List of Resources for Moms with Postpartum Depression, Psychosis or Baby Blues

Following is a list of postpartum depression treatment programs, therapists, social workers, psychiatrists, psychologists and other specialists who help women with postpartum mood and anxiety disorders including postpartum depression, postpartum anxiety, postpartum OCD, postpartum psychosis and depression during pregnancy in the USA and Canada and a few International locations. Thank you to all those wonderful resources who contributed to making this collection. Any information in this resource may be copied and shared. We welcome the addition of more resources you know about, and also any updates or corrections to the information we were able to gather.

This list does not endorse any specific treatment program or healthcare provider, but may help you find local healthcare providers in your area who specialize in postpartum depression treatment and women’s mental health.

If you want to add a name to this list or provide any feedback, please email the author at MaggieReese[at]NewIdeasPublishing[dot]com.

Alabama Postpartum Depression Treatment

Dothan – Lauren Spooner PhD

Dothan – Sarah Foy MEd, Alta Care

Montgomery – Family Guidance Center

Alaska Postpartum Depression Treatment

Anchorage – Providence Hospital Postpartum Support

Anchorage – Anchorage Women’s Clinic, Paula Phillips LPC

Anchorage – Meghan Yarmak LPC

Fairbanks – Kinship Counseling

Kenai Peninsula – Hope Mends

Arkansas Postpartum Depression Treatment

Fayetteville – Ryan Davis LCSW

Fayetteville – Adriana Stacey MD

Little Rock – UAMS Mental Health Services for Pregnant & Postpartum Women

Arizona Postpartum Depression Treatment

Gilbert – Michelle Lacey MA

Gilbert – Ann-Marie Casey PMHNP

Mesa – Marianne Arcari Rubin, LCSW 480-380-6248

Scottsdale – Saba Mansoor MD

Tempe – Cara English MA, LAC, DBH

Tuscon – Univ of Arizona Perinatal Psychiatry Clinic

California Postpartum Depression Treatment

Belmont – Jacki Silber LMFT

Berkeley – Gina Hassan PhD

Berkeley – Phyllis Klaus MFT LCSW

Beverly Hills – Jessica Zucker PhD

Beverly Hills – Sherry Nafeh LMFT

Chico – Dona Templeman MFT

Claremont – Katayune Kaeni, Psy.D.

Culver City – Caitlin Tonda MFT

Cupertino – MFB Counseling

Cupertino – Pec Indman EdD MFT

Encino – Dalia Kenig MFT

Fresno – Nurture 2 Nurture

Glendale – Noelle McCown, Psy.D., clinical psychologist specializing in maternal mental health, Tel: 818-839-1880
facebook:  therapyformamas
www.drnoellemccown.com

La Canada Flintridge – Ann Dypiangco LCSW

Lafayette – Meri Levy MA

Lafayette – Kimberly Kerlin MA

Lafayette – Emily Margalit MFT

Lafayette – Mt. Diablo Perinatal Psychotherapy Associates (offices in both Lafayette and Mt Diablo)

Long Beach – Community Hospital Long Beach Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program (inpatient and outpatient)

Long Beach – Vivien Burt MD

Long Beach – Rose Hanna MS, LMFT

Long Beach  CA,   Community Hospital Long Beach  Inpatient Program

Los Altos – Beryl Hattori PhD

Los Angeles (Atwater Village)- Wesley Stahler, LMFT, ECMH, RDT,
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Early Childhood Mental Health Clinician, Registered Drama Therapist, specializing in PPD and PPA with mama’s individual work and out group setting.
https://www.soothe.online/
323-426-5886

Los Angeles – Elyse Springer, MA, MFT
licensed perinatal marriage and family therapist
Marriage and Family Therapist
uses used CBT, EMDR and IPT
http://www.elysespringer.com/about-elyse/

Los Angeles – UCLA Women’s Life Center Los Angeles

Los Angeles – Robin Harpster MA

Los Angeles – Dalia Kennig, MFT

Los Angeles – Jennifer Yashari MD

Los Angeles area (several locations) – Bienvenidos

Los Angeles – Great Beginnings for Black Babies

Los Angeles – Stephanie Zisook MD

Los Angeles – Well Baby Center

Los Angeles – Venice Family Clinic

Los Angeles – Terry Wohlberg, MA, LMFT

Los Angeles area – Maternal Mental Health Now Directory of Perinatal Mental Health Resources

Los Gatos – Michelle Cherry LMFT

Los Gatos – Dolat Bolandi MFT

Mar Vista – Well Baby Center

Monterey – Meg Grundy LCSW

Monterey- Jennifer Golden LCSW

Mountain View – El Camino Hospital Maternal Outreach Mood Services (MOMS)

Mt. Diablo – Mt. Diablo Perinatal Psychotherapy Associates

Newport Beach/Long Beach – Laura Navarro Pickens LCSW

Newport Beach – Alexis Meshi MD

Newport Beach – Genevieve Yu MD

Newport Beach – Sonya Rasminsky MD

Oakland – Miriam Shultz MD

Oakland – Donna Rothert PhD

Oakland – Rachel Tucker MFT

Orange County – Elizabeth Farnsworth LMFT

Orange County – St. Joseph’s Hospital Caring for Women with Maternal Depression program

Orange County – Orange Co. Postpartum Wellness Program

Orinda – Katherine Shulz LCSW

Palo Alto – Elizabeth Eastman LCSW

Pasadena – The Maternal Wellness Program at Huntington Hospital

Pasadena – Emily Dossett, MD

Redondo Beach – Mother Nurture Center, Stephanie Morales MFT

Riverside – Emilia Ortega-Jara LCSW

Roseville – Lindsey Plumer LMFT

Roseville – Katie Read MFT

Sacramento – Catherine O’Brien

San Diego – UC San Diego Maternal Mental Health Program<

San Diego –Yvonne Rothermel LCSW

San Diego – Abigail Burd LCSW

San Diego – Leslie Craig MD

San Diego – Gretchen Mallios LCSW

San Dimas – Andrea Schneider LCSW

for more specialized providers in San Diego, visit the Postpartum Health Alliance of San Diego provider list

San Francisco – Kaiser Permanente San Francisco, Chris Eaton, MD and Kerry Savola-Levin, LCSW, 415-833-2292

San Francisco — UC San Francisco WomenCare Mental Health Program

San Francisco – Sutter Health Perinatal Treatment Program

San Francisco – Perinatal Psychotherapy Services

San Francisco – Joanna Foote Adler PsyD

San Francisco – Juli Fraga PsyD

San Francisco – Renee Spencer LMFT

San Francisco – Kimberlee Sorem MD

San Francisco – San Francisco Counseling Group

San Francisco – Uma Lerner MD

San Francisco- Susan Allen, LMFT

San Francisco- Lila Aguilar Postpartum Doula

San Jose – Jessica Sorci, LMFT

San Jose – Angela Jensen-Ramirez LCSW

San Mateo – Cindy Donis MFT

Santa Clarita – Child Family Center

Santa Cruz – Amanda Fargo PsyD

Santa Barbara – Jan Broderick LCSW

Santa Barbara – Jenn Paul MFT

Santa Monica – Kelly Foster MD

Sebastopol – Tina Stanley LCSW

Sherman Oaks – Kira Stein

Sherman Oaks – Kristen Baird Goldman MA

Signal Hill – Transitions in Motherhood

Stanford – Stanford Women’s Wellness Clinic

Tarzana – The Center for Postpartum Health

Torrance – Vi Ballard MA MFT

Torrance- Kitty Cleary Adamovic MS, LMFT, RN

Walnut Creek – Devlin Kelly PhD

Walnut Creek – Emily Margalit MFT

Whittier – Marisela Rosales LCSW

If you are seeking therapy offering a sliding scale fee based on income, or free counseling services, you might try the following:

Asian Community Mental Health Services (Oakland), Center for the Pacific Asian Family (LA), Casa de la Familia (LA), Open Paths (LA area), YOLO Family (Davis, Woodland, West Sacramento)

 

Colorado Postpartum Depression Treatment

Aurora – Children’s Hospital Healthy Expectations Program, 303- 864-5252

Boulder – Postpartum Wellness Center

Boulder – Kendra Miguez

Boulder – Nurturing Strategies LLC

Centennial – Kerri Langer, MD

Colorado Springs – Aimee Solis

Colorado Springs – Melissa Bannerot LMSW

Denver – Perinatal Mental Health Program at The Children’s Hospital

Denver – Kym Thompson PsyD

Denver – Nancy Goodman LCSW

Denver – Bloom Health & Wellness, Jennifer Harned Adams PhD

Denver – Julie Gladnick, MA, LMFT

Denver – Michelle Luiz, Yao Clinic

Denver- Katie Godfrey PhD

Durango – Liv MacKenzie MA LPC

Fort Collins – Cherie Worford MD

Fort Collins – Holly Carpenter, MA

Lafayette– Jessica Hanlin, LCSW or 303-835-3552

Littleton – Mary Anderson Schroeter MSW

if you are seeking therapy offering a sliding scale fee based on income, or free counseling services, you might try the following: El Centro de las Familias (Denver), Wellshire Behavioral Services (Denver), Servicios de la Raza (Denver)

Connecticut Postpartum Depression Treatment

New Canaan – Emily Farnum LCSW

New Haven – Yale Medical Group

Old Greenwich – Carla Pileggi Caviola LPC

West Hartford – Sharon Thomason PhD, Laurie Silverman MSW

Westport – The Center for Postpartum Support

Westport – Christie Chapman LCSW

Delaware Postpartum Depression Treatment

Dover – Amy Didden LCSW

Newark – Aimee McFarlan, LCSW, Mid-Atlantic Behavioral Healthcare

Newark – Nikki Stryker LCSW

Wilmington – Christiana Care Center for Women’s Emotional Wellness

Florida Postpartum Depression Treatment

Boca Raton – Laura Krieger LCSW

Boca Raton- Dr. Brandi Baumkirchner 561-404-9675

Boca Raton – Brian Schaflin

Ft. Lauderdale – Elizabeth Bonet PhD LMHC

Ft. Lauderdale – Noreen Commella, PSY.D., 954-873-8257

Gainesville – University of Florida, Jacqueline Hobbs MD

Gainesville – Lauren W. DePaola, LCSW, 352-278-2538

Gainesville – Melissa Mamatas LMHC, 352-262-7889

Hallandale Beach – Marcia Starkman MSN

Melbourne – Ascend Counseling, Suna Clinchard LMFT

Miami – Happy Start Counseling Services

Miami- Shelly Orlowsky PsyD

Miami – U of Miami Psychiatry, Women’s Mental Health, 305-243-6400 (Dr. Jeffrey Newport)

North Palm Beach – Jennifer Hume LMHC

North Palm Beach – Kathryn Friedman LMHC 561-346-7152

North Palm Beach – Susan Tinsley, MA, LMFT 561-252-1871

Orlando – Shari-ann H. James, Ph.D. shariannj@gmail.com or (407) 451-4077

Orlando – Morgan Rahimi LMFT

Palm Beach Gardens – Jennifer Goldin, PhD 561-371-9522

Palm Beach Gardens – Jamie Wintz, LMHC

Sarasota – Forty Carrots Family Center

Tampa – Robin Maier LCSW

Tampa – Brittany Bevilacqua PhD

Tampa – Susan Posada PhD

If you are seeking therapy offering a sliding scale fee based on income, or free counseling services, you might try The Women’s Center (Jacksonville)

Georgia Postpartum Depression Treatment

Athens – Shannen Malutinok

Atlanta – Emory Women’s Mental Health Program

Atlanta – Kate Ferguson LPC

Atlanta – Licia Freeman MA

Atlanta – Sarah Hightower LAPC

Atlanta – Elizabeth O’Brien LPC

Lawerenceville – Peyton Rhodes Knight LAPC

Roswell – Natasha Thomas MD

Roswell – Shubha Swamy LPC

Marietta – Jacqueline Cohen LPC

for more PPD specialists in Georgia, visit the MHA of GA provider list

if you are seeking therapy offering a sliding scale fee based on income, or free counseling services, you might try the following: CETPA (Gwinnett County, focused on services for Latinos)

Idaho Postpartum Depression Treatment

Boise – Transitions Counseling, Torri Lockman MSW

Pocatello – Nicki Aubuchon Endsley PhD

if you are seeking therapy offering a sliding scale fee based on income, or free counseling services, you might try Community Outreach Counseling which offers support in various Idaho cities

Illinois Postpartum Depression Treatment

Aurora – Dawn Leprich-Graves, LPC,   –  www.ClarityCounselingandWellness.net 

Champaign/Urbana – Crisis Nursery’s Beyond Blue Program

Chicago & Skokie – Wellsprings Health

Chicago – Healthcare Alternative Systems

Chicago – Dawn Leprich-Graves, LPC,   –  www.ClarityCounselingandWellness.net 

Chicago – Wildflower Center for Emotional Health

Chicago – Women’s Mental Health Program, Loyola University

Chicago – Women’s Behavioral Health Program, Rush University Medical Center

Chicago – UI Hospital Women’s Mental Health Program

Elk Grove Village – Alexian Brothers Health System, Perinatal Intensive Outpatient Program

Elmhurst – Kate Jensen, LPC, CAADC, CCTP

Evanston – Brooke Laufer PhD

Glenview – Kelly J Martin at Courage to Connect Therapeutic Center

Hoffman Estates – Alexian Brothers Pregnancy & Postpartum Mood Disorders Program

Hoffman Estates – AMITA Health Perinatal IOP at Alexian Brothers Women & Children’s Hospital

Hoffman Estates – Postpartum Wellness Center

Lake Forest – Interchange Psychological Services

Lisle – Nina Appadurai PsyD

Lombard – Dawn Leprich-Graves, LPC,   –  www.ClarityCounselingandWellness.net 

Naperville – Edward-Elmhurst Healthcare

Naperville – Naperville Clinical Associates, Monica Schmitt PsyD

Northbrook – Dr. Sarah Allen

Northbrook – Nikki Lively LCSW

Skokie – Susan Benjamin Feingold PsyD

Wheaton – Mary Jackson Lee LCSW

Wheaton – Fatima Ali MD

Wheaton – Sarah Cline LCSW

if you are seeking therapy offering a sliding scale fee based on income, or free counseling services, you might try: The Family Institute serving Evanston, Chicago, Northbrook and LaGrange or the Chicago Women’s Health Center, or Community Health, or Courage to Connect Therapeutic Center in Glenview

Indiana Postpartum Depression Treatment

Carmel – Indiana Health Group, Amy Ricke MD

Indianapolis — Indiana University Specialized Women’s Care

West Lafayette – Calla Counseling, Simone Yoemans PhD

Iowa Postpartum Depression Treatment

Ames – Central Iowa Psychological Services

Cedar Rapids – Shannon Wilson LMHC

Des Moines – Unity Point, Donna Richard Langer

Iowa City – University of Iowa Women’s Wellness & Counseling Service

Pella – Pine Rest Pella Clinic, Jill Thomas, LISW

Urbandale – Jill Thomas, LISW 515-331-0303

Waterloo – Covenant Midwives & Women’s Health Center

West Des Moines – Central Iowa Psychological Services (Karin Beschen, LMHC, specializing in postpartum mental health)

Kansas Postpartum Depression Treatment

Overland Park – Tonya Miles PsyD

Overland Park – Suzanne Heffner LCMFT

Prairie Village – Meeka Centimano

Wichita – Sarah Post LSCSW

Kentucky Postpartum Depression Treatment

Lexington – Colby Cohen Archer PhD

Louisville – Norton Women’s Counseling, Amanda Hettinger and Michelle Walden

for more PPD specialists in Kentucky, visit the Postpartum Support Kentuckiana provider list

Louisiana Postpartum Depression Treatment

Baton Rouge – Cathy Gaston LCSW

Baton Rouge – Woman’s Hospital, Renee Bruno MD

Baton Rouge – Eva Mathews MD

New Orleans – Kendall Genre MD

New Orleans – Dana Labat PhD

Shreveport – Center for Families

if you are seeking therapy offering a sliding scale fee based on income, or free counseling services, you might try the Children’s Bureau of New Orleans

Maine Postpartum Depression Treatment

Portland – Martha Barry PhD

South Portland – Jenna Daly, LCSW

Maryland Postpartum Depression Treatment

Baltimore – Jennifer Teitelbaum Palmer MD

Baltimore – LifeBridge Health Perinatal Depression Outreach Program Contact: Sara Daly, LCSW-C (410) 601-7832

