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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.

PSI SUPPORT COORDINATORS

CALIFORNIA STATE COORDINATOR: Beth Miller, CLEC
Butte County (Chico area)
Telephone: 530-332-7208
Email: motherbaby@enloe.org

CALIFORNIA STATE COORDINATOR: Amy Weinberg, MA
Berkeley and Oakland
Telephone: 916-730-4352
Email

CALIFORNIA STATE COORDINATOR: Meri Levy, LMFT, CLE
Bay Area
Telephone: 925-385-8848
Email

CALIFORNIA STATE COORDINATOR: Robyn Alagona Cutler, MA, LMFT
BAY AREA
Telephone: 415-309-8464
Email                                               Robyn is on leave

CALIFORNIA STATE COORDINATOR: Cheryl Hart
SAN JOSE
Telephone: (408) 475 4408
Email

CALIFORNIA STATE COORDINATOR: Milena Doan, M.A.
San Jose and Bay Area (ENGLISH AND SPANISH)
Telephone: (408) 599-1016

ENGLISH AND SPANISH
Email: help.postpartum@yahoo.com
Español: ayuda.posparto@yahoo.com

CALIFORNIA STATE COORDINATOR: Micki Elaine
Humboldt County
Telephone: 707-825-1315
Email: 
micki@ncsheadstart.org

CALIFORNIA STATE COORDINATOR: Jennifer Kara, CD, CPD
Stanislaus and San Joaquin Counties
Telephone: 209.281.3032 cell

Email: jenniferkara423@gmail.com

CALIFORNIA STATE COORDINATOR:  Alyssa Dye
Stanislaus and Merced Counties
Telephone: 209-565-4763
Email: alyssadyepsi@gmail.com

CALIFORNIA STATE COORDINATOR: Susan Kordell, RN , PHN
Fresno, Madera, Tulare Counties
Nurture 2 Nurture Perinatal Program
Telephone: 559-799-7815
Email

CALIFORNIA STATE COORDINATOR: Catherine O’Brien, LMFT
Sacramento County Area
Telephone: 916-718-9501
Email

CALIFORNIA STATE COORDINATOR: Courtney Diffner
Inyo and Mono Counties

Telephone: 949-632-6625
email: 
courtneydiffnerpsi@gmail.com

CALIFORNIA STATE COORDINATOR: Katayune Kaeni, Psy.D.
San Bernardino County, Claremont
Telephone: 909-451-9951
Email

CALIFORNIA STATE COORDINATOR: Stacie Bingham, CD(DONA) LCCE
Kern County
Telephone: 661-491-4774
Email: stacie.bing@gmail.com

CALIFORNIA STATE COORDINATOR: Emily Ortega-Jara
Inland Empire, Riverside County
English and Spanish
Telephone: 951-452-0067
Email: ortegajara3@gmail.co.com

Postpartum Education for Parents (PEP)
Santa Barbara
Telephone: 805-564-3888 English
Telephone: 805-852-1595 Spanish
Website

CALIFORNIA STATE COORDINATOR: Abigail Ortega, MSW
Long Beach, San Pedro
ENGLISH AND SPANISH
Telephone: 562-304-5988
Email

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

CALIFORNIA STATE COORDINATOR: Kathleen Haigh, M.A., LMFT
Northern and Eastern San Fernando Valley
Telephone: 818.392.8496
Email

CALIFORNIA STATE COORDINATOR: Gabrielle Kaufman, MA, LPCC, BC-DMT, NCC
Los Angeles and San Fernando Valley
Telephone: 310-289-2202
Email

CALIFORNIA STATE COORDINATOR: Terry Wohlberg, M.A., LMFT
West Los Angeles, Santa Monica, West Valley
PSI California Regional Coordinator
Telephone: 310-622-4414
Email                                                           

CALIFORNIA STATE COORDINATOR: Joanna Boles Whitlow
Coachella Valley
Telephone: 805-570-3725
Email:  joanna.whitlow@formomsandbabies.com

CALIFORNIA STATE COORDINATOR: Stephanie Morales, LMFT
Los Angeles/South Bay
Telephone: 310-567-0160
Email

CALIFORNIA STATE COORDINATOR: Elisabeth Farnsworth
Orange County
Telephone: 949-246-5062
Email

Postpartum Health Alliance of San Diego
Telephone: 619.254.0023
Email

CALIFORNIA STATE COORDINATOR: Maggie Muir, LMFT, IBCLC
Santa Cruz, Santa Clara and Monterey Counties
Telephone: 831-426-3016
Email          Maggie is on leave


 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)


 

 CALIFORNIA 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.

