PSI California

RESOURCE GUIDE 

WELCOME TO THE CALIFORNIA RESOURCE PAGE FOR PSI.
We are glad you found us. This page lists the California and other area resources such as groups, telephone support, and reliable services that are available for no charge. We also list local events, trainings, and volunteer opportunities.

PLEASE CONTACT YOUR PSI COORDINATOR: PSI Coordinators are volunteers who offer caring and informed support and resources to moms and their families. They also provide information and resources for area providers who are caring for pregnant and postpartum families. Your area coordinators are listed below. Please don’t hesitate to contact us; we want to hear from you.

CALIFORNIA STATE COORDINATORS

CALIFORNIA STATE CO-COORDINATOR: Meri Levy, MA
Bay Area

Telephone: 925-385-8848

CALIFORNIA STATE CO-COORDINATOR: Robyn Alagona Cutler, MA,LMFT
BAY AREA

Telephone: 415-309-8464

CALIFORNIA STATE CO-COORDINATOR: Susan Kordell, RN , PHN
Fresno & Tulare Counties        

Nurture 2 Nurture Perinatal Program
Telephone: 559-799-7815

CALIFORNIA STATE CO-COORDINATOR: CATHERINE O'BRIEN, LMFT
Sacramento County Area

Telephone: 916-718-9501

CALIFORNIA STATE CO-COORDINATOR: Deb Harpster, CD (DONA) & PPD (DONA) 
Ventura County

Certified Birth & Postpartum Doula
Telephone: 805-570-2743 (cell)

CALIFORNIA STATE CO-COORDINATOR: Maggie Muir, LMFT, IBCLC
Santa Cruz, Santa Clara and Monterey Counties

Telephone: 831-426-3016
Maggie is on leave until November 4, 2014.

CALIFORNIA STATE CO-COORDINATOR: Katayune Kaeni, Psy.D.
San Bernardino County, Claremont

Telephone: 909-451-9951

CALIFORNIA STATE CO-COORDINATOR: Emily Ortega-Jara
Inland Empire

English and Spanish
Telephone: 951-452-0067
                                   
 Emily is on leave until October 20 2014

Postpartum Education for Parents (PEP)
Santa Barbara

Telephone: 805-564-3888 English
Telephone: 805-852-1595 Spanish
  

CALIFORNIA STATE CO-COORDINATOR: Andrea Schneider, LCSW 
San Gabriel Valley (Los Angeles)



CALIFORNIA STATE CO-COORDINATOR: Gabrielle Kaufman, MA,LPCC,BC-DMT,NCC
Los Angeles and San Fernando Valley

Telephone: 310-289-2202

California State Co-Coordinator: Terry Wohlberg, M.A., LMFT
West Los Angeles, Santa Monica, West Valley
PSI California  Regional Coordinator

Telephone: 310-622-4414

Terry is on leave until October 27, 2014

CALIFORNIA STATE CO-COORDINATOR: Stephanie Morales, LMFT 
Los Angeles/South Bay

Telephone: 310-567-0160

CALIFORNIA STATE CO-COORDINATOR: Elisabeth Farnsworth
Orange County

Telephone: 949-246-5062

CALIFORNIA OUTREACH VOLUNTEER: AMY MANSFIELD WEINBERG
Sacramento Area


Postpartum Health Alliance of San Diego

Telephone: 619.254.0023
 


CALIFORNIA EMERGENCY RESOURCE GUIDE

In an emergency: PSI is a volunteer organization devoted to providing social support and resources to women and their families. We will return your call or email as quickly as we can, but we can not provide an immediate response in an emergency. If you do need immediate assistance, please use one of the following resources now:

EMERGENCY: 911

SUICIDE PREVENTION HOTLINE: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

 

SUPPORT GROUPS

The following groups offer support at no charge for women who are at risk of or are experiencing distress such as isolation, depression, anxiety, fearful thoughts, insomnia, trauma, and other difficulties during pregnancy or postpartum. Support groups provide a safe and caring place for connection and recovery. Please call or email for more information.


