WELCOME TO THE NEW YORK 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 COORDINATOR: PSI Coordinators are volunteers who offer caring and informed support and resources for treatment for 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 even if you don’t see your area mentioned.
New York State Coordinator: Ann Smith, NP, CNM
NY City Metropolitan area
Please contact between hours of 8am and 10 pm
New York State Coordinator: Laudy Burgos, LCSW
NY City Metropolitan area
New York State Coordinator: Lauren Safran, LCSW
New York State Coordinator – need coordinator
New York State Coordinator: Christine Kowaleski
New York State Coordinator: Nancy Owen, RN
New York State Coordinator: Cheryl Zauderer, PhD, RN, CNM, NPP, IBCLC
New York State Coordinator: Karen Wachenheim
Albany, Upstate NY and the Adirondack region
New York State Coordinator: Suzanne Nelson
Shades of Light Perinatal Support
Capital District Area
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.
The Baby Blues and/or Postpartum Depression and Anxiety Group
Join other new or expectant mothers in a group where you can get support and share similar experiences. You may be feeling overwhelmed, depressed, anxious, guilty, irritable or even numb at a time that is supposed to be “wonderful”.
Support groups can greatly improve symptoms and reduce feelings of isolation. Meetings are FREE and are 1 hour/week for four weeks on an ongoing basis. Facilitated by a licensed clinical psychologist.
Dr. Nancy Millian can be reached at 203-558-1170 (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
Postpartum Support Group Flyer
Postpartum Support Group – Six Week Sessions Continual Series
Full Circle Women’s Health
450 Mamaroneck Ave Suite 414
Harrison, NY, 10528
Postpartum Support and Information Group
Free monthly support group for postpartum depression and anxiety.
First Saturday of every month from 9:30-11:00am
Group scheduled for November 2, 2013
Contact: Joanna Stolove
Click here to register
Postpartum & Perinatal Support Group
Smithtown. /St. James
Starting Wednesday. Evening Aug. 12th (for 10 sessions)
For further information, & to register please call.
Facilitated by: Laura Bonsera, LCSW-R
Specializing in Postpartum Depression & Perinatal Mood Disorders
Child care will be provided with proir notice
Postpartum Depression Support Group
Last Monday of EVERY month at Your Home Library from 6:30 to 8:00pm.
107 Main St. Johnson City.
To honor everyone’s privacy, this is a confidential meeting and NO information will be shared.
Mothers’ Circle of Hope- Pregnancy and Postpartum Depression Support Group
Smithtown, New York
St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center
Postpartum Resource Center of New York
Statewide, on-line Perinatal Mood Disorders Resource Directory
Moms on Call and Family Telephone Support
Training Institute including the Circle of Caring
PPD Support Group program
Toll Free: 855-631-0001 Hablamos Espanol
Brooklyn PPD Support Group
63 1st Pl. #3
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Contact: Molly Peryer or Chris Lindsay-Abaire
For more information and updates, join the mailing list through their website.
(Calls returned within 48 hours)
Williamsville Support Group
Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital
Call for details & to register for group. Contact Nancy Owen
Parenting, Pain and Pleasure Support Group
New York City
An on-going open group that is a confidential place where the challenges surrounding parenthood are explored. Moms with PPD are encouraged and welcome to attend.
Mother’s Circle of Care Support Group
Manhasset, New York
The Mark’s Family Right from the Start 0-3+ Center
Diane Goldberg Maternal Depression Treatment Program including
Mother’s Circle of Care Support Group Program
Sliding Scale Fee available
Contact Jodi Glasser, LCSW-R at 516-484-3174 ext 235
CIRCLE OF CARING Support Group for Moms and Moms to Be
South Nassau Hospital offers a FREE weekly support group for new moms and moms-to-be. Many women experience sadness, fear, anxiety and even depression during pregnancy and after giving birth. South Nassau Hospital’s Circle of Caring is a 12-week program that provides emotional support, education and coping tools for women and families experiencing a perinatal mood and anxiety disorder.
Each Thursday of the week, 2:30pm – 4:00pm
South Nassau Hospital
Community Education Building
2277 Grand Avenue, Baldwin, NY
For more information, or to schedule an appointment – Call: 516-377-5400
An Angel’s Embrace
Nassau County, New York
Pregnancy and Postpartum Depression Support Group
Contact Vanessa Barisano, RN at 516-697-1682
Un Angel abrazo de embarazo y grupo de apoyo de depresión postparto
Llamas a Vanessa Barisano, RN 516-697-1682
Postpartum Depression Support Group
Syracuse, New York
Contact Chris Kowaleski, RN 315-546-5075
Zucker Hillside Hospital Perinatal Psychiatry Service – North Shore LIJ Health System
Glen Oaks, New York
Support Group Available
Mothers’ Circle of Hope Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders Support Group
offered by Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, West Islip, New York
Free group – for women experiencing prenatal or postpartum depression, anxiety or
other perinatal mood disorders.
If interested or to find out more information
Keep Getting Better Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders Support Group
On-going, bi-monthly group for women who have attended Circle of Hope, Circle of Caring or pregnancy and postpartum depression support group programs.
Presented by Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center
For additional information, please call 631-376-4763(HOPE)
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 at email@example.com
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact PSI Program Director Wendy Davis with any questions.