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Pregnancy Therapist 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.

What is Prenatal Therapy?

Prenatal therapy is a type of therapy that is designed to help you understand your feelings and deal with the stresses that come with being pregnant. Many women find that this kind of therapy can also be beneficial in preparing for childbirth, postpartum adjustment, breastfeeding difficulties, infant sleep problems, toddler tantrums, depression, or anxiety. 

The key is finding a mental health professional who is specifically licensed to practice maternal mental health.

A therapist who focuses on prenatal therapy is called a perinatal therapist. Perinatal therapists have been trained to help you understand your feelings as you deal with the many changes that come with being pregnant, as well as making it through childbirth and adjusting to life after giving birth. 

In addition, prenatal therapists can also help you cope with stress during pregnancy and treat mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, and postpartum depression. Being pregnant is full of physical and emotional changes, many of which can be overwhelming. 

Pregnancy brings excitement but also fear. You may feel excited about your growing baby bump or anxious that something might go wrong with the pregnancy. You may be feeling overwhelmed by the responsibility of having a child. 

Besides making decisions about prenatal care, choosing how to give birth, and picking out names for your baby, you’re probably worried about money or how to balance work and family once your baby comes. In short, there are a lot of adjustments ahead!

With all these changes come feelings such as stress, anxiety, sadness, anger—and even thoughts of hurting yourself or the baby growing inside you. Luckily, prenatal therapy is here to guide you through these difficult times.

Prenatal Therapy Focus Areas

The prenatal therapist will help you understand your feelings and work through any stress, depression, anxiety, or other mental health condition that you may be experiencing. Your prenatal therapist may also teach you prenatal exercises, breathing techniques, and other self-help skills to help strengthen your relationship with your baby before he/she is born.

  • Parenting
  • Relationship challenges
  • Role changes/life transitions
  • Work stress
  • Body image issues including birth weight gain
  • Emotional distress due to other health problems

Who is Prenatal Therapy for?

Pregnant women are the main clients for prenatal therapy, but prenatal therapy can also be helpful if you are planning to become pregnant, are experiencing a miscarriage or infant loss, or have recently given birth.

Prenatal therapy is most beneficial when the client starts prenatal therapy early in pregnancy, but prenatal therapy may also help with other mental health conditions during pregnancy.

A prenatal therapist can help you understand how being pregnant affects your mind and emotions. When you are facing struggles due to pregnancy, prenatal therapists are here to provide support. If you’re currently experiencing any of the following mental health conditions, prenatal therapists can help you adjust to your current status or work through these issues: 

  • experiencing the “Baby Blues”
  • panic disorder or obsessive-compulsive disorder 
  • postpartum depression 
  • prenatal, perinatal, and postpartum anxiety disorders

Therapy for Pregnant Women 

As a pregnant woman, you may feel the need to talk about your concerns with others who are going through similar experiences. Talking one-on-one can help manage stress and deal with depression while easing anxiety during pregnancy.

Finding support groups where mothers share what they’re experiencing also is beneficial as this gives them an opportunity for empathy from other moms in their shoes. Social workers or counselors could provide assistance when dealing with financial worries over raising children as well any other stressful situations life throws at us!

How Can I Find a Qualified Pregnancy Therapist Near Me? 

Before you begin prenatal therapy, it’s important to find the right therapist for you. A prenatal therapist is different than other types of therapists because they are specifically trained to work with pregnant women. It can be hard to choose the best prenatal therapy for your needs. HWP is here to help.

Our licensed maternal mental health specialist is available to provide prenatal therapy when you need it most. With both in-person and online appointments available our clients are able to meet with their mental health care professional in the way that makes them most comfortable. 

Reach out today to schedule a phone consultation to ensure our team is the best fit for your needs.

Take the First Step toward Emotional Wellness

At HWP, we understand that pregnancy is an incredibly transformative experience, and we’re here to support you every step of the way!

Embark on your pregnancy journey with confidence and emotional resilience, knowing that our personalized prenatal therapy services can help you address any challenges that may arise. Our team is committed to empowering you to embrace all the joys of pregnancy while providing guidance and support to ensure that you and your baby stay healthy and happy.

Contact us today for a consultation. We’ll take the time to get to know you and discuss your unique needs, and work with you to develop a plan that’s the perfect 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.