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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

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

Shasta, Trinity, Tehama, Siskiyou Counties
Elisa Knopf
530-710-4568 TEXT OR CALL
elisaknopf@sbcglobal.net

BAY AREA
Michelle Cilia
michellecilia@gmail.com
Michelle is on leave.  Please contact Nicole Kangas (below).

Butte County (Chico area)
Beth Miller

530-332-7208
motherbaby@enloe.org
Camp Fire Emergency Assistance Info can be found here.

Humboldt County
Micki Elaine

707-825-1314
micki@ncsheadstart.org

Lake County
Jaclyn Ley
(707) 532-4640 TEXT OR CALL
psilakecounty@gmail.com
Jaclyn is on leave.

Marin County
Myriam Martinez

Speaks Spanish and English
415-235-2734 TEXT OR CALL
myriam@myriammartinezmft.com

Sacramento County Area
Catherine O’Brien

916-718-9501 EXT. 3
catherine@happywithbaby.com

Sonoma County
Jill McCulloch
707-490-7962 TEXT OR CALL
crisiscounselor42@yahoo.com

Napa County
Crystal McAuley
(707) 714-1099 TEXT OR CALL
napapsicoordinator@gmail.com

San Francisco County, San Mateo County
Ashley Hansen

(650) 302-6802 TEXT OR CALL
ashleyhansenmft@gmail.com

Nicole Kangas
East Bay Area: Contra Costa County & Alameda County
925-403-1971 TEXT OR CALL
nkangaspsi@gmail.com

San Jose/Santa Clara County
Cheryl Hart

408-475-4408 TEXT OR CALL
cheryl@supportingmamas.org

San Joaquin County
Shari Stamps
925-579-1826 TEXT OR CALL
info@navigatingpostpartum.com
Shari is on leave until April 2019.

Santa Cruz, Santa Clara and Monterey Counties
Maggie Muir
Telephone: 831-426-3016
MAGGIE IS ON LEAVE

CENTRAL CALIFORNIA

Fresno, Madera, Tulare Counties
Susan Kordell

Nurture 2 Nurture Perinatal Program
559-799-7815 TEXT OR CALL
susankordell@gmail.com
Susan is on leave until Dec 30, 2018.

Inyo and Mono Counties
Courtney Diffner

949-632-6625 TEXT OR CALL
courtneydiffnerpsi@gmail.com

Kern County
Stacie Bingham

661-446-4532 TEXT OR CALL
stacie.bing@gmail.com

Stanislaus and Merced Counties
Alyssa Dye

209-565-4763 TEXT OR CALL
alyssadyepsi@gmail.com

Stanislaus County
Jennifer Kara

209.281.3032 TEXT OR CALL
jenniferkara423@gmail.com

Yolo County
Deborah Soliz

Speaks Spanish and English
530-574-6370
dgsoliz54@gmail.com

Yolo County
Jennifer Travis

530-650-5420
Jennifer.Travis@HelpMeGrowYolo.org

CENTRAL COAST

San Luis Obispo County
Jaime Lewis
805-994-0873 TEXT OR CALL
psislocounty@gmail.com

Santa Barbara
Postpartum Education for Parents (PEP)

805-564-3888 English
805-852-1595 Spanish
Website

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Coachella Valley
Joanna Boles Whitlow

805-570-3725 TEXT OR CALL
joanna.whitlow@formomsandbabies.com

Inland Empire, Riverside County
Nayeli Corona- Zitney

English and Spanish
909-480-8225
Nayeliczpsi@gmail.com

Long Beach, San Pedro
Abigail Ortega

English and Spanish
562-386-5887 TEXT OR CALL
aortega.psi@gmail.com

Los Angeles
Sarah Bederman
English and Spanish
(209) 591-8631 TEXT OR CALL
sarahbedermanpsi@gmail.com

Los Angeles County
Kelly Kay
646-704-2688 TEXT OR CALL
kelly@maternalmentalhealthnow.org