Mom 2 Mom: Supporting the art of motherhood, pregnancy and beyond

2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month
6:15 pm -7:45 pm
At: Gateway Community Church
1100 S. Sowell Ave
Visalia, Ca 93277
Room 120 ( entrance off Sowell St.)
No cost for group
Babies up to 1 year of age are welcome at group.
Child care is available in nursery
Awana groups are available for school age children
Each group will start with a short informational topic on depression and anxiety during pregnancy or after giving birth
Support groups are facilitated by RNs with many years experience in Maternal Child nursing, lactation and postpartum depression
For more info call: 799-7815 or 733-7168


Nurture 2 Nurture Support Groups

1st and 3rd Monday and Thursday of each month ( except holidays)
9:30 am -11:30 am.
at: California Health Collaborative
1680 W. Shaw Ave.
Fresno, Ca 93711
No cost for group
Babies up to 1 year of age are welcome at group
Each group will start with a short informational topic on depression and anxiety in pregnancy and after giving birth
Support groups are facilitated by RNs and MFTs from the Nurture 2 Nurture program
For more info call: 559-244-4580


CALM-Santa Barbara

1236 Chapala Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Telephone: 805.965.2376
FAX:  805.963.6707

PPD Support groups in English and Spanish


CALM – Santa Maria 

218 West Carmen Lane, Suite 108
Santa Maria, CA 93458
Telephone:  805.614.9160
FAX: 805.614.9363

PPD Support groups in English and Spanish


Support Groups (New Parent Discussion Groups)
Santa Barbara

ENGLISH
Wednesday 10am-Noon
Location:   Trinity Lutheran Church
                   Foothill & La Cumbre, Santa Barbara,  CA
Telephone: 805-564-3888
Fee: NONE
For Families with babies 0 to 3 mos

SPANISH
Thursdays 9am-11am
Location:  Mariposas Project
                 621 W. Micheltorena, Santa Barbara, CA
Telephone: 805-852-1595
Fee: NONE
For Familes pregnant and with babies 0 - 12 months


Posptartum Health Alliance
San Diego

Warmline:  619.254.0023


New Mothers Support Group
Riverside, CA

The Carolyn E. Wylie Center for Children Youth & Families
4164 Brockton Avenue
Riverside, CA 92501

Group meets Mondays at noon at the Rubidoux WIC office
To enroll contact Katrina.
Telephone: 951-683-5193

Click here to download flyer


San Jose Postpartum Support Group

Weekly Post Partum Mood Disorder Support Group
Facilitated by Volunteer Perinatal Mood Disorder Survivors
Location:
Almaden Valley Athletic Club
5400 Camden Avenue
San Jose 95124
Babies are welcome and ChildCare available for older children.
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD POSTCARD
Contact Tiffany Benton
Telephone: 408.264.5382
Website Email


Postpartum Support Group
Hermosa Beach

Location: Recovery Now, Inc.
2200 Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 304A
Hermosa Beach, Ca 90254
Every Wednesday 10-11am 
New moms and children up to 9 months old welcome.
Facilitator: Alicia MacGowan, LCSW, MAC
Please call to register
Telephone: 310.508.9531


Postpartum Wellness Support Group
Santa Cruz

Mondays 10:00am to 12:00 noon
Sutter Maternity Hospital
2900 Chanticleer Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA

Contact: Maggie Muir, LMFT, IBCLC  
Telephone: 831-426-3016

Contact: Genine Leighton,LMFT  
Telephone: 831-566-6830


Salinas Support Group

Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital
Thursdays, 4:30-6pm
Facilitated by Carri Budd, RN, MFT
Telephone: 757.4333 ext. 2143


Los Angeles New Moms Connect Support Group

8838 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90035
Thursdays, 10:00am-11am
RSVP required
Telephone: 310.247.0864
newmomsconnect@jfsla.org


