Maternal & Family Center
The Maternal & Family Center meets the mental health care needs for prenatal, pregnant, and up to two year postpartum women and families.
Did you know that 1 in 5 women and 3 in 5 women of color experience changes in their mental health before, during and after pregnancy?
- 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 licensed professional counselors and licensed social workers offer individual, family, and couples counseling along with support groups to help every step of the way. This includes family support as well as education for dads, spouses, partners, and loved ones.
Online Support Groups
The Maternal & Family Center at CarePlus is dedicated to supporting families throughout the many stages parenthood. Our virtual support groups 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.
Mondays | 4:00-5:00pm
The loss of a pregnancy, infant, or child brings unimaginable pain and grief, and can make you feel alone and lost. This virtual community offers support for parents who have experienced miscarriage, stillbirth, newborn death or termination of pregnancy, as well as to women who are pregnant following a loss.
Thursdays | 4:00-5:00pm
New parents often experience stress, baby blues, postpartum depression or anxiety, and more. This virtual community offers an opportunity for new parents to connect, learn about resources, practice self care, and gather helpful tools needed to navigate the journey of new parenthood.
Tuesdays | 4:00-5:00pm
Meet Our Chief Medical Director
Jerry Joseph, MD
Member of each of the following:
- American Psychiatric Association (APA)
- American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP)
- American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)
- Doctor of Medicine, Saint George’s University, School of Medicine
- Albert Einstein School of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center, Psychiatry Fellowship NJ State Medical License
“We believe that any addict or alcoholic, regardless of drug of choice, race, or gender seeking help will find solutions at Care Plus New Jersey. We accept all state funded insurances as well as a long list of HMO’s, PPO’s, and Private Pay.”
The 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.
The mission of Postpartum Support International is to promote awareness, prevention and treatment of mental health issues related to childbearing in every country worldwide.
It is the vision of PSI that every woman and family worldwide will have access to information, social support, and informed professional care to deal with mental health issues related to childbearing. PSI promotes this vision through advocacy and collaboration, and by educating and training the professional community and the public.
A Continuum of Care: Wraparound Services
Our specialized programs provide seamless access to services designed to support wellness and recovery in all aspects of life. Upon evaluation, individuals and families are engaged in treatment planning to determine the most appropriate level of care, ranging from Early Intervention to Outpatient Withdrawal Management. Program support and follow-up care continues as needed.
For more information or to make a referral, please call (201) 986-5056
Ask for the Maternal & Family Center | Monday – Friday | 9:00am- 5:00pm