Programs & Services

Every mother, regardless of age, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status, has concerns and adjustments after giving birth. Having a baby is tough physically and mentally.

 

There are challenges for all mothers of all ages before and after birth. Concerns, such as, physical health issues and changes in her body, postpartum depression, doubt and anxiety, newborn care and safety, financial responsibilities, and balancing home and social life are common for all mothers.

 

With professional, objective, and caring help, a mother can become knowledgeable of herself and her baby’s needs. With help she can learn the best ways to cope with the realities of motherhood.

Here's how we can help.

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Therapeutic Counseling

Holistically Supporting Moms

For pregnant and postpartum women with the following concerns:

  • Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMAD)

  • Perinatal (pregnancy) Mood Disorders

  • Grief and Loss

  • Negative and Traumatic Birth Experiences

  • Infertility Concerns

  • General Adjustment and Parenting Issues

  • Couples Counseling

 

Apple Seeds, Inc. Counselors offer a specialty in Maternal Mental Health, and we will collaborate with psychiatry services to help with medication when necessary.  We are honored to serve the emotional needs of both parents.

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Support Groups

Community Education for Moms and Families

Project HOPE (Healthy Opportunities through Partnering and Education):

Support Groups and Training for teenage and young single mothers that will focus on:

  • Life Skills, Newborn Care, Nutrition and Baby Feeding

  • Body Care and Recovery, Self-Advocacy, Social Skills

  • Healthy Relationships, Communication, and Decision Making

 

Community Based Support Groups:

  • Birth Trauma

  • NICU/PICU Trauma

  • Grief and Loss

  • Postpartum Planning and Recovery

  • Newborn Care Workshops

  • Pregnancy Care

  • Emotional Health and Self-Care

  • Coping with Anxiety

  • Infertility Concerns

 

Would your group benefit from increased knowledge about maternal mental health?  Traumatic Birth Experiences? Or Postpartum Mood Disorders? Apple Seeds’ Staff is on the way!  Contact us to start the conversation!

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Coaching Services

Individual Counseling/Coaching Services

Apple Seeds’ therapists will use a variety of therapeutic approaches such as, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and General Coaching and Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT).  

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) focuses on the link between mood, thoughts, and actions to help clients address current issues and symptoms. CBT is a goal focused intervention.  This focused approach allows the therapist and client to work together to:

 

  1. Identify and correct the thoughts that may trigger depressed feelings and learn ways of coping with these triggers

  2. Explore and change underlying beliefs and develop new and more helpful perspectives

  3. Increase problem solving skills

  4. Provide an opportunity to limit the feelings of isolation and loneliness that frequently accompany pregnancy and the postpartum experience

 

In addition to CBT, Apple Seeds, Inc therapists will utilize Interpersonal and Psychoanalytic models of therapeutic intervention as needed. These models allow the therapist and client to work together to:

  • Assist client in exploring past traumas and their potential impacts on pregnancy outcomes, birth, and parenting

  • Encourage bonding and attachment with the client and her baby




General Coaching and Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT).  Focuses present issues and future goals.  SFBT aims to help individuals experiencing difficulty find tools they can use immediately to manage symptoms and cope with challenges, is grounded in the belief that although individuals may already have the skills to create change in their lives, they often need help identifying and developing those skills.

Additionally, should a client need to be referred for immediate psychiatric intervention Apple Seeds, Inc. will have a counselor on-call during all clinic hours to provide on-site support until the patient has been admitted for treatment. 

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