Carrie Grochow, MA, LMHC, CGP

Welcome to Maternal Therapy

Home-Based Therapy for Women Before, During and After Pregnancy

Who is Taking Care of You...

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While You're Taking Care of Your Baby?

Research has shown up to 80% of new moms experience symptoms of the "baby blues." These symptoms may include irritability, moodiness, restlessness or exhaustion. It is also possible to feel anxious about being a good mom or guilt over wishing things weren't so overwhelming right now. 

Counseling can relieve these symptoms and increase your confidence during this life transition. I provide a safe and nurturing environment in the convenience of your own home for new moms to explore their feelings and discover ways to succeed in their new role. 

One of the biggest advantages of home-based therapy is you do not need to find child care for your new baby. During your therapy session your baby can be napping, feeding or anything else he/she requires. Please contact me to inquire about individual counseling or to participate in any of my small mommy-and-me groups.

Who is Taking Care of You...

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While Trying to Conceive?

While many people believe pregnancy is a wonderful and exciting time in a woman's life, it can also be scary and confusing. About 13% of pregnant women suffer from depression during their pregnancy. It is imperative to get help if depressive symptoms such as sadness, hopelessness, or restlessness occurs during your pregnancy. The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale is a useful tool to determine depression during and after pregnancy. The scale can be found here: www.fresno.ucsf.edu/pediatrics/downloads/edinburghscale.pdf

According to research, couples, ages 29-33, with normal functioning reproductive systems only have a 20-25% chance of conceiving in any given month. After 6 months of trying to conceive, 40% of couples are unsuccessful.  After 1 year of trying to conceive and not being able to, you can be diagnosed with infertility. Approximately, 1 in 8 couples suffer from these difficulties. In fact, 7.4 million or almost 12% of women have received a diagnosis of infertility. This can cause anxiety and depression, but you are not alone. Talk therapy can most certainly help a woman come to terms with her situation and encourage her to take the steps needed to help conceive a baby. 

Who is Taking Care of You...

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While You’re Pregnant?

While many people believe pregnancy is a wonderful and exciting time in a woman's life, it can also be scary and confusing. About 13% of pregnant women suffer from depression during their pregnancy. It is imperative to get help if depressive symptoms such as sadness, hopelessness, or restlessness occurs during your pregnancy. The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale is a useful tool to determine depression during and after pregnancy. The scale can be found here: www.fresno.ucsf.edu/pediatrics/downloads/edinburghscale.pdf

Maternal Therapy

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Services

  

Individual Counseling for the following issues related to the transition into motherhood:

  • Moodiness
  • Anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Restlessness
  • Impatience
  • Exhaustion and Fatigue
  • Sadness
  • ​Feelings of Being Overwhelmed
  • Specialization in Issues Concerning Fertility and Multiples


Group Counseling available 


​If home-based therapy is not for you, I also provide video counseling available via www.breakthrough.com.

Contact me for more information

 

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My Bio

  

Carrie Grochow, MA, LMHC, CGP

Carrie Grochow is a licensed mental health counselor and a certified group psychotherapist, currently practicing home-based therapy on Long Island, NY. Carrie has 13 years experience working in private practice and for the NYC Board of Education, where she specialized in the following:

  • Life Transitions
  • Relationships/Family Issues
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Child and Adolescent Behavioral Concerns
  • Fertility and Multiple Births

Other previous experience includes serving on the Board of Directors for GroupWORKS for Education, a not-for-profit training and research center for counselors and educators; taught a 12 hour Principles of Group Psychotherapy course; served as a learning specialist at the Moses Center for Students with Disabilities at New York University.

Education:

  • ​BA in Psychology from Emory University
  • Master's in Counseling and Guidance from New York      University
  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York State (License      # 0040101-1)

 

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More Info

  

Please check out this section for new information and current events articles that relate to maternal health...


FDA approves first postpartum depression drug:

https://www.cnn.com/videos/health/2019/03/20/gupta-fda-post-partum-drug-newday-sot-erica-hill-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/top-news-videos/


 Results of a recent survey about mental health stigmas:  

 http://afsp.org/executive-summary-survey-mental-health-suicide-united-states/         

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Recommendations made by the US Preventive Services Task force regarding screening for depression during and after pregnancy:  http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Document/RecommendationStatementFinal/depression-in-adults-screening1    

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Maternal Therapy - Carrie Grochow, MA, LMHC, CGP

(516) 695-5657