Having a child is one of the life’s greatest gifts and a limitless source of joy. Until it isn’t.
You’re stressed out, worn out and maybe a little scared about what’s happening. You may be having trouble making it through the days, much less the nights. Maybe you can’t even sleep. When overwhelming becomes unmanageable, you need someone to turn to.
This is the place where people know and understand what you are going through. Better yet, they are dedicated to helping you through what may be the most difficult time in your life. Together, we’ll help you get through this time.
We are a one-of-a-kind destination for perinatal mental health and wellness serving Florida and the Southeast.
Better Beginnings Mother/Baby Partial Hospitalization Program is a short-term, intensive outpatient day program for parents experiencing significant symptoms of depression, anxiety, OCD, bipolar disorders and other perinatal mental health complications during pregnancy and/or after delivery; including post-adoption. Our program is unique in Florida and the Southeast in that it allows perinatal women to receive treatment in a setting that includes a nursery for baby. Our patients are encouraged to bring baby with them to reduce the burden of childcare and encourage positive bonding. Parents receive treatment that promotes bonding with baby, mental health healing and positive parenting.
The Better Beginnings story as told from the perspective of a Provider, founder Lauren DePaola and one amazing patient.
The reproductive years present high probability for emotional health complications: infertility, adoption, loss, pregnancy, postpartum and raising a family.
We aim to partner with and serve our clients in a comfortable environment where you are able to explore challenging issues and understand your feelings and behaviors. Call us to learn more about planning ahead to care for your mental health during this time.
We strive to help you gain insight, learn practical skills for coping and communicating and take steps towards achieving your goals.
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?
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.
We offer onsite childcare and group therapy. Better Beginnings is all about Mom and families.
Join the many thousands of women who have reached out for help with their perinatal mental health. Don’t go it alone.