We had the good fortune of connecting with Whitney Frost and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Whitney, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
After working for many years in community mental health, I saw first hand that there were very few resources for women living with mental health concerns while they were pregnant or newly postpartum; especially women that did not have insurance or were on Medicaid. I decided to devote my knowledge of maternal mental health and clinical mental health skills to helping these women combat these struggles by opening my practice and making my services affordable and accessible for every woman that walked through my door by accepting insurance, including Medicaid, and offering sliding scale options for those who do not have insurance. I also offering in-person and virtual therapy services to make visits accessible to women all over Colorado who may not have reliable transportation.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
My career in mental health began with working for a non-profit providing in-home therapy to children and families involved with the Department of Human Services. From there I spent time working at a community mental health agency providing mental health counseling to adults as well as clinical supervision to a team that supported community members in finding or restarting their careers. Within this job, I honed in on my skills of working with the Maternal Mental Health population and their need for support. This is where I was inspired to open my practice. I’ve faced many struggles along the way of opening my own business, but I’ve learned to be resilient and persevere through these struggles; similarly to what my clients face in their lives.
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.
My favorite places in Denver include: Denver Biscuit Company, Little Man Ice Cream, the artwork in RiNo, the shops in LoHi, Stanley Marketplace, and Denver Central Market.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
The wonderful women associated with the Colorado chapter of Postpartum Support International who do the hard work and dedicate their time to the women of Colorado struggling with pregnancy and postpartum related mental health disorders.
Amber Braxton with Valuable Gem Photography