About

Robyn Stein DeLuca, Ph.D.
Psychologist and Postpartum Consultant

Robyn Stein DeLuca helps employees (and managers) navigate parental leaves and returns with confidence. When you ensure that working parents receive the support they need, starting a family can have a positive impact on their careers and on your business.

After fifteen years on the faculty at Stony Brook University, she decided to apply her expertise on pregnancy and the postpartum period to teach people how to prevent the anxiety, depression, and career disruption that can come after childbirth, and to facilitate the smooth and productive return of valuable employees so that employee retention is high and turnover costs stay low.

Robyn is the Right Consultant to Help Your Employees Successfully Return from Maternity Leave Because:

1. You want a consultant who will show you REAL return on investment (based on savings in lower recruiting and turnover costs)… NOT A motivational talk that doesn’t show measurable results.

Making it easier for employees to return from parental leave smoothly and confidently will make them more likely to remain in their jobs... which means you’ll lose fewer great employees. When you don’t have to replace valuable talent you will save substantially in recruitment and retraining costs.


2. You want REAL, evidence based solutions… NOT unproven theories.

The strategies that Dr. DeLuca brings to your staff are solidly based on the latest research. As a long-time psychologist and researcher, she has the skills and expertise to sort through the latest fads and deliver only the proven solutions. In her 2017 book, “The Hormone Myth,” she shows how the best research shows conditions like postpartum depression are much more a product of situational support rather than a biological cause… and she uses that knowledge to help you keep your company working smoothly.


3. You need someone who is passionate about the success of women… NOT an uninspired speaker who doesn’t really care.

Now more than ever, you need someone who is committed to supporting women in their return to work and creating a family-friendly culture in the workplace. Robyn’s history reflects her life-long commitment to the success of women: Fifteen years on the faculty of the Women’s and Gender Studies Dept. at Stony Brook University, Executive Director of the Women in Science and Engineering Program at SBU, and a business mentor for recent female college graduates through the Moxxie Foundation.


4. You need someone who has real knowledge of the issues facing working mothers… NOT someone who guesses based on books they’ve read.

The combination of Robyn’s expertise and the fact that she is a mother of two brings you the best of both worlds: Evidence-based solutions and a real life understanding of the key challenges women face during this transition. Her commentary on women’s health, motherhood, postpartum depression, and work/life balance has appeared in media outlets like Yahoo Finance, Fox5 NY News, Popsugar, the Huffington Post, The Times of London, and MSN.


5. You want someone who can give you an in-depth psychological perspective on thoughts and behaviors of your employees… NOT someone who doesn’t look beneath the surface.

As a psychologist and postpartum expert, Dr. DeLuca brings her knowledge of how emotions, attitudes, and expectations impact women’s ability to return to work confidently. Your employees will get support that reflects a deep understanding of how to shift thinking for the better, integrate a new identity as a working mother, and actively plan for combining home and work responsibilities. Also trained as a coach, Dr. DeLuca can provide your working moms with one-on-one coaching to facilitate the success of their return as productive employees.


6. You need someone who will create long-term resources for your employees.. NOT a one-and-done performance that leaves your people stranded.

Your employees who are enrolled in the Back to Business Webinar Series will automatically become members of a private online group of new working moms just like them. Robyn hosts a weekly Q and A session and members become resources and mentors for each other by sharing tangible recommendations and emotional support.


7. You want a speaker who will adapt to your audience… NOT a cookie cutter presentation.

You want your staff engaged on issues that are important to your organization, and to get that, you need a customized presentation that meets your people where they are. Robyn will tailor her seminars to reflect your company’s values, policies, and language. You can be sure that before any presentation, she will carefully work with you to determine your goals and will adapt accordingly.

Along with her ½ day workshops and webinar series, Robyn gives dynamic and engaging one hour talks on subjects ranging from work/life balance, managing stress, and leveraging a maternity leave as a leadership opportunity. You can see her speaker sizzle real here

Dr. Robyn Stein DeLuca has been featured on


Good Morning Britain, ITV. “Is That Time of the Month Just a Myth?” December 1, 2017.

Newsweek. “Is PMS Real or a Myth?” November 16, 2017.


New York Post. “Female Psychologist Says PMS is a Myth.” November 17, 2017.

Fox News Radio "How Parents Can Maintain Work/life Balance." October, 21, 2017.

WCBS NewsRadio 880. "Is there a Harvey Weinstein Around Every Corner?" October 12, 2017.

ABC News Radio. "How Do Gender Stereotypes Impact the Workplace?". September, 28, 2017

Yahoo. “Is PMS Real? One Psychologist Doesn’t Think So.” November 17, 2017.

The Lars Larson Show. "Gender and Politics." September 13, 2017.


The Huffington Post. "No PMS in Westeros: The Strong Female Characters in Game of Thrones." July 14, 2017.


Yahoo Finance. “PMS Isn’t Real According to Science” November 17, 2017.


The Times. "Don't Fall for the Myth of PMS." October, 17, 2017.

International Business Times UK. “The Facts on PMS…” November 17, 2017.


MSN. "Is PMS A Myth? This Researcher Says Yes, and That It's Holding Women Back." August, 28, 2017.

SiriusXM Radio. The Laura Coates Show. September, 29, 2017

The Sun. “Excuse me? PMS is a Myth…” November 19, 2017.

The Daily Mail. “The Women Academics who Insist PMT is All in Your Mind.” November 15, 2017.

The Independent. “PMS is a Myth Claims Female Psychologist.” November 16, 2017.


Think! America Radio. "Robyn DeLuca, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor at Stony Brook University." October 7, 2017.


Trolling with Logic, Itunes Podcast. “The Hormone Myth.” November 3, 2017.


Yahoo News. "6 Myths About PMS We're Tired of Hearing." July, 29, 2016.


The Toronto Star. "Women's Hormones Are Nothing to Fear, Author Says." August 9, 2017.


Issues Today Radio. "Robyn DeLuca Will Talk About the Wage Gap." October 2, 2017.


Science Based Medicine. Review of "The Hormone Myth" by SkepDoc Harriet Hall. August 15, 2017.

Voice of America, Armed Forces Radio. "The Hormone Myth." August 8, 2017.

WHRU Radio 88.7 FM. “The Hormone Myth.” January, 22, 2016.

The Legacy Project. "Robyn Stein DeLuca/Psychologist, Author, & Speaker." International. July 2015

NYC Skeptics. "The Hormone Myth? Robyn Stein DeLuca Visits the NYC Skeptics." October 29, 2016.

The Deccan Chronicle. "The Truth Behind Premenstrual Syndrome Uncovered." India. October 26, 2016.

India Today. “PMS is Only a Myth, Claims Female Psychologist.” November 17, 2017.

Style Magazines. "Fifteen Ted Talks All Women Should See." Australia. March 8, 2016.

Australian National Review. "The Myth About PMS." Australia. March 31, 2015

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