WELCOME TO THE MARYLAND RESOURCE PAGE FOR PSI. We are glad you found us. This page lists the PSI 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 COORDINATOR: PSI Coordinators 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. Please don’t hesitate to contact us; we want to hear from you. You will see the term “perinatal” in these pages. We use perinatal to mean the time during pregnancy, birth, and through the first year postpartum.
MARYLAND STATE CO-COORDINATOR: JESSICA KATZNELSON
MARYLAND STATE CO-COORDINATOR: MARTHA OGBURN, RN, MS
MARYLAND STATE CO-COORDINATOR: JOY TWESIGYE RN, MS, NP
MARYLAND STATE CO-COORDINATOR: Desirée Israel, LGSW
Baltimore City/Baltimore County
MARYLAND STATE CO-COORDINATOR: NADIA MONROE
College Park, MD
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:
SUICIDE PREVENTION HOTLINE: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
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.
This group is offered through Nested LLC and takes place usually the 1st Saturday morning of the month. The next class is April 1st and the group runs from 930 AM – 12 PM. The address is:
5550 Friendship Blvd Suite 210
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Email to sign up is: Info@nestedbaby.com
Website is: www.nestedbaby.com
Keeping Calm with a Growing Family is a two hour class for expectant, new or experienced parents. Infants are welcome. This is a dynamic, interactive class designed for couples to build confidence and optimize physical and mental health. Couples will come away with resources to help them through major adjustments during and after pregnancy. With coping strategies, parents will learn how to gracefully transition throughout pregnancy and the first year of their infant’s life. By becoming empowered to learn steps in the prevention and treatment of depression and anxiety, couples will leave the class feeling stronger and more balanced. Going back to work was never easier with tips on preparation, setting boundaries, and how to achieve work/life balance. Parents will feel prepared to set boundaries and communicate effectively with their family and friends. For the experienced parent, the class will provide advice on how to successfully transition older siblings. Couples will ultimately feel more connected to each other and feel supported by other parents who share in the journey. Ultimately, parents will have a toolkit designed to nurture physical and emotional health of the entire family.
Postpartum Support Group
Some new moms suffer from feeling overwhelmed, hopeless, panicky, out of control, sad, or they regret having a baby. The area’s first support group for new moms who are dealing with symptoms like these will offer women a chance to share their experiences and fears while learning coping skills. Most importantly, they’ll see that they are not alone and have support.
Robinwood Professional Center
Room: Suite 122B (Green Entrance)
Registration Type: Online Registration
Registration Info: 888-803-1518
11110 Medical Campus Road
Hagerstown, MD 21740
Annapolis Moms Group
Anne Arundel Medical Center
4th tuesday of every month
Contact: Lindsay Rosa
Moms Matter Postpartum Depression Support Group
Free group for those coping with postpartum depression or anxiety. Facilitated by a registered nurse and mental health counselor. Infants in arms are welcome!
Time: 3:30-5:00PM 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month. Excluding holidays.
106 Bow Street
Elkton, MD 21921
New Mothers Postpartum Support Group
Ever wonder if you are the only one feeling stressed and alone
now that a baby has joined your family? Wasn’t it supposed to
be easier? If you are finding yourself feeling sad, anxious,
angry or irritable, group support can help! Our group is led by 2
therapists who specialize in the postpartum period. Our group is free, drop in and
babies are welcome.
Every Monday Morning
10:00 -11:30 a.m.
Medstar Montgomery Medical Center
18101 Prince Philip Drive, Olney, MD 20832
Contact: Anne M. Waller, LCSW-C
Contact: Gina Keefe, APRN-PMH
Postpartum Depression Support Group
Holy Cross Resource Center
9805 Dameron Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Time: First & Third Sunday of each month
Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies
A program of the Child Center and Adult Services, Inc. provides free home-based mental health therapy for uninsured and Medicaid Montgomery County residents with prenatal and postpartum depression.
For more information call Nancy Ebb
Sinai Hospital PP Support Group – Drop In
Time: Wednesday’s from 1:30pm – 3:00pm
2401 West Belvedere Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215
in Lactation Resource Room on Ground Floor
Babies are Welcome!!
Contact: Sara Daly, LCSW-C
Please contact the PSI Office if you would like to list an event here.
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.
PSI is run solely by volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Wendy Davis with any questions.