own child at Lifecycle WomanCare of Bryn Mawr in 2015. I was struck by the confidence and empowerment I gained from my positive birth experience.
I was also struck by the importance of community with other parents, which I found through breastfeeding, hiking, and babywearing groups. I had little family support and quickly realized of the importance of loving, supportive, human connection throughout the deeply personal and life-changing process of birth and the postpartum. I found that even if we do not have natural supports, we can find them. I was inspired to provide that kind of emotional support to others.
I have trained with DONA International, Birth Arts International, The Gottman Institute, and have attended Penny Simkin's "When Survivors Give Birth" conference on working with sexual abuse survivors during labor. I expand my knowledge through reading, attending conferences, and building strong networks with other birth professionals. My extensive reading and training has helped me clarify my approach to doula work: to provide compassionate, holistic, individually tailored care to each client. I want my clients to have confidence in themselves, their bodies, and their natural ability to make good decisions for themselves and their growing families.
I provide emotional, informational, and hands-on support to parents throughout the pregnancy and birth process. I have experience with all kinds of births including unmedicated, epidural, birth center, home birth, hospital birth, cesarean, and VBAC. Separately from my doula services, I provide therapy to individuals and couples who are experiencing the following: trouble adjusting to parenthood, relationship problems after baby, anxiety, depression, perinatal mood disorders, birth trauma, and generational trauma. I live with my son, my life partner, and our many pets in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania.
Note: To protect client privacy and avoid dual relationships, I do not see the same clients for births and therapy. If you are interested in birth services, you may contact me through this web form. If you are interested in therapy services, please contact me through my Psychology Today profile or my website www.easinbeck.com.
Kelly Liska is a doula and teacher living in Lancaster Pennsylvania. She is half-French and trilingual, speaking French and Spanish. Her passion for pregnancy and birth stems from early childhood- dating back to looking through her mother’s birthing books under the covers at night.
Kelly’s path into birth work began when she was called upon to support a friend through her labor and delivery, as her family was unable to be present. Observing firsthand the strength and grace with which her friend birthed, Kelly’s life was forever changed. She was enamored by the ability to take part in the beautiful labor and birth process. She enrolled in a doula certification program through Birth Arts International later that same week.
Her calming presence and intuitive approach have served as vital assets in the births she’s participated in. Kelly specializes in rebozo and relaxation techniques. She works hard to ensure that each client feels respected, supported, and empowered as she and her family embark on the newest chapter of their lives.
In her spare time, Kelly volunteers her services at New Expectations, a group home for pregnant women in need of a care and acceptance. This work is important to her as these women come from complicated situations and many end up laboring alone. The ability to be a major source of positivity and comfort to these women is incredibly rewarding. She also enjoys knitting, cooking, and traveling.
Kelly will soon begin training to become a midwife’s assistant. She’s always interested in opportunities to further her education and meet other impassioned people through birth work. One day she aspires to become a midwife in order to provide a wide range of support options to her clients in various settings.
You can contact Kelly directly at her number 484-643-8000