The birth of a baby is usually a time of immense joy, but some 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.
By taking part in the virtual intensive outpatient program (IOP) for postpartum depression and perinatal mood disorders at Sierra Tucson, women who have recently given birth can learn to manage the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that have been keeping them from living full, healthy lives.
Postpartum depression and other mood disorders that can occur after you give birth can have a devastating impact on every aspect of your life. These conditions can disrupt your lifestyle, put a strain on your relationships, and make it difficult to perform at work.
At Sierra Tucson, we understand how demanding a new mother’s time is, even if you have a support system available. To provide as much flexibility and convenience as possible, we offer a virtual intensive outpatient program that specifically addresses postpartum depression and perinatal mood disorders.
Our virtual IOP meets from 5:30-8:30 p.m. (MST) Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays using a videoconferencing service like Skype or FaceTime. You can take part from any location that is most convenient for you using any video-enabled computer, laptop, or smartphone.
The typical length of program participation is 12-16 weeks, but your time in our virtual IOP will depend on the progress you’ve made toward your treatment goals.
Like with all programming at Sierra Tucson, we personalize the care you receive through our virtual IOP. We take the time to gain a detailed understanding of how postpartum depression has been affecting your life, and then we create a customized plan of care based on that information. Key benefits of our virtual IOP include:
- A proprietary curriculum using evidence-based modalities
- Coordination of care with your primary care provider
- Coordination of care with your OB-GYN
Group therapy forms the basis of treatment in our virtual IOP, providing a supportive environment where you can discuss your feelings and challenges with women who intimately understand the pain you’re experiencing.
The group environment can also help you realize that you are not alone in your struggles with troubling thoughts, feelings, or behaviors after giving birth. The connections you make in group therapy can provide a support network you can have with you long after your time in our program.
We also offer several virtual add-on services, including individual therapy, couples counseling, a psychiatric assessment, and medication management. A knowledgeable member of our team can help you identify what services and modalities are best suited to your needs.
If you’re suffering from depression after giving birth, it’s critical for both you and your baby that you get immediate intervention.
The expert team at Sierra Tucson is specially trained in treating postpartum depression and perinatal mood disorders. We have helped countless women who have struggled with these conditions process any unresolved trauma and identify the negative thoughts and beliefs that have been barriers to their recovery.
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.