Breastfeeding Support and Mental Health Counseling
The office of North Star Wellness is conveniently located in Gilbert, Arizona
full service breastfeeding support for you and your baby
Initial lactation consults last 90 minutes and include a complete history of your breastfeeding concerns, weighing your baby and performing an assessment of oral anatomy (tongue, lips, etc), observing a feeding, trying different nursing positions and techniques, and a care plan specific to your goals, needs, and lifestyle.
Breastfeeding is not a one-size-fits-all experience, and it is normal to have new questions arise as time goes on. Follow-up consults are always available and recommended.
insurance accepted for lactation consults:
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
Arizona Care Network
If you and/or your baby have one of these companies, your insurance will be billed directly for your lactation consult. Make sure to call your insurance company to verify your benefits before your scheduled appointment! You are financially responsible for any co-insurance, deductible, co-pays, or other fees that insurance does not pay and will receive an invoice for payment, if any is due, after your benefits have been processed.
out-of-network/cash pay fees for lactation consults:
$175 for initial lactation consults/90 minutes
$135 for follow-up consults/60 minutes
Payment is due at the time that services are provided. Cash, check, credit/debit cards, and HSA/FSA cards are accepted.
An invoice will be provided for you to submit to your insurance company. Reimbursement is not guaranteed.
Discounts available for families currently enrolled on AHCCCS and/or WIC-please contact me to discuss details!
postpartum depression, anxiety, and making the adjustment to motherhood
Having a baby can feel lonely, scary, and overwhelming. Depression and anxiety can make you feel exhausted and tired of feeling like you are war with yourself or with others. The arrival of a new child changes relationships and family dynamics and can bring up a variety of emotions.
I use a holistic and eclectic approach to therapy that includes Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to support you in meeting your goals by examining the connection between how you think, feel (emotionally and physically), behave, and interact with your surroundings.
I teach mindfulness, cognitive restructuring, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness which help achieve growth and healing.
I am a Licensed Master Social Worker through the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners and am currently working under the supervision and independent license of Julia Spain, LPC. You can learn more about my other therapy services here.
Counseling sessions are 45-50 minutes. Insurance not accepted at this time.