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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

“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.
Adjusting to Parenthood. Drop-in Support group meets every Friday from 11:30-1pm at the SEattle Holistic Center. 7700 Aurora Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103. Facilitated by Mia Edidin, LICSW. For more info call Mia at 206.659.7773 or mia.edidin@perinatalsupport.org.  $10 drop in fee or PAY as you can. http://www.peps.org/programs/postpartum-support

King County, Redmond.
“Conversations About Motherhood”. Meets the 4th Thursday of each month at 7 pm at the Redmond Town Center Suite I-145, 7303 164th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052 . Facilitated by Myla Rugge, Wendy Dean and Erin Boone. This group is offered on a pay-what-you-can basis. Suggested contribution is $10 per person. While this group is intended for moms with children ages 2 and up, all moms are encouraged to come. Sorry no childcare available. Babes in arms welcome. For more information please visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ConversationsAboutMotherhood or email conversationsaboutmotherhood@outlook.com

King County, West Seattle.
Every Monday (except Federal Holidays)
At Nurturing Expressions
4746 44th Ave SW Suite 201
Seattle, Washington 98116
$10 drop in fee, pay as you can.

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.

King County, North Seattle Life After Birth Tuesdays in Ballard 7-9pm. 7715 24th Ave NW, Second Floor, Seattle, 98117. www.lifeafterbirthsupport.com Or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/LifeAfterBirthSupport or contact lifeafterbirth@gmail.com. Drop-in fee $20 -No one is turned away.

South King County, Federal Way  Balance after Birth.
every Friday 10-11:30am
Health Point/WIC Federal Way
33431 13th Place South
Federal Way, WA 98003
Contact: the.terry.kate.merger@gmail.com

Pierce County, Tacoma.  Balance after Birth for Women of Color meets Thursdays 10-11:30 at St Clare WIC Clinic Bridgeport Center, 11216 Bridgeport Way SW, Tacoma, WA 98499. Babies up to 12 months are welcome. Facilitated by Linda White. For more info call 253-588-9597

Pierce County, Tacoma. Balance after Birth Tacoma meets 2nd and 4th Thursdays 10:30am-12:pm at Integrated Therapy Services NW, 6004 N. Westgate Blvd, #180, Tacoma, WA 98406. Facilitated by Trish Pierson. For more info contact Trish Pierson at ppierson@childtherapynow.com.

Whidbey Island, Oak Harbor – Sojourner’s Circle 1st Wednesday 1-2pm and 3rd Wednesday 6-7pm at Lotus Tea Bar, 710 SE Fidalgo Ave., Oak Harbor, WA 98177. Contact 360-499-6388 or

Clallum County, Port Angeles – Circle of Hope 2nd and 4th Mondays at First Step Family Support Center, 323 East 6th Street, Port Angeles, WA. Contact Becca at 755-5213.

Greys Harbor County, Hoquiam, WA. Opening Windows: A Mother’s Group meets the 2nd and 4th Monday 6-7:30pm at Emmerson Hotel Community Room, 703 Simpson Avenue Hoquiam, WA 98550. Facilitated by Jasmine Marotta-Jaenecke, LM, CPM and Amy Walker, CD. For more info contact Jasmine at laventanamidwifery@gmail.com



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.