Perinatal and Postpartum Counseling for Parents

Currently, 1 in 5 mothers experience a maternal mental health disorder – such as postpartum depression – yet less than 15%  receive treatment. However, we understand that it's not solely the birth mothers who may find the perinatal period difficult. All parents – birth or non-birth – may suffer from a postpartum disorder and may benefit from mental health counseling.

Postpartum Depression & PTSD Virtual Check ins

Mother with child

For parents who experience a traumatic childbirth or the loss of a child, developing posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or depression can be common. Even with normal childbirth, many parents develop postpartum depression or increased anxiety. A postpartum disorder can happen after the birth of any child – regardless of if it's your first born or your last.

Studies show that treatment is extremely effective for postpartum disorders, yet hard to get with a newborn at home. Because of this, Central Iowa Psychological Services offers virtual perinatal consultations – or telehealth "check ins" – for parents so postpartum counseling can be set up and received from the comfort of home, with your newborn and/or partner nearby.

Getting started

Our team of psychologists, nurse practitioners, licensed therapists, and other behavioral health providers are specialized and trained to help all birth and non-birth parents receive the treatment they need during the perinatal period. To get started, simply request an appointment for a virtual postpartum mental health check in using the button below, during which our providers can help determine and schedule additional treatment directly if needed.

Please note, while we attempt to schedule as quickly as possible, request forms submitted outside of 9:00 am - 5:00 pm will receive appointment responses during business hours.

If you have additional questions, please call us at 515-233-1122.

meet some of our team

Sarah Crouse

Sarah Crouse, MA, T-LMHC

In my practice, I enjoy working with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, major life changes, grief, and loss. I also enjoy working with new moms experiencing prenatal and postpartum mental health concerns. I utilize a variety of evidence-based treatment modalities, depending on which fits best for the diagnosis and individual I am working with. I most often use cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and empowerment. My favorite part of my role as a counselor is building a genuine relationship with my clients. I look forward to working with you!


Maggie Doyle

Margaret (Maggie) Doyle, Psy.D.

I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who provides therapy and psychological assessment to children, adolescents, adults, and families presenting with a wide variety of concerns. I work with individuals who have difficulties related to: anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, loss, divorce, parenting, and co-occurring mental health and substance abuse.

I conduct psychological assessments to help identify and clarify mental health issues so that the individual can receive the appropriate services and be better able to reach their goals. I also use an integrative approach in my practice where I combine different therapeutic approaches and tools to best fit the needs of my clients. Looking forward to meeting you!

Kayla Davidson

Kayla Davidson, Psy.D.

I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who provides individual therapy and psychological evaluations for a variety of mental health concerns. Common presenting concerns that I work with include Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), behavioral issues, depression, anxiety, religious issues, and assisting individuals adjust to common life transitions. I have experience using Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Applied Behavior Analysis, and the DIR model. I work to adapt my approach to best meet the needs of each client.

My goals in therapy and psychological assessment are to help people understand themselves better in order to assist them in overcoming difficult situations and achieving their goals.

Megan Thompson-Hansen

Megan Thompson-Hansen, LMSW, CADC

I am a Licensed Social Worker providing mental health therapy services to adults. I have several years of experience facilitating individual and group sessions for individuals facing substance use challenges and have a background in hospice work as well. When working with clients, I use a variety of practices including compassion-focused therapy, mindfulness, acceptance and commitment therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy. I always use a person-centered approach and tailor your therapeutic experience to fit your unique needs.

Jessica N Miller-Lange

Jessica N. Miller-Lange, Psy.D.

My practice includes individual psychotherapy and psychological evaluations with children, adolescents, their families, and adults who present with a wide variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, trauma, attention and hyperactivity issues, behavior and social difficulties, school, and family issues. I am trained in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). I use an integrative approach in my practice where I combine different therapeutic approaches and tools to best fit the needs of my clients. The primary approaches that I use are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Client-Centered Therapy, Play Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).

I believe that all people have strengths and focus on using clients’ strengths and past abilities as a foundation to develop new skills and abilities. I also believe in providing a safe and non-judgmental environment where clients can learn, grow, and realize their potential and goals.


Adriane Sankey-Tiedens, LISW

I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker who provides for individual, couples, and family therapy for all ages and use a strength-based approach. I think it’s important to highlight and emphasize a person’s strengths throughout the therapeutic process in order to promote growth and change. I use this approach within a variety of therapeutic modalities including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Family Systems, and Play Therapy.

If you are having trouble adjusting to various life circumstances, or if you are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma or other mental health issues, please reach out. I look forward to meeting you and walking with you on this journey.