Find and book culturally-relevant therapy when and where you need it most
Whether you’re thinking about having kids, currently pregnant or recovering from labor, we’ll provide you and your family with virtual therapy proven to reduce symptoms of perinatal mood disorders, like depression or anxiety, as you navigate your new normal.
“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.”
When we feel off balance mentally and emotionally, it’s easier to suffer in silence at work or home instead of seeking help from professionals. That’s why we help you reduce your risk for symptoms of burnout, anxiety and depression through education and virtual consultations with licensed therapists of color.
60% of pregnancy and childbirth complications are preventable.
We cover mental health services that go beyond a typical doctor’s visit, including:
Mental Health Screening
Learn your risk for mental health complications before or during pregnancy rather than after birth.
1:1 Therapy Consults
Book affordable support, without long waits, from the comfort of your home.
Personalized Care Plans
Receive daily actionable insights so you can take control of your mental health.
Connect with other moms who share similar risks in virtual counseling sessions.
Your (Mental) Health Record
Talking about your mental health doesn’t have to feel shameful. Feel empowered with your risk score.
Zero Insurance Drama
No insurance? You’ll be able to access therapy through your care provider and receive flexible, affordable sessions.
2 in 5 Black women are at-risk of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs) during and after pregnancy.
We’re dedicated to making sure Black women and women of color are valued, seen and respected in healthcare. When we feel off balance mentally, it can feel easier to suffer in silence at work or home rather than seek help from professionals. That’s why we’re changing how women are screened, monitored and treated, especially when starting a family, to reduce their overall risk and symptoms of burnout, anxiety and depression through virtual consultations with licensed therapists.
How It Works
Adoption | Infertility or Loss | Getting Pregnant | Pregnant | First Year | Second Year
Learn your risk with our survey
Get support from a community of mental health providers who truly understand and care. We’ll offer you treatment options from social workers and counselors based on your needs.
Receive personalized therapy— we handle the paperwork
Connect with your therapist over video or by phone when it’s convenient for you. We help you start therapy without breaking the bank.
Receive care virtually
Hear personalized recommendations via follow-up therapy sessions anytime, anywhere.
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Culturally-relevant, virtual mental health support at your fingertips.
We need to hear your feedback and real-life challenges when facing the U.S. healthcare system to work effectively as a tool for change— please take less than 10 minutes to complete our survey as we begin to build the review database to launch our mobile app.
Partners & Press
We’re re-imagining postpartum therapy to put the power back in your hands. Choose either a convenient monthly payment or one-time annual payment.
Meet Our Team
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Head of Operations
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