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
Holistic 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.
Who is Perinatal Counseling for?
Holistic Wellness Practice 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.
Perinatal Counseling Focus Areas
PREGNANCY THROUGH POSTPARTUM WELLNESS PACKAGE
This 6 session package combines counseling and coaching for couples as you journey into parenthood. Whether you are first time parents or seasoned parents wanting a different experience, this package is catered to you.
During 3 pregnancy sessions, we will explore topics such as expectations and fears related to childbirth and parenting roles, identifying strengths and communication styles, strategies for managing stress, tips for surviving the first few weeks after baby arrives, and signs of postpartum mood and anxiety disorders.
We will then continue with 3 sessions after baby arrives to focus on topics ranging from bonding and attachment, infant development, relationship goals, return to work as well as self-care strategies.
*Sessions/topics can be adjusted to meet your needs and preferences.
*Can also be offered as an individual counseling package