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Maternal Mental Health Counseling of Rochester, PLLC

I'm so glad you are here. 

What Is M​aternal Mental Health?​

 Maternal Mental Health Counseling is the process of accepting, understanding, and growing with the constant flow of changes which creating a family entails. This doesn't only involve what most people know as "Post Partum" but also includes: 

Infertility/Difficulty with becoming pregnant, medically assisted pregnancy


Termination of pregnancy 

Foster parenthood

Medically Compromised Pregnancy

Infant loss through miscarriage, stillbirth, or selective reduction

Custody & Co-parenting

Birth Trauma

Transitional changes (such as an a young adult leaving the home)

Parent/Child Relationships

Family & In law related stress

Teenage Pregnancy

Want to talk about something else not listed, or not related to parenthood? I can help with that, too.  

"Since having my baby, I don't feel like myself. I have dark and scary thoughts, can't sleep, and am constantly on edge. I'm starting to think I'm going crazy. "

"Having a child has made me reflect back on my own childhood. There are some things I thought didn't bother me anymore, but I guess they still do."

"My partner and I argue about everything.  I'm starting to wonder if we belong together. Having a child changed everything."

"Maybe having a child was a big mistake. I feel like a terrible father"

"I feel like I'm so ungrateful.  So many woman want to be a mother and can't.  Why can't I just feel happy?"

"I don't know how I am going to get through the rest of this pregnancy. I'm not even sure if I want children."


"We have been trying to get pregnant for over a year.  I'm starting to lose hope."

"My child's birth did not go as planned. It was scary, painful and terrible. Now I can't stop thinking about it, and I feel upset all the time."

"No one understands why I can't just move on from my miscarriage.  I don't want to just get pregnant again, I want my baby I lost!"

Upcoming Group:

Overview: This group is open to individuals who have suffered the loss of their baby.  The group will meet in person for the noted Wednesdays.  This is considered a closed group, which means that the same participants will be present each week.  There is no limit to participation based on when your loss occurred, or the event/situation leading to the loss.  Group will offer each mother the opportunity to tell her story of loss, at her own level of comfort.  We will also work on healing through conversations, learning how to communicate about loss, planning for the future, coping with milestone dates/anniversaries, and  the prospect of planning what is next (and maybe "next" means stop planning at all).  I encourage you to reach out to me directly with any questions.  

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