Ellicott City – Anne Waller, LCSW

Greenbelt – Courtney Marshall PMHNP

Hagerstown – Jenna Taylor LCPC

Lutherville – Safiyyah Abdul-Rahman MD

Lutherville – Alison L. Miller, Psy.D. and Associates

Montgomery County only- Aspire Counseling: Perinatal Depression-Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Program Contact: America Caballero, LCPC (301) 978-9750

Olney – Lisa Garcia LCSW

for more specialized PMH Providers, Programs, and Support Groups in Maryland, visit the DMV PMH Resource Guide

if you are seeking therapy offering a sliding scale fee based on income, or free counseling services, you might try The Pro Bono Project which offers free counseling in MD

Massachusetts Postpartum Depression Treatment

Boston – Massachusetts General Hospital’s Center for Women’s Mental Health

Boston – Brigham and Women’s Hospital Women’s Mental Health Program

Boston – Tufts, Judith Robinson MD and Vivian Halfin MD

Cambridge – Laurie Ganberg LICSW

Cambridge – Suzan Wolpow LMHC

Lexington – Ellen Hilsinger MD, 781-863-5225

Roslindale – The Leggett Group

Somerville – Vicky Reichert LMHC

Wakefield – Janice Goodman

Waltham – Jewish Family & Children’s Services PPD Support

Waltham – Jessica Foley MA

Watertown – Mara Acel Green LICSW

Wellesley Hills – Deborah Issokson PsyD

Westborough – Carolyn Chapman MSW

Worcester – University of Massachusetts Medical School Women’s Mental Health Program

Worcester – Birchtree Psychology, Rachel Smook PsyD

for more PPD specialists in Massachusetts, visit the North Shore PPD Task Force’s provider list

if you are seeking therapy offering a sliding scale fee based on income, or free counseling services, you might try: La Alianza (Boston, Roxbury)

Michigan Postpartum Depression Treatment

Ann Arbor – University of Michigan Women & Infants Mental Health Program

Ann Arbor – St. Joseph Mercy Women’s Mental Health Program

Ann Arbor – Valerie Wood LMSW

Birmingham – Camille Greenwald PhD

Birmingham – Dr. Howard Belkin

Bloomfield Hills – Laura Fadell PhD

Bloomfield Hills – Amanda Kopp PsyD

Bloomfield Hills – Ann Smith PsyD

Brighton – Kayla Katterman MA

Cadillac – Sydnie Simmons PsyD

Douglas – Kim Richardson

Farmington Hills – Lifestart Counseling, Marina Pesserl

Farmington Hills – Miriam Zuroff PhD

Grand Rapids — Pine Rest Mother and Baby Program<

Highland – Antoinette Peterson MSW

Holland/Wyoming – Remi Spicer LMSW

Lansing – Jennifer Novello

Oakland County – Lisa Kruman LMSW

Petoskey – Joelle Drader MD

Rochester Hills — Roots & Wings Counseling

Royal Oak/Troy — Beaumont Children’s Hospital Parenting Program

Troy – Varsha Karamchandani MD

Utica – Laura Espinosa PsyD

West Bloomfield – Rachel Zager LMSW

West Bloomfield – Lori Jacobs, MA, LPC

if you are seeking therapy offering a sliding scale fee based on income, or free counseling services, you might try: Univ. of Detroit Mercy Counseling Clinic

Minnesota Postpartum Depression Treatment

Eagan – Hatch Life

Eagan – Stages Counseling

Edina – Flourish Counseling

Maple Grove – Sara Biewen MA

Minneapolis – Hennepin Women’s Mental Health Program (Outpatient)

Minneapolis – Hennepin County Medical Center Mother-Baby Program (Intensive Outpatient)

Hennepin Mother-Baby Day Hospital

Minneapolis, St. Paul & Edina – The Postpartum Counseling Center

Minneapolis – Laura Barbeau LMFT

Minneapolis – Jess Helle Morrissey MSW

Minneapolis – Dwenda Gjerdingen MD, Univ of Minnesota Bethesda Clinic

Minneapolis – Pam Cleary LICSW

Minneapolis/St. Paul – Mother Baby Center

St. Cloud – St. Cloud Hospital Women’s Behavioral Health Clinic

St. Louis Park – Andrea Szporn PhD

St. Paul – Shoshana Center for Reproductive Health Psychiatry

St. Paul – Suzanne Swanson PhD

St. Paul – Dr. Jeanette Truchsess Phd

for more Minnesota providers, visit http://ppsupportmn.org/

if you are seeking therapy offering a sliding scale fee based on income, or free counseling services, you might try the Walk-In Clinic (Minneapolis)

Missouri Postpartum Depression Treatment

Columbia – Erica Kroll LPC

Gladstone – Debra Mossinghoff MD

St. Louis – Elizabeth Lowder LCSW

St. Louis – Midwest Mind Body Health Center, Diane Sanford PsyD

St. Louis – Sarah Coffman MSW

St. Louis – Robin Androphy MD at The Counseling Center

St. Louis – St. Louis Doulas (Postpartum Doula services)

St. Louis- Center for Counseling and Family Therapy

if you are seeking therapy offering a sliding scale fee based on income, or free counseling services, you might try the Family Resource Center (St. Louis)

Montana Postpartum Depression Treatment

Billings – Karen Keitzman PsyD

Bozeman – Kate Robinett MSW

Bozeman- Jennifer Viciedo MS LCPC

Missoula – Jennifer Walrod LCSW

Nebraska Postpartum Depression Treatment

Omaha – Methodist Women’s Counseling Program

Papillion – Kristen Treat, LMHP

Nevada Postpartum Depression Treatment

Las Vegas – Dena Johns

New Hampshire Postpartum Depression Treatment

Manchester (and other locations) – Child & Family Services

Windham – Perinatal & Women’s Mental Health Counseling

New Jersey Postpartum Depression Treatment

Chatham — Laura Winters LCSW

Cherry Hill — Meridian Counseling

Cranford – Michael Barmak LCSW

Elmer and Sewell – Kate DeStefano-Torres

Hoboken – Linda Chuang, MD

Livingston – Beth Sonnenberg LCSW

Longbranch – Monmouth Medical Center Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Program

Long Beach Island (Brant Beach)- St. Francis Community Center Counseling

Shrewsbury – Integrative Psychotherapy, Kristen M Levitt LCSW

Summit – Rosalind Dorlen, PsyD

Summit- Jennifer Bronswick, MSW

Tenafly – Blue Sky Consulting LLC

Tinton Falls – Birth, Babies & Beyond

Turnersville – The Postpartum Stress Center

Waldwick – The Women’s Wellness Center of Bergen County

Wayne – Kathy Morelli LPC

New Mexico Postpartum Depression Treatment

Albuquerque – Wallin & Luna

Las Cruces – Andrea Dresser LMFT

Santa Fe – Kate Dow PhD

New York Postpartum Depression Treatment

Brooklyn – Sparks Center

Brooklyn/Manhattan – Emma Basch PsyD

Brooklyn/Manhattan – Jennifer Rhodes MD

Brooklyn – Flora Margolis LCSW

Brooklyn – Ellen Krug LCSW

Buffalo – Jennifer Urban LCSW-R

Carmel – Sinead Macnamara-Murphy LCSW

Croton-on-Hudson – Agathe Pierre-Louis PsyD

East Setauket – Passages Wellness for Women

Garden City – Cheryl Zauderer PhD

Glen Oaks, Queens County  NY,   Northwell Health Perinatal Psychiatry Service

Kingston – Liz Fernandez LCSW

Manhattan – Carly Snyder MD

Manhattan – Payne Whitney Women’s Program at Weill Cornell, New York

Manhattan – New York University Reproductive Psychiatry, New York

Manhattan – Alexandra Sacks MD

Manhattan – Dr. Kira Bartlett, PsyD

Manhattan – Women’s Mental Health Consortium, New York

Manhattan – Seleni Institute

Manhattan – Columbia University Psychiatry Women’s Program

Manhattan – Sabrina Khan, MD

Manhattan (Upper East Side) – Kathleen Rein MD

Manhattan – The Motherhood Center of New York

Manhattan – Parenthood Psychology Practice

Manhattan – Erika Cooley LCSW

Manhattan (Central Park West) – Laura Polania MD

Manhattan – Samantha Winokur PsyD

Manhattan (Union Square)/Brooklyn – Mommy Groove Therapy

Manhattan (Midtown, Chelsea) – Amanda Itzkoff MD

New York – Union Square Practice, Lucy Hutner,

Queens, Nassau and Suffolk Counties  NY.    Perinatal Psychiatry Services at The Zucker Hillside Hospital and South Oaks Hospital 

Mt. Kisco – Susan Goodman MD

Rochester – Nicole Crump LMSW

Rochester – Linda Chaudron MD

Rochester – University of Rochester Perinatal Consultation Clinic

Rochester – Alexa Weeks LMSW, RN-CLC, CD

Westchester – Kira Bartlett PsyD

for more PPD specialists throughout NY state, visit the Postpartum Resource Center of New York provider list

if you are seeking therapy offering a sliding scale fee based on income, or free counseling services, you might try the Child Center of NY (Flushing, Jamaica and Woodside), or the Steinway Child & Family Services (Long Island)

North Carolina Postpartum Depression Treatment

Apex – Lifescapes Counseling

Chapel Hill – University of North Carolina Center for Women’s Mood Disorders, Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill – UNC Perinatal Psych Inpatient Unit

Chapel Hill – Nicola Gray MD

Chapel Hill – Carolina Wellness Psychiatry

Charlotte – The Prenatal and Postpartum Center of the Carolinas

Fayetteville – Beth Barrington LPCA

Matthews – Rachel Matthew, LCSW

Raleigh – Betty Shannon Prevatt LPA

Raleigh – Dori Pelz Sherman PhD

Raleigh – Margot Holloman

Winston Salem – Katherine Dawson Atala MD

if you are seeking therapy offering a sliding scale fee based on income, or free counseling services, you might try MHA Triangle (Durham, Orange, Person & Chatham Counties)

North Dakota Postpartum Depression Treatment

Devils Lake – Dr. Sara Kenney

Ohio Postpartum Depression Treatment

Beachwood – Allison Snyer PhD

Cincinnati – UC Psychiatry at the Women’s Center

Cleveland – Cleveland Clinic Reproductive Psychiatry

Cleveland – Women’s Mental Health Program at University Hospitals of Cleveland, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Cleveland – Ohio Guidestone (includes home-based counseling services)

Columbus – OSU Women’s Behavioral Health Program Dr. Julie Hyman

Mason – Lindner Center of Hope Women’s Mental Health Program

Worthington – Dawn Friedman LPC

if you are seeking therapy offering a sliding scale fee based on income, or free counseling services, you might try: the Centers for Families & Children (Cleveland), Womanline (Dayton area)

Oklahoma Postpartum Depression Treatment

Edmond – Tara Fritsch LCSW

Moore – Balance Women’s Health

Oklahoma City – Aimee Benton

if you are seeking therapy offering a sliding scale fee based on income, or free counseling services, you might try the following: Family & Children’s Services (Tulsa)

Oregon Postpartum Depression Treatment

Beaverton – Wildwood Psychiatric Resource Center

Bend – Kim Martin LPC

Corvallis/Eugene – Csilla Andor LCSW

Eugene – Natalie Berkman LCSW

Medford – Megan Stonelake, MA, QMHP, 541-774-3870

Portland – Oregon Health & Science University Perinatal Mental Health Program, Nicole Cirino MD

Portland – Beth Bassett

Portland – Nurture Counseling Services

Portland – Sarah Baird PsyD

Portland – Motheroots Counseling

Portland – Megan Furnish MSW LCSW

for more specialists in Oregon, visit the Baby Blues Connection local provider list

Pennsylvania Postpartum Depression Treatment

Abington – Kellie Wicklund LPC

Bethlehem – Jennifer Perreault

Blakely – Maternal Mental Health & Wellness of Northeast PA

Bucks County – Melissa Hubsher PsyD

Bryn Mawr – Dr. Carly Goldberg

Camp Hill – Holy Spirit Healthcare Women’s Behavioral Health

Carlisle – Judith DeRicco LPC

Carlisle- Valerie Domenici PhD

Chester/Upland – Crozer Keystone Perinatal Mental Health Program

Doylestown – Shanthi Trettin MD

Greensburg – Brittany Edge MA LMFT

Lancaster – Women & Babies Hospital Women’s Behavior Health Counseling

Lancaster/York – Pressley Ridge

Lancaster – Laurie Vogt LMFT

New Kensington – Emotional Wellness for Her

Newtown Square – Main Line Health Women’s Emotional Wellness Center

Newtown – Christine Haas PhD

Philadelphia – Penn Center for Women’s Behavioral Wellness

Philadelphia — Drexel University Mother Baby Connections Intensive Outpatient Program 

Philadelphia – The Center for Postpartum Depression

Philadelphia – Women’s Mental Health Associates

Philadelphia – Perri Shaw Borish LCSW

Philadelphia – Alisa Kamis-Brinda, LCSW, LCADC

Philadelphia – “Alex” Caroline Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW

Pittsburgh – Magee Women’s Behavioral Health Services

Women’s Behavioral Health West Penn Hospital Allegheny Health Network

Pittsburgh – Amy Lewis LSW

Pittsburgh – Emotional Wellness for Her

Rosemont/Devon/Turnersville(NJ) – The Postpartum Stress Center

Scranton – Cara Koslow LPC

Sharon – Laura McElhinny LCSW

West Chester – Erin Saddic MS

if you are seeking therapy offering a sliding scale fee based on income, or free counseling services, you might try: Therapy Center of Philadelphia

Rhode Island Postpartum Depression Treatment

Pawtucket – Melissa Etting LCMHC

Providence – Women and Infants Hospital Day Program

Providence – Women’s Behavioral Medicine

South Carolina Postpartum Depression Treatment

Charleston – Medical University of South Carolina Postpartum Mood Disorders Program

Charleston – Jessica Gregg

Columbia – Midlands Psychiatric, Stephanie Berg MD & Kelly Helms LISW

Greenville – Susannah Baldwin, MEd, LPCI

Lexington – Jill Smith Therapy

Mt. Pleasant – Beth Keyserling LMFT

Mt. Pleasant – Dr. Risa Byars in Mount Pleasant, 843-769-0444

Mt. Pleasant – East Cooper Psychiatric Associates

Mt. Pleasant – Beth Keyserling LMFT LPC

Summerville – Women’s Health Partners (Kysten Sutton and Beth Cook), 843-832-5096

Tennessee Postpartum Depression Treatment

Memphis – Beth Shelton Hayes LMSW

Nashville – Dr. Margot Feintuch, 615-269-0525

Nashville – Hope Clinic for Women

Nashville – Ruth Bryant LMSW

Texas Postpartum Depression Treatment

Austin – for PPD specialists in the Austin area, visit the Pregnancy & Postpartum Health Alliance of Texas’ provider list

Austin – Kelly Boyd PsyD

Austin – Counseling for New Moms

Austin – Jan Morris PhD

Cypress – Your Family Psychiatrist

Dallas – Women’s Mental Wellness

Dallas – Parkland Hospital

Dallas – Kim Kertsburg, LCSW

Dallas – Christy Tucker, PhD

Dallas/Southlake – Neysa Johnson, MD

Dallas/Southlake – Anna Brandon PhD

Houston – The Women’s Place, Texas Children’s Hospital

Houston – Sherry Duson MA

Houston – Center for Postpartum Family Health

Houston – Galleria Counseling

Houston – Kristin Calverly, Ph.D.

