November 15, 2007

Has anyone ever tried online counseling for postpartum depression?

I've heard of more and more people trying online therapy, but I've never tried it myself. I came upon a site called Tranquil Counseling that specializes in postpartum depression counseling. And it's done online through e-mail and live one-on-one chats. That would be amazingly convenient for new moms. Imagine laying your baby down for a nap and then going into the next room for a PPD therapy session.

Tranquil Counseling is apparently located in Indianapolis, Indiana, but helps people from all over the country. I checked out the fee and it looks really reasonable compared to off-line rates; $95 for a 60-minute chat session and about half that for an e-mail exchange.

I'd be interested to hear of anyone else's experience with online counseling.


Carter-Ann said...

Very interesting resource, Kristin, thanks for posting it.

Kristin said...

Your welcome! Great hearing from you, Carter-Ann. Hope all is well.


Jennifer Baxt, LMHC, LMFT said...

I realize this is an old post, but still a new topic in my opinion. Online counseling is great for many reasons. I do online and off line counseling, beter known as face-to-face therapy, but I am fading out of the face-to-face and strickly doing online counseling. You are right, it is easy to do, no babysitters needed and enjoyable. I hope that more information can be generated about online counseling.

If you would like more info about online counseling or any articles about mental health, please visit, or email

Kristin said...

Thanks for your post, Jennifer! You're right -- even though this is an old post, the info is always timely. I'll definitely check out your web site.

Thanks for stopping by!