Los Angeles County: Pasadena
Mary Jo Prince
626-466-9035
maryjoprincetherapy@gmail.com

Santa Clarita, Antelope Valley and Palmdale Areas
Lorena Aynalem
English and Spanish
818-584-6367 TEXT OR CALL
laynalem.lcsw@gmail.com

Orange County
Marissa Zwetow
949-424-3034 TEXT OR CALL
info@postpartumhappiness.com

San Bernardino County
Alexandra Samuel-Sturgess

909-312-0552
hello@spiritedbytruth.com

San Diego
Daniel Singley
English and Spanish

858-344-4698
singley@menexcel.com

Postpartum Health Alliance of San Diego
Telephone: 619-254-0023
https://postpartumhealthalliance.org/

San Fernando Valley, Northern and Eastern
Kathleen Haigh

818.392.8496
kathgeary@hotmail.com

San Gabriel Valley (Foothills Region – Pasadena-Claremont)
Andrea Schneider
626-241-6812
schneider374@msn.com
Andrea is on leave until Jan 1, 2019. Please contact Liz (below).

Western San Gabriel Valley region of Los Angeles County: Alhambra
Liz Gonzalez
626-319-2512 TEXT OR CALL
lyzzerd217@gmail.com

West Los Angeles, Santa Monica
Terry Wohlberg

PSI California Regional Coordinator
310-622-4414
terrywohlbergpsi@gmail.com
Terry is on leave until January 15, 2019.  Please contact Kelly Kay (above).

West Los Angeles
Gabrielle Kaufman
310-289-2202
dmt@leventhal.com
Gabrielle is on leave.  Please contact Kelly Kay (above).


 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.

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

ARCATA, CA / Humboldt County
Real Talk MotherWoman Support Group

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

ARCATA, CA / Humboldt County
Talking About Motherhood Prenatal/Postpartum Support Circle

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

Napa
Mamaste Meetups
This is a FREE (open to the public) peer support group for expecting moms and new moms with children under 1 year.
Contact (707)690-0745 for dates and details.
https://www.moxienapa.com/community

Palo Alto
Pregnancy and Postpartum Moods and Challenges Group

Blossom Birth

San Francisco
Mama to Mama: Postpartum Wellness Group for Moms

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

San Francisco
EMOTIONAL WELLBEING IN PREGNANCY AND POSTPARTUM

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)

San Jose
Adjusting to Motherhood Emotional Support Group

Every Thursday 10am-11:30am
Family Tree Wellness, 431 Monterey Ave, Suite 7, Los Gatos, CA
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.
Free parking and snacks available.

Santa Cruz
Postpartum Wellness Support Group

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

Santa Maria
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

Santa Rosa
MANAGING MOODS DURING & AFTER PREGNANCY

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)

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

Adjusting to Motherhood Emotional Support Group
Visalia
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

Central California

Fresno
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

Modesto
Beyond the Blues: Postpartum Wellness Support Group
Meets: 2nd Tuesday of the month from 11:00am-12:30pm
& 4th Tuesday of the month from 6:30-8:00pm.
Modesto Natural Birth Place
1608 Sunrise Ave. Suite B
Modesto, CA 95350
Free and babies are welcome.
For more info: 209.281.3032 TEXT OR CALL
Email: jenniferkara423@gmail.com

Sacramento
Mother’s Heart Support Group

1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Sutter Women’s and Children’s Center
1625 Stockton Blvd Ste 201, Sacramento
Please contact Sutter Parent Education at 916-887-4037 for more information.
Mothers Heart Flyer

Sacramento
Sac Maternal Mental Health Support Group


Facilitated by: Gabi Anderson, RNC-OB, BSN, PHN, CCCE and Janet Carroll, RN, CLC, CPD
Location: Redwood Community Space 2955 3rd Avenue, Suite 202, Sacramento, CA 95817
Time: Sundays 10am-12pm Upcoming meetings: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1660409170932797/
No cost, open to anyone affected by Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders. Babies and support people welcome and encouraged to attend. For more information:
Telephone: 916-833-8253

