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Perinatal Therapy in New Jersey at Love Play Grow


IDEAL FOR: Prenatal & Postpartum Periods

Pregnancy and transitioning to parenthood can be emotionally and mentally challenging. Hormonal changes, physical transformations, and the stress of preparing for a new baby can leave new and expectant parents feeling overwhelmed, anxious, and depressed.

Perinatal Therapy offers a safe and supportive space for mothers and families to process their emotions and concerns during this important time.

By working with a qualified therapist, mothers and families can develop the skills and resilience they need to thrive during this life-changing journey.


Prenatal and Postnatal Therapy leverages effective tools like cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness-based work, creative art therapy, and more to support new and expectant mothers and families through pregnancy and beyond.

Our goal is to promote our clients’ mental and emotional well-being during the unique challenges of pregnancy, childbirth, and early motherhood.

What is Prenatal and Postnatal Therapy in New Jersey?

Both of these types of therapy seek to support mothers by providing a safe and supportive space to process the emotional and physical challenges that come with pregnancy and parenthood. 

Prenatal Therapy focuses on supporting mothers as they prepare for childbirth. Therapists may offer coping strategies for managing anxiety, depression, and stress related to pregnancy, as well as assist with addressing fears or concerns about childbirth. 

Postnatal Therapy focuses on the unique challenges of new motherhood, including postpartum depression and anxiety, relationship changes, and adjusting to new roles and responsibilities. Therapists may also assist with developing coping strategies, improving communication skills, and strengthening the mother-child bond.

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At Love Play Grow, it is our goal to provide quality, compassionate care for kids, teens and adolescents, adults, and families. and enrich their lives with the skills they need to love, play, and grow into their best selves.

Do I need Prenatal and Postnatal Therapy? Does my partner need therapy?

Prenatal & postnatal therapy can support expectant and new mothers with a range of issues and goals such as:

For Prenatal Therapy:

  • Coping with physical changes and emotional challenges of pregnancy
  • Preparing for childbirth and transition to motherhood
  • Addressing fears, concerns, and previous trauma related to childbirth
  • Improving communication and relationship skills with partners and family members
  • Developing parenting skills and knowledge
  • Exploring concerns about work-life balance during and after pregnancy

For Postnatal Therapy:

  • Coping with postpartum depression, anxiety, and emotional challenges of motherhood
  • Adjusting to new roles and responsibilities as a mother
  • Improving communication and relationship skills with partners and family members
  • Developing coping strategies for sleep deprivation and other challenges of early motherhood
  • Addressing concerns about breastfeeding, weaning, and other aspects of infant care
  • Strengthening the mother-child bond and processing past trauma related to childbirth or early motherhood
  • Exploring concerns about returning to work or balancing work and parenting responsibilities.

If you or your partner are looking for support in any of these areas, prenatal and postnatal therapy could be the right fit.


Some common benefits of prenatal and postnatal therapy are:


Promote Mental Health

Prenatal and Postnatal Therapy can help expectant and new mothers manage stress and anxiety by providing coping strategies and techniques to help navigate the emotional and physical changes of pregnancy and motherhood.

Enhance Bonding with Baby

Therapy can help new mothers develop a stronger bond with their baby by providing guidance on parenting techniques, addressing concerns or fears about infant care, and helping them process any emotional challenges related to early motherhood.



Build Skills and Confidence

Therapy can help expectant and new mothers develop the skills and knowledge needed to navigate the challenges of pregnancy and motherhood, from processing experiences giving and receiving care, to addressing fears about childbirth, to learning effective parenting strategies.

Address Past Trauma

Therapy can help mothers address any past trauma related to pregnancy, childbirth, or early motherhood, allowing them to process and heal from these experiences, and develop the resilience needed to move forward.


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"We would ABSOLUTELY recommend Love Play Grow to anyone in need.

They are the best child therapists we could have asked for. Our needs were fully met and our expectations have been exceeded."

Jessica, LPG Client

the LOVE PLAY GROW Approach


We start by recognizing and celebrating the inherent strengths within each individual and family. Our therapists observe and identify the positive attributes, talents, and coping mechanisms that are already present.


Acknowledge and address challenges and weaknesses in a supportive and non-judgmental manner by creating a safe space for children and families to express their concerns and vulnerabilities.

