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Prenatal, Pregnancy, & Postpartum Counseling in Alpharetta, GA

The best way to find out if this approach is for you is to schedule a 15 - 20 minute consultation. Depending on your clinician’s availability, this consult may be held over the phone, via video, or in-person.

About Perinatal Counseling

Individuals and couples experience a multitude of emotions, stressors, and life changes as they prepare for and welcome a new baby into the world. There is often excitement and happiness along with fear and anxiety about the pregnancy, parenting roles, relationship changes, finances, and more. Many folks choose to engage in perinatal counseling and/or postpartum counseling to help build a toolbox of coping and support techniques to help them through.

Our Perinatal Counseling Services

Perinatal counseling helps our clients to identify and build upon strengths, increase effective communication styles, practice healthy ways to manage stress, establish self-care strategies, and mobilize support systems to best prepare you for your parenting journey. Depression and anxiety can be very common in perinatal and postpartum parents. They can often experience postpartum depression or other mental health concerns – this is completely natural.

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Who is Perinatal Counseling for?

HWP provides perinatal and postpartum counseling services to individuals, and couples, with support group sessions also available. Expectant parents of both healthy and high-risk pregnancies find the support and guidance offered by our mental health experts invaluable. 

Infants are welcome if necessary and may be encouraged at times in the therapeutic process. Please keep in mind that our time together is for you. Please discuss with your therapist prior to your appointment.

Managing Mental Health Issues During Pregnancy and Postpartum

Navigating the journey from pregnancy through postpartum can stir a mix of emotions, and sometimes mental health issues may surface. These could range from mild worries and anxieties to more severe conditions like perinatal depression, anxiety, and even postpartum psychosis. You are not alone in this journey, and help is available.

At HWP, our trained mental health professionals can assist you through the complexities of these emotional transitions, empowering you to lead a more balanced life.

Role of a Mental Health Professional in Perinatal Counseling

Our mental health professionals play a crucial role in providing perinatal counseling services. They offer you a safe, compassionate space to explore your thoughts and feelings around the challenges you may be experiencing.

Our experts employ evidence-based strategies to help you manage stress, improve communication, establish self-care routines, and build support systems. They also guide you through the diagnosis and treatment of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Their goal is to equip you with the necessary tools and techniques to smoothly transition into your new role as a parent.

Feeling Overwhelmed: A Common Experience

If you find yourself feeling overwhelmed by the changes that come with pregnancy and parenting, know that you’re not alone. These thoughts and feelings can occur as you adjust to new roles, responsibilities, and the emotional demands of parenting.

Our perinatal counseling services are designed to address these challenges, helping you to manage these emotions more effectively. You can explore and express your fears, anxieties, and concerns in a supportive, non-judgmental environment.

Understanding Your Thoughts and Feelings

Perinatal and postpartum stages can bring about significant changes in your thoughts and feelings. You may experience a shift in your self-identity, relationship dynamics, and even your view of the world. Recognizing and understanding these changing thoughts and feelings is crucial to your well-being during this period.

Our therapists help you decipher these changes, providing a better understanding of your emotions. This improved understanding can empower you to handle the ups and downs of this transformative life phase more confidently.

Reach out to our team today to schedule a consultation to discover is HWP is the right fit for you.

Counseling

Individual Counseling Session Rates

All sessions are 45 – 50 minutes long and are held either in person or via video. Sessions are typically scheduled every week or every other week at a minimum.

$155 – $175 per session

Individual counseling rate varies per clinician. Please see clinician bios for more information regarding specialties and rates.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I schedule an appointment?

If you are a new client, you may schedule your consultation or your initial appointment by visiting the contact page and filling out the short form or outreaching directly to your desired provider by calling (470) 231-5355.

All outreaches are returned within 24 hours, during business hours.

Do you accept my insurance?

HWP does not accept insurance. Managed care companies were created to “manage” and contain escalating health care costs. Their bottom line is to reduce costs and raise profits; it is not to increase the quality of care professionals provide or your quality of life. HWP is solution-focused on quality of life and personal goals.

What is your cancellation policy?

If you need to cancel or change your appointment, we ask you to inform your provider at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled session start time. Your full session fee will be charged for missed appointments and cancellations received less than 24 hours in advance.

What forms of payment do you accept?

Cash, credit cards, and health savings (HSA) or flex spending account (FSA) cards that have a major credit card logo on it are all accepted forms of payment.