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New York

Resource Guide

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.



SPECIAL Cynthia Wachenheim Memorial Training Scholarship for New York Providers


New York State Coordinator: Ann Smith, NP, CNM
NY City Metropolitan area
917-207-0254 cell
Please contact between hours of 8am and 10 pm

New York State Coordinator: Laudy Burgos, LCSW
NY City Metropolitan area
Telephone: 917-828-1569
Spanish Speaking

New York State Coordinator: Lauren Safran, LCSW
Westchester County
Telephone: 917-658-0624

New York State Coordinator: Emily Horowitz, MA, LMHC
Rochester Area
Telephone: 585-935-7122

New York State Coordinator: Nancy Owen, RN
Buffalo Area
Telephone: 716.568.3628

New York State Coordinator: Cheryl Zauderer, PhD, RN, CNM, NPP, IBCLC
Long Island
Telephone: 631-418-4038

New York State Coordinator: Karen Wachenheim
Albany, Upstate NY and the Adirondack region
Telephone: 518-229-8575

New York State Coordinator: Stephanie Cannoe
Albany, Upstate NY and the Adirondack region
Telephone: 518-618-7589

New York State Coordinator: Suzanne Nelson
Shades of Light Perinatal Support
Capital District Area
Telephone: 518-955-6770
Email: suzannen@shadesoflightps.org

New York State Coordinator: Sonia Murdock
Postpartum Resource Center of New York
Telephone: 631.422.2255
Toll Free: 855-631-0001
Hablamos Espanol
Email Website



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.

Shades of Light
Pregnancy and Postpartum Peer Support Groups

Capital District Area
Website: shadesoflightps.org
Phone: 518-955-6770
Email: suzannen@shadesoflightps.org

Postpartum Support Group – Six Week Sessions Continual Series
Westchester County
Full Circle Women’s Health
450 Mamaroneck Ave Suite 414
Harrison, NY, 10528
Telephone: 917-658-0624.

Postpartum Support and Information Group
Rockville Center
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
Telephone: 516-697-7795
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
Fee: none
Telephone: 631-334-8410

Mothers’ Circle of Hope- Pregnancy and Postpartum Depression Support Group
Smithtown, New York
St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center
Fee: none
Telephone: 631-862-3330

Is This More Than the Blues? Support Group
Long Island
Date: 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month
Time: 3:00pm – 4:30pm
Contact: Laura Losinger-Bonsera, LCSW
Telephone: 631-334-8410

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
Fee: none
Telephone: 631.422.2255
Toll Free: 855-631-0001 Hablamos Espanol
Website Email

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)
Fee: none
Telephone: 917-771-6359
Email Website

Williamsville Support Group
Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital
Williamsville, NY
Call for details & to register for group. Contact Nancy Owen
Fee: none
Telephone: 716.568.3628

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.
Call 917-903-7462

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
Insurance Accepted
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
Phone: 631-376-4673(HOPE)

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)




Saturday, May 7, 2016 – Fitness Incentive Fundraiser to support the Sounds of Silence 5K  http://postpartumny.org/fitnessincentive2016/

Saturday, May 14, 2016 – 8th Annual Sounds of Silence 5K Run/Walk/Stroller Walk with Kid’s Fun Run at Jones Beach http://postpartumny.org/sosrun2016/

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 –  7th Annual Postpartum Mood Disorders Awareness Event in Suffolk County, New York.
This year’s topic: Pregnancy and Postpartum Depression/Anxiety – Providing Help and Hope: Addressing the Opioid Epidemic for Suffolk County Moms, Babies, Families and Communities.    http://postpartumny.org/suffolkpmd2016/

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 Dark Side of the Full Moon Film Screening and Community Discussion at the New York Public Library, West New Brighton Branch, Staten Island, New York

June 24-25 Annual Postpartum Support International Conference (with Pre-Conference Certificate Training June 22-23)

Thursday, August 11, 2016 – Comedy Fundraiser Night, Levittown, New York

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 psioffice@postpartum.net


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