St Joseph Hospital Postpartum Depression Support Group
Orange 

TIMES: Thursday at 10:30 am for new moms
Thursday at 12:00 for ongoing moms who have attended the new moms group and are ready to work on issues after the ppd has improved.
Postpartum Dads group meets last Wednesday of every month.
Contact: Viviana Schilpp, LCSW
Telephone: 714-771-8000, ext.5037


Mission Hospital Postpartum Depression Support Group
Mission Viejo

Tuesdays 10am-11am
No fee or pre-registration.  Babies welcome.
Women's Wellness Center, Mission Medical Tower
26732 Crown Valley Parkway, Ste 171 92691
Contact Sue Harrison, RN, BSN, IBCLC at 949-365-3818 or 949-364-4284
Sue.Harrison@stjoe.org


POSTPARTUM WELLNESS SUPPORT GROUP
PACIFIC GROVE

1st Tuesday of every month, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Parent's Place, Butterfly Room
Pacific Grove Adult School
1025 Lighthouse Avenue
Pacific Grove, CA 93590
Free and Drop Ins Welcome
Facilitated by Jennifer Golden, LCSW and Meg Grundy, LCSW
for more information, please call Jennifer Golden, 831-383-8190


EMOTIONAL WELLBEING IN PREGNANCY AND POSTPARTUM
SAN FRANCISCO

Facilitated by: Kerry Savola-Levin, LCSW and Christopher Eaton, MD
Mondays 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Open to Kaiser Permanente members only
Kaiser Permanente French Campus
4141 Geary Blvd. Third Floor, Group Room #3
San Francisco, CA
Free, newborn/infant drop ins welcome (no need to schedule or register)


MANAGING MOODS DURING & AFTER PREGNANCY
SANTA ROSA
 

 Facilitated by: Naomi Granvold, MD
 Tuesdays 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
 Open to Kaiser Permanente members only
 Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa, Psychiatry Campus
 3558 Round Barn Blvd. Group Room #3
 Santa Rosa, CA
 Free, newborn/infant drop ins welcome (no need to schedule or register)


POSTPARTUM ADJUSTMENT GROUP
NEWPORT BEACH

Facilitated by:  Laura Navarro Pickens
Location:
Hoag Hospital Conference Center
One Hoag Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92658

Time:  Mondays from 6pm - 7pm
Telephone: 562-882-7901
Babies are welcome!

For more information:  
Telephone:  Hoag Babyline 949-764-2229
Open to the community


Postpartum Support Group
Long Beach

 A group for mommies and their pre-crawling babies.
Time:  Tuesdays, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Location:
Long Beach Community Hospital
1720 Termino Avenue
Long Beach, CA
Fee: NONE
Contact:  Emma Santizo, LCSW
Telephone:  562-208-2279

   

Postpartum Support Group
Sacramento

Open to community members at Kaiser Permanente
South Sacramento
Time:  First and Third Wednesdays
10:30 - 12:00 p.m
Facilitator:  Margaret Ruchte, LCSW
Telephone:  916.688.2317


Pregnant and Postpartum Drop-In Support Group
San Bernardino


Time:   Fridays 9:30 - 11:00 am
Location:  
1963 North E Street
San Bernardino, CA  92405
Contact:  Dr. Christine Bierdrager
Telephone:  909-881-6146


Please contact the PSI Office if you would like to list a support group here.

EDUCATION & EVENTS 


Pregnancy is Glowing,Motherhood is easy,
and Other Myths:
A Workshop for Pregnant Moms


WHEN:
Saturday, August 2, 11am-2pm (snacks provided)

WHERE: Natural Resources: A Center for New and Expectant parents

1367 Valencia St. (at 25th St.)
San Francisco, CA 94110 (415) 550-2611

COST: Free for Members, $10 Non Members

click here to download pdf
 

TO REGISTER:

Space is limited, please register online in advance


Please contact the PSI Office if you have an event you would like to list here.

UPDATES: If you are aware of a perinatal resource for families that is not listed here, if a current listing needs updating, or if you would like to apply to be listed here, please contact us.


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Wendy Davis with any questions.

