We had the good fortune of connecting with Jessica Oldham and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jessica, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
After having babies my husband and I both struggled with the transition to parenthood and it took a toll on our mental health. When looking for specialized services for parents who were struggling with mental health we noticed that they were very limited, especially if you were a mother who was pregnant or post partum and may need the help of psychiatric medication. My husband has always wanted to be an entrepreneur and I am an empath who is also trained as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. After many nights brainstorming we created Rocky Mountain Mental Health- a specialized place to receive parental mental health care.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
At Rocky Mountain Mental Health we specialize in providing mental health care for people who are struggling with their mental health while going through puberty, planning to become pregnant, pregnant, post partum, and menopause. Specifically speaking we provide assessment, diagnosis, and treatment with psychiatrics medications. What sets us apart from other psychiatric clinics is we are one of the few practices in the Denver Metro Area that provides psychiatric prescribers with specialized training and certification in perinatal mental health (mental health issues that occur before, during, and after pregnancy). Also, our providers understand and have lived the experience of infertility, or mental health struggles after kids, or the struggles of being parents. Not only do we have the education to understand our patients struggles we have the lived experience.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
First we would eat breakfast at Snooze, then walk around downtown Littleton as it has some cute shops and small town vibe. We would also checkout the Littleton Museum, it takes you back in time and has some farm life for the kids to experience! Next for evening drinks and dinner we would checkout the Farm House Restaurant at Breckenridge brewery. Other places on itinerary would include: The Chocolate Therapist in Littleton, The Alley in Littleton, Englewood’s Farm and Train at Belleview Park, and Tiny Town & Railroad in Morrison.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I have been fortunate to have had many supportive loved ones and mentors along this business journey. But, my husband who is part owner has been the most influential. He has encouraged me to be authentic, brave, and take risks. Also, my patients, they have taught me so much more than specialized training can offer and I am grateful they allow me to help them feel better.
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