Therapy for Infertility, Adoption, High-risk Pregnancy, Perinatal Hospice and Palliative Care, Traumatic Birth, Postpartum, and Post-Abortion Issues.

Covid-19 Update March 16, 2020.

***If you are a self-pay client, your fees remain the same. Payment plans/hardship waivers are available upon request. If you are a client using insurance, please make every effort to ascertain whether your plan covers teletherapy. If it doesn't, we will be working with you to determine your fee based on your individual plan. Your payment will not exceed the lesser of either your regular co-payment (if you have a co-payment and no deductible) or our lowest self-pay rate (if you have a deductible you have not met). Unfortunately, payments made outside of billing insurance do not go towards your deductible. Payment plans/hardship waivers are available upon request.

It is official. We are implementing our Covid-19 policy. As of today, March 13th, we will be moving the majority of counseling sessions to the teletherapy platform Doxyme. We will be sending you a link that will allow you access to our online "waiting room" the day of your session.

Our hours will be:

Monday: 5-9 via Teletherapy

Tuesday: 5-9 via Teletherapy
Wednesday: 5-9 via Teletherapy
Thursday: 5-9 via teletherapy
Friday: 5-9 via teletherapy
Saturdays: teletherapy on a case by case basis.

We strongly encourage you to call customer service on your insurance card to determine whether your plan covers teletherapy or not. Also, please contact us to schedule your sessions and discuss fees.

We are all set to provide teletherapy on our end with all major insurance companies except Lutheran Preferred/3 Rivers/Med Partners, and Cigna. We will be all set to go with Cigna by Monday. With regard to Lutheran's teletherapy, if you have Beacon/Optum for behavioral health we are all set on our end. If you have a payor like Pro-claims Plus for your Lutheran policy, you have to contact them specifically to find out provider requirements as well as you own plan specifics regarding teletherapy.

Please rest assured, we will work with you to ensure you can continue to receive care. We are in this together and will figure it out together. No one will go without care.

Thank you for entrusting us to be a source of healing during these interesting and novel times,

Robin Atkins, LMHC
Haley Busber, MHC Intern

High-risk Pregnancy

Our current medical culture has a wide definition of high-risk pregnancy.
From geriatric pregnancy to threatened miscarriage and a whole range of diagnoses in between, women and their partners can hear a variety of scary and confusing terms regarding their pregnancy.
Whether the risk is to mother, baby, or both; these diagnoses can create anxiety, physical pain, and trauma. Therapy provides a place for individuals and couples to share their experience and receive grace, compassion, and hope.

Perinatal Hospice and Palliative Care

The concept of perinatal hospice and palliative care is relatively new to Northeast Indiana and is often misunderstood. 
It's mission is a compassionate and caring response to the devastating news of a life threatening diagnosis. Perinatal hospice and palliative care includes explanations of medical information, support for cultural and spiritual beliefs, connections with community resources, and beyond. 
A therapist works in tandem with nursing/medical staff and case managers to provide the family with the support and information that will allow clients to make decisions that reflect their beliefs, needs, and integrity.

Infertility and Adoption

Both infertility and adoption can be a journey filled with hope, excitement, and anticipation. They can also be times of uncertainty, anxiety, sadness, grief, and exhaustion.
Women, men, and children can have vastly different reactions and experiences with the process of waiting for another child to join the family.
Therapy provides an outlet for individuals, couples, and families to communicate their thoughts, feelings, and physical experiences during ongoing infertility treatments and lengthy adoption processes. Therapy can offer a safe place to share and receive acceptance. Finally, therapy can help individuals, couples, and families work through the struggles to find grace and hope for the future.

Traumatic Birth

A woman's birth story is thought to include the joys of hearing her baby's first cries and seeing it's sweet face as she counts it's fingers and toes. For many women, the birth process is far from what they dreamt or planned. Whether the experience included premature birth, induction, medical intervention, Cesarean section, other surgery, NICU, or other complications; a woman's loss of her plan and dream for birth can be devastating. Therapy helps a woman process her experience and the loss of their dream while assisting her family in understanding the effects of the trauma.

Grief and Loss

The loss of a child is a parent's worst fear. While the experience can be different for those experiencing miscarriage, stillbirth, infant loss, or the loss of a child past the first year; each loss can be filled with grief, anxiety, anger, depression, and confusion. Our goal is to respect the cultural and spiritual integrity of the family as we offer compassion, grace, and understanding. Therapy provides individuals, couples, and families with tools to help manage grief, anger, anxiety, and depression as well as a safe place for increased communication and understanding.

Post-Abortion Issues

While abortion is a difficult topic within our society and various cultures, women who experience ongoing struggles with their experience should receive care and healing. Therapy can help addresses issues such as grief, anger, guilt, self-worth, and anxiety. With grace and gentleness, therapy can help the client move beyond the trauma of their experience and into healing and hope.