Houston – Jacqueline Sim, LMFT

Kingwood – Deborah Olson

McKinney – Christina Spinler

San Antonio – Maria Zeitz

San Antonio – Sue Clifford LPC

The Woodlands – Irena Milentijevic

if you are seeking therapy offering a sliding scale fee based on income, or free counseling services, you might try:

Family Services of Greater Houston, Texas Woman’s Counseling & Family Therapy Clinic (Denton), Family Service of El Paso, Family Support Services (Amarillo), the Family Place (Dallas)

Utah Postpartum Depression Treatment

Midvale – The Healing Group

Salt Lake City – Amy Rose White LCSW

Salt Lake City – Mandi Stevenson MA

Salt Lake City/Draper/Sandy – Regan Haight APRN

Springville – Tara Tulley LCSW

if you are seeking therapy offering a sliding scale fee based on income, or free counseling services, you might try: Family Support Center (Taylorsville)

Vermont Postpartum Depression Treatment

South Burlington – Emily Miller MA, LCHMC

Virginia Postpartum Depression Treatment

Alexandria – Evolve Clinical Services, Elizabeth Hatchuel PhD

Centreville – Beverly Reader MD

Fairfax – Terri Adams LCSW

Falls Church – Benta Sims

Norfolk – Christine Truman MD

Richmond – Linda Zaffram LCSW

note: for more specialized PMH Providers, Programs, and Support Groups in Virginia, visit Postpartum Support Virginia (PSVA)

If you are seeking therapy offering a sliding scale fee based on income, or free counseling services, try The Women’s Initiative (Charlottesville)

Washington Postpartum Depression Treatment

Bellingham – Mobile Mama Therapy

Edmonds – Terri Buysse, Ph.D.

Issaquah – Corey Hope Colwell-Lipson LMFT, 206-818-7591

Kirkland – Renee Bibault MD

Kirkland – Heidi Koss LMHC

Lynnwood – LifeCircle Counseling and Consulting, LLC

Redmond – Lin Thoennes NP

Seattle – Swedish Perinatal Center for Perinatal Bonding and Support

Seattle – Jennifer Palermo

Seattle – Leslie Butterfield PhD

Seattle – Teresa Williams LICSW

Seattle – Sarah Palmer MA

Seattle – Christie Messina MA, LMHC

Seattle – Patricia Spach, 206-522-3543

Seattle – Shannon Armitage LMFT

Tacoma – Bloom

Tacoma – Virginia Buccola Tournay DNP

Tacoma – Anna Maria Sierra

Vancouver – Ann Walsleben MS

If you are seeking therapy offering a sliding scale fee based on income, or free counseling services, try the Seattle Therapy Alliance

Washington DC Postpartum Depression Treatment

George Washington University Women’s Mental Health 5 Trimesters Clinic

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Women’s Mental Health Program & Perinatal Mental Health Clinic Contact: Aimee Danielson, PhD (202) 944-5412

Jennifer Kogan MSW

Emily Griffin MSW

Parker Kennedy Rea, PsyD

Lynne McIntyre MSW, info@postpartumdc.org or 202.643.7290

note: for more specialized PMH Providers, Programs, and Support Groups in DC, visit the DMV PMH Resource Guide

If you are seeking therapy offering a sliding scale fee based on income, or free counseling services, try DC Counseling Connection or The Women’s Center

Wisconsin Postpartum Depression Treatment

Madison – Emily Barr Ruth PsyD

Madison – Jen Perfetti MA

Madison – Emily Hagenmeier LCSW

Mequon – Rose Eichenhofer LCSW

Milwaukee — Dr. Christina Wichman, Medical College of Wisconsin

Milwaukee – Abby Kruyper PsyD

Wauwatosa – Kathryn Vele MSN, APNP

If you are seeking therapy offering a sliding scale fee based on income, or free counseling services, try Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin’s Child & Family Therapy, offered in Eau Claire, Kenosha, Madison, Milwaukee, Racine, Stevens Point and more

INTERNATIONAL RESOURCES

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/postpartumdepression.html
Postpartum Depression Information in 15 languages, included Arabic, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese, Russian and Somali

French: Societe Marce Francophone
http://www.marce-francophone.fr/

German

Marce-Gesellschaft

Hebrew

http://www.health.gov.il/Subjects/pregnancy/Childbirth/birthday/Pages/postnatal_depressions.aspx

http://www.health.gov.il/PublicationsFiles/Postnatal_depression.pdf 

University of California, San Francisco, Depression Prevention Course (Muñoz)
http://medschool2.ucsf.edu/latino/pdf/mothers_babiesES/mbpclass1SP.pdf
Workbooks available in Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, English

Maternal & Child Health Library, Non-English Language Resources
http://www.mchlibrary.info/nonenglish.html

Pacific Post Partum Support Society Resources

Simplified Chinese: http://postpartum.org/translations/chinese-simplified/
Traditional Chinese: http://postpartum.org/translations/chinese-traditional/
Farsi: http://postpartum.org/translations/farsi/
Punjabi: http://postpartum.org/translations/punjabi/
Spanish: http://postpartum.org/translations/spanish/

INTERNATIONAL

AUSTRALIA

Royal Women’s Hospital Centre for Women’s Mental Health, Victoria

Mercy Hospital Perinatal Mental Health, Victoria

North Shore Private Hospital Emotional Wellbeing Program, Sydney

Beyond Blue

COPE

PANDA: Post and Antenatal Depression Association

TABS: Trauma & Birth Stress

 

CANADA

Life With A Baby (Ontario)

Mother Reach (London)

Postpartum Mood Disorder Project Ontario

Moms Supporting Moms (Milton area)

Pacific Postpartum Support Society (BC)

Manitoba Postpartum Warm Line 204-391-5983 (9am until 9pm)

Postpartum Depression Awareness (Kelowna, Edmonton)

Postpartum Depression Association of Manitoba (Manitoba)

PPD Support Line (Brantford, Ontario)

 

 

Alberta Postpartum Depression Treatment

Foothills Medical Centre Women’s Mental Health Clinic, Calgary

Birth Narratives – Shannon Kane, Calgary

Tamara Hanoski, PhD, Edmonton

The Family Centre, Edmonton

Claire Wilde R.Psych., Edmonton

British Columbia Postpartum Depression Treatment

Reproductive Mental Health Program at St. Paul’s Hospital and BC Women’s, Vancouver

Jim Pattison Outpatient Center, Surrey

Abbotsford Perinatal Depression Support

Ontario Postpartum Depression Treatment

Rebirth Wellness – Jodi Tiller MSW, London

Canadian Mental Health Association, Oxford County

NOVA Counseling, Sudbury

St. Clair Services, Sarnia

Michelle Lavergne, MSW, Thornhill/York

Eliana Cohen PhD, Toronto

Perinatal Mental Health Program at Mt. Sinai Hospital, Toronto

Women’s College Hospital Women’s Mental Health Program, Toronto

UHN Women’s Mental Health, Toronto

Canadian Mental Health Association, Woodstock

Women’s Health Concerns Clinic, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton

Royal Ottawa Women’s Mental Health Program, Ottawa

Trillium Women’s Reproductive Health Program, Mississauga

 

Nova Scotia

IWK Reproductive Mental Health Services, Nova Scotia

IRELAND

Dublin – National Maternity Hospital Perinatal Mental Health

PND Ireland

 

SCOTLAND (UNITED KINGDOM)

Crossreach Postnatal Depression Lothian

Bluebell PND Glasgow

 

UNITED KINGDOM

The Association for Postnatal Illness

PANDAS (England & Wales)

PNI (Postnatal Illness) UK

Mums Aid (Greenwich)

Action Postpartum Psychosis

House of Light (Kingston upon Hull/East Riding)

Open House – Notts (Nottingham)

Sheffield Light

Acacia Postnatal Depression Support (Birmingham)

Joanne Bingley Memorial Foundation

Bluebell (Bristol)

Birth Trauma Association UK

 

UK Postnatal Depression Treatment

Beckhenham – Bethlem Royal Hospital Mother and Baby Unit

Birmingham — Birmingham Perinatal Mental Health Service Mother and Baby Unit

Bristol — Southmead Hospital New Horizon Mother Baby Unit

Chelmsford — Rainbow Mother Baby Unit

Glasgow — West of Scotland Mother and Baby Unit

Leeds — Leeds Mother & Baby Unit

Leicester — Bradgate Mother and Baby Unit

London — Coombe Wood Mother Baby Unit

Lothian – Crossreach

Manchester — Anderson Ward Mother & Baby Unit

Morpeth — Northumberland Mother and Baby Unit

Southampton – Southern Mother and Baby Unit

South London — Bethlem Royal Hospital Mother Baby Unit

Winchester — Winchester Mother and Baby Unit

NEW ZEALAND

PND New Zealand (Wellington)

Mothers Matter

 

SOUTH AFRICA

Postnatal Depression Support Association

Perinatal Mental Health Project

 

SWITZERLAND

HUG Child Counseling Unit – Nathalie Nanzer

Postpartum Depression Support Groups in the U.S. & Canada

Postpartum Depression Support Groups in the U.S. & Canada

Online Resources:

Postpartum Depression Explained


http://www.apa.org/pi/women/resources/reports/postpartum-dep.aspx
http://www.postpartum.net 1.800.944.4773

Postpartum Depression HOPE Hotline –1-800-944-4PPD

ALABAMA POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT

Madison — Huntsville Postpartum Support Network, Hope Church 1661 Balch Road, Madison. Contact Teresa 703-622-0986 or at tkfleisch@gmail.com

ALASKA POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT

Anchorage — Monday Mama’s Support group. Postpartum Support Alaska meets at the Maternity Education Center at the Children’s Hospital at Providence. Contact the Family Support Counseling Clinic at 907-212-4940 or Joclyn Reilly, Family Support Services counselor.

Fairbanks – Alaska Family Health & Birth Center Support Group. Contact 907-456-3719 to register

ARIZONA POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT

Flagstaff — Postpartum Adjustment Support Group at North County Healthcare. Contact 928-707-0748 to register

Gilbert – Pregnancy and Postpartum Support Group at Dignity Health. Wednesdays from 1 to 2:30 p.m. (Support groups do not meet week of July 4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s) Free. Moms may bring a support person with them. Infants and toddlers are welcome. Rome Towers, 1760 E Pecos Rd., #235 Gilbert, AZ 85295

Glendale — New Moms Postpartum Support Group meets at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center. Contact 602-865-5908

Mesa — Pregnancy and Postpartum Adjustment Support Group meets Tuesdays from 10-11:30 at Banner Desert Medical Center; contact 480-412-5292

Scottsdale — Pregnancy and Postpartum Depression Support Group Facilitated by a licensed psychologist (Dr. Abby Garcia) this group is for moms experiencing depression or anxiety during pregnancy or after childbirth. The group meets in the first floor conference room at the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center on the Shea Medical Center campus. For more information, please call 480-323-3878. It meets the first and third Friday of every month. 9:30am-11:30am

Phoenix — Mother to Mother support group at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Contact 1-877-602-4111

Tucson — Pregnancy and Postpartum Adjustment Support Group at Northwest Medical Center. Contact Alison at 520-877-4149

Tucson — Postpartum Depression Support Group at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Contact Carole at 520-873-6858

You can also call the Arizona Postpartum Warmline at 1-888-434-MOMS

ARKANSAS POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT

Rogers- PPD Support Group. The Joshua Center 2105 S. 54th St. #2 Cost: $25 session. RSVP required. Contact Heidi at Heidi@thejoshuacenter.com

CALIFORNIA POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT

Auburn – Insights Counseling Group. 8207 Sierra College Blvd.  Contact (530) 887-1300 or Colleen@insightscounselinggroup.org

Berkeley — North Berkeley Postpartum Stress Support Group. Contact Lee Safran at 510-496-6096

Beverly Hills — What about Mommy? A postpartum Group for Mothers, contact (310) 929-0638

Claremont — Postpartum support group. Email drkaeni@gmail.com or call 909-451-9951.

Clearlake — Mother-Wise. Contact Jaclyn at 707-349-1210 or visit our Facebook page for more event information https://www.facebook.com/MotherWiseLakeCounty

Escondido – Moms in Bloom Call (760) 489-1092 or email inpsychcenter@gmail.com  to reserve your spot or get information. A free phone consultation will be provided for entrance to the group.

Fresno — Babies R Us. Facilitators: Stephanie Chandler, PM & Susan Kordell, RN. Contact 559-244-4580

Fresno — First 5 Lighthouse for Children 2405 Tulare St. Fresno, 93721. Facilitator: Alejandra Addo-Boateng, MFTI, 559-244-4580

La Jolla — at Scripps Memorial Hospital, call 1-800-SCRIPPS

La Mesa — at Sharp Grosmont Hospital, contact 619-740-4906

Lafayette – Postpartum Emotional Recovery Circle at Mt. Diablo Perinatal Psychotherapy Associates. Contact Meri Levy, MFT at 925-385-8848

Lakeport — Mother-Wise. Contact Jaclyn at 707-349-1210 or visit our Facebook page for more event information https://www.facebook.com/MotherWiseLakeCounty

Long Beach — Transitioning Into Motherhood support services at Long Beach Memorial. Visit http://transitionsinmotherhood.com/events/ 

Los Gatos – Family Tree Wellness (click for schedule)

Los Gatos — El Camino Hospital Los Gatos Pregnancy & Postpartum Resiliency Circle; meets during the year in 6-week series; call for dates and times here 650-962-5745.

Madera — Fridays: 9-1030am, Family Resource Center, 525 E. Yosemite Ave. Madera, 93638. Facilitator: Roccio Arevalo, MFTI, bi-lingual English/Spanish, 559-675-4004

Monterey— Postpartum Support Groups. Contact 831-783-5933, email hello@parentingconnectionmc.org. Visit www.parentingconnectionmc.org

Mariposa —The Hub, 5078 Billion St. Mariposa. Facilitator: Jenny Morgan, 559-240-4370

Mission Viejo — Postpartum Adjustment Support Group at Mission Viejo Hospital. Contact Sue Harrison at 949-365-3818

Newport Beach — at Hoag Hospital. Contact Laura Navarro Pickens, LCSW for more information at (562) 882-7901

Oceanside — “Babies in Bloom”. Contact Holly Herring, at 760-814-1421

Orange — at St. Joseph Hospital. Contact 714-771-8000 ext. 17891

Pacific Grove — Postpartum Wellness Support Group at Parent’s Place. Contact Meg Grundy at 831-601-7021 or email meggrundy@yahoo.com

Pasadena – Motherhood Journey Therapy Groups for new and expectant mothers at the Institute for Girls’ Development. Sonia Nikore, LMFT, 84145 at Institute for Girls Development at 626-585-8075 ext. 102

Pasadena – The Family Room. Contact Courtney at courtneyrachelnovak@gmail.com.

Roseville — PPD Support Group. Contact Kelly McGinnis at shineonsupport@outlook.com or 916-770-9394

San Diego — at Sharp Mary Birch Hospital. Contact 858-939-4141

San Francisco — Newborn Connections Postpartum Depression Support Group at California Pacific Medical Center, contact 415-600-2229

San Francisco — 6-week “Afterglow” PPD support group, held several times throughout the year, as part of UCSF Great Expectations Pregnancy program, for more info: http://www.whrc.ucsf.edu/whrc/gex/afterglow.html

San Francisco — Postpartum Support Groups led by Robyn Alagona

San Jose – Adjusting to Motherhood Emotional Support Group at Family Tree Wellness, Los Gatos. Contact Cheryl Hart (408) 475 4408 cheryl@supportingmamas.org

San Luis Obispo — Alpha Parenting PPD Support Line, 1-805-541-3367

San Luis Obispo — From a Pea to a Pumpkin prenatal support group. Tuesdays 3:15 – 4:30pm. Contact: (805)884-9794 or angela@angelawurtzelmft.com

Santa Barbara — From a Pea to a Pumpkin prenatal support group. Mondays 1:00 – 2:15pm. Contact: (805)884-9794 or angela@angelawurtzelmft.com

Serra Mesa — at Sharp Mary Birch Hospital. Contact 858-939-4141

Sherman Oaks – Motherhood Journey Postpartum Support Group at BINI Birth. Contact Robin Starkey Harpster, MA MFT rharpster@instituteforgirlsdevelopment.com 626-585-8075 ext. 109

Sherman Oaks – Postpartum Passages Contact Diana Barnes (818) 887-1312

COLORADO POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT

Boulder — Postpartum Transitions Group at the Postpartum Wellness Center.  For more information and to register call 303-335-9473 or email rosie@pwcboulder.com.

