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Outpatient Treatment and Consultation
We provide in-person and virtual outpatient treatment for new and expecting mothers experiencing PMADs. This includes an initial evaluation to determine the best course of treatment to help you feel better. Our outpatient treatment options include individual therapy, medication management, and trying to conceive consultations.
How it works:
Finding the courage to make the call
Making the call and asking for help can feel scary, but the sooner you do, the sooner you will start to feel better. At The Motherhood Center, we are here to support you every step of the way and help you feel a whole lot better.
Speaking with a care coordinator
Your call will be answered by one of our experienced and compassionate care coordinators. You will be asked how you have been feeling, and your basic information will be collected including your health benefits. At this time, our care coordinators can schedule you for an evaluation with one of our perinatal mental health specialists.
Checking your benefits
We are committed to ensuring everyone receives the treatment they need to feel better. Our billing department works closely with patients to try to limit any financial or insurance barriers that might stand in the way of seeking or receiving care.
Evaluations are typically within one week after making an appointment. Evaluations are 90 minutes in length and are conducted by one of our experienced psychologists, social workers, or reproductive psychiatrists. The evaluation is an opportunity for the clinician to learn about you and determine the best course of treatment.
Support and clinical treatment
Clinical treatment at The Motherhood Center includes therapy, medication, or the Day Program. All of our therapists and psychiatrists are highly experienced in treating PMADs and in determining which interventions will work best to help you to feel like yourself again.
Which treatment is best for me?
The way to determine what treatment option will be most effective for you is to meet with one of our clinicians for an initial assessment. After this thorough evaluation, our expert clinicians will suggest the best course of treatment for you. This could be therapy, medication, a combination of both therapy and medication, the Day Program, or a second opinion for specialized consultation.
90-Minute Initial Evaluation
The initial evaluation is conducted by a reproductive psychiatrist or clinical therapist. The purpose of the initial evaluation is to gather your medical, biological, psychological, and social history, as well as basic information to best inform a treatment plan.
Ongoing outpatient therapy takes place, on average, once a week at a time convenient for you. Therapy sessions are provided by clinical therapists and run 45 minutes in length.
Many women/birthing people that suffer from perinatal mood and anxiety disorders require medication to treat their symptoms. We specialize in advising pregnant and new mothers on the risks and benefits of taking medication while trying to conceive, during pregnancy, and while breastfeeding. If medication is a part of your treatment plan, our reproductive psychiatrists will offer follow-up and management of your prescriptions.
Trying to Conceive Consultation
If you are looking to become pregnant and have questions about your mental health or medication, our reproductive psychiatrists provide consultations to help you choose the best course of treatment in preparation for pregnancy.
Outpatient Therapy FAQs
What is outpatient treatment?Outpatient treatment is mental health care that is offered in an "outpatient" setting as opposed to staying for a period of time at an "inpatient" unit at a hospital. At The Motherhood Center we offer therapy, medication management and trying to conceive consultations.
How do I know if I need outpatient treatment?One of our experienced treatment providers will conduct a 90 minute evaluation to determine the best course of treatment to help you feel better.
What does outpatient therapy entail?Outpatient therapy is typically a 45-minute session weekly with one of our perinatal psychologists or social workers.
What does medication management entail?After an initial evaluation, medication management sessions are regularly scheduled 30-minute appointments with a reproductive psychiatrist or perinatal psychiatric nurse practitioner to identify which medications are most effective in addressing your PMAD symptoms. These sessions provide ongoing monitoring of the medication(s) to ensure effective treatment.
What is a trying to conceive consultation?A trying-to-conceive consultation is a one-time visit with a reproductive psychiatrist or perinatal psychiatric nurse practitioner to determine what medications are considered safe and effective to take while trying to conceive or during pregnancy.
Will my insurance pay for outpatient treatment?The Motherhood Center is an out-of-network outpatient provider, which means we are not considered to be in-network with health insurance carriers. However, most insurance plans offer some reimbursement for treatment which we will help you determine. We offer courtesy billing – which means we will submit your claims on your behalf to your insurance carrier for reimbursement. We also offer some sliding scale fees for patients that are experiencing financial hardship.