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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

LAUREN DePAOLA
GAINESVILLE AREA

352-278-2538

LaurenDePaolaLCSW@yahoo.com
Website

JENNY BOWDEN
JACKSONVILLE AREA
904-885-2232
jbowdenpsi@gmail.com

SHELLY ORLOWSKY
MIAMI AREA                

786-704-8544
scymbal74@gmail.com

MAUREEN FURA
MIAMI AREA
Bilingual English/Spanish

831-920-7907 TEXT OR CALL
maufura@gmail.com
Website

KC CHARETTE
Palm Beach and Broward Counties
(561) 617-3323
Dr.KCCharette@gmail.com

STEPHANIE TRIARHOS
MIAMI AREA
954-632-1395 TEXT OR CALL
dr.stephanietriarhos@gmail.com

AMY L KIMMEL
TALLAHASSEE AREA

850-895-1774
inbloomdoula@gmail.com

MELISSA BUTLER
Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco Counties
813-358-8126 TEXT OR CALL
mbutlerpsi@gmail.com

SUSAN LIIPFERT SHELTON
TALLAHASSEE AREA
850-583-6814
susanlshelton@gmail.com

NANCY LAYISH
ORLANDO AREA
407-340-8353 TEXT OR CALL
nrlayish@aol.com
Nancy checks messages Monday-Friday only

JULIA THOMPSON
LEE COUNTY
239-222-2106

juliacthompsonllc@gmail.com

CYNTHIA BUTLER
FORT MYERS
551-258-3666

PostpartumLee@gmail.com

BRITTANY BEVILACQUA
TAMPA BAY AREA
813-326-4898  Phone messages checked Monday-Thursday only
psi.brittany@gmail.com

MICHELLE LIN
FORT MYERS
352-275-4344
Email
Michelle is on leave

 


 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.

Postpartum Society of Florida
www.postpartumflorida.org
Warmline : 941.301.8819. At Postpartum Society of Florida, the emotional and mental wellbeing of mothers is our mission. We are a volunteer-run, mom-to-mom support organization. All our services are FREE to Florida mothers and families. Warmline, groups, new mother mentorship.

Pregnancy and Postpartum Support Group
Hollywood
Location: Hummingbird Counseling
2450 Hollywood Blvd., suite 301-A
Hollywood, FL
When: Third Monday of each month
Time: 6:30-8:00pm
Registration required: 786-471-2739 or meyleenlcsw@gmail.com

The Seventh Mom Project
Brandon/Largo
Sweet Child O’ Mine Birth Center, 215 Lithia Pinecrest Rd, Brandon, FL 33511 at 7:00 pm.
We meet at this location monthly every first Thursday.
Mid-County Health Department, 8751 Ulmerton Rd, Largo, FL 33771 at 6:30 pm.
We meet at this location monthly every third Thursday.
Our Website is www.theseventhmomproject.org

Pregnancy & Postpartum Support Groups
Gainesville
Location: Postpartum Wellness & Family Counseling
1810 NW 6th Street Suite E
Gainesville FL  32609
2nd Wednesday MONTHLY
5-6:30pm
and
4th Monday MONTHLY
10-11:30am
Little Ones Welcome!

Pregnancy & Child Loss Support Group
Gainesville

1st Sunday of EVERY MONTH
No Footprint is too small
Postpartum Wellness & Family Counseling
1018 NW 6th Street Suite E
Gainesville FL 32609
Call to RSVP (352) 278-2538

Footsteps
North Miami Beach
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 a licensed therapist/psychologist and operates under a peer support model. Babies in arms are welcome.
Meets weekly on Thursdays from 11AM-1PM
The Gathering Place
(inside Magnolia Birth House)
16821 NE 6th Avenue
North Miami Beach, FL 33162
Phone: (786) 953-6417
info@theplacewegather.com

It Takes a Village: Mom to Mom Support Group
Stuart, FL
Blake Library
2351 SE Monterrey Rd, Stuart FL, 34996
Sundays at 2:00PM for an hour
Conversation, Self Expression and Exploration
Group guided by Nicky Treadway, LMHC,NCC
and Mimi Fry, MS, CCC-SLP/IBCLC
It Takes a Village Library Group

Perinatal Support Group : Lee County
Fort Myers, FL
Location: SWFL Counseling
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
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

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

BROWARD POSTPARTUM SUPPORT GROUP
Fort Lauderdale, FL

2nd and 4th Thursday every month
10:30am – 12:00pm
Lillian S. Wells Women’s Conference Center at Broward Health Medical Center
1600 South Andrews Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Hosted by trained clinicians
Complimentary Valet
Babies welcome
No fee or reservation required
Light refreshments served
For more information call Samantha Montealegre, RNC,BSN, IBCLC 954-468-5276


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


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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 psioffice@postpartum.net with any questions.