Denver — PPD Support Group at Women’s Therapy Center Cherry Creek.  Contact Avery Neal at 866-995-7910

Denver – PPD Support at the Catalyst Center. For more information click here

Denver – Afterglow: Postpartum Therapy Group for Struggling Moms or Dads

Erie –Mothers Circle PPD support group at The Mother-Child Institute.  Contact Rosie Falls, LCSW (303) 335-9473.  Email rosie@motherchildinstitute.com.  Web site: www.motherchildinstitute.com

Grand Junction — Western Slope Postpartum Peer Support Group,

Meets 1st and 3rd Saturdays 9:30am at Bloomin Babies Birth Center

Meetings are free and include free childcare. Contact Emily Ridderman 970-901-7296

Littleton — Hope 4 Moms. Contact Mary Anderson Schroeter at 303-883-7271 or mary.schroeter@comcast.net. www.IntergrativePathwaysCounseling.com https://www.facebook.com/h4moms/

CONNECTICUT POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT

New Haven– Embracing Your Difference, Contact Venice Garner, LCSW 203-936-9213

Southport — Coastal Connecticut Counseling. Contact Jackie Small, MA, CLC – (203) 255-7480 ext.25 (203) 677-0891 www.jackiesmallma.com

Torrington – Charlotte Hungerford Hospital New Mother’s Wellness Group, contact Amy Rodriguez at (860) 496-6359

West Hartford – Adjustment to Baby Challenges. Contact Annie Keating-Scherer at (860)212-7066  or Sharon Thomason at (860)331-1750

DELAWARE POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT

Newark, Wilmington & Dover — MOMs HEAL: Perinatal Mood Disorder Support Groups. Contact 302-733-6662 or email cwew@christianacare.org. http://www.christianacare.org/momsheal

FLORIDA POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT

Gainesville — Postpartum Adjustment Support Group

Gainesville — Postpartum Wellness & Family Counseling – 2 FREE groups: 2nd Wednesday monthly-5pm-6:30pm & 4th Monday monthly- 10am-11:30am (little ones welcome)

Ginesville — Postpartum Wellness & Family Counseling – Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Group: 1st Sunday each month 2pm-3:30pm

Jacksonville — Baptist Health PPD Support Group

Orlando- Mothers Matter Support Group: Winnie Palmer Hospital call 321-841-5615

West Palm Beach- Circle of Moms Support Groups

Tampa – Coping with Motherhood PPD support group and Circle of Hope Group at St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital. Call Kristina Davis at 813-872-3925.

GEORGIA POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT

Atlanta — Atlanta Postpartum Support Group, www.meetup.com/PPDAtlanta, meets monthly, contact Amber Koter at atlantamom930@gmail.com or call 914-261-8182

Carrollton – “Mommy’s Day Out” Support Group. Contact Jwyanda Norman at 678-739-740 or email her at jwyanda@cloud.com

Dunwoody — PPD Support Group, contact cassieowenslpc@gmail.com or call 404-448-1733

Marietta — Emerge Into Light PPD support group.

You can also call the GA Project Healthy Moms Warmline for support at 1-800-933-9896 ext 234 

HAWAII POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT

Oahu — PPD Support Group. Contact Diane at 808-392-7985

IDAHO POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT

Boise/Nampa — at St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, contact 208-367-7380

Ketchum — at the Center for Community Health. Contact 208-727-8733

Moscow — at Gritman Medical Center, contact 208-883-6385

ILLINOIS POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT

Chicago — Postpartum Depression Program at Healthcare Alternative Systems; Free services in English and Spanish. Call 773-292-4242

Chicago — Transitions to Motherhood program at Northwestern Memorial’s Prentice Women’s Hospital; Call 312-926-8400

Elk Grove – Door of Hope PPD support group at Alexian Brothers Medical Center; Call Lita Simanis at 847-981-3644 or lita.simanis@alexian.net

Elk Grove – La Maternidad y Yo: Spanish-language support group for new and expectant moms at Alexian Brothers Medical Center; call Natasha Varela at 847 755 8447 or Natasha.varela@alexian.net

Evanston — Beyond the Baby Blues PPD Support Group. Call 847-864-7957;

Glenview — Pregnancy and Postpartum Support Group at Courage to Connect. Call kelly@couragetoconnecttherapy.com or 847-730-3042

Hinsdale — PPD Support Group; call 630-856-4390.

Hoffman Estates — PPD support group. Call Lita Simanis at 847-755-3220

Hoffman Estates — MVP Men vs. Postpartum – Support group for fathers who have loved ones experiencing PPD; Call Lita Simanis at 847-755-3220

Moline/Quad Cities/Rock Island – Mothers Matter Support Groups

Northbrook – New Mom Support Group

Oak Lawn — Advocate Christ Conference Center. Call 708-684-1333

Oak Park — Parenthesis Parent Child Center, call Mary Strizak at 708-848-2227 or email mstrizak@parenthesis-info.org

Springfield—Postpartum Depression Support Group at HSHS St. John’s Hospital—“New Moms Dealing with Feelings”; call the Parent Help Line (a toll-free confidential phone line) at 1-888-727-5889 or 1-217-544-5808 or email elizabeth.krah@hshs.org.

Winfield — Central DuPage Hospital. 630-933-1964

** For more Illinois support group information and resources, visit PPDIL

INDIANA POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT

Ft. Wayne — Lutheran Hospital support group, contact Michelle Dearmond, RN,BS, IBCLC at 260-435 7069 or mdearmond2@lutheran-hospital.com

Indianapolis — Indiana University Health, Contact Birdie Meyer at 317-962-8191  bmeyer2@iuhealth.org,

Indianapolis — Community Health Support group; Contact Marcia Boring MSW, LCSW, at 317-621-7828  or mboring@community.com

Indianapolis — Hendricks Regional Health support group; contact Brittany Waggoner, RN, BSN, CNS at 317-718-4018 or bswaggo@hendricks.org

Lafayette — Kathryn Weil Center support group; Contact 765-449-5133

South Bend — Mother Matters support group at South Bend Memorial Hospital, contact 574-647-3243 (or pager 574-236-7811, 8am-10pm)

South Bend — Peer support group for new moms at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church; Contact Linda Meeks at 574 272-3446

IOWA POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT

Bettendorf/Davenport – Mothers Matters Support Groups

Cedar Rapids — Murray, Wilson & Rose. Contact 319-213-6010

Des Moines – Pine Rest Des Moines Support Group, contact 515-331-0303

KANSAS POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT

Lawrence — at Lawrence Memorial Hospital (newborns welcome); Contact 785-505-3081 for more info

Overland Park —Contact the Postpartum Resource Center of Kansas at 913-677-1300

Shawnee Mission — Shawnee Mission Medical Center Postpartum Emotional Support Group

South Jackson County — Contact the Postpartum Resource Center of Kansas at 913-677-1300

Topeka – Sacred Circle of Northeast Kansas

KENTUCKY POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT 

Lexington – The Postpartum Adjustment Center Contact 859-327-6459

For support you can also call the Postpartum Support Kentuckiana warmline at 502-541-1818

LOUISIANA POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT

Zachary – Lane Medical Center PPD Support Group, call 225-658-4587

Maine Postpartum Depression Treatment

Brunswick — PPD Support Group at Mid Coast Hospital, contact 207-373-6500 * Starting back up January 2016

MARYLAND POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT

Annapolis — at Anne Arundel Medical Center, Contact Ali Tiedke at 443-481-6124 or email atiedke@aahs.org

Baltimore — Postpartum Support Group at Sinai Hospital, contact Sara Daly, LCSW-C at 410-601-7832 or skdaly@lifebridgehealth.org

Elkton — Moms Matter Postpartum Support Group –Contact Beth Chipriano 410-620-3773 or bchipriano@uhcc.com.

Frederick County — Birthing Circle Contact thebirthingcircle@gmail.com

Leonardtown — (starting Jauary 18th, 2017) Empowered Connections – 10am-11am (for 6 weeks) (Wednesdays) Contact: Contact phone: 301-690-0779
Contact email:  hello@empoweredconnections.net

Olney – Free weekly drop-in support group for pregnant and postpartum moms experiencing PMAD symptoms.   For more info email: Anne Waller, LCSW-C  aamcw@aol.com or Gina Keefe, APRN  Ginakeefe@comcast.net

Silver Spring — PPD support group at Holy Cross Resource Center, free & no registration required, meets 1st and 3rd Sundays from 6-7:30pm; contact: MDpostpartum@gmail.com

MASSACHUSETTS POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT

Acton – Emotional Wellbeing After Baby group at First Connections, 179 Great Road, Suite 104; Contact Heather O’Brien hobrien@jri.org http://www.firstconnections.org/

Brookline – Support Group $25/session, Contact Rachel Kalvert, LICSW at 617-487-1521

Greenfield – Franklin County Postpartum Support Group at the Community Action Family Center, 90 Federal Street; Contact Sandy Clark at 413-475-1566, http://www.communityaction.us/

Plymouth – Depression After Delivery at Jordan Hospital, 275 Sandwich St., Meditation Room; Contact Gerri Piatelli at 781-837-4242, http://www.bidplymouth.org

Holyoke – MotherWoman Postpartum Support at Midwifery Care of Holyoke, 230 Maple Street, (413) 534 – 2700, http://www.motherwoman.org/

Waltham – “This Isn’t What I Expected” PPD Support Group at JF&CS, 1430 Main Street; Contact Debbie Whitehill at 781-647-5327 x1925, dwhitehill@jfcsboston.orghttp://www.jfcsboston.org/

North Reading – Postpartum Adjustment Support Groups at Stork Ready, 325 Mani Street; Contact Leslie McKeough at 781-507-2025, lamckeough@gmail.com, http://www.corevalu.com/

Newton – “Balance With Baby” Postpartum Support Group at The Freedman Center at William James College, One Wells Ave; Contact Chardae Golding at 617-332-3666 x 1123, Email: freedmancenter@williamjames.edu, http://www.williamjames.edu/community/freedman-center/index.cfm

Newton – Free Support Groups: http://www.williamjames.edu/community/freedman-center/new-moms.cfm

Watertown – Strong Roots PPD Support Groups, find information here.

MICHIGAN POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT

Bay City — Depression After Delivery Support Group, contact Sherry LaMere or Kelli Wilkinson at 989-895-2240

Clawson — Nature’s Playhouse Traumatic Birth Support group, No registration necessary. Children are welcome. www.naturesplayhouse.com

Ferndale- Tree of Hope Support Group  Call 586-372-6120 or email info@treeofhopefoundation.org.

Flint — PPD Support Group at Hurley Medical Center, no contact info available

Grand Haven — PPD  Support Group at North Ottawa Community Hospital. contact: Pine Rest Grand Haven Clinic at 616/847-5145

Grand Rapids — Spectrum Health PPD Support Group, meets weekly, contact Nancy Roberts at 616-391-1771 or 616-391-5000

Grand Rapids (Kent County) — Moms Bloom Postpartum Support, visit www.momsbloom.org

St. Clair Shores — Tree of Hope Support Group  Call 586-372-6120 or email info@treeofhopefoundation.org.

Sterling Heights — Tree of Hope Support Group  Call 586-372-6120 or email info@treeofhopefoundation.org.

Troy — Tree of Hope PPD Support Group  Call 586-372-6120 or email info@treeofhopefoundation.org.

 

MINNESOTA POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT

Minneapolis — PPD Support Group at Abbott NW Mental Health Outpatient Clinic, contact 612-863-4770

Edina — Mindful Monday’s for Moms Contact 952-926-BABY http://ammaparentingcenter.com/

St Louis Park —  Postpartum Counseling Center: Pregnant & Postpartum Moms Emotional Coping Skills Group:

For more resources, visit the Pregnancy & Postpartum Support Minnesota resource page.

MISSOURI POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT

Maplewood- Support Group held at Amber Sky, contact Gina Rocchio-Gymer at 314-780-349 or at wellnesswithinstl@gmail.com

The Doula Foundation and Ozarks Counseling Center, 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month

6-8 pm. Located at the Downtown Ward YMCA 417 S. Jefferson Ave. Springfield, Mo 65806

Please call The Doula Foundation at 417-832-9222 to register. Registration is required.

MONTANA POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT

Bozeman — Deaconess Health Services free PPD support group; meets every Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Sapphire Room; contact 406-414-1644

Missoula — PPD Support Group, meets 4th Monday of each month at 10:30am, contact Lara Mattson Radle at 406-370-7747 or email laborandlove@bresnan.net

 

NEBRASKA POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT

For help in Nebraska, call the Nebraska Dept of Health & Human Services Helpline at 1-800-862-1889

NEVADA POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT

 

Las Vegas — PPD Support Group at Barbara Greenspun Women’s Care Center West. Contact Megan Keith at 702-351-0752

Reno – New Mother’s Group. Contact 775-453-4143 for more information or email group@greatbasinwellness.com

NEW HAMPSHIRE POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT

Concord — PPD Support Group. Contact Gerry Mitchell at 603-227-7000 x 4927

Manchester — Postpartum Emotional Support Group at Elliot Hospital’s Elliot Childcare Center; contact Alison Palmer with any questions at 663-8927 or palmer1@elliot-hs.org.

Portsmouth – PPD Support Group – Mother-to-Mother Connections – every Tuesday morning from 9-10 a.m. at Families First in Portsmouth, NH. Facilitator: Susan Remillard

NEW JERSEY POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT

http://www.state.nj.us/health/fhs/postpartumdepression

Asbury Park – SPANISH SPEAKING GROUP – Community Affairs & Resource Center, contact Jackie Ramirez at 732-774-3282

Chatham – The Postpartum Place, PPD Circle, contact Laura Winters at 862-200-7218 or visit http://www.postpartumhh.com/support-groups.html

Denville – St. Clare’s Behavioral Health, contact 888-626-2111 and ask for moms support group

Dover — Hope House (Spanish) 19-21 Belmont Avenue, 973-361-5555x 110

Edison – JFK Medical Center, PPD Support Group, contact Donna Weeks at 732-744-5968

Englewood – Englewood Hospital, 50 Engle Street, Teresa Stanley, 201-894-3784,

The Family Success Center, Mommy & Me Support Group, contact Alana Alleyne at 201-568-0817 ext 113

Flemington – Parenting Support Group, Hunterdon Medical Center Education, contact 908-788-6400 #4

Flemington – SPANISH SPEAKING GROUP – Joys of Motherhood, Hunterdon Behavioral Health, contact Florence Francis at 908-788-6401 ext.3107

Flemington- Postpartum Support of Central Jersey. Contact Helen at 908-788-5551 or visit www.Facebook.com/centraljerseypostpartum

Hackensack — Postpartum Women’s Support Group, 547 Main Street, Kim Agresta, 201-784-6718

Hoboken – Hoboken University Medical Center, 201-418-2690

Freehold – New Moms Support Group, CentraState Medical Center, contact 732-308-0570 or www.centrastate.com/healthprograms

Hamilton – Capital Health Medical Center in Hamilton Childbirth & Parent Education Dept., contact 609-303-4140 or www.capitalhealth.org/childbirth

Livingston – Barnabas Health Medical Center, Mommies Moods, contact 973-322-5360

Long Branch – PPD/A Support Group, Monmouth Medical Center, contact Lisa Tremayne at 732-923-5573 or www.barnabashealth.org/mmcPPD

Long Branch – New Moms Support Group, Monmouth Medical Center, contact Theresa Sabella at 732-923-6692

Montclair — Montclair B.A.B.Y New Moms’ Wellness Group, 113 Walnut St., 973-370-0745

Mt. Laurel – TLC for Moms PPD Support Group, contact Virtua Health at 866-380-2229 or www.Virtua.org

Neptune – Meets in Jackson. Contact 732-776-4281 for more information.

