U’nek Clarke, LICSW, LCSW-C, PMH-C

Lead Perinatal Behavioral Health Specialist, Children's National Hospital

U’nek Clarke, LICSW, LCSW-C, PMH-C is the Lead Perinatal Behavior Health Specialist at DC Mother-Baby Wellness Program with the Developing Brain Institute at Children’s National Hospital. Her primary focus is providing therapeutic support to individuals during pregnancy and the postpartum period. U’nek is certified in Perinatal Mental Health, Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health, as well as Child-Parent Psychotherapy. Her expertise extends to speaking engagements at conferences and leading training sessions on Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs) both in the United States and Europe. 

U’nek has played a pivotal role in the expansion of perinatal mental health services to a dynamic community-based pediatric setting within the Children’s National Hospital System. She is recognized for her critical thinking and unwavering commitment to advocating for the enhancement of mental health treatment, especially for black women and individuals of color during the challenges of an already difficult life transition.