Services

 

Supportive Counseling & Psychotherapy for individuals and couples

We offer a range of specialized mental health care for peripartum mood and anxiety disorders (PMAD’s) and experiences:

  • Depression and/or anxiety in pregnancy
  • Postpartum depression and stress
  • Peripartum Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Adjustment to parenthood
  • Pregnancy after loss support
  • Support for infertility
  • Grief / bereavement care for miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant loss
  • Supportive care for ending a wanted pregnancy / medical termination
  • Reproductive decision-making
  • Support for families with a baby in the NIC-U
  • Processing a traumatic birth experience
  • Supportive care for medical complications for mother or infant
  • Adjusting to life with an a-typical baby
  • Single motherhood
 
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 photo by Nick Kelsh

photo by Nick Kelsh

 

Psychiatric Consultation & Treatment

Sometimes Psychiatric care is needed to augment therapeutic support. Our Psychiatric consultant, Dr. Danial, can be reached directly at his Warminster office:

Abington Health Center - Warminster
205 Newtown Rd, Stein Building, Suite
 212
Warminster, Pennsylvania 18974
Office: 215-481-5450

 

Massage

Therapeutic Massage

Whether you are looking to relax, release physical and mental stress or simply enjoy a wonderful massage with qualified practitioners, you’ll find it here. The Maternal Wellness Center offers therapeutic massage therapy to women. Massage can be used at any age as a natural approach to better health. Studies show massage therapy has been helpful in treating a range of ailments from injuries to headaches, as well as reduces anxiety and digestive problems. Our customized approach, with combined modalities, assures that our clients leave feeling relaxed and pain free. Therapeutic massage is a combination of modalities used to relieve pain, reduce stress and increase soft tissue mobility. Strokes and pressure can vary from light to firm. Styles such as Myofacial Release or Trigger Point Therapy may be used to release muscle tension. The massage may also include long soothing strokes to encourage gentle relaxation.

Prenatal Massage

Massage is not only a safe way to relieve common discomforts associated with pregnancy, it is also incredibly beneficial to both mother and child. During a prenatal massage, the strokes and positioning are adjusted so the soon-to-be mother remains comfortable, allowing her to reap full benefit of the massage. Just to name a few, some of the benefits of a therapeutic massage are: decreased muscle tension, restored balance to overstretched muscles, increased circulation and decreased swelling. Alleviating some of these discomforts, helps to reduce stress allowing the new mom to focus on the excitement of her pregnancy.

60 minutes:  $80
75 minutes:  $100
90 minutes:  $120

 

 

 
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Birth Classes

Birthworks: one day intensives

Taught by Maria Pyanov, birth educator, parenting writer, and doula. Birthworks childbirth classes are based on the idea that birth is a profound life event and that it offers opportunities for learning and growth. These classes are designed to be taken at any stage in your pregnancy. Our classes involve both education and exploration of feelings about pregnancy, birth, and parenting.  After taking this class you will feel empowered, informed, and ready for birth.

During our one-day intensives we cover: Comfort measures for labor, relaxation techniques, VBAC preparation, reducing the risk of cesarean birth, options for birth, postpartum wellness, breastfeeding, and more! Pre-registration required as space is limited.

Sundays, monthly; 2-6p, cost is $165.00 per couple

Next class is being held Sunday, October 14th, 2-6p

 

Support Groups

New Baby Support

Christa Aikins, trained doula, and seasoned mom of three, will facilitate this New Baby support group. Come into this supportive, confidential, and judgement-free space to explore what is true for you in your motherhood with your new baby. Chat, sip tea, ask questions, and make some new local mom friends for your village. This is a group for moms and babies 0-6 months.

Fridays; 10-11:30, cost is $5, drop-in.

 

Pregnancy After loss

Heidi Lengel, a trained psychotherapist, will facilitate this group. Are you pregnant or considering pregnancy after experiencing a pregnancy loss? We understand how complicated and overwhelming that can be. Come receive compassionate support from people who understand both the stress, and hopefulness of this decision. This support group focuses on developing emotional and physical tools to support a healthy pregnancy both physically and emotionally. Pre-registration is required, as space is limited.

Final Friday of each month; 7-8:30pm, cost is $25

 

Working Moms

Heidi Lengel, a trained psychotherapist, will facilitate this group. Are you struggling with the stress and tensions of being a working Mom? Come and connect with other local working Moms in a supportive group environment where we use music, mindfulness, and discussion to discover tools for dealing with the challenges of working motherhood in healthy ways.  You may even find a local mom-friend who is just as busy as you! Pre-registration is required, as space is limited.

1st Sat of each month; 12:30-1:45pm, cost is $25


Circle of support for Mothers

Kellie Wicklund, a licensed psychotherapist, will facilitate this Circle of Support for Mothers.  There are many varied feelings in the journey of motherhood, and unexpected things can happen along the way.  Come to this supportive, confidential, and judgment-free space to explore what is true for you at this moment in your mothering -- no matter what place that is.  You will find connection, understanding, and feel heard. Pre-registration is required, as space is limited.

Monday evenings; 7 - 8:30, cost is $25   


Cesarean Healing Circle

Maria Brooks, BSN, RNC-OB, will facilitate this group. The Cesarean Healing Circle provides a safe place for women to share their stories, begin healing, remove emotional scars, and celebrate themselves as birthing women. By use of visualization techniques and symbolism, participants will find common ground and support while sharing their own unique birth stories in a small group environment that is supportive and understanding.

What you need to know before attending:

  • The circle is only for mother's who have given birth by cesarean section.
  • It is advised that you be at least six weeks postpartum before you attend the Circle, however it is never too late to attend.
  • Babies/children cannot be present during the Circle.

Pre-registration is required, space is limited to 2-4 attendees.

Bi-monthly Sundays; 2-4:30, cost is 50$

Next one is being held Sunday, September 23rd, 2:00-4:30p. 

 
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 photo by Nick Kelsh

photo by Nick Kelsh

 

Yoga

Coming Spring 2019

 

Accessing care

Our clinicians and staff offer a free 15-minute phone consultation and evaluation to determine if services at the center are a good fit for you, and get you quickly connected to care.  We will assist with any referrals, if needed, to our network of local providers and services. 

Our therapy services are reimbursable if you have Personal Choice or out-of-network options in your insurance plan. We find that government employees, school district employees, and those who work for larger companies often have this option - it's worth a call to check with your individual plan.

We accept checks, and all major credit cards. We can process payment for services from an HSA or FSA account debit card as well.  We charge a "convenience fee" of $3 for credit card processing. The center offerings include daytime and evening hours, and services are by appointment only.  An income-based, sliding fee-scale is available as needed, feel free to inquire about this.

 

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