Central Coast

Marina
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

Salinas
Salinas Support Group

Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital
Thursdays, 4:30-6pm
Facilitated by Carri Budd, RN, MFT
Telephone: 757.4333 ext. 2143
Contact Sue Harrison, RN, BSN, IBCLC at 949-365-3818 or 949-364-4284
Email

Santa Barbara
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

Santa Barbara
Support Groups (New Parent Discussion Groups)

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

Southern California

Pregnancy & Loss Support Group

Colton
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

Hermosa Beach
Postpartum Support Group

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

The Family Room: Peer-to-Peer Postpartum Support Group
San Marino
This group offers moms a safe and comfortable place to talk about mental health issues that arise during and after pregnancy and strives to help moms suffering from maternal mental illness know that they are not alone. Moms are free to share their stories, ask questions, or just listen.
Note: This group is not facilitated by a mental health professional. It is a peer-to-peer support group.
WHEN: every Thursday, 1 to 2:30 pm
REGISTRATION: not required
COST: free
The Family Room
2318 Huntington Drive
San Marino, CA 91108
http://www.familyroomcenter.com/community

Long Beach Support Group
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

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

Mission Viejo
Mission Hospital Postpartum Depression Support Group

Tuesdays 10am-11am
No fee or pre-registration. Babies welcome.
Women’s Wellness Center, Mission Medical Tower
26732 Crown Valley Parkway, Ste 171 92691

Newport Beach
Spanish  Speaking Moms Support Group

Time: Every Thursday morning from 10:30-11:30am
Address: 307 Placentia Ave Ste. 100B
Newport Beach, CA 92663
Spanish speaking Contact person: Miriam Henderson (949)764-5394
Details: This is a support group for pregnant women and women with babies 12 months or younger. The purpose of the group is to help women learn new ways to cope with the changes that come with motherhood, including changes in mood. The group also focuses on how to improve the relationship between mother and baby and how to improve the physical and mental health of mother and baby.

Newport Beach
POSTPARTUM ADJUSTMENT GROUP

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

Orange
St Joseph Hospital Postpartum Depression Support Group

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

Pasadena
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

Pomona
Pregnancy and Postpartum Stress Group

Facilitated by Nayeli Corona-Zitney, LCSW
First and Third Wednesdays 12:30-2pm
No Cost, free group
Lunch and limited childcare provided
Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center
1798 N. Garey  Ave. Pomona, CA 
Womens Center Auditorium
Allow time for parking
For Information: 909-480-8225
The current group schedule, including cancellations will be posted on MeetUp
In this group for Pregnant and New Moms, we:
–Discuss stress, depression, anxiety and difficulty adjusting
–Learn coping skills, relaxation techniques, communication skills
–Help you feel well and be the mom you want to be
Babies are welcome!  

Riverside
Postpartum Wellness Circle for Mamas

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

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

San Bernadino
Pregnant and Postpartum Drop-In Support Group

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

San Diego
New Mom Support Group

Baby Garten Studio, 1947 30th St. San Diego, CA 92102
Meets the 4th Thursday of every month from 11:00-12:00pm
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
Audrey Bogorad, Postpartum doula and Certified Lactation counselor.
For more information please email marni@drmarnigreenberg.com or call (858) 432-3290. Pregnancy-Postpartum Flyer

San Diego
Postpartum Health Alliance

For Families pregnant and with babies 0 – 12 months
Website
Warmline: 619.254.0023

San Pedro
Postpartum Support Group

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

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.

Whittier (Los Angeles County)
Pregnancy Loss Support Group
Meets once/month
For more info: Pregnancy Loss Support Group
(562) 276-2717


EDUCATION & EVENTS

December 6-7, 2018
Oroville, California
Pec Indman, EdD, MFT; Shoshana Bennett, PhD; TBA, MD
Learn more and Register for the Oroville Training

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 the PSI office psioffice@postpartum.net with any questions.

Postpartum Support International.