RESOURCE GUIDE 

WELCOME TO THE CALIFORNIA RESOURCE PAGE FOR PSI.
We are glad you found us. This page lists the California and other area resources such as groups, telephone support, and reliable services that are available for no charge. We also list local events, trainings, and volunteer opportunities.

PLEASE CONTACT YOUR PSI COORDINATOR: PSI Coordinators are volunteers who offer caring and informed support and resources to moms and their families. They also provide information and resources for area providers who are caring for pregnant and postpartum families. Your area coordinators are listed below. Please don’t hesitate to contact us; we want to hear from you.

CALIFORNIA STATE COORDINATORS

CALIFORNIA STATE CO-COORDINATOR: Meri Levy, MA
Bay Area

Telephone: 925-385-8848

CALIFORNIA STATE CO-COORDINATOR: Robyn Alagona Cutler, MA,LMFT
BAY AREA

Telephone: 415-309-8464

CALIFORNIA STATE CO-COORDINATOR: Susan Kordell, RN , PHN
Fresno & Tulare Counties        

Nurture 2 Nurture Perinatal Program
Telephone: 559-799-7815

CALIFORNIA STATE CO-COORDINATOR: CATHERINE O'BRIEN, LMFT
Sacramento County Area

Telephone: 916-718-9501

CALIFORNIA STATE CO-COORDINATOR: Deb Harpster, CD (DONA) & PPD (DONA) 
Ventura County

Certified Birth & Postpartum Doula
Telephone: 805-570-2743 (cell)

CALIFORNIA STATE CO-COORDINATOR: Maggie Muir, LMFT, IBCLC
Santa Cruz, Santa Clara and Monterey Counties

Telephone: 831-426-3016
Maggie is on leave until November 4, 2014.

CALIFORNIA STATE CO-COORDINATOR: Katayune Kaeni, Psy.D.
San Bernardino County, Claremont

Telephone: 909-451-9951

CALIFORNIA STATE CO-COORDINATOR: Emily Ortega-Jara
Inland Empire

English and Spanish
Telephone: 951-452-0067
                                   
 Emily is on leave until October 20 2014

Postpartum Education for Parents (PEP)
Santa Barbara

Telephone: 805-564-3888 English
Telephone: 805-852-1595 Spanish
  

CALIFORNIA STATE CO-COORDINATOR: Andrea Schneider, LCSW 
San Gabriel Valley (Los Angeles)



CALIFORNIA STATE CO-COORDINATOR: Gabrielle Kaufman, MA,LPCC,BC-DMT,NCC
Los Angeles and San Fernando Valley

Telephone: 310-289-2202

California State Co-Coordinator: Terry Wohlberg, M.A., LMFT
West Los Angeles, Santa Monica, West Valley
PSI California  Regional Coordinator

Telephone: 310-622-4414

Terry is on leave until October 27, 2014

CALIFORNIA STATE CO-COORDINATOR: Stephanie Morales, LMFT 
Los Angeles/South Bay

Telephone: 310-567-0160

CALIFORNIA STATE CO-COORDINATOR: Elisabeth Farnsworth
Orange County

Telephone: 949-246-5062

CALIFORNIA OUTREACH VOLUNTEER: AMY MANSFIELD WEINBERG
Sacramento Area


Postpartum Health Alliance of San Diego

Telephone: 619.254.0023
 


CALIFORNIA EMERGENCY RESOURCE GUIDE

In an emergency: PSI is a volunteer organization devoted to providing social support and resources to women and their families. We will return your call or email as quickly as we can, but we can not provide an immediate response in an emergency. If you do need immediate assistance, please use one of the following resources now:

EMERGENCY: 911

SUICIDE PREVENTION HOTLINE: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

 

SUPPORT GROUPS

The following groups offer support at no charge for women who are at risk of or are experiencing distress such as isolation, depression, anxiety, fearful thoughts, insomnia, trauma, and other difficulties during pregnancy or postpartum. Support groups provide a safe and caring place for connection and recovery. Please call or email for more information.


