Riley Blanton

Riley Blanton



Psychology, Marriage, Family Therapy, perinatal mental health


Old Dominion University, Friends University



Riley Blanton is a student therapist and freelance writer passionate about women’s issues. She is the founder of Postpartum Brain, a website on maternal mental health. She is passionate about sharing important information in a language easy to understand while sleep-deprived and covered in milk. She has three years in the perinatal mental health industry, and has been freelance writing for over six years.


Riley holds a BA in Psychology from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA. She is completing her MS in Marriage and Family Therapy from Friends University in Wichita, KS.

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