Integrative Counseling for Pregnancy, postpartum & early parenthood

During pregnancy and early parenthood it is normal for you to experience a wide-range of emotions, to have strong hopes and fears about your birth and life to come, to feel stretched far past your comfort zone and previous capacities, and to wrestle with the changes in your identity, body, and relationships. Though your personal needs, hopes, experiences and circumstances are unique, you are not alone in this remarkable journey.

Our Integral Pregnancy, Birth and Postpartum Counseling services provide you with essential support and guidance during this transformative period of your life. Together we will make sense out of this complex time, tend to all the areas that influence your experience and fill your “toolbox” with helpful and powerful tools that support you from the “inside out” and “outside in.”

HOW CAN INTEGRAL COUNSELING SUPPORT ME IN MY PREGNANCY, BIRTH & EARLY PARENTHOOD? 

Utilizing the  Integral Model of Pregnancy & Childbirth (IMPC) we address your entire journey from pregnancy through parenthood from a full spectrum approach. 

From this integrative perspective we hold the "big picture" while also honing into the specific areas of your pregnancy, birth preparation and postpartum that need the most attention, and while always striving to support your greatest overall well-being.  

Integral Pregnancy and Postpartum Counseling sessions are tailored specifically to you, with the goal of supporting your mental, emotional and physical health, while also identifying the best strategies, techniques and tools that will be most helpful to you and your unique needs & desires.

As we meet, we will combine our focus on what naturally arises, as well as giving attention to areas that have been identified previously as issues of concern or interest for you.

Our AREAS OF FOCUS

  • Supporting Your Optimal Health and Wellbeing throughout your Pregnancy & Postpartum Experience

    • Optimum health and wellness for your physical, mental, emotional, spiritual self through all the stages of pregnancy and postpartum

  • Healing from Previous Pregnancies & Difficult Childbirth Experiences

    •  Honoring, processing, integrating, and healing previous pregnancy and birth experiences

  • Holistically Preparing for Birth and Life after Baby
    • Identifying the keys to a positive, empowering and transformative pregnancy, birth & postpartum experience
  • Mindfulness Based Childbirth
    • Mindful Pregnancy and Labor techniques to get your mind and emotions to work as your ally in pregnancy and labor
  • Working with Birth-Related Fears and Anxiety

    • Support, tools and techniques to moving beyond fear in childbirth

  • Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) & Repeat Cesareans

    • Emotional support and evidence-based VBAC information to help you make the most informed and empowered decisions

  • Mindful Parenthood

    • Approaching the ups and downs of early parenthood mindfully with open eyes and an open heart

Our Integral Approach, which draws from a variety of disciplines, modalities and techniques, creates the best opportunity for a positive outcome, while also supporting you in building your strength, flexibility and resiliency, so you will have the tools to heal, process and grow, no matter what your birth experience may be or may have been.

In-Person, Skype, and Phone Appointments Available

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Email or CALL (707) 773-7786

Legal Disclaimer: The California Health Freedom Act was signed into law on September 23, 2002. This bill allows full practice of alternative methods by non-licensed individuals, within certain clearly defined parameters. As of January 1, 2003, alternative practitioners are allowed to practice freely in California. The practitioner of Integral Pregnancy & Childbirth Services is neither a licensed physician/midwife nor a licensed psychotherapist. Clients are advised that Integral Pregnancy & Childbirth Services do not substitute for the advice, treatment and/or diagnosis of a qualified licensed health care professional.