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Chat With An Expert

Postpartum Support International hosts free, live phone sessions every week:

Wednesday chats for moms
First Monday chats for dads

During these sessions you can connect with other moms and dads, and talk with a PSI expert about resources, symptoms, options and general information about perinatal mood and anxiety disorders from the privacy of your own phone. There is no need to pre-register or give your name. These sessions, facilitated by licensed mental health professionals, are informational only and open to anyone with questions and concerns. Limited to the first 15 callers.

Please note: The bridge line will stop accepting callers when the maximum of 15 callers has been reached. Sessions will last approximately one hour. These Chats are not meant to take the place of needed visits to healthcare providers and do not provide therapy.

Call-in Schedule


Chat Number: 1-800-944-8766
Participant Code 73162

Wednesday Chats for Moms and Helpers:

Is it just the baby blues? Am I the only one who feels this way? Will I ever get better? Join in this weekly session and get answers to your questions from trained healthcare professionals who understand what you’re going through.

Mom Chat Facilitators:


Ann Dunnewold, PhD is a past president of PSI and a licensed psychologist in Dallas, TX. She is co-author of Life Will Never Be The Same: The Real Mom’s Postpartum Survival Guide and three other titles on motherhood issues, and the host of The Sanity Hour on HerInsight Radio Network.

Helen Jones, PhD, RN, APN is a former PSI board member, published author, family therapist specializing in perinatal mood disorders, and Professor of Nursing at Raritan Valley Community College in NJ.

Linda Klempner, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist and director of Women’s Health Counseling & Psychotherapy in Teaneck, N.J., and PSI Board Member.

Suma Karandikar, MA, LCPC, is a Co-Founder of the Postpartum Wellness Center, LLC, a private practice in Illinois dedicated to serving women and their families during the perinatal time. Previous to her private practice, Suma served as the Clinical Director at a Community Counseling center for Pregnancy Help and Education. Suma has received highly specialized training in perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.  She enjoys working with individuals and couples as they adjust to new roles and identities as parents.

Rebecca Feldman, CNM,PMHNP, is a Nurse-Midwife and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Brooklyn, NY. She sees clients as part of the Zucker Hillside Perinatal Psychiatry team, as well as at the Motherhood Center of New York. She is an advocate for increasing maternal mental health care for all mothers.

Perri Shaw Borish, MSS, LCSW, BCD volunteers as a Regional Coordinator for PSI and is a private practitioner in Philadelphia with a specialty in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders. Perri enjoys working with women and their partners as they ease into the transition of motherhood whether it be the first, second or third time around! 

Deana Stevens, Psy.D. is a licensed psychologist in independent practice in Metuchen, NJ.  She has clinical specialties in Addictions and Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders.  Deana enjoys working with individuals and families across the lifespan, recognizing the potential for healing and growth at any stage of development.


PSI First Monday Chats for Dads:

What can I do to support my partner? Am I the only guy who’s struggling with becoming a dad? Join our Chat with an Expert phone forum the first Monday of every month for reliable information, support, and resources.

This is a place where dads, partners, extended family members or other support people, and professionals can find some answers and support from an expert – and from other men. You’ll find honest and compassionate talk about the adjustment to parenthood, information about how fatherhood can affect you, and some helpful advice.

Schedule of Call-In Times

Dad Chat Facilitator:

Daniel B. Singley, Ph.D., ABPP is a San Diego-based board certified psychologist whose research and practice focus on men’s mental health during the transition to fatherhood. He conducts trainings and presentations around the country to assist individuals and organizations to enhance their level of father inclusiveness and founded the grant-funded Basic Training for New Dads, Inc nonprofit in order to give new fathers the tools they need to be highly engaged with their infants as well as their partners. In his free time, Dr. Singley likes to surf, cook, and take his two boys on hikes to throw rocks at things.

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How to Participate in Chat with an Expert:

The facilitator will end the call if there are no participants by 15 minutes after the scheduled start time.

Dialing-in to the Conference

1. Use your telephone to dial your toll-free TeleConference number 1-800-944-8766.

*The following greeting will welcome you: “Welcome to TelSpan TeleConferencing. Please enter your TeleConference code followed by the “#” sign.”

2. After this prompt, enter the code 73162#

Entering the Conference

After entering the correct five-digit TeleConference code, your immediate connection to the TeleConference may be signaled with an audible tone heard by all Participants. Upon entering the TeleConference, please state your name for the convenience of your other Participants. If you are the first person in the call, you will experience silence until other Participants join.

The facilitator will end the call if there are no participants by 15 minutes after the scheduled start time.

Trouble Accessing Your Conference: If for any reason you are having difficulty accessing your TeleConference, please contact the TelSpan Operator Services Department at: 1-800-937-7726.

Helpful Hints

Leaving and Rejoining a TeleConference: If you have to leave the TeleConference for any reason, DO NOT PLACE YOUR PHONE “ON HOLD”. Simply hang-up and call in again when you are ready to return to the Conference.

Muting Your Line: If you would like to mute your line to prevent background noise from entering the call, press *1 (star 1) on your touchtone keypad. This will mute your line, but allow you to listen to the Conference. Pressing *1 (star 1) again will un-mute your line.

At Conference Conclusion: When the Conference has concluded, simply hang-up. The TeleConference call is terminated when all Participants have disconnected.

Help During the Conference: If you need immediate assistance during the TeleConference, press *0 (star zero) to speak privately with an Operator.


PSI Chat with the Experts Schedule


First Monday of the Month

5pm Pacific, 7pm Central, 8pm Eastern


  • Monday, October 2, Facilitator Dan Singley, PhD, ABPP
  • Monday, November 13, Facilitator Dan Singley, PhD, ABPP
  • Monday, December 4, Facilitator Dan Singley, PhD, ABPP


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  • Wed, Oct 18, 6pm Pacific, 8pm Central, 9pm Eastern –  Facilitator Suma Karandikar, MA, LCPC
  • Wed, Oct 25, 9am Pacific, 11am Central, Noon Eastern – Facilitator Deana Stevens, Psy.D.


  • Wed, Nov 1, 6pm Pacific, 8pm Central, 9pm Eastern –  Facilitator Helen Jones, PhD, RN, APN
  • Wed, Nov 8, 9am Pacific, 11am Central, Noon Eastern – Facilitator Perri Shaw Borish, MSS, LCSW, BCD
  • Wed, Nov 15 6pm Pacific, 8pm Central, 9pm Eastern –  Facilitator Deana Stevens, Psy.D.
  • Wed, Nov 22, 9am Pacific, 11am Central, Noon Eastern – Facilitator Rebecca Feldman, MSN, CNM, RN
  • Wed, Nov 29 6pm Pacific, 8pm Central, 9pm Eastern –  Facilitator Helen Jones, PhD, RN, APN


  • Wed, Dec 6, 9am Pacific, 11am Central, Noon Eastern – Facilitator Perri Shaw Borish, MSS, LCSW, BCD
  • Wed, Dec 13, 6pm Pacific, 8pm Central, 9pm Eastern – Facilitator Deana Stevens, Psy.D.
  • Wed, Dec 20, 9am Pacific, 11am Central, Noon Eastern – Facilitator Deana Stevens, Psy.D.
  • Wed, Dec 27, 6pm Pacific, 8pm Central, 9pm Eastern – Facilitator
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