Luisa Shamas

Spanish Helpline Program Assistant

Luisa Shamas is an educator with nearly a decade of experience in the perinatal mental health field. She provides bilingual (Spanish and English) support to families experiencing perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Luisa is part of the Postpartum Support International Spanish helpline team and is the Spanish Program Assistant, coordinating Spanish-speaking volunteers internationally.  In addition to this position, she facilitates support groups in Spanish for PSI. She also has experience supporting and educating parents in recovery from Substance Use Disorders and those involved with Child Protective Services. She is a Certified Group Facilitator and Coach and Lead Trainer for GPS en Espanol. Luisa’s lived experience with peripartum mood disorders provides her with expertise that has fueled her advancement at both GPS and PSI. Luisa defines herself as a passionate advocate, educator, and mother who wants to help other mothers who struggle with perinatal mental health issues. Luisa is of Argentinian heritage and currently lives with her husband and son in St. Petersburg, Florida.