Mental health care in Chicago, Illinois

Partum Health offers affordable perinatal mental health care in Chicago, Illinois including Northwest, Western, South and Southwest suburbs. Whether you need help during fertility treatment or with postpartum baby blues, we can match you with the right therapist for the transition to parenthood.

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Experience the best mental health care in Chicago

Finding a therapist in Chicago doesn’t have to be complicated: at Partum Health, we offer mental health care designed for people who are trying to conceive, navigating pregnancy loss, as well as expectant and new parents. With one-on-one matching, free intro calls, and in-network therapy, you can feel confident that your family will find the right fit. Our trained therapists are available with no wait.

Services

In-person therapy
Bring just yourself or baby too. In-person therapy is available at convenient office locations in Chicago.
Telehealth therapy
Receive quality care from the comfort of your home with remote therapy. Telehealth is available to residents throughout the state of Illinois, with new client sessions booked within 48hours.
Individual sessions
Get one-on-one support navigating grief over pregnancy loss, fertility issues, hormonal changes, fears during pregnancy, identity shifts, and postpartum depression and anxiety.
Couples therapy
Seek couples therapy with trained counselors before, during, or after pregnancy to help strengthen your relationship as parents and partners.
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In-network mental health care in Chicago

We're dedicated to making therapy more accessible to new parents in Chicago. Partum Health offers the following in-network mental health providers in Illinois:
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Meet our local Chicago team

In Illinois, 11.6% of people who give birth will be diagnosed with postpartum depression. All Partum Health therapists are vetted, licensed in Illinois, and specialized in supporting parents through common challenges during pregnancy and beyond.  
Andrea Fullerton, LMHC
Andrea Fullerton
MENTAL HEALTH THERAPIST
"I believe first and foremost that that therapeutic relationship is collaborative. Together, we’ll create a plan to help you flourish as an individual and parent."
Nadia DeLeon, LPC
Nadia DeLeon
LICENSED PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR
“Having navigated the complexities of fertility and parenthood, I have a deepened understanding which fuels my empathy and provides a strong foundation for guiding others through similar paths."

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Mental health care FAQs

The right mental health care during pregnancy can make all the difference. Learn more about what a perinatal therapist can do for you.
How do I find a therapist for postpartum depression in Chicago?

Find a therapist for postpartum depression through Partum Health in Chicago, Illinois. Our mental health specialists are vetted professionals to help you deal with the symptoms of post pregnancy depression. We offer free introductory calls, a care coordinator to provide support in between weekly therapy sessions, and in-network care with major insurances. New client therapy sessions are typically available within 24-48 hours, no waitlist required.

Postpartum depression (PPD) is a common mental health challenge after giving birth, and high-quality treatment is available. When looking for a therapist for PPD, it’s important to find a licensed therapist who has experience treating maternal mental health and can help identify the post labor warning signs that go beyond baby blues. Certification through Postpartum Support International (PSI) is the gold standard for trained perinatal mental health experts.

Whether you are seeking therapy near you in Chicago or online sessions throughout Illinois, prioritize finding a counselor you can connect with. Through a strong therapeutic alliance, therapy can support your mental health and wellness and decrease how long the symptoms of postpartum depression last.

What can mental health therapy help with during pregnancy?

Therapy during pregnancy can help you navigate emotional ups and downs throughout a period of immense change, and decrease the likelihood of postpartum depression and anxiety. Therapy provides a safe place to process the complicated emotions that come with pregnancy like guilt, ambivalence, grief, and fear.

Common topics covered in therapy before, during, and after pregnancy include:

  • Fertility issues: Navigating infertility diagnosis, managing fertility treatment stress, addressing grief after pregnancy loss including miscarriage and stillbirth, and family planning through donor conception, IVF, and adoption
  • Reproductive decision making: Deciding whether and when to become a parent, navigating unplanned pregnancy, choosing a donor, and terminating a pregnancy
  • Stress management: Managing new family and relationship dynamics, hormonal changes, financial stress, the transition to parenthood, and NICU stays
  • Postpartum mental health: Healing from traumatic medical experiences including traumatic birth experiences as well as postpartum anxiety, depression, OCD, and psychosis
  • Transition to parenthood: Managing the first newborn weeks, return to work, relationship changes, building a bond with baby, and feelings of shame and guilt

Addressing mental health issues during pregnancy is important because symptoms can affect not only the parent, but also the infant and the whole family system. Seeking help early, as soon as the first trimester or even before conception, can help to improve outcomes after birth.

What type of mental health therapy is best for postpartum?

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Interpersonal Therapy are evidence-based approaches to treat postpartum mental health issues. As in any type of therapy, the strongest predictor of success in perinatal treatment is the fit between client and therapist. Especially since the period around trying to conceive, pregnancy, and postpartum can be so vulnerable, it’s important to find a licensed professional you trust.

Medication can also be an option to treat symptoms of postpartum depression; talk to a therapist about when a consultation with a psychiatrist might be appropriate.

How can I treat anxiety during pregnancy?

Therapy is the best treatment for anxiety during pregnancy. Since anxiety can have physical effects, like difficulty eating and sleeping and blood pressure changes, excess stress can be harmful to a developing baby. When feelings of overwhelm and confusion start to impact your daily functioning, seek help from a perinatal mental health professional.

In therapy for anxiety during pregnancy, you might focus on building positive coping skills, implementing self-care rituals, and addressing fears about parenting. For people with a history of pregnancy loss, infertility, or other medical complications such as a high risk pregnancy, therapy during pregnancy can be especially helpful to manage reproductive stress.

Is it good to go to therapy while pregnant?

Yes, research shows that going to therapy while pregnant can help reduce the occurrence of postpartum depression and anxiety. Meeting one-on-one with a therapist during pregnancy can help to ease worries, cope with change, and prepare for parenthood.

Couples therapy during pregnancy can also be a good idea. Together with your partner, you can learn to navigate relationship changes, plan for managing sleep and infant care schedules, and align on a shared vision for parenting.

Mental health care during pregnancy - Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)