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Nancy Pelosi Visits the Seleni Institute

By on September 13, 2014
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi with Seleni Institute Founder and Executive Chairwoman Nitzia Logothetis (left), Executive Director Rebecca Benghiat and Clinical Director Christiane Manzella, PhD, FT (right) at the Seleni Institute

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi with Seleni Institute Founder and Executive Chairwoman Nitzia Logothetis (left), Executive Director Rebecca Benghiat and Clinical Director Christiane Manzella, PhD, FT (right) at the Seleni Institute

The Seleni Institute welcomed the first female Speaker of the US House of Representatives in US history and current House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi to tour its facility and learn more about both Seleni and the mental health issues women face during their reproductive years.

“The Seleni Institute is a remarkable model for caring for women’s mental health. The team’s passion and commitment to excellence were thoroughly evident in their work with women and families,” she said.

During her visit, Leader Pelosi toured the facility, including Seleni’s complementary care wing devoted to acupuncture and massage, individual psychotherapy offices, and group support rooms. She also had the opportunity to visit with mothers and babies attending the breastfeeding support clinic.

After meeting staff and clinicians, Mrs. Pelosi sat with Seleni founder and executive chairwoman Nitzia Logothetis, clinical director Christiane Manzella, and executive director Rebecca Benghiat and they discussed Seleni’s 360-degree approach to supporting women and families experiencing postpartum mood disorders, infertility, miscarriage and child loss, pregnancy complications, infant sleep and eating issues, and relationship and parenting difficulties.

“Seleni’s model of care is unique, and it was an honor to share our approach and philosophy with Leader Pelosi,” said Ms. Logothetis. “Her devotion to empowering women is long-standing, and we’re grateful to add our voice to a national conversation about supporting women and strengthening families.”

Seleni’s mission is to educate the public and foster general awareness about women’s mental health issues and to promote, advance, and improve the quality and effectiveness of, and access to, mental health care, diagnostic and treatment services for women. For more info their website is seleni.org

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