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While many parents experience some mild mood changes before, during, or after the birth of a child, some experience more significant symptoms of depression or anxiety. Although the term “postpartum depression” is most often used, there are actually several forms of mood disorders that parents may experience, including: Depression, Anxiety, OCD, PTSD (can include birth trauma), Bipolar Mood Disorders, and Psychosis. 

Parents of every culture, age, income level, race, and gender can develop perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Symptoms can appear any time during pregnancy and the first 12 months after childbirth (or later if unaddressed). *perinatal means ‘around’ the time of birth – meaning these services are available when pregnant or postpartum up to a year, for either or both caregiver(s).

It can often be difficult to assess whether or not you are experiencing a perinatal mood or anxiety disorder for several reasons. If you are unsure, we can discuss where you are at and what next steps look like for you, specifically. With informed care and support, you can feel hope and control again. Every perinatal mood disorder, no matter how strong the symptoms are, is temporary and treatable.

Please visit Postpartum Support International and The Postpartum Stress Center for more information.

Investment: Initial Assessment & Service process $250 / Ongoing support $80-100 (additional services at their own rates)

Customized to fit your needs and family, the Foundations sessions aim to educate and support the expectant and new parent on all things attachment, brain growth and healthy development, biologically normal infant sleep, perinatal mental health, community practitioners, as well as new parent resources and product guidance.

Investment: 3-session package $200 | 5-session package $325

The old saying, “it takes a village to raise a child” still has truth to it today. The difference now is that our society isn’t structured in a way in which we have the necessary supports – many young families don’t live near extended family or may not have relationships with them, and yet we haven’t found a way to fill the gap.

The rise in perinatal support is incredibly encouraging and vital (shoutout to doulas) – AND parents need support beyond the fourth trimester, and even the first year. Becoming a parent is a transformative journey that requires support throughout every peak and valley during the first 3 years. Support that is nonjudgemental, aligns with your family’s values, and is rooted in the latest empirical research. 

Based on establishing your family’s values and goals as parents, we will work together while I provide advice, guidance, and support.

This service will look different for each family and we can discuss what that may look like based on your family’s needs.

Investment: 3-Session Package $150 | Ongoing in-person support $30-35/hr (sliding scale)