At Sunstone Counseling, we have a team of dedicated and experienced counselors ready to support your mental health during any perinatal stage.

Becoming pregnant (whether planned or not, effortless or challenging), carrying a child, giving birth, and bringing a baby home are all life-changing experiences, and it’s perfectly normal for women to need extra support during those times.

These life events can come with a mix of emotions and a variety of needs that leave many women and their families feeling like they could use some additional support. 

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Contact us to get the support you deserve, so you can be the parent, partner and individual that you desire to be.

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Supportive and Empathetic Perinatal Counseling

Our perinatal counselors strive to create a space where you can be yourself and trust in their judgment-free and understanding mental health counseling. They provide support in areas such as:

  • Starting a family (fertility issues, surprise pregnancy, deciding to terminate a pregnancy)
  • Navigating pregnancy (anxiety, depression, unexpected medical issues, pregnancy loss or termination)
  • Difficult or traumatic birth experience
  • Perinatal mood disorders (postpartum depression/anxiety, postpartum obsessive compulsive disorder, postpartum bipolar disorder, postpartum psychosis)
  • Bringing baby home challenges (feeding, sleep deprivation, balancing parental duties, returning to work)
  • Intrusive thoughts / Postpartum OCD

Bringing Baby Home Workshop

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The Bringing Baby Home Workshop is a 12-hour workshop, designed by The Gottman Institute to help maintain and build upon the stability of the couple’s relationship during the transition to parenthood. Through the workshop, couples will learn skills to help them maintain their relationship satisfaction as they become parents together.

Julia Ward, a Resident in Counseling at Sunstone Counseling, is a Bringing Baby Home Educator and runs the workshop several times annually to help couples as they transition into parenthood.

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Infertility’s Impact on Women’s Mental Health

For many women, the conception and birth of a child is a momentous, long-awaited, and life changing event. Even the emotional rollercoaster that comes with sleepless nights and rapidly changing hormones is mitigated by the excitement of, and love for, a new baby. But for the millions of women grappling with the challenge of infertility, the mere topic of babies and motherhood can be heartbreaking.

Maintaining Relationship Health While Transitioning to Parenthood

It’s no secret that the transition to parenthood is a challenging one with all the physical, psychological, and relational changes that occur in a relatively short period of time. With sleep deprivation, it’s no wonder that many parents experience a shortness in temper or/and a lack of patience. If you’re a parent, you’re familiar with these challenges. If you’re expecting for the first time, you may be wondering how to navigate this unknown, upcoming transition, how a new baby will impact your lifestyle and relationship, and what kind of parent you will be.