Written by me, Julie Blackburn, LCPC, NCC, ATR - Coming Soon!
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Having a baby or new addition to the family is generally thought of a time of nurturance, sweetness, and tender moments. This is not the case for every woman or family. This is a vulnerable time. Chartreuse Center accepts your sentiment with an open heart and without judgement. There are significant thought and emotional changes through the changes of treatment to pregnancy and then again between pregnancy and parenting. You deserve to receive care from well trained professionals that are passionate and knowledgable. You have our promise to companion you into your very important roles of Mommy & Daddy.
Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders (PMAD) were once thought to be only a woman’s concern. However, men, gay & lesbian parents, new adoptive/foster parents and even parenting grandparents are at risk for PMAD due to the significant life, social, relational & psychological adjustments that occur with a new child. Pregnancy depression and postpartum anxiety are very real experiences.
PMAD are more than the "Baby Blues" and include Depression, Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder & Postpartum Psychosis. Perinatal time frame begins at conception and continues through the first year after delivery. PMAD can begin during anytime within the perinatal period. PMAD are the most common maternal health complication with over 800,000 cases reported in the U.S. every year.
Specialized Counseling for
Fertility Issues, Perinatal Support & Grief
Surviving New Parenting
Surviving New Parenting is a 6 week program that focuses on the emotional, relational and social aspects of new parenting. Topics include:
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Understanding Risk Factors
Intense Emotions & Stress Management
Grief & Loss
All Chartreuse Center programs are offered through online courses with Chartreuse Learning. Enrollment for most of the perinatal courses is on-going, meaning you can enroll at any time. Here are some of the courses offered:
Reduce feeling alone... Enhance coping...Deepen insight
Adoption & Foster Parents
So many adjustments and mixed feelings as you move from "Trying To Conceive" to pregnancy. Your identity, your concerns, your body, your life is beginning to focus on a new person that is about to be the center of your life. What does that mean exactly? This is course is a bit different in that it is an open enrollment so that you can join when you achieve pregnancy. This course provides information for 6 months. Course includes:
Receive three emails within a week in an exclusive Email mini-course with insight building information as well as tools you can use.
Topics of the course include:
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