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Florida

Resource Guide

WELCOME TO THE FLORIDA RESOURCE PAGE FOR PSI. We are glad you found us. This page lists the PSI Support Coordinators 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 SUPPORT 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

FLORIDA STATE COORDINATOR: SARAH WORKMAN CHECCONE
PSI Southeast Regional Coordinator
Sarasota/Bradenton

Postpartum Society of Florida
Telephone: 941.301.8819
Email    Website

FLORIDA STATE COORDINATOR: LAUREN DE PAOLA, MSW, LCSW
Gainesville area
Telephone 352-278-2538
Email

FLORIDA STATE COORDINATOR: KELSEY THOMSON
Brevard, Indian River, Okeechobee, and St Lucie County.
Telephone: (772) 999-4006

 

FLORIDA STATE COORDINATOR: SHELLY ORLOWSKY, Psy.D
MIAMI AREA                      
Telephone: 904-323-2576

FLORIDA STATE COORDINATOR:  MAUREEN FURA
MIAMI AREA
Bilingual English/Spanish
Telephone: 831-920-7907
Email: maufura@gmail.com

FLORIDA STATE COORDINATOR: STEPHANIE TRIARHOS, PhD
MIAMI AREA
Telephone: 954-632-1395
Email: dr.stephanietriarhos@gmail.com

 

FLORIDA STATE COORDINATOR: MARA SALTZBURG
BROWARD COUNTY AREA

Telephone: (561)267-2170
Email: mesaltzburg@yahoo.com

 

FLORIDA STATE COORDINATOR:  AMY L KIMMEL
Tallahassee Area

Telephone: 850-491-5807
Email: amy@inbloombirth.us

FLORIDA STATE COORDINATOR: CATHERINE MUNROE
Tallahassee Area
Telephone: 850-284-9544
Email: catherinem@apalacheecenter.org

FLORIDA STATE COORDINATOR: SUSAN LIIPFERT SHELTON
Tallahassee Area
Telephone: (850) 583-6814
Email: susanlshelton@gmail.com

 

FLORIDA STATE COORDINATOR: JASIMINE THOMPSON, MSW, LCSW
ORLANDO AREA
Telephone: 321-841-1048
Email

FLORIDA STATE COORDINATOR: KALEEN RICHARDS, CNM, ARNP
ORLANDO AREA
Telephone: 407-878-2757
Email

FLORIDA STATE COORDINATOR: NANCY LAYISH
ORLANDO AREA
Telephone: 321-263-0906
Cell: 407-340-8353
Email

 

FLORIDA STATE COORDINATOR: CRYSTAL GALBA
DAYTONA BEACH
Telephone: 386-795-0728

FLORIDA STATE COORDINATOR: JULIA THOMPSON, MSW Registered Intern
Lee County, Florida
Telephone: 239-224-0622
Email: juliacthompsonllc@gmail.com

FLORIDA STATE COORDINATOR: CYNTHIA BUTLER
FORT MYERS
Telephone: (551) 258-3666
Email: PostpartumLee@gmail.com

FLORIDA STATE COORDINATOR: MICHELLE LIN, RN, MHA
FORT MYERS
Telephone: 352-275-4344
Email
Michelle is on leave

 

FLORIDA STATE COORDINATOR: BRITTANY BEVILACQUA
TAMPA BAY AREA
Telephone: 813-326-4898
Email

FLORIDA STATE COORDINATOR: ALIYA KILLION
TAMPA BAY AREA
Telephone: 813-546-2860
Email

FLORIDA STATE COORDINATOR: JUNE VINYARD
TAMPA BAY AREA

Telephone: 813-240-2896
Email

 

FLORIDA STATE COORDINATOR: SHIRLEY MOTORCA
JACKSONVILLE
Telephone: (904) 314-1148
Email: smmotorca@bellsouth.net

FLORIDA STATE COORDINATOR: Kathy Schommer, MSW
Jacksonville Area
Telephone: (701) 740-2241
Email: kathy.schommer@gmail.com

 


 FLORIDA 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)


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.

Footsteps
Miami 

Regardless of how prepared a woman is or how much she looked forward to her pregnancy and her baby’s birth, the perinatal period may include some unexpected “highs” and “lows.” Footsteps is a weekly postpartum support group sponsored by Project Motherpath, which is offered on Thursdays at The Gathering Place.
The free group is facilitated by Postpartum Support International Coordinator and Psychologist Shelly Orlowsky and operates under a peer support model. Babies in arms are welcome.
Starting Thursday January 7
Will meet weekly on Thursdays from 11AM-12PM
The Gathering Place
5810 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, FL 33137
Phone: (786) 953-6417
info@theplacewegather.com

 

