During the perinatal period, which spans from pregnancy until four weeks after birth, women are more likely to develop a mental health condition than at any other time in their life, with 10%-15% of new mother developing postnatal depression (PND). PND can affect a mother's ability to look after herself and the baby, cause difficulty in her marriage or partnership and stand in the way of caring for and bonding with the baby. For these reasons it is imperative that new mothers have a supportive and nurturing environment where they can express their emotions in a safe, non-judgmental place.
Our goal is to provide you with a highly individualized and proactive services aimed to help and empower you through the first six months of postpartum life. You will enjoy complimentary 24/7 direct phone access to our specialists and visits at any time that is most convenient for you. Topics discussed are highly individualized and goal oriented. For specific pricing please contact us below.
This package is designed for new parents and includes one 60 minute consultation and three individual sessions. The first consultation is an informal interview where our specialist will ask you a variety of questions in order to establish goals for each session. The next three sessions are 45 minutes in length and topics will vary according to the needs of the mother. The ultimate goal of the sessions is to restore emotional functioning, empower the mother and to develop the necessary tools to handle the new challenges of motherhood. Additional sessions are always available if needed.
This package is designed for families and includes four at-home sessions with the family. The first consultation is an informal interview with the parents and sibling(s). The next three sessions are 45 minutes in length and focus on creating a new relationship – the bond between the older sibling and the new baby. Parenting sessions will focus on strategies to help older siblings adjust to the life changes that arise from a new baby in the house.
Pre-natal Education Package
This package is designed to prepare the expectant parent(s) for the road that lies ahead. It includes two at-home consultations of 45 minutes focusing on “the essentials,” the key information that will allow the family to prepare mentally and emotionally for the arrival of the new baby. For families with older siblings, the discussions may also focus on strategies to prepare older siblings for the arrival of a new baby in the house.
Preemie Support Package
This package is specifically designed to support mothers who have premature babies at home or in the hospital. Having a premature baby can be scary, stressful and isolating. We will provide education as well as support during this transitional and critical time. This particular package is tailored specifically to each family. Because we understand that this can be a very stressful transition, we make it a priority to be available around the clock and meet wherever it is most convenient (i.e. hospital, home, in transit to and from the hospital).
Single Crisis Visit
One home visit that is focused on relieving current symptoms and increasing stabilization. The goal of this visit is to prevent symptoms from worsening and to restore emotional functioning. In addition, we will provide assessment measures that will give insight into severity of the symptoms. After this visit we will provide tools that the mother can use on her own in order to prevent symptoms from worsening.
If we believe that symptoms are best treated with medication, we will provide you with a psychiatrist with specific training in perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Preference relating to breastfeeding will be considered when providing consultation on medication.
If you encounter problems feeding your baby, we can offer lactation consultation during visitations. However, if problems become more serious we can refer you to a number of trusted lactation specialists in our network of providers.
Skype and Telephone Package
This package is specifically designed to support new mothers who do not live in New York, and mothers who would prefer to have phone sessions. The first session will be a 60 minute consultation where our specialist will ask you a variety of questions in order to establish goals for each session. The next three sessions are 45 minutes in length and topics will vary according to the needs of the mother. The ultimate goal of the sessions is to restore emotional functioning, empower the mother and to develop the necessary tools to handle the new challenges of motherhood. Skype and telephone sessions can also be included in all packages listed.