New Brunswick – Adjust to the First Year of Motherhood, St. Peters University Hospital, contact Donna Makris at 732-745-8579

New Brunswick – New Moms New Babies Support Group, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital , contact Betty Pro at 732-253-3871

Newark — PPD Support Group at UMDNJ, (Spanish speaking), contact Sarahjane Rath at 973-972-6216

Paramus — PPD Support Group at Valley Hospital Luckow Pavilion, contact Trudy Heerema at 201-447-8539

Paterson — New Mothers’ Group, St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center – The Giggles Theater, Seton Building – 2nd Floor, 703 Main Street, Audra Burton-Eaterbrook, 973-754-3361

Paterson Public Library, 250 Broadway, The Assembly Room, Martha Amarante, 973-904-0856

Pompton Plains – Chilton Memorial Hospital, 242 West Parkway, Janet Amore, 973-831-5475

Princeton – Postpartum Adjustment Support Group, Princeton Fitness & Wellness Center, contact 609-987-8980

Red Bank – PPD Support Group at Riverview Hospital, contact Karen Edwards at 732-706-5173

Ridgewood – Valley Hospital, Valley Hospital Conference Center, 223 N Van Dien Avenue, Trudy Heerema, 201-447-8539

Rocky Hill — Princeton/Mercer County Postpartum Support Group at Mary Jacobs County Library, contact Joyce Venis at 609-683-1000 (day) or Gail at 732-248-4921 or email joycevenis@yahoo.com

Sewell – Kennedy Health & Wellness Center, Time for Mom Postpartum Wellness, contact 856-582-3098

Spring Lake Heights – Accepting the Unexpected, Natural Beginnings NJ, Resources for Growing Families, contact Samantha Moody at 973-876-5815 or Rebecca McCloskey at 973-876-4283

Somers Point — TLC for Moms PPD Support Group,at Shore Memorial Hospital, contact 609-926-4229

Summit – Overlook Medical Center, Outpatient Behavioral Health, New Mothers Support, contact Patricia Monaghan 908-522-4844

Teaneck — PPD Support Group at Holy Name Hospital, 718 Teaneck Road, contact Ann Anderson at 201-833-3124 or Johanna Gorab, 201-833-3124

Toms River — A Circle of Moms at Community Medical Center, contact Tracy at 732-557-8034

Trenton – Motherhood & More, Mercer Street Friends, contact Elizabeth 609-278-6907

Turnersville – Meridian Counseling Services, Postpartum Moms Support Group, contact 856 -751-0505

Voorhees — Virtua Health, TLC for Moms PPD Support Group, contact 1-866-380-2229

Waldwick — Women’s Wellness Center of Bergen County, 71 Franklin Turnpike, 201-256-3870

NEW MEXICO POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT

Santa Fe — Postpartum Mother’s Support Group, meets 11am to noon, contact 505-982-9375

NEW YORK POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT

Circle of Caring PPD Support Groups in Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester Counties, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Staten Island and the Capital Region and other groups forming throughout New York state, contact the Postpartum Resource Center of New York at 631-422-2255 or For more resources in NY, visit the Postpartum Resource Center of New York’s resource page here.

Brooklyn — PPD Support Group, contact www.brooklynppdsupport.org or Molly Peryer at 917-549-6012 or email molly@peryer.org

Long Island (Smithtown) — Mother’s Circle of Hope PPD Support Group, meets at St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center, contact 631-862-3330

Long Island (West Islip) — Mothers’ Circle of Hope – free, 8-week support group for moms experiencing Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders Support Group; Keep Getting Better Group is an ongoing monthly group for moms who have completed another support group. Each meets at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, for more info call 631-376-HOPE  or 631-376-4673.

Manhattan — Seleni Institute offers several support groups. Click here for more info.

Richmond County/Staten Island – PPD Support Group at Richmond University Medical Center meets on the third Saturday of every month; call 718-818-2032

Syracuse — Postpartum Depression Support Group at Crouse Hospital in Syracuse, contact Christine Kowaleski, RN at 315-470-7940 or visit http://crouse.org/familysupport/.

Williamsville — PPD Support Group at Millard Filmore Suburban Hospital, meets 2nd Thursdays of each month from 7 to 8pm, contact Nancy Owen at 716-568-3628 or email nowen@kaleidahealth.org

NORTH CAROLINA POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT

Boone – Moms for Moms is free and open to pregnant and new mothers. Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 6-7:30 PM at The Children’s Council of Watauga County in Boone, NC (225 Birch St # 3, Boone, NC 28607). A brief preregistration is requested before moms first attend group. Contact email sophierudisill@thechildrenscouncil.org or call The Children’s Council (828-262-5424)

Chapel Hill — PPD Support Group hosted by UNC Center for Women’s Mood Disorders, Contact 919-966-3115

Cornelius — PPD Support Group, contact Carol Peindl at 704-947-8115

Durham — Duke Postpartum Support program. Contact 919-681-6840

Greensboro- PPD Support Group. Contact 336-832-6848 or 336-832-6848

Greenville — Hopeful Beginnings PPD Support Group at Vidant Medical Center. Contact Kelly Weaver at 252-847-7848 or kelly.weaver@vidanthealth.com

Raleigh — Rex Hospital hosts support group, contact 919-454-6946

Raleigh — weekly PPD support group in Raleigh; contact info@pesnc.org or visit www.pesnc.org

OHIO POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT

Akron/Cleveland: Contact POEM (Perinatal Outreach & Encouragement) Call Leslie & Danielle at 216.282.4569

Columbus: Contact POEM (Perinatal Outreach & Encouragement) Call 614.315.8989 or email Tonya tfulwider@mhafc.org or Amy aburt@mhafc.org

Cincinnati: Contact POEM (Perinatal Outreach & Encouragement) Call Megan at 513.652.3747 or email emlizkadiz@aim.com

Cincinnati – A Lighter Shade of Blue Support Groups, check Facebook page for dates and times or email alightershadeofblue2@yahoo.com.

Chillcothe: Contact POEM (Perinatal Outreach & Encouragement) Call 740.601.9992 or email Jen at jen@poemonline.org or Tandy tandy@poemonline.org

Dayton: Contact POEM (Perinatal Outreach & Encouragement) Call 937.401.6844

Lakewood — Circle of Life Birth and Family Services support group; contact circleoflifebirthservices@gmail.com or call 216-299-8522.

Newark — Contact POEM (Perinatal Outreach & Encouragement)

Contact Christina at poemnewark@gmail.com.

Youngstown: Contact POEM (Perinatal Outreach & Encouragement) Call Leslie, 330.550.2838

 

OKLAHOMA POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT

Enid — momsTOmoms Support Group. Contact 580-242-4673 for more information.

Midwest City- Moms Support Group Contact Shireen Smith LPC at 405-737-1132 ext 4.

Tulsa — PPD Support Group. For more information visit: http://www.postpartumsupporttulsa.org/#!support-group/c1rd6

OREGON POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT

Eugene & Springfield — WellMama Oregon Support Group info

Portland, Beaverton & Vancouver — Baby Blues Connection PPD Support Groups info

You can also call the WellMama Oregon Warmline at 1-800-896-0410

PENNSYLVANIA POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT

Allentown – Lehigh Valley Health Network Postpartum Support Group: Understanding Emotions after Delivery; call – (610) 402-CARE (2273) for more information on dates/times/location or to register (preferred)

Carlisle – The HOPE Group (Hold On Postpartum Ends); located at The Women’s Center at Carlisle Regional Medical Center; call (717) 960-3409 for more information on dates/times

Lancaster – Moms Supporting Moms Group at Community Services building 630 Janet Ave., Lancaster; Call – (717) 397-7461 for more information on dates/times

Lemoyne – Mom’s Place PPD Support Group located at 20 Erford Road, Suite 11, Lemoyne; contact (717) 763-2200 for more information on dates/times

Media- Pregnancy and Postpartum Stress Support Group

Philadelphia area — Postpartum Stress Center PPD Support Group info

Philadelphia – Center for Growth

Phoenixville – Postpartum Adjustment Support Group at Phoenixville Hospital Medical Office Building II Third Floor, Conference Center; call (610) 9831415 for more information on dates/times

Pittsburgh – Out of the Blue: free, weekly, drop-in support – Wednesdays 1-3 at Lawrenceville Family Care Connection, 5235 Butler Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201: Contact Amy Lewis, LCSW amy@socialemotionalchange.com, (412) 532-6622  with any questions or to confirm before first attendance

Pittsburgh – Baby Steps Support Group at St. Clair Hospital Fourth Floor Medical Library; contact (412) 942-5877

West Chester – Postpartum Support Adjustment Group, 790 E Market Street Ste 195, West Chester; contact (610) 931-5547 for more information on dates/times

RHODE ISLAND POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT

Providence —  Postpartum Adjustment Group at Women & Infants’ Health Education Department, call the warmline at 1-800-711-7011

Providence — Women’s Behavioral Medicine

SOUTH CAROLINA POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT

Charleston Area PPD Support Groups: East Cooper Area – East Cooper Medical Center; North Area – Trident Medical Community Center; Downtown – Center for Women; mail: contact@ppdsupport.org or visit http://www.ppdsupport.org/support-group/

Upstate SC — PPD Group of the Upstate. Contact Susan at 864-419-3289

TENNESSEE POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT

Jefferson City (Knoxville area) – Life Outreach Center – Contact Leanne at gizmorgan82@yahoo.com or 615-427-5668.

Nashville – Hope Clinic for Women – Every Wednesday for 6 weeks, starting April 6th, 2016. Contact: Katie Jordan at kjordan@hopeclinicforwomen.org. 615-515-6920

TEXAS POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT

Austin – PPD Support Group at Any Baby Can in Austin. Contact 512-454-3743 or email drkellyboyd@yahoo.com. Spanish capabilities.

Austin – The Circle: Austin Born. 5555 N. Lamar Blvd. c127 Austin. Contact 512-222-5655 or info@austin-born.com or www.counselingfornewmoms.com

Austin – “Mamas for Mamas” Mondays. Contact 512-920-3737 or email info@melissabentley.net

Dallas – Pre/Postpartum Support Group. Contact Karen Erschen at karen@wingsforwellness.org or visit www.wingsforwellness.org

Houston — Center for Postpartum Family Health PPD Support Group.  Contact 713-561-3884.

Houston — Mother to Mother support group, sponsored by Texas Children’s Hospital. Parking is free. Contact 832-826-5281.

Houston — The Women’s Hospital of Texas PPD Support Group. Contact Barbara Crotty at 713-791-7404 or email barbara.crotty@hcahealthcare.com

San Antonio — Methodist Women’s Center PPD Support Group. Contact 210-575-0355

San Antonio – Starlight Moms Contact 210-290-3233 or starlightmoms@gmail.com

Tyler — Wings4Moms PPD Support Group. Contact Lindsey Sears at 903-805-2937

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UTAH POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT

Salt Lake — Moms and Moods Postpartum Support Group

Sandy — Alta View Hospital PPD Support

Springville – Community Health Clinic Postpartum Support Group *Not Free.

VERMONT POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT

Brattleboro- The Mother’s Circle meets at the Winston Prouty Center. For information call 802-258-2414 x213, text 413-522-9451 or email Alison@winstonpouty.org

VIRGINIA POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT

Postpartum Support Virginia Support Groups — for times and locations visit: http://www.postpartumva.org/support-groups/

Manassas — Prince William Medical Center — Hilton Birthing Center. Contact Nancy Sonnenberg, 703-369-8649

Portsmouth — Military member and dependentsPortsmouth Naval Medical Center –  Contact Kimberly Barnard-Bracey, 757-953-5861 

Washington DC — Pregnant and New Moms Group. Contact Lynne McIntyre, 202-545-2061, info@postpartumsupportdc.org

WASHINGTON DC POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT

DC — PPD Support Group, meets Wednesday evenings at Wisconsin Avenue Baptist church, contact Michelle High, info@postpartumdc.org and 202-643-7290

DC — PPD Support Group at Sibley Hospital, meets Wednesdays from noon to 1 on 3rd floor, contact Erin Brindle at 202-537-4773

WASHINGTON POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT

Bremerton — Kitsap Hope Circle at Chiropractic Lifestyle Center. Contact Crystal at 360-990-8901 or visit www.kitsaphopecircle.org. FREE

Federal Way — Balance After Birth. For more info please call Kate (206) 427-4692 or email: kate@yourguidinghands.com. $5-10, pay as you can.

Gig Harbor — Gig Harbor/Port Orchard Hope Circle. Contact Erinn and Marie at kitsaphopecircle@gmail.com or visit www.kitsaphopecircle.org

Kirkland — “This Isn’t What I Expected” Support Group. Facilitated by Erin Boone and Tish Rogers. Call EvergreenHealth Posptartum Care Center, 425-899-3602 or EvergreenHealth Healthline, 425-899-100 or email parentbaby@evergreenhealth.org. FREE

Moses Lake — Support Group at Crossroads Resource Center. Contact Christy Youngers at 509-765-4425

Olympia — FREE Thurston County support group at United Churches of Olympia. Facilitators: Stacy Dell, MA LMHC (360)-799-5773, Lisa Iverson, MA LMHCA (360)-790-2273 http://www.lisaiverson.net; Robyn Sowers, MA LMFTA (360)-556-6374 http://robynsowerscounseling.com.

Port Angeles – Circle of Hope. Contact Becca at 755-5213.

Poulsbo — Poulsbo Hope Circle. Contact Crystal at 360-990-8901, email kitsaphopecircle@gmail.com or visit www. kitsaphopecircle.org

Redmond – Conversations About Motherhood for moms with children ages 2 and up. Contact conversationsaboutmotherhood@outlook.com. Suggested $10 contribution.

Seattle- Early Days. Contact  Meg at earlydaysWS@gmail.com or visit www.earlydays.org . $10 drop-in fee, pay as you can.

Seattle- Life After Birth

Seattle — Adjusting to Parenthood. Facilitated by Mia Edidin, LICSW. For more info call Mia at 206.659.7773 or Mia.Edidin@perinatalsupport.org and website-  http://perinatalsupport.org/item/adjusting-to-parenthood/ $10 drop-in fee, pay as you can.

Tacoma – Balance After Birth at Franciscan Medical Building St. Joseph Medical Center. Contact Franciscan

Family Ed at 253-382-8573 or familyeducation@FHShealth.org or www.chifranciscan.org/familyeducation.

Vancouver – Star Meadow Counseling Support Group. Contact 360-952-3070 or visit www.starmeadowncounseling.com

Perinatal Support of Washington also has a warmline at 888.404.PPMD (7763). Find out more information at www.perinatalsuport.org.

WEST VIRGINIA POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT

There are no support groups that we are aware of at this time. If you know of one, please contact us at resources@postpartumprogress.org so that we can add it.

WISCONSIN POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT

Mequon — Adjusting to Motherhood PPD support group. Contact 262-243-7408.

Oshkosh- YMCA 324 Washington. Childcare available. For more information visit www.mom2momoshkosh.com or email mom2momoshkosh@gmail.com. Phone support available at 920-509-0647

CANADA

Alberta Postpartum Depression Support

Calgary — Families Matter hosts PPD support groups, contact 403-205-5178 for times and locations

British Columbia Postpartum Depression Support

Vancouver — The Pacific Post Partum Support Society offers telephone support, weekly support groups and more, visit www.postpartum.org or call 604-255-7999 for the lower mainland Vancouver area or 1-855-255-7999 for other British Columbia

Manitoba Ontario Postpartum Depression Support

Postpartum Depression of Association of Manitoba Groups

Ontario Postpartum Depression Support

Brantford — The Parachute Program – Transitioning to Parenthood, Call 529-755-9482 or visit The Parachute Program

Burlington— Perinatal Mood Disorder Peer Support Group

Cambridge — Cambridge Memorial Hospital, contact Terry Sousa at 519-621-2330 ext 4312

Cambridge– No Woman Left Behind Support Groups- 2 locations. Your Wellness Team on Queen and Yellowwood Nutrition and Wellness. Contact taniar@golden.net or connect with them on Facebook

Georgetown — Perinatal Mood Disorder Peer Support Group

Kitchener— Support Group with Irene Tiegs at Grand River Hospital, 519-749-4300 ext 226

Milton — Perinatal Mood Disorder Peer Support Group

Mississauga/Brampton/Caledon (Ontario) — Postpartum Support Line, contact 905-459-8439 ext 4

Oakville— Perinatal Mood Disorder Peer Support Group

Ottawa — PPD Support offered by Family Services A La Famille, contact 613-725-3601 ext 117 or email intake@familyservicesottawa.org

Toronto — East Toronto Postpartum Adjustment Program, contact 416-469-7608

Windsor/Essex County- Safe Place Postpartum Support

Windsor- Mommy Matters Group. Call 519-255-9940 x135

Saskatchewan Postpartum Depression Support

Regina— Postpartum Support Group at the YMCA of Regina, contact Sally Elliott at 306-757-9622 x 242

Saskatoon— PPD Support Group, contact 306-655-6777

 

 

Postpartum Depression Support Groups in the U.S. & Canada

Postpartum Depression Support Groups Around the U.S. & Canada

ONLINE SUPPORT

Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine:

http://www.AIHM.org
Applying integrative and holistic medicine principles to health.”

Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine:

http://www.nccam.nih.gov
“Expanding horizons of healthcare. By National Institutes of Health.”

Center for Postpartum Health:

Home


“Where mothers are mothered.” Emphasizes assessment and prevention. .

Clearsky:

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“Finding and keeping joy.” Dr. Shoshana Bennett’s perinatal depression website.

DBSA: Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance:

http://www.dbsalliance.org

“Improving the lives of people living with mood disorders.”

Mothersrisk.org:

http://www.motherrisk.org
Provides links and a search tool for a number of pregnancy-related topics.”

NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness:

http://www.nami.org
Dedicated to the eradication of mental illness and improvement of quality of life for those affected.

NASPOG: North American Society for Psychosocial Obstetrics and Gynecology:

http://www.naspog.org
Purpose is “to foster scholarly scientific and clinical study of the bio psychosocial aspects of obstetric and gynecologic medicine.”

 

For Spanish-speaking mothers:

Apoyo de PSI Para Las Familias Hispano Parlantes 1-800-944-4772 #1 Llame al numero de telefono gratuito para obtener recursos, apoyo e informaciou gratuita. Dejenos un mensaje y un voluntario le devolvera la llamada.

Nueva Vida Posparto Grupo. You will need to send a private message asking to join the private Facebook group.

Postpartum Resource Ce Postpartum Resource Center of New York:


One of the first organizations to provide state-specific and general information and support to women with PPMDs.

Ruth Rhoden Craven Foundation:

http://www.ppdsupport.org
Online support named after Ruth Craven who died when her son was two and a half months old. The foundation’s goal is to provide information and support . . . and to serve as a resource to those in the medical community.

Solace for Mothers: Healing after Traumatic Childbirth:

Home


Online community with resources for those dealing with recovery from challenging or traumatic childbirth experience. Also has a warmline: 877-SOLACE..

 

 

United States Support Groups

Nationwide: Postpartum Support InternationalPostpartum Progress Inc.

ALABAMA POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT

There are no support groups that we are aware of at this time. If you know of one, please contact us at resources@postpartumprogress.org so that we can add it.

ALASKA POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT

Anchorage — Monday Mama’s Support group. Postpartum Support Alaska meets at the Maternity Education Center at the Children’s Hospital at Providence. Contact the Family Support Counseling Clinic at 907-212-4940 or Joclyn Reilly, Family Support Services counselor.

Fairbanks – Alaska Family Health & Birth Center Support Group. Contact 907-456-3719 to register

ARIZONA POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT

Flagstaff — Postpartum Adjustment Support Group at North County Healthcare. Contact 928-707-0748 to register

Gilbert – Pregnancy and Postpartum Support Group at Dignity Health. Wednesdays from 1 to 2:30 p.m. (Support groups do not meet week of July 4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s) Free. Moms may bring a support person with them. Infants and toddlers are welcome. Rome Towers, 1760 E Pecos Rd., #235 Gilbert, AZ 85295

Glendale — New Moms Postpartum Support Group meets at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center. Contact 602-865-5908

Mesa — Pregnancy and Postpartum Adjustment Support Group meets Tuesdays from 10-11:30 at Banner Desert Medical Center; contact 480-412-5292

Phoenix — Mother to Mother support group at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Contact 1-877-602-4111

Tucson — Pregnancy and Postpartum Adjustment Support Group at Northwest Medical Center. Contact Alison at 520-877-4149

Tucson — Postpartum Depression Support Group at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Contact Carole at 520-873-6858

You can also call the Arizona Postpartum Warmline at 1-888-434-MOMS

ARKANSAS POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT

There are no support groups that we are aware of at this time. If you know of one, please contact resources@postpartumprogress.org. 

CALIFORNIA POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT

Auburn – Insights Counseling Group. 8207 Sierra College Blvd. Contact (530) 887-1300 or Colleen@insightscounselinggroup.org

Berkeley — North Berkeley Postpartum Stress Support Group. Contact Lee Safran at 510-496-6096

Beverly Hills — What about Mommy? A postpartum Group for Mothers, contact (310) 929-0638

Campbell – Adjusting to Motherhood Emotional Support Group at Tiny Tots. Contact Cheryl Hart at 408-475-4408 or Cheryl@supportingmamas.org

Claremont — Postpartum support group. Email drkaeni@gmail.com or call 909-451-9951.

Clearlake — Mother-Wise. Contact Jaclyn at 707-349-1210 or visit our Facebook page for more event information https://www.facebook.com/MotherWiseLakeCounty

Fresno — Babies R Us. Facilitators: Stephanie Chandler, PM & Susan Kordell, RN. Contact 559-244-4580

Fresno — First 5 Lighthouse for Children 2405 Tulare St. Fresno, 93721. Facilitator: Alejandra Addo-Boateng, MFTI, 559-244-4580

La Jolla — at Scripps Memorial Hospital, call 1-800-SCRIPPS

La Mesa — at Sharp Grossmont Hospital, contact 619-740-4906

Lafayette – Postpartum Emotional Recovery Circle at Mt. Diablo Perinatal Psychotherapy Associates. Contact Meri Levy, MFT at 925-385-8848

Lakeport — Mother-Wise. Contact Jaclyn at 707-349-1210 or visit our Facebook page for more event information https://www.facebook.com/MotherWiseLakeCounty

Long Beach — Transitioning Into Motherhood support services at Long Beach Memorial. Visit http://transitionsinmotherhood.com/events/ 

Los Angeles — LA County Perinatal Mental Health Task Force,

Los Gatos — El Camino Hospital Los Gatos Pregnancy & Postpartum Resiliency Circle; meets during the year in 6-week series; call for dates and times here 650-962-5745.

Madera — Fridays: 9-1030am, Family Resource Center, 525 E. Yosemite Ave. Madera, 93638. Facilitator: Roccio Arevalo, MFTI, bi-lingual English/Spanish, 559-675-4004

Monterey— Postpartum Support Groups. Contact 831-783-5933, email hello@parentingconnectionmc.org. Visit www.parentingconnectionmc.org

Mariposa —The Hub, 5078 Billion St. Mariposa. Facilitator: Jenny Morgan, 559-240-4370

Mission Viejo — Postpartum Adjustment Support Group at Mission Viejo Hospital. Contact Sue Harrison at 949-365-3818

Newport Beach — at Hoag Hospital. Contact Laura Navarro Pickens, LCSW for more information at (562) 882-7901

Oceanside — “Babies in Bloom”. Contact Holly Herring, at 760-814-1421

Orange — at St. Joseph Hospital. Contact 714-771-8000 ext. 17891

Pacific Grove — Postpartum Wellness Support Group at Parent’s Place. Contact Meg Grundy at 831-601-7021 or email meggrundy@yahoo.com

Pasadena – Motherhood Journey Therapy Groups for new and expectant mothers at the Institute for Girls’ Development. Sonia Nikore, LMFT, 84145 at Institute for Girls Development at 626-585-8075 ext. 102

Roseville — PPD Support Group. Contact Kelly McGinnis at shineonsupport@outlook.com or 916-770-9394

San Diego — Postpartum Health Alliance of San Diego; at Sharp Mary Birch Hospital. Contact 858-939-4141

San Francisco — Newborn Connections Postpartum Depression Support Group at California Pacific Medical Center, contact 415-600-2229

San Francisco — 6-week “Afterglow” PPD support group, held several times throughout the year, as part of UCSF Great Expectations Pregnancy program, for more info: http://www.whrc.ucsf.edu/whrc/gex/afterglow.html

San Francisco — Postpartum Support Groups led by Robyn Alagona

San Jose —  Supporting Mamas (San Jose area) ; “Adjusting to Motherhood Emotional Support Group at Tiny Tots. Contact Cheryl Hart at 408-475-4408 or Cheryl@supportingmamas.org

San Luis Obispo — Alpha Parenting PPD Support Line, 1-805-541-3367

San Luis Obispo — From a Pea to a Pumpkin prenatal support group. Tuesdays 3:15 – 4:30pm. Contact: (805)884-9794 or angela@angelawurtzelmft.com

Santa Barbara — From a Pea to a Pumpkin prenatal support group. Mondays 1:00 – 2:15pm. Contact: (805)884-9794 or angela@angelawurtzelmft.com

Serra Mesa — at Sharp Mary Birch Hospital. Contact 858-939-4141

Sherman Oaks – Motherhood Journey Postpartum Support Group at BINI Birth. Contact Robin Starkey Harpster, MA MFT rharpster@instituteforgirlsdevelopment.com 626-585-8075 ext. 109

Sherman Oaks – Postpartum Passages Contact Diana Barnes (818) 887-1312

COLORADO POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT

Boulder — Postpartum Transitions Group at the Postpartum Wellness Center. For more information and to register call 303-335-9473 or email rosie@pwcboulder.com.

Denver — PPD Support Group at Women’s Therapy Center Cherry Creek. Contact Avery Neal at 866-995-7910

Healthy Expectations at Children’s Hospital of Colorado

Denver – PPD Support at the Catalyst Center. For more information click here

Denver – Afterglow: Postpartum Therapy Group for Struggling Moms or Dads

Littleton — Hope 4 Moms. Contact Mary Anderson Schroeter at 303-883-7271 or mary.schroeter@comcast.net. www.IntergrativePathwaysCounseling.com https://www.facebook.com/h4moms/

CONNECTICUT POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT

Torrington – Charlotte Hungerford Hospital New Mother’s Wellness Group, contact Amy Rodriguez at (860) 496-6359

West Hartford – Adjustment to Baby Challenges. Contact Annie Keating-Scherer at (860)212-7066 or Sharon Thomason at (860)331-1750

Connecticut Alliance for Perinatal Mental Health

DELAWARE POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT

Newark, Wilmington & Dover — MOMs HEAL: Perinatal Mood Disorder Support Groups. Contact 302-733-6662 or email cwew@christianacare.org. http://www.christianacare.org/momsheal

FLORIDA POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT

Gainesville — Postpartum Adjustment Support Group

Jacksonville — Baptist Health PPD Support Group, to find out more and register, click here

Tampa – Coping With Motherhood PPD support group and Circle of Hope Group at St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital. Contact Kristina Davis at 813-872-3925.

Postpartum Society of Florida

GEORGIA POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT

Atlanta — Atlanta Postpartum Support Group, www.meetup.com/PPDAtlanta, meets monthly, contact Amber Koter at atlantamom930@gmail.com or call 914-261-8182

Carrollton – “Mommy’s Day Out” Support Group. Contact Jwyanda Norman at 678-739-740 or email her at jwyanda@cloud.com

Dunwoody — PPD Support Group, contact cassieowenslpc@gmail.com or call 404-448-1733

Marietta — Emerge Into Light PPD support group.

Project Healthy Moms,

You can also call the GA Project Healthy Moms Warmline for support at 1-800-933-9896 ext 234 

HAWAII POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT

Oahu — PPD Support Group. Contact Diane at 808-392-7985

IDAHO POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT

Boise/Nampa — at St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, contact 208-367-7380

Ketchum — at the Center for Community Health. Contact 208-727-8733

Moscow — at Gritman Medical Center, contact 208-883-6385

PPD Support HI

 

ILLINOIS POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT

Chicago — Postpartum Depression Program at Healthcare Alternative Systems; Free services in English and Spanish. Contact 773-292-4242

Chicago — Transitions to Motherhood program at Northwestern Memorial’s Prentice Women’s Hospital; Register by calling 312-926-8400

Elk Grove – Door of Hope PPD support group at Alexian Brothers Medical Center; contact Lita Simanis at 847-981-3644 or lita.simanis@alexian.net

Elk Grove – La Maternidad y Yo: Spanish-language support group for new and expectant moms at Alexian Brothers Medical Center; contact Natasha Varela at 847 755 8447 or Natasha.varela@alexian.net

Evanston — Beyond the Baby Blues PPD Support Group. Contact 847-864-7957; www.beyondthebabyblues.org

Fathers’ Support Groups: Hoffman Estates — MVP Men vs. Postpartum – Support group for fathers who have loved ones experiencing PPD; Contact Lita Simanis at 847-755-3220

Fathers’ Support Groups –

http://www.postpartumdads.org

Glenview — Pregnancy and Postpartum Support Group at Courage to Connect. Contact kelly@couragetoconnecttherapy.com or 847-730-3042

Hinsdale — PPD Support Group; call 630-856-4390.

Hoffman Estates — PPD support group. Contact Lita Simanis at 847-755-3220

Northbrook – New Mom Support Group meets 2nd Wednesday of the month.

Oak Lawn — meets at Advocate Christ Conference Center. Contact 708-684-1333

Oak Park — at Parenthesis Parent Child Center, contact Mary Strizak at 708-848-2227 or email mstrizak@parenthesis-info.org

Springfield—Postpartum Depression Support Group at HSHS St. John’s Hospital—“New Moms Dealing with Feelings.” Contact the Parent Help Line( a toll-free confidential phone line) at 1-888-727-5889 or 1-217-544-5808 or email elizabeth.krah@hshs.org.

Winfield — at Central DuPage Hospital, meets Wednesdays from 11-12:30pm and Thursdays from 6:30-8pm; contact 630-933-1964

** For more Illinois support group information and resources, visit PPDIL

INDIANA POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT

Indiana Perinatal Network

Ft. Wayne — Lutheran Hospital support group, contact Michelle Dearmond, RN,BS, IBCLC at 260-435 7069 or mdearmond2@lutheran-hospital.com

Indianapolis — Indiana University Health, Contact Birdie Meyer at 317-962-8191 bmeyer2@iuhealth.org,

Indianapolis — Community Health Support group; Contact Marcia Boring MSW, LCSW, at 317-621-7828 or mboring@community.com

Indianapolis — Hendricks Regional Health support group; contact Brittany Waggoner, RN, BSN, CNS at 317-718-4018 or bswaggo@hendricks.org

Lafayette — Kathryn Weil Center support group; Contact 765-449-5133

South Bend — Mother Matters support group at South Bend Memorial Hospital, contact 574-647-3243 (or pager 574-236-7811, 8am-10pm)

South Bend — Peer support group for new moms at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church; Contact Linda Meeks at 574 272-3446

IOWA POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT

Cedar Rapids — Murray, Wilson & Rose. Contact 319-213-6010

Des Moines – Pine Rest Des Moines Support Group, contact 515-331-0303

KANSAS POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT

Lawrence — at Lawrence Memorial Hospital (newborns welcome); Contact 785-505-3081 for more info

Overland Park —Contact the Postpartum Resource Center of Kansas at 913-677-1300

Shawnee Mission — Shawnee Mission Medical Center Postpartum Emotional Support Group

South Jackson County — Contact the Postpartum Resource Center of Kansas at 913-677-1300

Topeka – Sacred Circle of Northeast Kansas

KENTUCKY POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT

Postpartum Support Kentuckiana

Lexington – The Postpartum Adjustment Center Contact 859-327-6459

For support you can also call the Postpartum Support Kentuckiana warmline at 502-541-1818

LOUISIANA POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT

Zachary – Lane Medical Center PPD Support Group, call 225-658-4587

MAINE POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT

Brunswick — PPD Support Group at Mid Coast Hospital, contact 207-373-6500 * Starting back up January 2016

MARYLAND POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT

Healthy New Moms; Postpartum Support Maryland

Annapolis — at Anne Arundel Medical Center, Contact Ali Tiedke at 443-481-6124 or email atiedke@aahs.org

Baltimore — Postpartum Support Group at Sinai Hospital, contact Sara Daly, LCSW-C at 410-601-7832 or skdaly@lifebridgehealth.org

Elkton — Moms Matter Postpartum Support Group –Contact Beth Chipriano 410-620-3773 or bchipriano@uhcc.com.

