Perinatal Mental Health Clinic


  • Helping women to find hope, healing, and empowerment in their motherhood journey
  • Helping women gain the tools to understand and manage their own emotions, and navigate the relationships in their family
  • Helping families to thrive amidst the challenge of facing a PMAD and a growing family


To provide evidence-based, family systems based treatment to women and families afflicted by PMADs. Our treatment team consists of advanced trained perinatal mental health specialists committed to providing a caring and compassionate experience in our program.

Outpatient Services in Pregnancy and Postpartum

·Individual Psychotherapy
Our clinicians have special training and certifications in perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, that allow them to focus on evidence-based strategies specific to mothers and those expecting.

·Psychiatric Care
Meet with one of our board certified perinatal psychiatrists to discuss diagnosis and treatment options, including the initiation of medications where appropriate

Perinatal Intensive Outpatient Program
for Pregnant Women and New Mothers

At PrairieCare, we are here to help women and their families understand and overcome Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs). Each year nearly 1 in 5 new mothers will experience symptoms of postpartum depression or anxiety. While over 80% of new mothers experience mood swings within the first few weeks, known as the “Baby Blues,” some new parents continue to have feelings of sadness, anger, and worry that persist for months. This can affect both new mothers and fathers/partners throughout pregnancy and the first year of being a new parent.

Making the decision to seek support and therapy can be very difficult for mothers who find themselves struggling. It takes a lot of courage to make the first steps to get help. We understand the demands that you are experiencing in your life right now. Finding the time, energy, and brain power to participate in therapy can be a challenge, however, many mothers say it was the most important thing they did. We hope you choose to allow Prairie Care to be a part of your healing process! See below for more information on our program.

Please call today for more information and to find out if PrairieCare’s Perinatal IOP or Outpatient services are right for you! (612-274-7494)

Brooklyn Park, Medical Office Building
Monday through Friday • 8:00am – 4:30pm

To Schedule:
Please call 612.274.7494
Download a program flyer here.

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Attend our Perinatal Intensive Outpatient Program in YOUR living room!

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, our Perinatal Intensive Outpatient program is currently held exclusively online via Microsoft Teams video calls, patients are able to easily connect with group members and their treatment team in the comfort of their own home

PrairieCare is dedicated to keeping our clients safe and meeting their mental health needs through the entirety of the Covid-19 Pandemic.

Program Details:

Meets four days per week in-person from 10 am to 1 pm, or via telehealth from 10am to 1 pm. Mothers are welcome to bring babies up to 12 months of age.

  • Daily skill building groups
  • Individual and family therapy
  • Medication management and integrative psychiatry
  • Health and wellness for moms
  • Family centered care
  • Trauma informed care

Perinatal Intensive Outpatient Program Services Will Include:

·Process Group Therapy and Psycho-Education Group
We utilize a variety of approaches, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), as well as the Circle of Security (COS).

·Couples Support and Counseling
Strong and healthy relationships are an important part of parenting. We offer counseling for couples that focuses on decreasing conflict, encouraging healthy family structures, and defining parental roles and identities.

•Psychiatric Care
Meet weekly with one of our board certified perinatal psychiatrists to monitor overall progress, and manage medications if appropriate while in the program.

Meet the Perinatal Team:

Rena Sugarbaker, MD


Lisa Cross, LMFTLisa Cross, LMFT

Women’s Mental Health Therapist

Sogand Ghassemi, MD

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Katie Fleuriet, MSW, LICSW


Chelsea Elker

Peer Support/Psych Tech