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You Are Not Alone 


"It takes a whole village to raise a child but we need to remember that it was the mother who has the baby, and she needs our help too." -Jane Honikman, Founder of PSI

1 in 5 birthing people suffer from postpartum depression 

Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders include: depression, bipolar, anxiety and/or 

generalized anxiety disorder, panic, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and psychosis. The perinatal period is the entire time frame from pre-conception through 1-3 years after giving birth. 

Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders are the #1 medical complication to childbearing.

Common experiences for birthing people during the perinatal period include:

-changes related to psychological and physiological,

-myths of pregnancy and motherhood,

-barriers related to practicality, psychological, social, racial. 


With help, birthing people can prevent the risk of developing mood and anxiety disorders during and/or after pregnancy. 

Through seeking support birthing people and families will receive educational support regarding:

-biological vulnerability 


-social support

-nutritional deficiencies 

-physical activity

-sleep deprivation

-breastfeeding decision support

-family planning 

Therapeutic and emotional support include:

-practical skills to support daily living and relief of symptoms 

-identification of role transitions

-accountability and support

-understanding of symptoms


-exploration of self-compassion, perfectionism, self-efficacy, comparison

-communication skills

-discovery of needs and requests 

-creation of a plan and resources 

-a place and opportunity to seek support, share, and decrease isolation 

You are not alone and with help, you will get better. In our lives... "We have seasons of giving and seasons of receiving... As a new mom, you are in the season of receiving."

-Birdie Gunyon Meyer, RN, MA, PSI Past-President 


-Free initial phone consultation for an opportunity to speak with one another, discuss any questions you may have, and briefly address what brings you to therapy at this time of your life. 

-Rate per session of $135
-Rate for services is based on 50-minute therapeutic session. Longer sessions are an option and can be arranged.
-I do not take insurance at this time. Out of Network is an option. 

*A Good Faith Estimate explaining how much your care will cost is available upon request. 


-PSI Helpline: 

Call 1-800-944-4773 (4PPD)
#1 En Español or #2 English


Text in English: 800-944-4773
Text en Español: 971-203-7773

-Online Support Groups: Click here

-Chat with an Expert: Telephone Support Service facilitated by Postpartum Support International (PSI) expert member-

-Find local resources in your area: Click here 

-Postpartum Support International (PSI) Website-

"Social Support is essential to assure the mental health of women, children, and their families during pregnancy and the postpartum period." -PSI statement on social support, June 2011 

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