Maternal & Family Center

Promoting Maternal Mental Health Before, During & After Pregnancy

The Maternal & Family Center meets the mental health care needs for prenatal, pregnant, and up to two year postpartum women and families.
This program is designed for women and families who are trying to conceive, are currently pregnant or postpartum, or who have suffered grief related to a pregnancy or loss of a young child. Specialty care is provided with expertise in treating the whole family, including pregnancy in teens and young adults.

Did you know that more than 1 in 7 women experience changes in their mental health before, during and after pregnancy?

The goal of this program is to help women improve their ability to cope and function in their daily lives and enable women and families to develop skills to promote mental health wellness. Maternal mental health disorders, also known as perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADS) can manifest in a variety of ways.
  • Overwhelming exhaustion and fatigue
  • Withdrawal from family and friends
  • Deep sadness or hopelessness
  • Not feeling like yourself
  • Lack of joy in life
  • Feelings of shame, guilt, or inadequacy
  • Difficulty bonding with the baby
  • Intense irritability or anger
  • Severe mood swings
  • Excessive worrying

If you have experienced any of the symptoms above, know that you are not alone. We are here for support.

Our Services

Our program is equipped to address conditions such as depression, anxiety, other mood disorders, substance use disorders, trauma, OCD, psychosis, and other mental health conditions.

Counseling & Support

We offer individual, family, and couples counseling along with support groups to help every step of the way. Family support as well as education for dads, spouses, partners, and loved ones.

Care Coordination

Coordination with a primary care doctor, OB/GYN, or outside mental health professionals. Case management support through psychoeducational counseling.

Medication Management

We provide medication evaluation, management, and counseling.

Support Groups

The Maternal & Family Center at CarePlus is dedicated to supporting families throughout the many stages parenthood. Our support groups can provide a safe space for parents to ask questions, share their own stories, and receive support from others who have encountered similar emotions and experiences.

NICU Families

Group Meets Bi-Weekly | Mondays | 4:00-5:00pm
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Infant & Pregnancy Loss

Group Meets Weekly Online | Thursdays | 4:00-5:00pm
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New Parents

Group Meets Weekly Online | Tuesdays | 4:00-5:00pm
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PSIThe Maternal & Family Center services are tailored to fit the individual needs of the women and families we serve. Our dedicated team of experts are specially trained in perinatal mental health and certified by Postpartum Support International.

For more information or to make a referral, please call 201-986-5000
Ask for the Maternal & Family Center | Monday – Friday | 9:00am- 5:00pm

If you are new to CarePlus NJ services, you can request your intake appointment by completing our referral form:
Hours are flexible based on individual needs. Services are covered by most health insurance plans, however, individuals will be be denied services due to their inability to pay.