Counseling services

Did you know 1 in 7 women and 1 in 10 men/partners experience emotional health complications surrounding the time of pregnancy and after baby arrives?

Did you know 1 in 4 pregnancies ends in loss and 1 in 8 couples struggle with infertility?

Relationships are put to the test during this time of life as the number of stressors and changes come at you.

Many aspects contribute to your emotional health being affected during the reproductive years.  Mental health IS health.


Individual, couples and family counseling services are provided at our office, by home visits and via telehealth services (privacy compliant videoconferencing). 

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Prenatal preparation

Evidence and common sense tell us education can be very helpful in preparing for welcoming a new family member.  This course is focused on the emotional journey one takes beginning in pregnancy.  Special focus is also given to preserving your relationship as you become parents. This a time of big changes and possible challenges.

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Perinatal loss.  

Sometimes what is supposed to be the happiest time of your life is not. Perinatal loss describes loss at any stage of pregnancy, stillbirth or infancy.  This includes when your baby has a life-limiting diagnosis.  

We are here to serve and support you through and after this process. You do not have to navigate this time alone.

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Sleep consulting 

The importance of sleep exists throughout our lives from the day we are born to the day we leave Earth, yet most of us are poorly equipped with knowledge as to why, how much is healthy, what to expect with a baby, etc.  We also know that lack of sleep and interrupted sleep have strong negative correlations to both brain and body.  Parents need sleep and babies and growing children need sleep.  Where's the SLEEP?  We are here to help!

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Professional training & consulting

Lauren DePaola, LCSW offers speaking/presentation services, professional training and consulting related to perinatal mental health and parenting.

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Find great literature on perinatal mental health HERE