Mental Health During and After Pregnancy

The Perinatal Behavioral Health Integration (Peri-BHI) program is a short-term telehealth program that provides behavioral or mental health services to pregnant and postpartum patients.

Mental health conditions like depression and anxiety are very common during pregnancy and after birth. These health conditions can lead to health problems during pregnancy and birth, and impact both the pregnant person and their family.

Our mission:

The Peri-BHI program can support mental health during pregnancy up to 1 year after birth. The program:

  • Looks for mental health concerns among pregnant and postpartum patients at Henry Ford Health. 
  • Connects pregnant and postpartum patients with mental health concerns to treatment and support options at Henry Ford Health and the local community.

Our services: 

  • Medication management: the team works together to make sure patients with mild to moderate mental health concerns are taking the right medicine.
  • Therapy services: this includes individual and group therapy though video visits through MyChart.

Our team:

Therapy Services:

  • Teresa Ann Boles, Ph.D., LLP, LMSW, ACSW, CAADC- MAC,  
  • Margaret Little, LMSW
  • Brenda Mcleod, LPC, CAADC
  • Jaquelyn Buffo, LPC, CAADC

Medication Management Services:

  • Wendy Corriveau, BSN, MSN, PMHNP-BC, CAADC
  • Sara Mertz, CNM
  • Tiwalola Osunfisan, MD

Resources

Perinatal and infant loss support resources

Mental health support resources

Contact us

For more information about the program, please talk to your Women’s Health provider or email us.

Take the Next Step

Contact us to schedule an appointment, call (800) 436-7936.

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Please call 911 if you have an emergency or urgent medical question.

Already a Henry Ford patient?
For the best experience, existing Henry Ford patients can request and self-schedule appointments through Henry Ford MyChart.

Henry Ford Health is committed to ensuring our Deaf or hard-of-hearing patients and visitors have equal access to all services. We provide the appropriate auxiliary aids and services, including qualified sign language interpreters, TTYs and other assistive listening devices, at no cost. To request assistance, call 313-916-1896 or email [email protected].

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