You Are Not Alone
PERINATAL & POSTPARTUM THERAPY
"It takes a whole village to raise a child but we need to remember that it was the mother who has the baby, and she needs our help too." -Jane Honikman, Founder of PSI
1 in 7 women suffer from postpartum depression
Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders include: depression, bipolar, anxiety and/or
generalized anxiety disorder, panic, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and psychosis. The perinatal period is the entire time frame from pre-conception through the first year after giving birth.
Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders are the #1 medical complication to childbearing.
Common experiences for women during the perinatal period include:
-changes related to psychological and physiological,
-myths of pregnancy and motherhood,
-barriers related to practicality, psychological, social, racial.
With help, women can prevent the risk of developing mood and anxiety disorders during and/or after pregnancy.
Through seeking support women and families will receive educational support regarding:
-breastfeeding decision support
Therapeutic and emotional support include:
-practical skills to support daily living and relief of symptoms
-identification of role transitions
-accountability and support
-understanding of symptoms
-exploration of self-compassion, perfectionism, self-efficacy, comparison
-discovery of needs and requests
-creation of a plan and resources
-a place and opportunity to seek support, share, and decrease isolation
You are not alone and with help, you will get better. In our lives... "We have seasons of giving and seasons of receiving... As a new mom, you are in the season of receiving."
-Birdie Gunyon Meyer, RN, MA, PSI Past-President
-Free initial 30-minute consultation for an opportunity to meet one another, discuss any questions you may have, and briefly address what is happening for you at this time of your life.
-Fee for services is based on 50-minute therapeutic session. Longer sessions are an option and can be arranged.
-Fee for services is $120.00 for 50 minutes.
-I do not take insurance at this time. Out of Network is an option.
-For individuals utilizing Medicaid, Anthem/BCBS, and Aetna insurance, I provide psychotherapy through Caring Heart Counseling group practice. For more information about Caring Heart Counseling, please click here.
-Through Caring Heart Counseling, I accept ABC Medicaid, Anthem/BCBS, and Aetna. Please call 720-441-4745 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss services. Please specify if you have insurance and which provider. Thank you!
-Toll-free Helpline: 1-800-944-4773 offers support to women and families in English & Spanish.
-Online Support Groups: Click here
-Chat with an Expert: Toll-free Telephone Support Service facilitated by Postpartum Support International (PSI) expert member- http://www.postpartum.net/chat-with-an-expert/
-Find local resources in your area: Click here
-Postpartum Support International (PSI) Website- http://www.postpartum.net
"Social Support is essential to assure the mental health of women, children, and their families during pregnancy and the postpartum period." -PSI statement on social support, June 2011