Perinatal Mental Health Clinic

Perinatal Mental Health Clinic

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.

Visiting Hours

  • Monday through Friday from
    8:00 am to 4:30 pm


  • Brooklyn Park, Medical Office Building

To Schedule:

  • Please call 612.274.7494
    Download a program flyer here

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  • Featuring PrairieCare’s Perinatal Mental
    Health Team

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.

Our Values
  • 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 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 

Our Mission

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.


I cannot express my gratitude enough for this program or my team. I was absolutely hopeless and broken. They changed that in me and changed my family unit. They are so good at their jobs. They have changed my life. “Job” or not, they saw me before I even saw myself. That can’t be taught. That is THEM, who they are.

Anonymous , Patient

Dr. Peterson did such an amazing job of asking questions my husband and I never even thought about to try to get to the root of which symptoms were physical/mental and which were possible side effects of medication(s) my son was taking. He took time to listen to everything we had to say, I never felt rushed or dismissed on any of my concerns. We spoke weekly and while he made suggestions, he made sure we knew the decisions were ours to make – giving us complete control on how to proceed with our son’s medications.

Anonymous , Parent

The level of communication was truly remarkable. I never had to question how my son was doing or what was going on during his time at Prairie Care. No matter what was happening – we knew about it, and that makes all the difference!

Anonymous , Parent

It all starts with a phone call…

If you are a clinician, physician, or provider looking to refer a patient, call 952-826-8475.

No- cost mental health screenings via phone are offered to anybody seeking psychiatric services at Prairiecare.

Whether you are a parent, teacher, counselor, physician, family, or friend – and not sure where to turn – you can call us at 952-826-8475 to help determine the best services for each individual’s needs or reach us through email by filling out this form.