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Perinatal Mental Health

Our specialization focuses on perinatal mental health for women, men and families. We bring all the resources needed for complete intensive outpatient/partial hospitalization including onsite psychiatric services. Our holistic approach includes exercise/yoga classes, nutrition, sleep…even onsite child care.

What if you’re not pregnant or parenting? 

While we specialize in perinatal mental health, we also serve general adult mental health.  Call us today to learn more about how we can partner with you for your health.

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Mother & Baby PHP/IOP Program

A woman’s mental health before, during and after pregnancy is critical to the well-being of mother, child and family. When you attend the Better Beginnings ™  Mother/Baby Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) and Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) you get better, faster and with better outcomes. Our program helps you navigate the challenges of this time in your life in a compassionate, structured program.

The PHP program is six hours daily, Monday-Friday and include group therapy sessions, individual therapy, psychiatry and family sessions.  The program can be started any day of the week. The therapeutic interventions utilized within the Better Beginnings ™ model of care are backed by evidence shown to be most efficacious for the perinatal population; however, every patient is unique and each woman’s treatment plan will reflect this.

Our IOP program is three days/week for three hours/day with individual and family sessions being scheduled outside of the IOP group session schedule.

We accept MOST health insurances.  Because each insurance policy is so different, we work individually with each client to verify benefits.  Please call us to learn more (352) 462-9484.


Psychiatry Services

While psychotherapy is our first line of treatment, having onsite psychiatric services makes life easier when you are able to access mental health therapy and medication management in one place.  


Counseling services

Our practice specializes in serving individuals and couples through infertility, pregnancy and infant loss, pregnancy, adoption and parenthood. We also serve individuals and families for general mental health concerns.  

Sleep consulting

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!

Perinatal Preparation

What about your mental health during pregnancy and after? Did you know mental health complications during this time are the #1 health issue?


The process of adoption can be a rollercoaster of its own kind. We help families who struggle through this time.

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.  


Complications while trying to get pregnant can create intense anxiety, depression and strain on family and support networks. We’re here to help you get back to a place where you can manage your life again. 

Take the first step towards feeling better.

Contact us to learn more.

At Better Beginnings ™ we want to make it as easy as possible to get the care you need.  We are “in-network” with many insurance carriers.  Each individual’s policy is unique.  Call us today to learn more about your insurance coverage for our services.

If you do not have insurance coverage, we offer private pay rates and will discuss this with you individually.  

We are committed to making specialized services accessible.