Real Talk MotherWoman Support Group
ARCATA, CA / Humboldt County
Support group where women can speak openly about the challenges and triumphs of the mothering experience in an environment of safety and mutual respect, and build community.
Babies and toddlers welcome.
3rd Thursday of the month / 6-7:30 pm
Moonstone Midwives Birth Center
4677 Valley East Suite 2 Arcata, CA
Contact Laura 707-223-1638 or Julia 707-599-7919

Talking About Motherhood Prenatal/Postpartum Support Circle
ARCATA, CA / Humboldt County
Using the MotherWoman Support Group model to create a safe, welcoming
environment where women can share their reality and be supported in a non-judgmental environment.
Thursdays 11:00 am—12:30 pm
Northcountry Prenatal Services (Shaw Pavilion)
front of Mad River Hospital
3800 Janes Road Suite 101
Arcata, CA
Contact Kit at 707-822-1385

The Afterglow: Postpartum Depression and Anxiety Support Group
Venice
Beginning Tuesday November 8 through December 13
10-11:30am at The Art of Birthing center on Washington in Venice
Cover topics such as coping tools, self-care, what to expect, questions to ask your provider when considering medication, communicating with your partner, and attachment with your baby despite this illness, as well as provide a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental space to process with each other.
Babies are welcome, of course. If you are experiencing pre-natal depression or anxiety, contact me so we can discuss if this group will be a good fit for you.
Capacity of 12 members but if it fills up we will add you to the next cycle.
Facilitated by Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Ashley S. Hanna, LCSW
Email ashley.s.hanna@gmail.com

South Lake Tahoe Support Group
Wednesdays 5:30-6:30pm
Recommended without infants
Location:
1077 4th Street Suite B (Basement)
South Lake Tahoe CA  96150
Please sign up in advance at fit.bartonhealth.org
Telephone:  530-543-5549

Mama to Mama: Postpartum Wellness Group for Moms
San Francisco

Time: Tuesdays, 10:30am-12:00pm
Location: The Well Clinic, San Francisco, CA
Contact: Robyn Alagona Cutler, MFT
415-309-8464 or robyn@wellsanfrancisco.com
Moms will:
-Learn about the emotional adjustment to motherhood
-Share their authentic experience in a judgment-free zone
-Gain self-care & mindfulness skills to achieve balance
-Build community by connecting with other new moms

New Mom Support Group
San Diego
Baby Garten Studio, 1947 30th St. San Diego, CA 92102
Meets the 4th Thursday of every month from 3:30-4:30pm
Come join other new moms and babies in a relaxing environment where you are welcome to share both the joys and the challenges of parenthood. This is an open group and there is no cost, so you are welcome to come whenever you like and however often it feels good to you. We will discuss common concerns such as sleep, self-care, nursing/feeding, childbirth recovery, partner and family relationships, and anything else that arises.
This support group is co-facilitated by Dr. Marni Greenberg, a Clinical Psychologist specializing in the pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum, and Rosemary Mason, Postpartum Doula and Lactation Consultant.  For more information please email marni@drmarnigreenberg.com or call (858) 432-3290.

Mother’s Heart Support Group
Sacramento
1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Sutter Women’s and Children’s Center
2825 Capitol Avenue, 1st floor lobby, Sacramento (signs will direct you to the meeting room)
Please contact Sutter Parent Education at 916-887-4037 for more information.
Mothers Heart Flyer

Pregnancy and Postpartum Stress Group
Pomona
Facilitated by Katayune Kaeni, Psy.D.
No Cost, free group
Every Tuesday 12:30-2pm
Lunch and Childcare provided
Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center
1770 N. Orange Grove Ave. Suite 210
Pomona Ca, 91767
In this group for Pregnant and New Moms, we:
    –Discuss stress, depression, anxiety and difficulty adjusting
    –Learn coping skills, relaxation techniques, communication skills
    –Support moms to recover from pregnancy and birth
    –Help you feel well and be the mom you want to be
Babies are welcome!