Silver Spring — PPD support group at Holy Cross Resource Center, free & no registration required, meets 1st and 3rd Sundays from 6-7:30pm; contact: MDpostpartum@gmail.com

MASSACHUSETTS POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT

North Shore Postpartum Depression Task Force, MotherWoman, South Shore Postpartum Support Network

Acton – Emotional Wellbeing After Baby group at First Connections, 179 Great Road, Suite 104; Contact Laurie Ganberg at 978-287-0221, lganberg@jri.org. http://www.firstconnections.org/

Brookline – Support Group $25/session, Contact Rachel Kalvert, LICSW at 617-487-1521

Greenfield – Franklin County Postpartum Support Group at the Community Action Family Center, 90 Federal Street; Contact Sandy Clark at 413-475-1566, http://www.communityaction.us/

Holyoke – MotherWoman Postpartum Support at Midwifery Care of Holyoke, 230 Maple Street, (413) 534 – 2700, http://www.motherwoman.org/

North Reading – Postpartum Adjustment Support Groups at Stork Ready, 325 Mani Street; Contact Leslie McKeough at 781-507-2025, lamckeough@gmail.com, http://www.corevalu.com/

Newton – “Balance With Baby” Postpartum Support Group at The Freedman Center at William James College, One Wells Ave; Contact Chardae Golding at 617-332-3666 x 1123, Email: freedmancenter@williamjames.edu, http://www.williamjames.edu/community/freedman-center/index.cfm

Newton – Free Support Groups: http://www.williamjames.edu/community/freedman-center/new-moms.cfm

Plymouth – Depression After Delivery at Jordan Hospital, 275 Sandwich St., Meditation Room; Contact Gerri Piatelli at 781-837-4242, http://www.bidplymouth.org

Waltham – “This Isn’t What I Expected” PPD Support Group at JF&CS, 1430 Main Street; Contact Debbie Whitehill at 781-647-5327 x1925, dwhitehill@jfcsboston.orghttp://www.jfcsboston.org/

Watertown – Strong Roots PPD Support Groups, find information here.

MICHIGAN POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT

Tree of Hope Foundation, Moms Bloom

Bay City — Depression After Delivery Support Group, contact Sherry LaMere or Kelli Wilkinson at 989-895-2240

Clawson — Nature’s Playhouse Traumatic Birth Support group, No registration necessary. Children are welcome. www.naturesplayhouse.com

Flint — PPD Support Group at Hurley Medical Center, no contact info available

Grand Haven — PPD Support Group at North Ottawa Community Hospital. contact: Pine Rest Grand Haven Clinic at 616/847-5145

Grand Rapids — Spectrum Health PPD Support Group, meets weekly, contact Nancy Roberts at 616-391-1771 or 616-391-5000

Grand Rapids (Kent County) — Moms Bloom Postpartum Support, visit www.momsbloom.org

St. Clair Shores — Tree of Hope Support Group Call 586-372-6120 or email info@treeofhopefoundation.org.

Sterling Heights — Tree of Hope Support Group Call 586-372-6120 or email info@treeofhopefoundation.org.

Troy — Tree of Hope PPD Support Group Call 586-372-6120 or email info@treeofhopefoundation.org.

MINNESOTA POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT

Jenny’s Light, Pregnancy & Postpartum Support Minnesota

Minneapolis — PPD Support Group at Abbott NW Mental Health Outpatient Clinic, contact 612-863-4770

Edina — Mindful Monday’s for Moms Contact 952-926-BABY http://ammaparentingcenter.com/

For more resources, visit the Pregnancy & Postpartum Support Minnesota resource page.

MISSOURI POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT

Maplewood- Support Group held at Amber Sky, contact Gina Rocchio-Gymer at 314-780-349 or at wellnesswithinstl@gmail.com

MONTANA POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT

Bozeman — Deaconess Health Services free PPD support group; meets every Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Sapphire Room; contact 406-414-1644

Missoula — PPD Support Group, meets 4th Monday of each month at 10:30am, contact Lara Mattson Radle at 406-370-7747 or email laborandlove@bresnan.net

NEBRASKA POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT

For help in Nebraska, call the Nebraska Dept of Health & Human Services Helpline at 1-800-862-1889

NEVADA POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT

Las Vegas — Beyond Birth Postpartum Support Group, meets Wednesdays at 1pm at Family to Family at 4412 S. Maryland Parkway, contact 631-7098

Las Vegas — PPD Support Group at Barbara Greenspun Women’s Care Center West, meets Mondays from 10-11am, contact Megan Keith at 702/351-0752 or keithfazolis@earthlink.net

Las Vegas — PPD Support Group at the OBGYN Specialists, meets 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 7-8pm, contact Vanessa Delorenzis at 702/577-8039 or delorenzis2002@hotmail.com

Las Vegas — PPD Support Group at Pinkpeas Pregnancy and Parenting Care Center, meets every other Thursday from 2-3pm, contact Vanessa Delorenzis at 702/577-8039 or delorenzis2002@hotmail.com

NEW HAMPSHIRE POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT

Concord — PPD Support Group. Contact Gerry Mitchell at 603-227-7000 x 4927

Manchester — Postpartum Emotional Support Group at Elliot Hospital’s Elliot Childcare Center; contact Alison Palmer with any questions at 663-8927 or palmer1@elliot-hs.org.

Portsmouth – PPD Support Group – Mother-to-Mother Connections – every Tuesday morning from 9-10 a.m. at Families First in Portsmouth, NH. Facilitator: Susan Remillard

NEW JERSEY POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT

Southern New Jersey Perinatal Cooperative, Partnership for Maternal & Child Health of Northern New Jersey

Asbury Park – SPANISH SPEAKING GROUP – Community Affairs & Resource Center, contact Jackie Ramirez at 732-774-3282

Chatham – The Postpartum Place, PPD Circle, contact Laura Winters at 862-200-7218 or visit http://www.postpartumhh.com/support-groups.html

Denville – St. Clare’s Behavioral Health, contact 888-626-2111 and ask for moms support group

Edison – JFK Medical Center, PPD Support Group, contact Donna Weeks at 732-744-5968

Englewood – The Family Success Center, Mommy & Me Support Group, contact Alana Alleyne at 201-568-0817 ext 113

Flemington – Parenting Support Group, Hunterdon Medical Center Education, contact 908-788-6400 #4

Flemington – SPANISH SPEAKING GROUP – Joys of Motherhood, Hunterdon Behavioral Health, contact Florence Francis at 908-788-6401 ext.3107

Hoboken – Hoboken University Medical Center, 201-418-2690

Freehold – New Moms Support Group, CentraState Medical Center, contact 732-308-0570 or www.centrastate.com/healthprograms

Hamilton – Capital Health Medical Center in Hamilton Childbirth & Parent Education Dept., contact 609-303-4140 or www.capitalhealth.org/childbirth

Livingston – Barnabas Health Medical Center, Mommies Moods, contact 973-322-5360

Long Branch – PPD/A Support Group, Monmouth Medical Center, contact Lisa Tremayne at 732-923-5573 or www.barnabashealth.org/mmcPPD

Long Branch – New Moms Support Group, Monmouth Medical Center, contact Theresa Sabella at 732-923-6692

Mt. Laurel – TLC for Moms PPD Support Group, contact Virtua Health at 866-380-2229 or www.Virtua.org

Neptune – Meets in Jackson. Contact 732-776-4281 for more information.

New Brunswick – Adjust to the First Year of Motherhood, St. Peters University Hospital, contact Donna Makris at 732-745-8579

New Brunswick – New Moms, New Babies Support Group, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital , contact Betty Pro at 732-253-3871

Newark — PPD Support Group at UMDNJ, (Spanish speaking), contact Sarahjane Rath at 973-972-6216

Paramus — PPD Support Group at Valley Hospital Luckow Pavilion, contact Trudy Heerema at 201-447-8539

Princeton – Postpartum Adjustment Support Group, Princeton Fitness & Wellness Center, contact 609-987-8980

Red Bank – PPD Support Group at Riverview Hospital, contact Karen Edwards at 732-706-5173

Rocky Hill — Princeton/Mercer County Postpartum Support Group at Mary Jacobs County Library, contact Joyce Venis at 609-683-1000 (day) or Gail at 732-248-4921 or email joycevenis@yahoo.com

Sewell – Kennedy Health & Wellness Center, Time for Mom Postpartum Wellness, contact 856-582-3098

Spring Lake Heights – Accepting the Unexpected, Natural Beginnings NJ, Resources for Growing Families, contact Samantha Moody at 973-876-5815 or Rebecca McCloskey at 973-876-4283

Somers Point — TLC for Moms PPD Support Group,at Shore Memorial Hospital, contact 609-926-4229

Summit – Overlook Medical Center, Outpatient Behavioral Health, New Mothers Support, contact Patricia Monaghan 908-522-4844

Teaneck — PPD Support Group at Holy Name Hospital, contact Ann Anderson at 201-833-3124

Toms River — A Circle of Moms at Community Medical Center, contact Tracy at 732-557-8034

Trenton – Motherhood & More, Mercer Street Friends, contact Elizabeth 609-278-6907

Turnersville – Meridian Counseling Services, Postpartum Moms Support Group, contact 856 -751-0505

Voorhees — Virtua Health, TLC for Moms PPD Support Group, contact 1-866-380-2229

NEW MEXICO POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT

Santa Fe — Postpartum Mother’s Support Group, meets 11am to noon, contact 505-982-9375

NEW YORK POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT

The Postpartum Resource Center of New York, Shades of Light (Capital Region), Perinatal Network of New York

Circle of Caring PPD Support Groups in Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester Counties, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Staten Island and the Capital Region and other groups forming throughout New York state, contact the Postpartum Resource Center of New York at 631-422-2255 or For more resources in NY, visit the Postpartum Resource Center of New York’s resource page here.

Brooklyn — PPD Support Group, contact www.brooklynppdsupport.org or Molly Peryer at 917-549-6012 or email molly@peryer.org

Long Island (Smithtown) — Mother’s Circle of Hope PPD Support Group, meets at St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center, contact 631-862-3330

Long Island (West Islip) — Mothers’ Circle of Hope – free, 8-week support group for moms experiencing Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders Support Group; Keep Getting Better Group is an ongoing monthly group for moms who have completed another support group. Each meets at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, for more info call 631-376-HOPE or 631-376-4673.

Manhattan — Seleni Institute offers several support groups. Click here for more info.

Richmond County/Staten Island – PPD Support Group at Richmond University Medical Center meets on the third Saturday of every month; call 718-818-2032

Syracuse — Postpartum Depression Support Group at Crouse Hospital in Syracuse, contact Christine Kowaleski, RN at 315-470-7940 or visit http://crouse.org/familysupport/.

Williamsville — PPD Support Group at Millard Filmore Suburban Hospital, meets 2nd Thursdays of each month from 7 to 8pm, contact Nancy Owen at 716-568-3628 or email nowen@kaleidahealth.org

NORTH CAROLINA POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT

Postpartum Education & Support

Chapel Hill — PPD Support Group hosted by UNC Center for Women’s Mood Disorders, Contact 919-966-3115

Cornelius — PPD Support Group, contact Carol Peindl at 704-947-8115

Durham — Duke Postpartum Support program. Contact 919-681-6840

Greenville — Hopeful Beginnings PPD Support Group at Vidant Medical Center. Contact Kelly Weaver at 252-847-7848 or kelly.weaver@vidanthealth.com

Raleigh — Rex Hospital hosts support group, contact 919-454-6946

Raleigh — weekly PPD support group in Raleigh; contact info@pesnc.org or visit www.pesnc.org

 

NORTH DAKOTA POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT

Pregnancy & Postpartum Support North Dakota

 

OHIO POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT

Perinatal Outreach & Encouragement for Moms (POEM)

Akron/Cleveland: Contact POEM (Perinatal Outreach & Encouragement) Call Leslie & Danielle at 216.282.4569

Columbus: Contact POEM (Perinatal Outreach & Encouragement) Call 614.315.8989 or email Tonya tfulwider@mhafc.org or Amy aburt@mhafc.org

Cincinnati: Contact POEM (Perinatal Outreach & Encouragement) Call Megan at 513.652.3747 or email emlizkadiz@aim.com

Cincinnati – A Lighter Shade of Blue Support Groups, check Facebook page for dates and times or email alightershadeofblue2@yahoo.com.

Cleveland — PPD Support Group, for more info call 216-373-0302.

Chillcothe: Contact POEM (Perinatal Outreach & Encouragement) Call 740.601.9992 or email Jen at jen@poemonline.org or Tandy tandy@poemonline.org

Dayton: Contact POEM (Perinatal Outreach & Encouragement) Call 937.401.6844

Lakewood — Circle of Life Birth and Family Services support group; contact circleoflifebirthservices@gmail.com or call 216-299-8522.

Newark — Moms Offering Mothers Support, PPD & anxiety support group, contact momsforlife43055@gmail.com.

Youngstown: Contact POEM (Perinatal Outreach & Encouragement) Call Leslie, 330.550.2838

OKLAHOMA POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT

Enid — momsTOmoms Support Group. Contact 580-242-4673 for more information.

Midwest City- Moms Support Group Contact Shireen Smith LPC at 405-737-1132 ext 4.

Tulsa — PPD Support Group. For more information visit: http://www.postpartumsupporttulsa.org/#!support-group/c1rd6

OREGON POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT

Eugene & Springfield — WellMama Oregon Support Group info

Portland, Beaverton & Vancouver — Baby Blues Connection PPD Support Groups info

You can also call the WellMama Oregon Warmline at 1-800-896-0410

 

PENNSYLVANIA POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT

Allentown – Lehigh Valley Health Network Postpartum Support Group: Understanding Emotions after Delivery; call – (610) 402-CARE (2273) for more information on dates/times/location or to register (preferred)

Carlisle – The HOPE Group (Hold On Postpartum Ends); located at – The Women’s Center at Carlisle Regional Medical Center; call – (717) 960-3409 for more information on dates/times

Ephrata – Mother to Mother PPD peer support group; located at – Ephrata Public Library Conference Room; contact – MTMLancaster@gmail.com for more information on dates/times

Lancaster – Moms Supporting Moms Group; located at – Community Services building 630 Janet Ave., Lancaster; call – (717) 397-7461 for more information on dates/times

Lemoyne – Mom’s Place PPD Support Group; located at – 20 Erford Road, Suite 11, Lemoyne; call – (717) 763-2200 for more information on dates/times

Philadelphia area — Postpartum Stress Center PPD Support Group info

Philadelphia – Center for Growth

Phoenixville – Postpartum Adjustment Support Group; location – Phoenixville Hospital Medical Office Building II Third Floor, Conference Center; call – (610) 9831415 for more information on dates/times

Pittsburgh – Out of the Blue Support Group; located at – Shining Light Prenatal Education 3701 Butler St. Pittsburgh; call – Amy Lewis amy@socialemotionalchange.com(412) 532-6622 before first attendance to confirm dates/times

Pittsburgh – Baby Steps Support Group; located at – St. Clair Hospital Fourth Floor Medical Library; call – (412) 942-5877

West Chester – Postpartum Support Adjustment Group; located at – 790 E Market Street Ste 195, West Chester; call – (610) 931-5547 for more information on dates/times

RHODE ISLAND POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT

Providence — Postpartum Adjustment Group at Women & Infants’ Health Education Department, call the warmline at 1-800-711-7011

SOUTH CAROLINA POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT

Charleston Area PPD Support Groups: East Cooper Area – East Cooper Medical Center; North Area – Trident Medical Community Center; Downtown – Center for Women; mail: contact@ppdsupport.org or visit http://www.ppdsupport.org/support-group/

Upstate SC — PPD Group of the Upstate. Contact Susan at 864-419-3289

Ruth Rhoden Craven Foundation,

for Spanish speakers: PASOs; Postpartum Support Charleston

 

TENNESSEE POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT

Nashville – Hope Clinic for Women – Every Wednesday for 6 weeks, starting April 6th, 2016. Contact: Katie Jordan at kjordan@hopeclinicforwomen.org. 615-515-6920

There are no more support groups that we are aware of at this time. If you know of one, please contact us at resources@postpartumprogress.org so that we can add it.

TEXAS POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT

Austin – PPD Support Group at Any Baby Can in Austin. Contact 512-454-3743 or email drkellyboyd@yahoo.com. Spanish capabilities.

Pregnancy & Postpartum Health Alliance of Texas

Austin – The Circle: Austin Born. 5555 N. Lamar Blvd. c127 Austin. Contact 512-222-5655 or info@austin-born.com or www.counselingfornewmoms.com

Austin – “Mamas for Mamas” Mondays. Contact 512-920-3737 or email info@melissabentley.net

Dallas – Pre/Postpartum Support Group. Contact Karen Erschen at karen@wingsforwellness.org or visit www.wingsforwellness.org

Houston — Center for Postpartum Family Health PPD Support Group. Contact 713-561-3884.

