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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.


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

Jennifer Travis
YOLO County
Telephone: 530-650-5420
Email: Jennifer.Travis@HelpMeGrowYolo.org

Amy Mansfield Weinberg
Berkeley and Oakland
Telephone: 916-730-4352

Michelle Cilia
Telephone: 415-710-6731
Email: michellecilia@gmail.com

Robyn Alagona Cutler

Telephone: 415-309-8464 TEXT OR CALL

Jaime Lewis
Telephone: 805-994-0873 TEXT OR CALL

Myriam Martinez
Marin County
Speaks Spanish and English
Telephone: 415-235-2734 TEXT OR CALL

Cheryl Hart
Telephone: 408-475-4408 TEXT OR CALL

Milena Doan
San Jose and Bay Area (ENGLISH AND SPANISH)
Telephone: 408-599-1016

Email: help.postpartum@yahoo.com
Español: ayuda.posparto@yahoo.com

Micki Elaine
Humboldt County
Telephone: 707-825-1314

Jennifer Kara
Stanislaus County
Telephone: 209.281.3032 TEXT OR CALL

Email: jenniferkara423@gmail.com

Alyssa Dye
Stanislaus and Merced Counties
Telephone: 209-565-4763 TEXT OR CALL
Email: alyssadyepsi@gmail.com

Susan Kordell
Fresno, Madera, Tulare Counties
Nurture 2 Nurture Perinatal Program
Telephone: 559-799-7815 TEXT OR CALL

Catherine O’Brien
Sacramento County Area
Telephone: 916-718-9501

Courtney Diffner
Inyo and Mono Counties

Telephone: 949-632-6625 TEXT OR CALL

Katayune Kaeni
San Bernardino County, Claremont
Telephone: 909-451-9951 TEXT OR CALL

Stacie Bingham
Kern County
Telephone: 661-446-4532 TEXT OR CALL
Email: stacie.bing@gmail.com

Emily Ortega-Jara
Inland Empire, Riverside County
English and Spanish
Telephone: 951-452-0067 TEXT OR CALL
Email: ortegajara3@gmail.com
Emily is on leave Dec 18 to Jan 30, 2018

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

Abigail Ortega
Long Beach, San Pedro
Telephone: 562-386-5887 TEXT OR CALL

Andrea Schneider
San Gabriel Valley (Los Angeles)
Telephone: 626-241-6812

Andrea is on leave returning 2/1

Kathleen Haigh
Northern and Eastern San Fernando Valley
Telephone: 818.392.8496

Terry Wohlberg
West Los Angeles, Santa Monica, West Valley
PSI California Regional Coordinator
Telephone: 310-622-4414

Joanna Boles Whitlow
Coachella Valley
Telephone: 805-570-3725 TEXT OR CALL

Email:  joanna.whitlow@formomsandbabies.com

Stephanie Morales
South Bay
Telephone: 310-567-0160

Elisabeth Farnsworth
Orange County
Telephone: 949-246-5062 TEXT OR CALL

Daniel Singley
San Diego
Telephone: 858-344-4698

Postpartum Health Alliance of San Diego
Telephone: 619-254-0023

Maggie Muir
Santa Cruz, Santa Clara and Monterey Counties
Telephone: 831-426-3016

Gabrielle Kaufman
Los Angeles and San Fernando Valley
Telephone: 310-289-2202


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:





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

will begin again on Tuesday May 9th through June 13 from 10-11:30am at The Art of Birthing center on Washington in Venice. Amy, the owner, is donating the space and as a licensed clinical social worker, I’m donating my time so that it’s free. I couldn’t find anything like this when I was struggling and it’s profoundly important that we band together to help each other on this rollercoaster ride of motherhood. We will cover topics related to coping tools, self-care, what to expect, questions to ask your provider when considering medication, communicating with your partner, and attachment with your baby, 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. The cap will be 8 members for the sake of group dynamics. If there are at least three moms, we will do it; if it fills up, I’ll add you to the next cycle. Please email me at ashley.s.hanna@gmail.com if you’re interested! Maternal Mental Health Now here in LA and Postpartum Support International are great resources for you in the meantime, if you haven’t already checked out their websites. Always remember, you are not alone. There is hope. With treatment, you will be well.

South Lake Tahoe Support Group
Wednesdays 5:30-6:30pm
Recommended without infants
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

Pregnancy and Postpartum Moods and Challenges Group
Palo Alto
Blossom Birth 

New Mom Support Group
San Diego
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.

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
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
Facilitated by Katayune Kaeni, Psy.D.
No Cost, free group
First Third and Fifth Wednesdays 12:30-2pm
Lunch and Childcare provided
Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center
1770 N. Orange Grove Ave. Suite 210
Pomona Ca, 91767
Group is Free
Lunch and child care provided
Allow time for parking
For Information: 909-451-9951
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
    –Support moms to recover from pregnancy and birth
    –Help you feel well and be the mom you want to be
Babies are welcome!
Pregnancy-Postpartum Flyer

Adjusting to Motherhood Emotional Support Group
San Jose
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.

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

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


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

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
Wednesday 10am-Noon
Location: Trinity Lutheran Church
Foothill & La Cumbre, Santa Barbara, CA
Telephone: 805-564-3888
For Families with babies 0 to 3 mos

Thursdays 9am-11am
Location: Mariposas Project
621 W. Micheltorena, Santa Barbara, CA
Telephone: 805-852-1595

Postpartum Health Alliance
For Families pregnant and with babies 0 – 12 months
San Diego
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
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

Spanish  Speaking Moms Support Group
Newport Beach
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.

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

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

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

Maternal Mental Health Warmline
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​

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)

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)

Facilitated by: Laura Navarro Pickens
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
Children’s Miller Hospital
2800 Atlantic Avenue
Long Beach, CA
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
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
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.

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



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