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Providers for Counseling (Prenatal/Postpartum)

Prenatal/Postpartum counseling can help women cope with stresses, fears, and sadness relating to pregnancy and childbirth. Women preparing for birth who have had a traumatic first birth (cesarean section, unexpected emergency, or other disturbing situation) or who have experienced past physical or sexual abuse may especially benefit from prenatal counseling. These counselors may include hypnotherapy, marriage and family counseling, or other types of visits or practitioner. Postpartum depression (PPD) can often be resolved with counselors trained in working with postpartum women.

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Resources listed are provided for your information only; please interview and choose carefully to find the care that is right for you.

Karen Ehrlich, CPM, LM
Santa Cruz , CA
(831) 425-3326
http://midwifekaren.org


Not seeing your provider until 6 weeks postpartum? TLC mother/baby visits in the peace of your own home. Homebirth midwife of 40 years offers basic wellness checkups for both mom and babe, newborn screening tests, counsel for this tender transition to life with your infant. Terms negotiable.
Genine Leighton, LMFT
Genine Leighton
4768 Soquel Drive
PO Box 1125
Soquel , California 95073
(831) 331-4498
http://www.genineleighton.com


Welcoming a new baby into the world can be a joyous event as well as one filled with immense challenges. Some of these challenges may include sleep deprivation, inadequate nutrition, hormonal issues, identity changes and shifts in our relationship with others. In addition, many women experience depression, anxiety, panic, disturbing thoughts and feelings of hopelessness. I offer individual and couple's therapy to help with these transitions as you enter this new chapter of life.
HAND of the Bay Area
Kristie Shulman, HAND of Santa Cruz Facilitator
(831) 438-4513
https://handsupport.org/


HAND (Helping After Neonatal Death) is a volunteer group of parents who have experienced the loss of a baby before, during or after birth. We offer empathetic peer support to parents and their adult loved ones during the normal mourning following miscarriage, stillbirth, interruption of a wanted pregnancy due to a prenatal diagnosis or for maternal health, premature birth, SIDS, or infant death in the first year of life. We offer several types of support group meetings: Grief, Early Pregnancy Loss, Parenting After Loss, and Subsequent Pregnancy; one-on-one peer support; information and resources for bereaved parents and professional; presentations and bereavement care training for healthcare providers; and limited financial assistance to help with funeral expenses. All services are free.

Cycle By The Moon
Kate Oakley
225 Sunset Terrace
Scotts Valley , CA 95066
(347) 6107373
http://Cyclebythemoon.com


I offer personalized care to nurture physical, emotional, and spiritual health. I walk with women through all cycles of womb wellness: fertility awareness, wild pregnancy, physiologic-birth education, and postpartum. I'm a certified Innate Tradition's Postpartum Care Provider, a traditional home-birth attendant and graduate of the Radical Birth Keeper School.
Raíces y Cariño | RC Fam
1205 Freedom Blvd
3B
Watsonville , CA 95076
(831) 288-3105
http://www.rcfam.com


Raíces y Cariño/RC FAM is a Multicultural, Multilingual, Inclusive Community Center.

We offer support for parenting, pregnancy, birth, play center, teens, loss, LGBTQ+, Special Needs, Family Events, Grandparents - Connecting our WHOLE community.

Sliding scale. Todos son bienvenidos aquí.
Monet Reichhold
santa cruz, ca , California 95062
(925) 848-9038


Providing Birth Doula and education services to Santa Cruz and Santa Clara counties.
I'm here to provide birth education before, during and after labor.
Support you during labor and work as a team with your partner and providers.
No matter where you decide to deliver your baby, I am here to assist you for the best experience possible.
Your body knows what to do and I am here to guide and encourage you through.
I also have a bachelor's degree in Molecular, Cell & Developmental Biology. I use scientific research and holistic methods to give you the best individual services.
Lauren Reppy, LMFT
Lauren Reppy
520 Mission Street
Santa Cruz , CA 95060
(831) 216-6522‬
http://www.laurenreppymft.com


Are you a new or expectant parent? This can be a beautiful and difficult time. I am here to help you navigate the complexity of this experience because I believe that with support, all new families can thrive. I offer non-judgmental, compassionate, and practical Perinatal Psychotherapy for individuals, couples and families.
Restore Midwifery
Marea Goodman
720 Capitola Ave
Suite D
Capitola , CA 95010
(831) 241-8089
http://www.restoremidwifery.com


Marea Goodman, LM, CPM provides homebirth and fertility services to all people living in Santa Cruz, CA, with a special focus on LGBTQ+ people. She also offers at-home intrauterine insemination (IUI) for people trying to get pregnant with fresh or frozen sperm.
Salud Para La Gente
Jessica Jolley
45 Nielson St
Watsonville , CA 95076
(831) 728-0222
http://splg.org


Salud Para La Gente offers high quality bilingual breastfeeding support prenatally through weaning. Consults are provided by IBCLC's that work closely with your care providers. Medi-cal, Central Coast Alliance for Health, and many other plans accepted.
Santa Cruz Community Health Centers
250 Locust Street
21507 East Cliff Dr.
Santa Cruz , CA 95060
Our Healthy Pregnancy Program combines high-quality prenatal medical care, health education, and
other social services to best support your through your pregnancy, keeping you and your baby
healthy. This program works with Medi-Cal. We operated two clinics: Santa Cruz Women's Health Center and East Cliff Family Health Center.
Lauren Scally, LCSW
Lauren Scally
(831) 531-8139
http://laurenscallylcsw.com


I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in Perinatal Depression and Anxiety as well as pregnancy related support, early parenthood, and postpartum adjustment. I am well versed in medically complex pregnancies as well as fetal loss. I provide virtual (video) counseling and psychotherapy on an individual basis.
The Circle Family Center
245 Sea Ridge Rd.
Aptos , Ca 95003
(831) 687-9499
http://www.thecirclefamilycenter.org


A nonprofit family center supporting families through pregnancy & parenting. Offering childbirth education, pre/postnatal yoga, support groups, workshops and more! Serving families in English & Spanish. Scholarships & sliding scale available.







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