Therapy for Maternal Mental Health

Peripartum Depression, Postpartum Depression and Anxiety

What is Perinatal Mental Health?


Perinatal mental health refers to a woman’s mental health during pregnancy and during the postpartum period

 

Common Perinatal Mental Health Issues


POST-PARTUM DEPRESSION

DEPRESSION DURING PREGNANCY

PREGNANCY LOSS OR COMPLICATIONS

INFERTILITY ISSUES

OUR APPROACH

Treatment Approaches for Maternal Mental Health

Treatment for perinatal and maternal mental health issues such as anxiety and depression are  similar to treatment as usual but special consideration is given to the complex social and biological changes associated with preparing for and recovering from giving birth. It is important that treatment is coordinated with the mother’s health care providers.

COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY (CBT)

CBT is the most common treatment for mood and anxiety disorders in maternal mental health. CBT therapists assist individuals with identifying and challenging unhelpful cognitive patterns, analyzing the connection between thoughts and behaviors, and developing more effective thought processes and behavioral patterns.

ACCEPTANCE & COMMITMENT THERAPY

ACT is a behaviorally-oriented therapeutic approach that aims to modify how a person relates and responds to their internal experiences (i.e., thoughts, emotions, physical sensations, and urges) in order to more fully engage in values-based behaviors.

EXPOSURE THERAPY

Exposure therapy is a behaviorally-focused treatment that involves confronting feared triggers, experiences, and/or situations in a systematic manner. Exposure therapy is among the most effective psychotherapeutic interventions.

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