Postpartum Support International hosts free, live phone sessions every week:
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.
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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.
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.
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.
First Monday of every month (January Chat will be the fourth Monday of the month – January 22 -due to holiday and vacations)
5pm Pacific, 7pm Central, 8pm Eastern
Call in number is 1-800-944-8766, code 73162#
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.
The facilitator will end the call if there are no participants by 15 minutes after the scheduled start time.
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#
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.
Help During the Conference: If you need immediate assistance during the TeleConference, press *0 (star zero) to speak privately with an Operator.