Adjusting to Motherhood Emotional Support Group
San Jose
Every Thursday 1.30-3pm
Family Tree Wellness, 114 Royce St, Suite E, Los Gatos 95030
Email  cheryl@supportingmamas.org
Phone: (408) 475 4408
Babies up to 8 months welcome
Welcoming pregnant and new mothers to join us in a safe, confidential setting to share the challenges of motherhood. Babies up to one year welcome.
Free parking and snacks available.

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

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
Website

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

Postpartum Health Alliance
For Families pregnant and with babies 0 – 12 months
San Diego
Website
Warmline: 619.254.0023

Mothers and Babies Course
Free weekly support group for pregnant and postpartum mothers.
Group also available in Spanish
For more information please call 951-823-0360 El Sol

Postpartum Wellness Circle for Mamas
Riverside
Begins May 7th every Thursday in Riverside, CA
10-12 Spanish and 1:00-2:30 English.
For information please call Emilia Ortega-Jara, LCSW  (951) 452-0067
Groups are available throughout Riverside County

SACHS HOPE
San Bernardino
Pregnant and new mama Support group in San Bernardino CA.
Every Wednesdays 1:00-2:30 p.m. for information: (909) 382-7169

ARMC Post-Partum Support Group
400 N. Pepper Ave. Colton CA 92324
3rd Floor Postpartum Conference Rm.
11am to 12pm
Every 3rd Tuesdays of Each Month
Post Partum Support Flyer – moms and dads

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
Email

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
Email

Maternal Mental Health Warmline
831-783-5933
Free Confidential Bilingual Counselors will return your call, listen to your concerns, offer a postpartum screening, and help you connect with the right local resources.

Pregnancy and Postpartum Support Groups
Free, confidential support groups for mothers to find comfort, validation, and resources from one another and from local counselors.

2nd Tuesday of each month from 10:00am – 11:30am
Marina Del Mar Classroom #9, 3066 Lake Drive, Marina

3rd Tuesday of each month from 10:00am – 11:30am
Babies-R-Us, 1930 N Davis Road, Salinas

3rd Thursday of each month from 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Marina Del Mar Classroom #9, 3066 Lake Drive, Marina

Contact: hello@parentingconnectionmc.org / 831-783-5933​
http://www.parentingconnectionmc.org/maternal-mental-health.html

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:
Children’s Miller Hospital
2800 Atlantic Avenue
Long Beach, CA
Fee: NONE
Contact: Emma Santizo, LCSW
Telephone: 562-208-2279
Email   Website

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

Postpartum Support Group
South Pasadena
Time:Fridays 10:30am to 12pm
Location:
Verdant Oak Behavioral Health
1151 El Centro Street, Suite B,
South Pasadena, CA 91030
Discussion: Topics will include coping skills, community support, mental and
physical well-being, and stress management (Please note, this will NOT be a
therapy group. Individuals who may benefit from further or more individual
support will be provided with appropriate referral information)
Fee: None
Facilitator: Megan Phillips, PsyD
Telephone: 323-345-1402
Babies up to one year welcome.
Website

Postpartum Support Group
San Pedro
Location: Recovery NOW, Inc.
916 North Western Avenue, Suite #210
San Pedro, Ca 90732
Every Wednesday 1:00 to 2:00 PM
New moms and children up to 9 months old welcome.
Facilitator: Alicia MacGowan, LCSW, LAADC, CAI
Please visit our website www.recoverynowla.com to register
A Free Community Service
Telephone: 310.957.2099 ext. 1


EDUCATION & EVENTS

 

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 at psioffice@postpartum.net

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact PSI Executive Director Wendy Davis with any questions.