Maternal Mental Health

Serving pregnant and postpartum women and their support systems

Maternal Mental Health services are provided online during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please see groups for the online support group, and therapy for online therapy services. Contact Julia Oliphant directly to learn more about Hypnobabies.


Please see information below for therapy, Perinatal Breakfast Club, and Hypnobabies (a course taught by one of our partners).

Our Perinatal Breakfast Club support group is also listed on The Pregnancy & Postpartum Resource Center website, where you can find other pregnancy and postpartum support group locations. 

Maternal Mental Health Therapy

“Reaching out for assistance is the first step toward her goal of being herself once again.” - Jane I. Honikman, M.S. 

If you are feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, like you are failing and will never be the same, you are not alone. Nearly 25% of women who are pregnant or who have recently had a baby suffer from depression, anxiety, or another treatable mental illness. At A Balanced Life LLC, we hear and understand your challenges and your needs and work together collaboratively to find ways to heal that work for you.

Women using sand tray therapy during maternal mental health therapy

Saturdays: Perinatal Breakfast Club

Perinatal Breakfast Group

A free online support group for women who are pregnant; or, who have recently given birth and are experiencing anxiety, depression or unwanted thoughts or behaviors. The purpose of this group is to help educate, empower, and provide hope during your pregnancy and after the birth of your baby. This group meets monthly. RSVP is required. You will be provided activities to complete between meetings.  

2021 dates: January 9, February 6, March 6, April 3, May 1, June 5
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Contact: Jane[at]abalancedlifellc[dot]com for questions


A class offered through our partner, Julia (Oliphant) Sahalie, CMS-Cht, HCHI.

Expectant mother holding belly (Hypnobabies)

Hypnobabies is a 6-week comprehensive childbirth education program that utilizes medical hypnosis techniques that you and your partner can use for a an easier, shorter, and more comfortable birth. Read more about Hypnobabies at


The program is taught by Julia (Oliphant) Sahalie, an independent childbirth hypnosis instructor and Hypno-doula who uses hypnosis and the power of our minds to heal. Julia studied midwifery for over a decade before completing more than 500 hours of hypnotherapy training at the American Academy of Hypnotherapy in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She is a certified medical support clinical hypnotherapist whose vision is for every woman to be supported during birth and other life passages with honor and sacred celebration. 

2021 starting dates: January 11, February 28, May 2, July 25, September 12, November 7. (All classes are virtual until it is safe to resume in person.)