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Resource Guide

WELCOME TO THE WASHINGTON 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 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.



Washington State Coordinator: Leslie Butterfield, PHD
PSI of Washington State Chair
Telephone: (206)779-7941

Washington State Coordinator: Mia Edidin, LICSW
1-888-404-7763, ext 1 for support, ext 3 for professionals
Email: mia.edidin@perinatalsupport.org

Washington Coordinator: Jen Kennedy
Telephone: 509-818-2817



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.

PSI Washington
Location: P.O. Box 15535
Seattle, WA 98115
Telephone: 1.888.404.7763

Baby Blues Connection Support Group Vancouver
Telephone: 800-557-8375
Email | Website

Beyond the Birth Postpartum Support Group
Spokane Valley
Time: 1st Wednesday of every month, 7:00 PM
Location: North Pines Chiropractic 2nd Floor 1301 North Pines Rd Spokane Valley, WA 99206
Babies up to one year welcome! Child care not available at this time
Fee: None
Telephone: 509-475-0929
Contact: Jen Kennedy

Thurston County
FREE Thurston County support group.
Time: Meets every Tuesday from 12:30 -2:00 pm
Location: 110 11th Ave SE, Olympia, WA 98501
United Churches of Olympia in the Yellow Room
It is in the back and downstairs. There is a parking lot right by the room.
Stacy Dell, MA LMHC (360)-799-5773
Lisa Iverson, MA LMHCA (360)-790-2273
Robyn Sowers, MA LMFTA (360)-556-6374

Crossroads Pregnancy Resource Center
Grant County, Moses Lake Support
1555 South Pilgrim Street, Moses Lake.
Telephone: 509.765.4425.
Facilitator: Christy Youngers

Life After Birth
King County, Issaquah
Time: Wednesdays from 11:30 to 1:30
Location: Village Green Yoga
317 NW Gilman Blvd, Suite 1
Issaquah, WA 98027
Email | Website

“Searching For The New Normal”
King County, Kirkland
Time: Meets 2nd and 4th Thursdays from 7pm to 9pm
Location: Eastside Natural Medicine
13128 Totem Lake Blvd NE Suite 104
Kirkland, WA 98034
Facilitator: Wendy Dean
Email | Website

“This Is Not What I Expected”
King County, Kirkland

Time:  1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month at 7 pm in
Location:  Room TAN 117; Evergreen Hospital, 12040 NE 128th Street, Kirkland.
Facilitator:  by Erin Boone, Early Parenting & Lactation Educator, and Tish Rogers, LICSW.
Contact:  EvergreenHealth Postpartum Care Center (425.899.3602) or EvergreenHealth Healthline (425.899.1000) for more information.

King County, Seattle.
FREE. Adjusting to Parenthood. Drop-in Support group meets 1st, 3rd, & 5th Friday 12:30-2 at the Good Shepard Center 4649 Sunnyside Avenue North Seattle, WA 98103 Room 326. Facilitated by Mia Edidin, LICSW. For more info call Mia at 206.659.7773 or Mia_Edidin@ppmdsupport.com.

King County, Seattle.
Mother and Baby Circle. Every Friday from 11:30am-1:00pm at the Seattle Holistic Center (7700 Aurora Ave N, Seattle), Fee: $10, no one turned away for lack of funds. Babies up to one year old welcome. Facilated by Sarah Tyack RN, BSW, IBCLC . http://www.seattleholisticcenter.com/classes/parenting/mother-and-baby-circle

King County, Seattle
The 4th Trimester. Wednesday mornings from 10:30 – 12:00 at Swedish Ballard 5300 Tallman Ave. N.W. Seattle, WA 98107-3932. http://the4thtrimesterseattle.com Facilatated by Anita Shelton, M.Ac and Sarah Palmer, LMHC.

