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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.  


Your Current Story

Do any of these resemble your current story? If you are wondering how I knew, it's because I have heard these stories, and many more like them, many times.  You are not alone.  

Mother and Baby

New Motherhood

Since having the baby, I don't know who I am.  I have scary, racing thoughts and can't sleep.  Sometimes  I think everyone would be better off without me. 

Image by Austin Lowman

Trying to Conceive

We  have been trying to conceive for over a year.  I can't stand to see one more pregnancy announcement.  I feel disconnected from everyone.

Image by Ian Taylor


I will never get over the loss of my baby.  

Image by Kelsey Todd

Childhood Trauma

Since having a baby, I keep reflecting back on things from my own childhood.  I thought I was over them, but maybe not.

Image by Jimmy Conover

Birth Trauma

Giving birth did not go as planned.  It was scary, painful and chaotic.  Everyone says, "at least the baby is healthy," but what about me?

Family Dispute


My partner and I disagree about everything since having a child.  We don't connect anymore. I'd rather be single then keep having these fights.  

Sleeping Baby


Finally being able to bring home our adopted baby has been a huge let down.  Its exhausting, I don't feel bonded, and I wish we could have conceived.

Mother Baby Bonding


All the lactation consultants said anyone can breastfeed. I feel like its not going well, but if I stop, then I will fail my baby.

White Pills


My OB suggested I take medication.  I'm not taking medication- I'm not crazy!

Image by Christian Bowen

Growing Family

We wanted another child for so long, but why do I feel so guilty, like I'm doing something wrong? Its like I'm ruining my first born child's life. 

Medical Checkup

Termination of a Wanted Pregnancy

We found out today that our baby will not survive past birth.  The doctors offered us the option to terminate the pregnancy now.   I don't even know how to process this information.

Baby Cookies

Gender Disapointment

I know I will love the baby once born, but I feel so upset about finding out we are having a (girl/boy).  I must be the worst person in the world. 

Baby Crawling

Upcoming Group:

Motherhood Support Group: The Motherhood Experience is an 8 week group which runs in sessions.  The group is "closed," meaning, you will see the same participants each week for the 8 weeks.  This group aims to provide normalcy and open conversations about topics such as intimacy, emotions, boundaries, bonding, identity, and much more.  Babies are welcomed in group, and taking time away from your baby is okay, too!  Each session is 90 minutes, and $50 per week.  You do not need to be an individual therapy client to join this group, but you will still need to complete intake paperwork.

Fridays, 1/26/24-3/15/24, 9:00am-10:30am

Please call or text me if you are interested in joining.  

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