Perinatal Support Group : Lee County
Fort Myers, FL

Location:
SWFLCounseling
Fountain Court Plaza
8280 College Parkway #103
Fort Myers, FL 33919
NO FEE!
We welcome babies up to 24 months* (call for exceptions)
CONTACT:
phone number : (551) 258-3666
email: PostpartumLee@gmail.com
facebook page: www.fb.com/postpartumlee

 

Managing Motherhood
Pinellas County
Clearwater
Cost: Free
Location:
Morton Plant Hospital
Women’s Resource Center – Powell Pavilion (Community Room 1st Floor)
303 Pinellas St. Clearwater, FL 33756
Contact: 727-725-6795
Time: 3rd Thursday of every month at 10:00 am

Managing Motherhood
Safety Harbor
Location:
Mease Countryside Hospital
Shaffer Tower – Conference Room, 5th Floor
3231 Mc Mullen Booth Road. Safety Harbor, FL 34695
Contact: 727-725-6795
Time: 1st Tuesday of every month at 4:00 pm

Miami Maternity Support
Pinecrest, FL
Time: 10:00 am Saturdays
Location: Pinecrest Branch Library
5835 SW 11th St
Pinecrest, FL 33156
Contact: Danay Cardona 786-234-6246
Please contact Danay prior to attending the group
Website

Mothers Matter
Orlando
An Emotional Support Group for Pregnant and Postpartum Women
Time: Every Friday at 10:30am
Location: 89 West Copeland Dr. 3rd floor Orlando, FL 32806
Free parking across the street in lot.
Contact: Stephanie Landi
Registration: Open group and FREE! Please come anytime!
An emotional support group for pregnant and postpartum women. The group will provide peer to peer support, emotional support, a safe place to talk about the anxieties of facing motherhood, facilitation by a licensed clinician specialized in perinatal mood disorders, educational materials and resources.
Telephone: 321-841-1048

Postpartum Adjustment Group
Lakewood Ranch, FL
Time: First and Third Thursday of the month, 9:30-11:00am
Location:
Lakewood Ranch Hospital Women’s Center
First Floor Classroom
8330 Lakewood Ranch Blvd
Lakewood Ranch, FL
Fee: NONE
Babies and children to age 3 welcome.
Some topics may be inappropriate for older children, exceptions can be made.
Facilitated by trained volunteers from Postpartum Society of Florida including Guidance Counselors, Certified Doulas, Lactation Consultants and mental Health Counselors.
Email

Pregnancy and Postpartum Support Group
Miramar

Time: Last Tuesday of each month
Location: Miramar, FL
Contact: Ana Romero
Telephone: 954-558-8360
Call to register
No Fee

MomsToMoms Emotional Support Groups
Palm Beach County
www.momsTOmoms.org
Contact: Jennifer Silliman (561) 444-9246
Email  Website

Baptist Medical Center
Jacksonville
Log on to website for Location, Dates, and Times.
Registration Not Required.
Contact 904-202-2229 for more information.

Baker County Health Dept.,
Macclenny

Log on to www.baptisthealth.eventbrite.com for Location, Dates, and Times.
No Registration Required.
Contact 904-202-2229 for more information.
Website

The Women’s Center
Tampa
Florida Hospital-Support Group
Mom to Mom Connection
TIME: Every Wednesday 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
LOCATION:
The Women’s Center
3100 E. Fletcher Avenue
Tampa, FLorida 33613
1st Floor Classroom
Contact: Michelle Gaura, LCSW
Telephone: 813-396-6400
Pleases call to confirm

St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital
Circle of Hope Perinatal Depression Support Group
Tampa, Florida
TIME: 4th Tuesday of every month from 7:00-8:30 p.m.
and 1st Thursday of every month from 1:00-2:30pm
REGISTRATION: Open group, please come to any session.
LOCATION: St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital
3030 West Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33607
3rd Floor  Suite 305  (medical office building)
Contact: Perinatal Depression Support Services
Telephone: 813-872-3925

St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital
Coping with Motherhood
Tampa, Florida
TIME: 2nd Tuesday of every month from 1:00-2:00 p.m.
REGISTRATION: Open group, please come to any session.
LOCATION: St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital
3030 West Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33607
4th Floor Classrooms (medical office building)
Contact: Perinatal Depression Support Services
Telephone: 813-872-3925

Mama Moods
Sanford, FLA
TIME: Thursdays
LOCATION: Tree of Life Birth and Gynecology
819 East First St Ste 4
Sanford, FL 32771
REGISTRATION: Closed Group Registration Required
Contact:
Elizabeth Hallinsgworth, LMHC
Kaleen Richards, NM,NP 407-878-2757
Telephone: 407-878-2757


Please contact the PSI Office at psioffice@postpartum.net if you would like to list a support group here.


EDUCATION & EVENTS

 

Please contact the PSI Office if you would like to list an event 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.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

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