Perinatal Mental Health Clinic

Maternal Mental Health Services for Pregnant Women and New Mothers

At PrairieCare, we are here to help women and their families understand and overcome Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs). Each year nearly 1 in 5 new mothers will experience symptoms of postpartum depression or anxiety. While over 80% of new mothers experience mood swings within the first few weeks, known as the “Baby Blues,” some new parents continue to have feelings of sadness, anger, and worry that persist for months. This can affect both new mothers and fathers/partners throughout pregnancy and the first year of being a new parent. Call our team today at 612-274-7494.

Clinic Hours

  • Monday through Friday from
    8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Intensive Outpatient Program Hours

  • Monday through Thursday
  • 10:00 am to 1:00 pm with break


To Schedule:

Perinatal Team in the News

Our Values

  • Helping women to find hope, healing, and empowerment in their motherhood journey
  • Helping women gain the tools to understand and manage their own emotions, and navigate the relationships in their family
  • Helping families to thrive amidst the challenge of facing a PMAD and a growing family

Our Mission

  • To provide evidence-based, family systems based treatment to women and families afflicted by PMADs.
  • Our treatment team consists of advanced trained perinatal mental health specialists committed to providing a caring and compassionate experience in our program.

Meet the team!

  • Watch this short video to meet the Perinatal team and learn more about our program, graduate feedback, and the intake process.

Mental Health Services in Pregnancy and Postpartum

Individual Psychotherapy

Our clinicians have special training and certifications in perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, that allow them to focus on evidence-based strategies specific to mothers and those expecting.

Psychiatric Care

Meet with one of our board certified perinatal psychiatrists to discuss diagnosis and treatment options, including the initiation of medications where appropriate.

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

Our Perinatal Intensive Outpatient Program incorporates a variety of services and modalities to support and empower patients. For more information, scroll down. We also offer an Aftercare Program for patients who have completed the IOP, offered Tuesdays from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm.

Call us today!

Call our Perinatal Clinic at 612-274-7494 and a Perinatal team member will return your call within one (1) business day.

Hope, Healing, & Empowerment

Making the decision to seek support and therapy can be very difficult for mothers who find themselves struggling. It takes a lot of courage to make the first steps to get help. We understand the demands that you are experiencing in your life right now. Finding the time, energy, and brain power to participate in therapy can be a challenge, however, many mothers say it was the most important thing they did. We hope you choose to allow PrairieCare to be a part of your healing process!


Attend our Perinatal Intensive Outpatient Program in YOUR living room! Due to COVID-19, currently all Perinatal Services and Clinic Appointments are held via Telehealth through Microsoft Teams. Patients are able to easily connect with group members and their treatment team in the comfort of their own home.

Program Details:

Meets four days per week, currently via telehealth from 10am to 1 pm. Mothers are welcome to bring children.

  • Daily skill building groups
  • Daily process groups
  • Individual and family therapy
  • Weekly medication management and integrative psychiatry
  • Bi-weekly check-ins with Lead Perinatal Therapist
  • Health and wellness for moms
  • Family centered care
  • Trauma informed care

Perinatal Intensive Outpatient Program Services Will Include:

Process Group Therapy and Psycho-Education Group
We utilize a variety of approaches, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), as well as the Circle of Security (COS).

Couples Support and Counseling
Strong and healthy relationships are an important part of parenting. We offer counseling for couples as an add-on service that focuses on decreasing conflict, encouraging healthy family structures, and defining parental roles and identities.

Psychiatric Care
Meet weekly with one of our board certified perinatal psychiatrists to monitor overall progress, and manage medications if appropriate while in the program.


I cannot express my gratitude enough for this program or my team. I was absolutely hopeless and broken. They changed that in me and changed my family unit. They are so good at their jobs. They have changed my life. “Job” or not, they saw me before I even saw myself. That can’t be taught. That is THEM, who they are.

Anonymous , Patient

Dr. Peterson did such an amazing job of asking questions my husband and I never even thought about to try to get to the root of which symptoms were physical/mental and which were possible side effects of medication(s) my son was taking. He took time to listen to everything we had to say, I never felt rushed or dismissed on any of my concerns. We spoke weekly and while he made suggestions, he made sure we knew the decisions were ours to make – giving us complete control on how to proceed with our son’s medications.

Anonymous , Parent

The level of communication was truly remarkable. I never had to question how my son was doing or what was going on during his time at Prairie Care. No matter what was happening – we knew about it, and that makes all the difference!

Anonymous , Parent

It all starts with a phone call

If you are a clinician, physician, or provider looking to refer a patient, call 952-826-8475.

No-cost mental health screenings via phone are offered to anybody seeking psychiatric services at Prairiecare.

Whether you are a parent, teacher, counselor, physician, family, or friend – and not sure where to turn – you can call us at 952-826-8475 to help determine the best services for each individual’s needs or reach us through email by filling out this form.