Motherhood is something you’ve looked forward to all your life.

You’ve read all the books and done all of the research and you see this as your chance to be the perfect mom.

Yet, whether you’ve struggled to conceive, had a difficult pregnancy, traumatic birthing experience, or are suffering through the postpartum period, the path to parenthood certainly hasn’t been perfect.

Preparation has always been your go to. Whenever you’ve come across a challenging situation, the more information you’ve had the more secure you’ve felt. This confidence has kept you excelling in even the most uncertain times and you knew you’d always meet the benchmarks that were laid out for you. But becoming a parent is completely different.

You see all of your friends celebrating baby showers and birthdays and they all seem to know exactly what they’re doing, but your uncertainty has made it so you doubt everything you do.

There is no amount of knowledge that can completely prepare you for the decisions you will face and the changes you will make. And by the end of the process, you can really start to lose track of who you are. A lot of the time you feel helpless and incompetent.

And you’re not sure what next steps to take to accept that you’re doing the best you can. Sometimes it seems like your confidence has abandoned you. And you’re no longer capable of recognizing all that you do well. That’s not to say you thought becoming a parent would be simple. You knew it would require a lifestyle change. But what you didn’t expect was to lose yourself in the process.

Ready to take that next step towards rediscovering who you are?

Need more information?

Click one of the specific reproductive and maternal mental health areas below to find out more.

Pregnancy/Postpartum Depression
Perinatal anxiety and OCD
Birth trauma
Early infant loss/ miscarriage
Fertility Issues
Poor Body Image / Self-Esteem

When You Seek Reproductive and Maternal Support from Bricolage

  • You will work towards feeling at peace with where you’re at in the parenthood process
  • You will process the hope and disappointment that comes with pregnancy and postpartum
  • You will practice letting go of thoughts that seem so powerful and become more mindful
  • You will re-identify the values that are meaningful to you and start to take action in alignment with them
  • You will discover opportunities to connect with others who can support and validate your journey

Receiving Counseling for Infertility, Pregnancy, and Postpartum Issues

Maternal Mental Health counseling is intended to help you feel like yourself again as you work towards your goal of planning a family.

Together you and your therapist will discover a sense of acceptance of the idea that you don’t need to be perfect.

You will meet together weekly for 45-55 minutes and you will start to feel a sense of relief and validation of the struggles you are going through.

What’s unique about Bricolage, is that we offer a multi-dimensional viewpoint on healing and transformation. Our utmost goal is to make sure we meet all of your needs, so we will connect you with outside resources when we know they will be of benefit to you.

Who Benefits Most from Prenatal and Postnatal Counseling

Reproductive and maternal therapy is best for those who are currently experiencing or have experienced infertility, pregnancy concerns, miscarriage, birth trauma, and postpartum mood issues.

You will benefit from working with Bricolage if:

  • You are experiencing overwhelming depression or anxiety since discovering you are pregnant or after having your baby
  • You are undergoing fertility treatment and it is consuming your lifeYou have lost a baby and feel as if you can’t go on
  • You have recently given birth and keep replaying the events in your mind
  • You often have intrusive or scary thoughts that are affecting your life or keeping you from bonding with your baby

More About Bricolage Wellness

Bricolage is a therapeutic wellness center that provides all-inclusive care for women navigating family planning and motherhood. No matter where you are in the process, from infertility, difficult pregnancy, challenging postpartum period, or if you’ve experienced a pregnancy or infant loss, we are here to hold space for you.

As a group of compassionate and authentic change agents, we offer you the room to explore your story and rewrite it in a way that matters to you. By weaving together elements of self-worth, self-compassion, and the things in life that bring you joy and meaning, we work with you to craft a new narrative.


Here’s what to expect when you work with us:

Free Phone Consult: At Bricolage, we extend a free 15-minute phone consultation to make sure we are a good fit to work together. We will discuss what your goals are, explain what therapy will look like, and how your life will be different after working with us. By the end of this call, you will have a clear idea of your next steps.

Initial Session: Your first meeting with your therapist will be between 60 and 70 minutes and will allow the two of you to begin to build a relationship. You will go over the information you provided before this initial session as well as dive into all of the elements of your story. Throughout this appointment, you and your therapist will work as a team to create your action plan.

Weekly Sessions: Once you and your therapist begin to work deeply together, you will experience a type of treatment that has been completely tailored to you and your needs. Your therapist will take keen notice of where you are in your maternal mental health journey and ensure that the exercises you complete in session will bring you a sense of comfort and peace as you move forward.

Termination: As a team, you and your therapist will continue to evaluate your progress and growth. Eventually, the two of you will recognize that you are responding to stressors more effectively and that weekly therapy might no longer be necessary. At this point you can choose to come to session less often and together you will decide what level of support you need for the future.

Therapists, Coaches and Occupational Therapists who work with clients experiencing Family Planning, Pregnancy and Postpartum Related Issues.

Samantha Lach, LCPC, Therapist

Location: Lombard

Leslie Bradley, LCSW, Therapist

Locations: Lombard

Megan Riesgo, LPC, Therapist

Locations: Lombard and Chicago

Betsey Finnan, LCSW, Therapist

Locations: Lombard and Yorkville

Colleen Llacsa, Licensed Social Worker.

Locations: Lombard and Yorkville

Gillian Taylor, MAT, LCPC, ATR, PMHC, Therapist

Location: Lombard

Nicole Remblos, Occupational Therapy Doctoral Student Intern

Locations: Lombard and Yorkville

Robert Flowers, LCSW, CADC, Therapist & Substance Abuse Counselor

Locations: Lombard

Joy Walsh, LCSW, PMH-C, Clinical Director & Therapist

Locations: Lombard and Chicago

Dawn Leprich-Graves, LCPC, PMHC, Owner & Therapist

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