Mom 2 Mom: Supporting the art of motherhood, pregnancy and beyond

2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month
6:15 pm -7:45 pm
At: Gateway Community Church
1100 S. Sowell Ave
Visalia, Ca 93277
Room 120 ( entrance off Sowell St.)
No cost for group
Babies up to 1 year of age are welcome at group.
Child care is available in nursery
Awana groups are available for school age children
Each group will start with a short informational topic on depression and anxiety during pregnancy or after giving birth
Support groups are facilitated by RNs with many years experience in Maternal Child nursing, lactation and postpartum depression
For more info call: 799-7815 or 733-7168


Nurture 2 Nurture Support Groups

1st and 3rd Monday and Thursday of each month ( except holidays)
9:30 am -11:30 am.
at: California Health Collaborative
1680 W. Shaw Ave.
Fresno, Ca 93711
No cost for group
Babies up to 1 year of age are welcome at group
Each group will start with a short informational topic on depression and anxiety in pregnancy and after giving birth
Support groups are facilitated by RNs and MFTs from the Nurture 2 Nurture program
For more info call: 559-244-4580


CALM-Santa Barbara

1236 Chapala Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Telephone: 805.965.2376
FAX:  805.963.6707

PPD Support groups in English and Spanish


CALM – Santa Maria 

218 West Carmen Lane, Suite 108
Santa Maria, CA 93458
Telephone:  805.614.9160
FAX: 805.614.9363

PPD Support groups in English and Spanish


Support Groups (New Parent Discussion Groups)
Santa Barbara

ENGLISH
Wednesday 10am-Noon
Location:   Trinity Lutheran Church
                   Foothill & La Cumbre, Santa Barbara,  CA
Telephone: 805-564-3888
Fee: NONE
For Families with babies 0 to 3 mos

SPANISH
Thursdays 9am-11am
Location:  Mariposas Project
                 621 W. Micheltorena, Santa Barbara, CA
Telephone: 805-852-1595
Fee: NONE
For Familes pregnant and with babies 0 - 12 months


Posptartum Health Alliance
San Diego

Warmline:  619.254.0023


New Mothers Support Group
Riverside, CA

The Carolyn E. Wylie Center for Children Youth & Families
4164 Brockton Avenue
Riverside, CA 92501

Group meets Mondays at noon at the Rubidoux WIC office
To enroll contact Katrina.
Telephone: 951-683-5193

Click here to download flyer


San Jose Postpartum Support Group

Weekly Post Partum Mood Disorder Support Group
Facilitated by Volunteer Perinatal Mood Disorder Survivors
Location:
Almaden Valley Athletic Club
5400 Camden Avenue
San Jose 95124
Babies are welcome and ChildCare available for older children.
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD POSTCARD
Contact Tiffany Benton
Telephone: 408.264.5382
Website Email


Postpartum Support Group
Hermosa Beach

Location: Recovery Now, Inc.
2200 Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 304A
Hermosa Beach, Ca 90254
Every Wednesday 10-11am 
New moms and children up to 9 months old welcome.
Facilitator: Alicia MacGowan, LCSW, MAC
Please call to register
Telephone: 310.508.9531


Postpartum Wellness Support Group
Santa Cruz

Mondays 10:00am to 12:00 noon
Sutter Maternity Hospital
2900 Chanticleer Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA

Contact: Maggie Muir, LMFT, IBCLC  
Telephone: 831-426-3016

Contact: Genine Leighton,LMFT  
Telephone: 831-566-6830


Salinas Support Group

Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital
Thursdays, 4:30-6pm
Facilitated by Carri Budd, RN, MFT
Telephone: 757.4333 ext. 2143


Los Angeles New Moms Connect Support Group

8838 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90035
Thursdays, 10:00am-11am
RSVP required
Telephone: 310.247.0864
newmomsconnect@jfsla.org


