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Maternal Mental Health

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Maternal Mental Health Program

What is the Mom Matters Program?

Mom Matters is a PHP (Partial Hospitalization Program) and IOP (Intensive Outpatient Program) that focuses on the unique challenges of mental health struggles and parenthood. The program is designed to support optimal wellness throughout one’s journey into and through motherhood. For many parents (an estimated 15-20% of birthing persons), the transitions and struggles that these stages of life bring create emotional distress and reduction in functioning that negatively impacts the caregiver, even if they seem to be doing well in their care for their child(ren).

We believe that moms deserve the same care and attention that they provide to their loved ones, and that for too long the challenges of motherhood have been normalized and minimized to the detriment of our community’s overall health and wellness. You do not have to struggle alone. We are here to help.

PHP and IOP offer a higher level of care than weekly/biweekly therapy and medication management and is used as both a step-up from these lower levels of care as well as a step-down from higher levels of care, such as inpatient stabilization. Our program provides a variety of evidence-based treatments to support stabilization, growth, and healing including therapy (education, skill building, and process groups), psychiatric medication management (appointments with a provider 1-2x/week), nursing care, and family engagement.

PHP/IOP for Mothers and Birthing Persons

What does the program include?
The following services are included in one complete packaged approach:

  • Monday – Friday, 9am-1pm (PHP) and 9am-12pm (IOP)
  • 3-4 hours of group therapy per day
    • Process Groups
    • Psychoeducational Groups
    • Expressive Therapies
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
    • Completed by a licensed provider trained in perinatal mental health, including the use of medications in pregnancy and lactation.
  • Support System Engagement (if desired)
    • Resources for family members, friends, and other members of the support system.
    • Communication with program therapist about progress, concerns, and ways loved ones can support.
  • Nursing Evaluations
    • Completed by Registered Nurse
  • Medication Education

What populations are served in your PHP/IOP?
Mom Matters is open to mothers and birthing persons 18+ from later pregnancy throughout the parenthood journey.

Who is a good fit for this program?
Mom Matters is ideal for those who are struggling with:

  • Adjustment to Parenthood
  • Balancing Multiple Roles
  • Managing Anxiety/Depression/Mood Stability
  • Mental Health Challenges and Caregiving Impacts
  • Loss of Personal Identity
  • Caregiver Burnout
  • Mom Guilt

What treatment modalities do you use in your program?
The following evidence-based treatments are incorporated throughout the program by a master’s level clinician:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Meditation and Mindfulness
  • Interpersonal Therapy
  • And many others depending on need!

What is the free assessment?
Our team offers a complimentary pre-admission screening which will be performed by a licensed master’s level clinician. This screening reviews the various components of life to identify the best opportunities to treat, support, and assist with healing. Every screening is reviewed collaboratively with our treatment team and a recommendation for next steps occurs on the spot!

Does your program accept insurance?
Yes! Our program is in-network with most major insurance companies. As a part of the admissions process our team will verify your insurance benefits and provide you with your estimated out of pocket cost for the program.

Is your PHP program accredited?
Yes! Our program has been audited, and accredited, by the Joint Commission, which is a nationally based entity. Our program has met their rigorous standards, which total in excess of 400 different rules, regulations, and guidelines.

Is your treatment program research based?
Yes! Our therapeutic modalities are rooted in research, continuously evolving based on current best practices, and have been proven to be effective. In addition, we are partnered with Trac9 and utilize their platform to perform our own outcome measure tracking to monitor our patients’ success throughout treatment.