King County, West Seattle. Early Days. 12-2pm every Wednesday in West Seattle. Limber Yoga, 6019 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98136 Facilitated by Meg Gluckman and Alyson Campbell. http://www.theearlydays.org Contact Meg at earlydaysWS@gmail.com or 425-243-2355

King County, West Seattle. Early Days 2nd Location now every Saturday 10:30am-12:30pm At Nurturing Expressions 4746 44th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116. Facilitated by Meg Gluckman and Alyson Campbell. http://www.theearlydays.org Contact Meg at earlydaysWS@gmail.com or 425-243-2355.

South King County, Federal Way.
Balance After Birth. 2nd and 4th Saturday, 10:00am – 11:30am at St. Francis Hospital, Education Room.34515 Ninth Ave. S. Federal Way, WA 98003. Facilitates By KC Johnston. For more info please call Franciscan Family Education (253) 382-8573 or email: Familyeducation@FHShealth.org. More info at https://www.chifranciscan.org/Classes-and-Events/Classes/Family-Education/

South King County, Burien.
2nd Location Balance After Birth. 2nd and 4th Monday, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Highline Medical Center, Cedar Conference Rooms 1&2, 16251 Sylvester Road SW. Burien, WA 98166. Facilitated by Sarah Tyack RN, BSW, IBCLC. For more info please contact Franciscan Family Education(253) 382-8573 or FamilyEducation@FHShealth.org. More info at https://www.chifranciscan.org/Classes-and-Events/Classes/Family-Education/

Kitsap County, Poulsbo.
FREE. Poulsbo Hope Circle. 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month at 6:30-8:30 at Well Being Health Center 19045 Hwy 305 Suite 190 Poulsbo, WA 98370. Facilitated by Crystal Gurney 360.990.8901 or kitsaphopecircle@gmail.com or see www.kitsaphopecircle.org or facebook.com/KitsapHOPECircle.

Kitsap County, Bremerton.
2nd location of Kitsap Hope Circle. 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 6:30pm at Chiropractic Lifestyle Center 991 NE Riddell Rd Bremerton, WA. Facilitated by Crystal Gurney 360-990-8901 or kitsaphopecircle@gmail.com or see www.kitsaphopecircle.org or facebook.com/KitsapHOPECircle.

Kitsap County, Gig Harbor.
FREE. Gig Harbor/Port Orchard Hope Circle. 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month at 6:30-8:30 at Gig Harbor Family Wellness Center, 11505 Burnham Dr. Gig Harbor. Facilitated by: Erinn Stinson & Marie Richmond kitsaphopecircle@gmail.com or see www.kitsaphopecircle.org or facebook.com/KitsapHOPECircle.

Yakima County, Yakima.
Postpartum Support Group, meets every Monday 4-5 pm at the Lincoln Avenue Medical Center 2205 W Lincoln Ave. Facilitated by Jennifer Sumner, RN. For more info please call Jennifer at 509-457-6540 or jennifersu@YVFWC.org


Yakima-May 29 and 30, 9am – 5pm
Prevention, Identification and Treatment of Postpartum Mood Disorders: Best Practices
A Two-Day Training on Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders
• The “Real” Transition to Parenthood
• Risk Factors and Prevention
• High Risk Populations
• Birth trauma
• Treatment and Recovery
• Screening
• Pharmacology
• Impact on family and community
• Partners and fathers
• And more

Trainer: Leslie Butterfield, PhD
12 CEUs for LICSW, LMHC, LMFT will be provided.
Cost: $50. Lunch is provided.
This training is offered at a reduced rate through a grant from the Department of Early Learning – Strengthening Families Washington.
Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital
2811 Tieton Dr.
Yakima, WA 98902
Friday: please use Parking Lots A2 and L only, on
Saturday: use Parking Lots A2, K & L.
DO NOT park in A1, B, or J or any of the other lots. Carpooling is recommended on Friday.