Houston — Mother to Mother support group, sponsored by Texas Children’s Hospital. Parking is free. Contact 832-826-5281.

Houston — The Women’s Hospital of Texas PPD Support Group. Contact Barbara Crotty at 713-791-7404 or email barbara.crotty@hcahealthcare.com

San Antonio — Methodist Women’s Center PPD Support Group. Contact 210-575-0355

San Antonio – Starlight Moms Contact 210-290-3233 or starlightmoms@gmail.com

Tyler — Wings4Moms PPD Support Group. Contact Lindsey Sears at 903-805-2937

UTAH POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT

Salt Lake — Moms and Moods Postpartum Support Group

Sandy — Alta View Hospital PPD Support

Springville – Community Health Clinic Postpartum Support Group *Not Free.

Utah Maternal Mental Health Collaborative

VIRGINIA POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT

Postpartum Support Virginia Support Groups — for times and locations visit: http://www.postpartumva.org/support-groups/

Manassas — Prince William Medical Center — Hilton Birthing Center. Contact Nancy Sonnenberg, 703-369-8649

Portsmouth — Military member and dependents. Portsmouth Naval Medical Center – Contact Kimberly Barnard-Bracey, 757-953-5861

Washington DC — Pregnant and New Moms Group. Contact Lynne McIntyre, 202-545-2061, info@postpartumsupportdc.org

Postpartum Support Virginia

WASHINGTON DC POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT

DC — PPD Support Group, meets Wednesday evenings at Wisconsin Avenue Baptist church, contact Lynne McIntyre at 202-744-3639 or email lynne@lynnemcintyre.com.

DC — PPD Support Group at Sibley Hospital, meets Wednesdays from noon to 1 on 3rd floor, contact Erin Brindle at 202-537-4773

WASHINGTON POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT

PSI of Washington

Bremerton — Kitsap Hope Circle at Chiropractic Lifestyle Center. Contact Crystal at 360-990-8901 or visit www.kitsaphopecircle.org. FREE

Federal Way — Balance After Birth. For more info please call Kate (206) 427-4692 or email: kate@yourguidinghands.com. $5-10, pay as you can.

Gig Harbor — Gig Harbor/Port Orchard Hope Circle. Contact Erin and Marie at kitsaphopecircle@gmail.com or visit www.kitsaphopecircle.org

Kirkland — “This Isn’t What I Expected” Support Group. Facilitated by Erin Boone and Tish Rogers. Call EvergreenHealth Postpartum Care Center, 425-899-3602 or EvergreenHealth Healthline, 425-899-100 or email parentbaby@evergreenhealth.org. FREE

Lynwood (Temporarily Not Meeting)– Adjusting to Parenthood at the Play Happy Café. Contact Terri Buysee at 425-773-7251 or motheringvoice@yahoo.com. $10 drop-in fee, pay as you can.

Moses Lake — Support Group at Crossroads Resource Center. Contact Christy Youngers at 509-765-4425

Olympia — FREE Thurston County support group at United Churches of Olympia. Facilitators: Stacy Dell, MA LMHC (360)-799-5773, Lisa Iverson, MA LMHCA (360)-790-2273 http://www.lisaiverson.net; Robyn Sowers, MA LMFTA (360)-556-6374 http://robynsowerscounseling.com.

Port Angeles – Circle of Hope. Contact Becca at 360-775-5213

Poulsbo — Poulsbo Hope Circle. Contact Crystal at 360-990-8901, email kitsaphopecircle@gmail.com or visit www. kitsaphopecircle.org

Redmond – Conversations About Motherhood for moms with children ages 2 and up. Contact conversationsaboutmotherhood@outlook.com. Suggested $10 contribution.

Seattle- Early Days. Contact Meg at earlydaysWS@gmail.com or visit www.earlydays.org . $10 drop-in fee, pay as you can.

Seattle — Adjusting to Parenthood. Facilitated by Mia Edidin, LICSW. For more info call Mia at 206.659.7773 or Mia_Edidin@perinatalsupport.org . $10 drop-in fee, pay as you can.

Tacoma – Balance After Birth at Franciscan Medical Building St. Joseph Medical Center. Contact Franciscan Family Ed at 253-382-8573 or familyeducation@FHShealth.org or www.chifranciscan.org/familyeducation.

Tacoma – Balance After Birth Women of Color Thursdays at St. Clare WIC Clinic Bridgeport Center, 11216 Bridgeport Way SW, Tacoma, WA. Contact Linda at 253-588-9597.

Yakima — Circle of Moms at Children’s Village, 3801 Kern Rd, Yakima, WA. Contact Jennifer at 509-575-3312 or jennifersu@YVFWC.org.

Yakima – Circulo de Madres jueves 9-10:30am, en La Casa Hogar, 106 S 6th Street, Yakima, WA. Guarderia 509-457-5058.

Perinatal Support of Washington also has a warmline at 888.404.PPMD (7763). Find out more information at www.perinatalsuport.org.

WEST VIRGINIA POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT

There are no support groups that we are aware of at this time. If you know of one, please contact us at resources@postpartumprogress.org so that we can add it.

WISCONSIN POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT

Mequon — Adjusting to Motherhood PPD support group. Contact 262-243-7408.

Dane County Perinatal Network

 

CANADA

Alberta

Calgary (Alberta) — Families Matter hosts PPD support groups, contact 403-205-5178 for times and locations

Edmonton — PPD Support Group at Willowby Community League Hall; meets Wednesdays 1-3pm; for more information please contact Jane at supportgroups@ppda.ca; Registration is required

Edmonton — PPD Support Group at Pregnancy Care Centre; meets Mondays 6-8pm; for more information please contact Jane at supportgroups@ppda.ca; Registration is required

Stony Plain (Alberta) — PPD Support Group meets Thursdays 9:30am-11:30am free childcare provided. Contact Public Health Nursing (780)968-3700 to register.

British Columbia

Castlegar (British Columbia) — The Mom’s Support Group of Castlegar Community Services, contact Sandi McCreight at 250-365-7678

Sunshine Coast — Mama2Mama offers an online forum and support groups, visit www.mamalove.org for details on times and locations of groups

Vancouver (British Columbia) — The Pacific Post Partum Support Society offers telephone support, weekly support groups and more, visit www.postpartum.org or call 604-255-7999 for the lower mainland Vancouver area or 1-855-255-7999 for other British Columbia

Ontario

Brantford (Ontario) — The Parachute Program – Transitioning to Parenthood, held Wednesdays 1:30pm to 3:00pm at St. Andrew’s Community Centre, contact Jane Flinders at 519-755-9482 or visit www.kidscanfly.ca

Burlington (Ontario) — Perinatal Mood Disorder Peer Support Group

Cambridge (Ontario) — Cambridge Memorial Hospital, contact Nancy Makela at 519-621-2330 ext 4361

Cambridge (Ontario) – No Woman Left Behind group meets 2nd Tuesday of each month from 10.30am-noon and the last Thurs of each month from 7.30-9 at Cambridge Midwives George St.; contact taniar@golden.net for more information or www.yellowood.ca

Georgetown (Ontario) — Perinatal Mood Disorder Peer Support Group

Kitchener (Ontario) — Support Group with Irene Tiegs at Grand River Hospital, 519-749-4300 ext 2267

Milton (Ontario) — Perinatal Mood Disorder Peer Support Group

Mississauga/Brampton/Caledon (Ontario) — Postpartum Support Line, contact 905-459-8439 ext 4

Oakville (Ontario) — Perinatal Mood Disorder Peer Support Group

Ottawa (Ontario) — PPD Support offered by Family Services A La Famille, contact 613-725-3601 ext 117 or email intake@familyservicesottawa.org

Sarnia-Lambton (Ontario) — Postpartum Adjustment Program, click here for more info

Toronto — PPD Support Group at St. Joseph’s Health Centre, contact whcgroup@stjoe.on.ca or 416-530-6850

Toronto — East Toronto Postpartum Adjustment Program, contact 416-469-7608

Saskatchewan

Moose Jaw (Saskatchewan) —Postpartum Support Group at YMCA Cubiak Hall; meets Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8pm (childcare provided); contact postpartum.moosejaw@gmail.com

Regina (Saskatchewan) — Postpartum Support Group at the YMCA of Regina, contact Sally Elliott at 306-757-9622 x 242

Saskatoon (Saskatchewan) — PPD Support Group, contact 306-221-6806

 

 

 

The 45 Best Tools for Fighting Postpartum Depression

Posted by Katherine Stone (www.postpartumprogress.com/the-45-best-tools-for-fighting-postpartum-depression)

I’ve been having a little bout of depression, as you know. This means my trusty sunglasses and baseball cap are doing overtime duty, just as they did when I had postpartum depression.

When I’m depressed, I don’t care much about things like covering under eye circles with foundation, or minding the grease quotient of my hair, so I resort to full disguise. With glasses and a hat, who can see how bad I look? Who, I ask you?! No one, that’s who!

At least that’s what I tell myself.

This led me to wonder what other handy tools a postpartum depression sufferer might want to have at her side. What are the best things to wear, eat, do, drink, and mask your body odor with? I decided to find out, so I turned to the experts: postpartum depression and anxiety survivors, also known as Warrior Moms.

Herewith, a list of the world’s 45 greatest tools for fighting against postpartum depression and anxiety, as offered by the readers of Postpartum Progress:

  1. Sunglasses. Designer, preferably.
  2. Baseball cap and/or dry shampoo.
  3. Sweat pants. Or yoga pants. Or pants with an elastic waistband. ROOMY. PANTS.
  4. Actually, get seven pairs of yoga pants so that way you can skip laundry for a whole week.
  5. A “piss off” sign to hang on the door.
  6. Chocolate in the form of brownies, M&Ms, ice cream, raw cookie dough, chocolate pie, swiss cake rolls … whatever it takes.
  7. An empty health food bag to shove your chocolate in when someone’s coming.
  8. Pony tail holders.
  9. Bright red lipstick, to dazzle, disorient, distract and deceive.
  10. Waterproof makeup. Like you’re going to put on makeup
  11. Coffee.
  12. Better yet, an espresso IV drip for a continuous source of caffeine to stay awake.
  13. Listerine breath strips, for when brushing your teeth is not an option.
  14. Extended paternity leave.
  15. Microfiber cloth to clean the spattered salt of dried tears off of your eyeglasses.
  16. Grey’s Anatomy marathon so it doesn’t seem as strange to sit on the couch all day crying.
  17. Comedy.
  18. Take-out food for when you just. Cannot. Cook. Another. Meal.
  19. Memorizing your credit card number so you can order take-out from the car or wherever you are.
  20. A punching bag or pillow for when the rage of postpartum depression is overwhelming.
  21. A fake doctor’s note stating no sex or any other form of intimacy for six months.
  22. A makeshift bed under your desk at work, a la George Costanza on Seinfeld.
  23. Earplugs and blinders to drown out the judgmental comments and disapproving looks from people who don’t understand postpartum depression. Oh, and a spare set of thick skin.
  24. Headphones that play the Peanuts teacher sound — “Wa-wah-wa-wah-wah” — to cover up family members’ not-s0-helpful suggestions.
  25. A daytime talk show that makes your life seem not as bad as theirs and/or Netflix documentaries so you can focus on problems too big for you to fix instead of the problems in front of you for a little while.
  26. A “canned” auto-reply email for those down days that basically says, “I’ll get back to you.” Maybe.
  27. Your favorite music, preferably loud enough to drown out any intrusive thoughts.
  28. Exercise.
  29. A Starbucks card and a full tank of gas so you can drive from one Starbucks drive-thru to the next while the baby is napping, allowing you to “get out” without actually getting out.
  30. A closet to hide in.
  31. A hot shower, for the accomplishment of cleanliness and/or crying in.
  32. Obnoxiously strong men’s deodorant or body spray for when you just don’t have the energy or motivation to shower. Buy extra.
  33. An “emergency” sitter who gets it when you say, “I need four hours free of my kids.”
  34. Fuzzy socks and a fuzzy robe.
  35. Sleep. And sleep aids, if necessary.
  36. A good therapist.
  37. Wine by the glass. Or the box.
  38. A bar fridge next to the bed. To store the wine. And chocolate.
  39. A television mounted on the ceiling so you don’t even have to sit up to watch TV.
  40. Massages.
  41. People who love you.
  42. Connection to the outside world via text, telephone, cellphone, video chat, mommy and me classes or postpartum depression support groups.
  43. Kleenex. Lots and lots of Kleenex.
  44. A psychiatrist who can see you immediately, not in six weeks.
  45. Postpartum Progress, “because no one else seems to get it like you ladies get it.”

7 Steps for Beating Depression & Anxiety Naturally (courtesy of Margarita Wyld. Visit her excellent blog at http://margaritawyld.com/7-steps-for-beating-anxiety-depression-naturally/)

The first six steps are based on Stephen Ilardi’s book The Depression Cure, with my own information and links to research added.

  1. Vitamins, Vitamins, Vitamins. Specifically Omega-3 (in fish oil capsules), Vitamin B, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Folic Acid, and multi-vitamins. More and more research (here, here, and here) is proving that omega-3 supplements are very important to ensure the brain functions properly and can help reduce depression symptoms. More information about treating depression with supplements: here, here, here, here, and here.
  2. Natural Light. Try to get as much natural light as possible, most important is the first hour of the day. Open the blinds, take a walk outside, and even if it’s a cloudy day, you can benefit from the natural light. Read more about sunlight impacting your mood and biological clock, seasonal depression, and light therapy.
  3. Physical Activity. This could be scheduled workouts at a gym, yoga, outdoor activities such as hiking, golfing, paddle boarding, cleaning your house, dancing (even on the wii!), gardening or simply going for a walk. There are many reasons why exercise helps with depression and anxiety, mainly due to endorphins being released, but also because it takes your mind off of your problems. I even found a study that stated that vacuuming can really help with anxiety issues. My house is now usually very clean.
  4. Engaged Activity. This is similar to the above step except that it doesn’t have to be physical, it simply has to engage our minds and our bodies so we don’t have the time to think negative thoughts. Blogging, reading, writing letters or affirmations, meditating, having a cup of coffee with a neighbor, just doing things, preferably in social situations. To quote Stephen Ilardi: “The biggest risk factor for rumination is simply spending time alone, something Americans now do all the time. When you’re interacting with another person, your mind just doesn’t have a chance to dwell on repetitive negative thoughts. But, really, any sort of engaged activity can work to interrupt rumination.”
  5. Social Support. Discuss your issues and problems. Every single mother I talked to, who I previously feared speaking to because they seemed to always be happy and “have it together”, all – every. single. one. of. them. – have had experience with depression and/or anxiety. Some of them were even living similar lives to what I was at the same time. Speak to your partner about it, which I personally found difficult but I did it!, speak to your parents, your siblings, find online and in-real-life groups (there are many post-partum support groups in my small, small town, I’m sure in a larger city there would be many to choose from). Speaking about what you’re going through helps, as does speaking about anything and finding friendships in unlikely places. Even an off-topic gossip session will do you good.
  6. Sleep. There is a major link between depression and sleep problems, but not allowing your body and mind to be fully at rest can cause further anxiety and depression issues. My baby still doesn’t sleep through the night, but when I feel over-tired, I get to sleep earlier instead of staying up to watch TV and even napping when I can.
  7. Cut Yourself Some Slack. Perfectionism can be a disease that leads to low self-esteem, depression and anxiety problems. Nobody is expecting you to be perfect. Nobody is expecting you to have a full face of makeup, perfectly blown-out hair, a thin and strong body, the most stylish clothes and the cutest shoes, as well as be the perfect mother by making all-natural and organic meals for all, not allowing television or iPads as a form of entertainment, only allowing educational fun – and get all the laundry done, dishes clean, have the house spotless all. the. time., ensure your husband has delicious meals every night waiting for him when he gets home and be exciting in the bedroom in your impossibly sexy yet tasteful lingerie. HA. It’s okay to NOT be all or any of this. But isn’t this what housewives look like on TV? Isn’t this what my husband and kids expect? NO. No, no, no. I think your family will prefer a happy, mindful, and loving mother and wife, pajama pants be damned.