We aim to provide counseling services that will support a woman and/or family to:
-adjust to their shifting roles and identities, both individually and in their family.
-connect and attach with their child in a way that feels satisfying for them.
-process the many emotions that may accompany conception, pregnancy, birth, and/or loss.
-truly create a safe haven within their own home.
The time period surrounding the arrival of a new child into a family can be exciting, challenging, anxiety-provoking, thrilling, and overwhelming, all at the same time. It can be fraught with a variety of complex emotions and dynamics. Welcoming a baby, whether it be the 1st, 4th, or 9th, is a major life change. Society does not tend to recognize the enormity of this in the same way that we do other major life events (such as death, divorce, etc).
The Haven Group aims to create more conversation and support around the emotional and mental health challenges that may occur for women and families during the perinatal period. We hope to allow pregnant and newly mothering women the space to confront and process the variety of feelings and challenges that may occur, without judgment or fear.
We are unique in our therapeutic services because of our collective experience working with women who are going through the perinatal stage of their lives (aka the period just before and after childbirth). By working with families during their labor, delivery, and postpartum experiences, we have a broad understanding of the many different situations that can occur, and how to support individuals within the context of their own unique family system.
The Haven Group
3166 N. Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657
"It takes a whole village to raise a child but we need to remember that it was the mother who had the baby, and she needs our help, too."