Seattle-May 30, 2015, 9am – 5pm
Perinatal Emotional Health of African American and Native American Mothers
• Understand the historical context of Black and Native mothering in the United States.
• Learn the impact of inequities on maternal mental health
• Gain strategies to provide culturally respectful, culturally sensitive and culturally humble care.
• Explore the role of breastfeeding and birth in maternal mood disorders
• Discuss and explore community resources available in the King and Pierce County

• Camie Goldhammer, LICSW, IBCLC. Camie is a clinical social worker and lactation consultant specializing in attachment, bonding, and complex trauma and focusing the majority of her clinical social work in positions serving Washington State’s Native community
• Sherry L. Payne MSN RN CNE IBCLC. Sherry is a registered nurse, certified nurse educator, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and midwifery student. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Nursing Education at Walton University and is the Executive Director of Uzazi Village, a nonprofit she founded dedicated to decreasing perinatal health inequities in the African-American community. She works collaboratively in her community to educate, inform, advocate, facilitate and inspire positive change within the healthcare establishment to make racially-based disparities a thing of the past. She resides in Overland Park KS with her husband and nine children.

Cost: $50. 1 hour lunch break. Lunch not included.
Scholarships are available. Please email Mia_edidin@ppmdsupport.com for more information.
El Centro de la Raza
2524 16th Ave S, room 310
Seattle, WA 98144


Aberdeen-June 1, 2015, 10 am – 4:30 pm
Prevention, Identification and Treatment of Postpartum Mood Disorders: Best Practices
• The “Real” Transition to Parenthood
• Risk Factors and Prevention
• High-Risk Populations
• Treatment and Recovery
• Screening
• Pharmacology
• Impact on children, family and community
• 5 Protective Factors

Trainer: Sarah Atchison, LMHC. Sarah is a Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in Maternal and Infant Mental health. Sarah has worked in community mental health settings as well as in private practice and brings a wealth of experience to her work with families.
5 CEUs for LICSW, LMHC, LMFT will be provided.
Cost: $35. Lunch is on your own.

This training is offered at a reduced rate through a grant through the Department of Early Learning – Strengthening Families Washington

Whiteside Continuing Education Center
418 E. First Street
Aberdeen, WA 98520


Tacoma-June 22, 2015, 9 am – 5 pm
Understanding Treatment Options for Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders: Medication and Non-pharmacological Interventions
A one-day training for diagnosing and treating professionals
1. Overview of impact of PMAD on child neurodevelopment
2. Community barriers
3. Personal barriers
4. Talking to clients and familiars about medication support
5. Medication challenges for professionals
6. Non-pharmacologic support
7. Lab work
8. Overview of medication categories

This training is appropriate for treating prescribers as well as those who would like to learn more about this important treatment option for women.
• Virginia Buccola-Tournay, DNP, PMHNP-BC: Virginia is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner and Infant Mental Health Specialist working in both private and community mental health practice in Tacoma WA. She is a part-time adjunct faculty member for the University of Washington’s Barnard Center for Infant Mental Health and Development. Her specialty focus in Perinatal Mental Health is inspired by her prior work as a Public Health Nurse, Lactation Counselor and La Leche League Leader as well as her own mothering experiences.
• Sarah Atchison, MA, LMFT, CMHS: Sarah is a Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in Maternal and Infant Mental health
6.5 CEUs available.
Cost: $65. Includes lunch.

This training is sponsored by a grant from the Washington State Department of Early Learning and reflects a subsidized rate.

St. Joseph Medical Center: Lagerquist conference rooms A/B (ground floor)
1717 S. J St.
Tacoma, WA 98405
Park in the garage of the Medical Building at 1608 S ‘J’ street Tacoma WA 98405. Walk across the skybridge to the Outpatient Center and follow the signage to the ‘Tower Elevators’. Take the tower elevators down to floor G (ground). Exit the elevator lobby and turn right and proceed forward to Lagerquist A/B.
Or valet at the main lobby 1717 S ‘J’ street Tacoma WA 98405. Or try to find street parking on ‘I’street, enter the ‘I’ street hospital entrance and turn left and follow signage to Lagerquist A/B.



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.


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