Best IOP Maternal Mental Health Treatment Program

Developed by Mothers to Support Mothers!

Our virtual 12-week intensive outpatient program (IOP) is designed specifically to address the unique mental health needs of new mothers.  The rolling admissions format allows participants to join the group at any point during the 12-week cycles.

Prenatal Depression, Perinatal Mood Disorders & Postpartum Depression

Sierra Tucson’s Maternal Mental Health Program is a virtual intensive outpatient program for those who are struggling with prenatal depression, perinatal mood disorders and postpartum depression.  

  • Women who are struggling with infertility may feel intense despair, anger and resentment.
  • One in 7 women feel depressed, anxious or even angry while pregnant.
  • 15%-20% of women feel like they’ve lost the ability to experience any emotions — or even a sense of connection or love for their newborn — after giving birth.

You Are Not Alone

Sierra Tucson has a team of dedicated, passionate and caring therapists and medical providers who offer compassionate, comprehensive and customized care.

Treatment includes group therapy in a secure online environment where you can participate from the comfort of your own home. Individual psychotherapy focuses on identification of negative thoughts and beliefs, improving self-esteem and exploring self-identity.

The group environment can also help you realize that you are not alone in your struggles with troubling thoughts, feelings or behaviors throughout the process of conception, pregnancy or after giving birth. The connections you make in group therapy can provide a support network that remains long after your time in our program.

Therapy can also include exploring any past unresolved trauma that may have compounded the depression. Our clinicians are committed to empowering mothers to regain control of their symptoms, helping them rebuild their confidence and self-esteem so that they can live the lives they deserve.


Our clinical content is steeped in empirically supported treatments (such as CBT, DBT, Internal Family Systems, and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy). Great lengths have been taken to ensure that group content also addresses the specific challenges unique to mothering newborns and infants.

These include:

  • Post-partum depression
  • Hormones
  • Developmental milestones
  • Social support
  • Body image
  • Childcare
  • Couples dynamics
  • Mindfulness
  • And strategies for juggling it all

Options available for purchase include:

  • Individual Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychological Assessment

Common Questions

How long is the Maternal Mental Health Program?

12-week program

We Work With
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • + Many More
Marks of Quality Care
These accreditations are an official recognition of our dedication to providing treatment that exceeds the standards and best practices of quality care.
  • Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA)
  • GeneSight
  • National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP)
  • National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems (NAPHS)
  • Neurostar