Build SKILLS where it's HELPFUL

We work collaboratively with children and families to develop and enhance coping mechanisms, communication skills, and emotional regulation tools based on strengths & challenges.

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Schedule Get Started Call

15-20 min call to learn more about which service(s) would be best for you & your family.

Attend Initial Sessions

Prenatal and Postnatal Therapy starts with an initial meeting, where we get to know you and establish treatment goals.

Following Sessions

Following sessions will involve meeting one-on-one and sessions are generally scheduled weekly.

Perinatal Therapy in New Jersey at Love Play Grow

We offer Perinatal Therapy to children, teens, and young adults living in New Jersey, including Wayne, Pequannock, Pompton Plains, Oakland, Glen Ridge, Montclair, Ridgewood, Kinnelon, Montville, and other nearby areas.

Therapy that is tailored to your specific needs and experiences. We’ll spend time getting to know you, understanding your unique background, and learning about your experiences both receiving care and being a caregiver. From there, we can curate the therapy experience that’s right for your needs.

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Love Play Grow is a HOLISTIC PLAY THERAPY and Professional Counseling Boutique for Kids, Teens, Adolescents, Adults, & Families in New Jersey

Expert care and guidance for ADHD, learning disabilities, OCD, anxiety disorders, depression, behavioral issues, parenting issues, divorce, sibling issues, etc. Love Play Grow is where love and play, nurture growth, through every stage of life.

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Do you accept insurance?

Love Play Grow is an out-of-network provider and private pay practice. As a private pay practice we do not directly bill insurance for therapy sessions. However, we can happily provide superbills for you to submit to your insurer for potential reimbursement and/or application toward your deductible if needed. 

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What should be expected during the initial session?

The first session is for parents/caregivers only and is an information-gathering session.

The initial session is where the therapist you’ll be working with will gather lots of background information about your child and family.

Things like family history, child developmental history, and background. It’s also your chance to ask the therapist any questions.

*Parent sessions MUST be done with BOTH parents if both are alive and involved in the child, teen, or young adult's life. We understand getting two parents in the room at the same time is very difficult and are flexible in meeting virtually or in our office. Children CANNOT attend these parent sessions.

The Initial Intake Session is just for whoever has custody of the child, teen, or young adult.

What are sessions like after the initial session?

New client onboarding consists of four sessions in order to determine the best treatment plan.

The second and third sessions are for your child and we refer to them as assessment and diagnosis sessions. What the therapist is really doing is looking for strengths and weaknesses in order to develop a treatment plan.

The fourth session is a parent follow-up session where the therapist will discuss with you what they believe is occurring, what they think would be helpful, and how they would recommend moving forward.

Every child, teen and adolescent, adult and family are different, so sometimes children are seen individually, sometimes they’re seen with their parents, or sometimes they’re seen in groups, it all depends on what we see in the new client onboarding sessions.

What ages do you work with?

We work with kids, teens and adolescents, adults, and families across the lifespan, ages 3+ for everything from ADHD, learning disabilities, OCD, anxiety disorders, depression, behavioral concerns, parenting issues, divorce, sibling issues, etc.

What will the duration of therapy be?

Your therapist will discuss with you at the fourth session, Parent Follow-Up, what they recommend in terms of frequency and duration of treatment.

How long are sessions?

All sessions are 45-50 minutes long, and at the beginning of our relationship will often occur once weekly.

Once progress has been made, we will consult you to determine collaboratively if a decision to reduce session frequency is beneficial.

Any decisions made involving scheduling will be made with you, with the understanding that your time is precious.

Do we offer evening hours?

Yes, because we work with children, teens and adolescents, and families we primarily work evening hours.

However, there are only so many after-school hours in a week. We do our best to accommodate everyone’s schedules but it can be challenging. We do have therapists who offer weekend hours as well.

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Book a Get Started Call

Schedule a 15-minute Get Started Call to learn more about which service(s) would be best for you and your family.

Get Familiar with Our Process

During your get started call, we will answer questions, review our process, and schedule the initial sessions.

Attend the Initial Sessions

Your therapist will get to know you and your family and offer a supportive plan to help you and your family reach your goals.