Becoming a mother or adding more kids into your household is an incredible and exciting experience. For some people (including myself) there are a lot of dark thoughts that can take over during or after pregnancy. Postpartum depression and anxiety have recently started being talked about more, and there are so many resources to help women through these life changes. Here is a list of mental health resources in the Albuquerque area that offer therapy and counseling.
If you are having a life-threatening emergency, call 911 immediately.
Call 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline to talk to someone. This crisis line provides free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States.
Call 1-833-852-6262 National Maternal Mental Health Hotline for more resources.
Thank you to Lovelace Health System for sponsoring this guide.
Expecting a baby is an exciting and life-changing journey. Lovelace would like to make your experience as memorable and stress-free as possible by helping you navigate your health care. No matter your insurance or birthing plan, our Labor of Love program offers you access to free pregnancy perks and assistance finding a doctor or insurance.
Lovelace Birthing Centers help bring more than 3,000 babies into the world each year with the help of our dedicated obstetricians, certified nurse midwives, obstetrical anesthesiologists, neonatologists, perinatologists, and nurses. Your birthing team will become familiar with your health history and guide you in forming a pregnancy plan that is ideal for you and your family.
When it comes time to deliver at one of our Lovelace Birthing Centers, you can expect exceptional, comfortable, and convenient care. Throughout labor and delivery, our new parents stay in one of our comfortable, private, birthing suites. Equipped with the latest technology, each room is designed for a relaxed, comfortable birth experience.
We are excited to be part of your prenatal care and delivery so that your experience is as safe, healthy, and pleasant as possible.
For more information on our Lovelace birthing services, call 505.727.7677.
ABQ Mom Team Recommendations
“Mountain Crest Counseling is a completely specialized practice for the perinatal community. They serve those trying to conceive/in their IVF journey, who are pregnant and in postpartum, those suffering from loss and grief, and couples who are adjusting and navigating any of the above.” -Erin G.
“Lilly’s Internal Light is a clinically licensed mental health practice that provides rooted space where clients are in the driver’s seat and they decide when they are ready for whatever they are ready for. They provide trauma-informed care, and they believe in working with ‘mind, body, heart, spirit.'” -Erin G.
Offering services at their office in Nob Hill, at your location, or Tele-coaching. Visit the website for more details.
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This practice in Rio Rancho specializes in the care and well-being of each of their client’s mental health.
Kassy’s Kause is an organization dedicated to helping bring maternal mental health awareness and educating families. They support women through individual guidance, virtual support groups, and useful resources.
This practice specializes in perinatal mental health and wellness.
4111 Barbara Loop SE, Suite E1
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
Multiple locations in Albuquerque and Santa Fe. Telehealth appointments also available.
5808 McLeod Rd. NE, Suite M
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Mental health IS health. You need to be your best self for you and your family. Please make sure you take care of yourself. I have personally struggled, and I know so many other women that have. My OBGYN once told me that admitting to needing help is not a sign of weakness, it is instead a sign of strength. That has stuck with me, and I hope it will stick with you. Reach out and get help, for yourself and for your family. You and your kids deserve the best version of you.
If you are reading this and struggling, please reach out to a friend, family, or any of these mental health resources. You are so loved, so cherished, so important, and so needed. Please remember that. Take a deep breath. You’ve got this mama!
For more pregnancy and postpartum resources, make sure to check out our Ultimate Guide to Pregnancy & Postpartum in the Albuquerque Area.