St Joseph Hospital Postpartum Depression Support Group
Orange 

TIMES: Thursday at 10:30 am for new moms
Thursday at 12:00 for ongoing moms who have attended the new moms group and are ready to work on issues after the ppd has improved.
Postpartum Dads group meets last Wednesday of every month.
Contact: Viviana Schilpp, LCSW
Telephone: 714-771-8000, ext.5037


Mission Hospital Postpartum Depression Support Group
Mission Viejo

Tuesdays 10am-11am
No fee or pre-registration.  Babies welcome.
Women's Wellness Center, Mission Medical Tower
26732 Crown Valley Parkway, Ste 171 92691
Contact Sue Harrison, RN, BSN, IBCLC at 949-365-3818 or 949-364-4284
Sue.Harrison@stjoe.org


POSTPARTUM WELLNESS SUPPORT GROUP
PACIFIC GROVE

1st Tuesday of every month, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Parent's Place, Butterfly Room
Pacific Grove Adult School
1025 Lighthouse Avenue
Pacific Grove, CA 93590
Free and Drop Ins Welcome
Facilitated by Jennifer Golden, LCSW and Meg Grundy, LCSW
for more information, please call Jennifer Golden, 831-383-8190


EMOTIONAL WELLBEING IN PREGNANCY AND POSTPARTUM
SAN FRANCISCO

Facilitated by: Kerry Savola-Levin, LCSW and Christopher Eaton, MD
Mondays 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Open to Kaiser Permanente members only
Kaiser Permanente French Campus
4141 Geary Blvd. Third Floor, Group Room #3
San Francisco, CA
Free, newborn/infant drop ins welcome (no need to schedule or register)


MANAGING MOODS DURING & AFTER PREGNANCY
SANTA ROSA
 

 Facilitated by: Naomi Granvold, MD
 Tuesdays 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
 Open to Kaiser Permanente members only
 Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa, Psychiatry Campus
 3558 Round Barn Blvd. Group Room #3
 Santa Rosa, CA
 Free, newborn/infant drop ins welcome (no need to schedule or register)


POSTPARTUM ADJUSTMENT GROUP
NEWPORT BEACH

Facilitated by:  Laura Navarro Pickens
Location:
Hoag Hospital Conference Center
One Hoag Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92658

Time:  Mondays from 6pm - 7pm
Telephone: 562-882-7901
Babies are welcome!

For more information:  
Telephone:  Hoag Babyline 949-764-2229
Open to the community


Postpartum Support Group
Long Beach

 A group for mommies and their pre-crawling babies.
Time:  Tuesdays, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Location:
Long Beach Community Hospital
1720 Termino Avenue
Long Beach, CA
Fee: NONE
Contact:  Emma Santizo, LCSW
Telephone:  562-208-2279

   

Postpartum Support Group
Sacramento

Open to community members at Kaiser Permanente
South Sacramento
Time:  First and Third Wednesdays
10:30 - 12:00 p.m
Facilitator:  Margaret Ruchte, LCSW
Telephone:  916.688.2317


Pregnant and Postpartum Drop-In Support Group
San Bernardino


Time:   Fridays 9:30 - 11:00 am
Location:  
1963 North E Street
San Bernardino, CA  92405
Contact:  Dr. Christine Bierdrager
Telephone:  909-881-6146


Please contact the PSI Office if you would like to list a support group here.

EDUCATION & EVENTS 


Pregnancy is Glowing,Motherhood is easy,
and Other Myths:
A Workshop for Pregnant Moms


WHEN:
Saturday, August 2, 11am-2pm (snacks provided)

WHERE: Natural Resources: A Center for New and Expectant parents

1367 Valencia St. (at 25th St.)
San Francisco, CA 94110 (415) 550-2611

COST: Free for Members, $10 Non Members

click here to download pdf
 

TO REGISTER:

Space is limited, please register online in advance


Please contact the PSI Office if you have an event you would like to list here.

UPDATES: If you are aware of a perinatal resource for families that is not listed here, if a current listing needs updating, or if you would like to apply to be listed here, please contact us.


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Wendy Davis with any questions.

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