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


Postpartum Resource Center of New York
Toll Free Statewide Helpline: 1-855-631-0001 (7 days a week)
Hablamos Español
Online contact:
English Website –
Sitio web español –

Ann Smith
NY City Metropolitan area
917-207-0254 TEXT OR CALL
Please contact between hours of 8am and 10 pm

Laudy Burgos
NY City Metropolitan area
917-828-1569 TEXT OR CALL
Laudy provides support in English & Spanish.

Annette Attolini Fertuck
NY City, the Bronx
917-723-9128 TEXT OR CALL
Annette provides support in English & Spanish.

Liza Mordkovich
NYC-Brooklyn, Manhattan
917-740-6291 TEXT OR CALL
Liza provides support in English & Russian.
Liza is on leave until July. In her absence, please reach out to Ann, Annette or Laudy.

Jessica Micciulli
Long Island
516-285-2481 TEXT OR CALL

Jennifer Dembo
Westchester Area: Westchester, Rockland and Putnam Counties
914-269-8450 TEXT OR CALL

Molly McDermott
Western NY: Erie, Wyoming, Cattaragus, Chautauqua & Niagara Counties
716-201-0602 TEXT OR CALL
Molly is on leave until the end of August. In her absence, please reach out to Nancy Owen or the Postpartum Resource Center of NY.

Nancy Owen
Buffalo Area
716-568-3628 CALL (this number does not receive texts)

Jadriene Balduf 
Genessee and Surrounding Counties
585-250-0858 TEXT ONLY

Cassandra Liscia
Central NY: Greater Binghamton Area
607-222-9844 TEXT OR CALL

Karen Wachenheim
Greater Albany Area
518-229-8575 TEXT OR CALL

Suzanne Nelson
Shades of Light Perinatal Support
Capital District Area
518-955-6770 TEXT OR CALL

Krista Shugart
Counties Surrounding Albany: Montgomery, Schoharie, Green, and Columbia Counties
518-227-1218 TEXT OR CALL

Kari Esh
Columbia, Dutchess, Ulster & Green Counties
845-481-3544 TEXT OR TALK

Nicole Sivers
South/Central NY: Broome, Tioga, Cortland, Delaware, Chenango, Chemung, and Tompkins
607-242-5373 TEXT OR CALL



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.

Postpartum Resource Center of New York
Postpartum Resource Center of New York
Statewide, on-line Perinatal Mood Disorders Resource Directory
Moms on Call and Family Telephone Support
Virtual Take Care of You Support Group Meetings
Training Institute including the Circle of Caring
PPD Support Group program
Fee: none
Toll Free Statewide Helpline: 1-855-631-0001 (7 days a week)
Hablamos Espanol
Online contact:
English Website –
Spanish Website –

Shades of Light
Pregnancy and Postpartum Peer Support Groups
Capital District Area
Phone: 518-955-6770

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
Contact: Joanna Stolove
Telephone: 516-697-7795
Click here to register

Postpartum Depression Support Group
Broome County
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.
doulasofbroomecounty brochure

Mother’s Group in Williamsburg
Facilitated by Rebecca Feldman, CNM, PMHNP
Sundays 4 pm (starts October 6)
Boro Park Ob/Gyn and Midwifery
52-D Broadway, Entrance on Wythe Av.
For information contact: 929-367-7419 or

This group is open to all pregnant or postpartum moms, babies are welcome, payment by donation.
The group is geared towards those experiencing depression and/or anxiety,


Brooklyn PPD Support Group
Melissa Paschke
Email: melissapyoga at gmail dot com
Phone: 718.781.0363
For telephone support contact:
Chris Lindsay-Abaire
Email: motherthemother.chris at yahoo dot com
Phone: 917.771.6359

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
516-484-3174 ext 235

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)

Mother to Mother Support Group
This group is for mothers who may be experiencing depression, anxiety, irritability or any other mood disturbance in the first year following childbirth. It is a forum for discussion, fellowship, support and a safe space to share stories and help each other through the postpartum period.   The group is led by Nikki Weisman 845-249-6028. There is no cost to attend.

This group meets on the first and third Wednesday of the month from 12-1pm on Zoom.
For more information, please contact Nikki Weisman at 845-249-6028 or email








May 2021 – May Events for Maternal Mental Health Awareness Month in New York




Sunday, May 16, 2021 – Zumbathon Virtual Fundraiser to benefit:  

Postpartum Support International’s

Cynthia Wachenheim Memorial Training Scholarship  Facebook Event Page:

To register:

(Suggested donation is $15 – but we will accept any amount.)



Saturday, May 22, 2021 – Virtual and in Brightwaters, NY

13th Annual Sounds of Silence

5K/10K Run/Walk/Stroller Walk
for pregnancy and postpartum
depression/anxiety awareness


 September 23 & 24, 2021 – Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders Training

for Doulas and Community Supporters


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


 If you are interested in volunteering, please contact with any questions.