Local Support & Resources

RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES

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 at charge. We also list local counselors and many other resources by subject.

HOTLINES/WARMLINES

 Postpartum Support International (PSI)

  • (800) 944-4PPD (944-4773)
  • PSI volunteers are trained moms who’ve dealt with anxiety or depression. Support, resources, and information are free and confidential. Messages are returned within 24 hours.

Erikson Fussy Baby Network: 

University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Unit Crisis Line: 

National Suicide Hotline

  • (800) SUICIDE (784-2433)

Crisis Lifeline

  • (800) 273-8255

POSTPARTUM SUPPORT INTERNATIONAL COORDINATORS

PLEASE CONTACT YOUR PSI COORDINATOR: PSI Coordinators are volunteers who offer free 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.

UTAH PSI COORDINATORS

Cynthia Bestvina (Utah State Co-Coordinator)

Tara Tulley (Utah State Co-Coordinator)

  • Utah and Sanpete County
  • (801) 380-3247 – Please leave voicemail

Mary Stanley (Utah State Co-Coordinator)

Ginger Law (Utah State Co-Coordinator)

  • (801) 707-1865 – Please leave voicemail

Amy-Rose White (Utah State Co-Coordinator & Southwest Regional Coordinator)

Kristin Hodson (Utah State Co-Coordinator)

  • (801) 808-0636 – Please leave voicemail

PSI COORDINATORS – UNITED STATES & INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT

To locate a PSI Coordinator in your area please click here:


TREATMENT FACILITIES

UTAH INTENSIVE PERINATAL OUTPATIENT FACILITIES

St. Mark’s Hospital

  • http://stmarkshospital.com/service/perinatal-outpatient-program
  • Location:
    • 1200 E 3900 S
    • Salt Lake City, UT
  • For more information, call 801-268-7438
  • St. Mark’s Hospital Behavioral Health Services offers an Intensive Outpatient Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder Program for issues such as postpartum depression for pregnant and new mothers.
  • If you or someone you know has been experiencing symptoms of depression and/or anxiety for more than two weeks, or if the symptoms are severe enough to interfere with daily routines, it is important to seek help now. Anyone can make a referral. Simply call the above number to speak with a specialist.

INTENSIVE PERINATAL PSYCH TREATMENT FACILITIES IN THE US

(Inpatient, Outpatient & Partial Hospitalization)

Postpartum Support International list of facilities:

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FREE SUPPORT GROUPS IN UTAH

 Ogden: Ogden Powerful Postpartum Support Group: 

Salt Lake City: Moms and Moods Support Group:

  • http://momsandmoodsslc.weebly.com/
  • Email: jodinichol@gmail.com – Please email for more information
  • Time:
    • Monday 12:30-1:30 pm
  • Location:
    • 503 N 400 W, SLC UT
  • Moms and Moods is a free weekly support group for all moms, especially those who are at risk or are struggling and 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. Free childcare is provided.

Salt Lake City: Postpartum Support International Support Group

  • (801) 707-1865 – Please call for more information
  • Time:
    • Tuesdays from 10:30-12:00 pm
  • Location:
    • Salt Lake City Regional Medical Center
    • 1050 E South Temple, SLC UT
  • Offers 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.

Salt Lake City: LDS Hospital (Intermountain) Mommy & Me New Mothers Support Group

  • (801) 466-1245 – Please call for more information
  • Time:
    • Wednesdays 10:00 am-12:00 pm
  • Location:
    • LDS Hospital Education Center
    • 8th Ave and C Street, SLC UT
  • Open to any mom with a child under two years old. Classes feature instruction from a nurse and a certified lactation specialist covering a variety of topics concerning new mothering.

Midvale: The Healing Group Postpartum Wellness Group: 

  • http://www.thehealinggroup.com/
  • (801) 305-3171 – Please call for more information
  • Email: info@thehealinggroup.com
  • Time:
    • Wednesdays from 12:30-1:30 pm
  • Location:
    • The Healing Group
    • 6770 S 900 E, Suite 105 Midvale UT
  • Free support group for moms and moms-to-be. Where women come for hope, growth and healing through counseling and education. To join the group please call or email for a simple pre-registration over the phone or by email is required.

West Jordan: Circles of Support

  • Time:
    • Last Tuesday of each month from 11:00-12:00 pm
  • Location:
    • South Redwood Public Health Center in WIC Conference Room
    • 7971 S 1825 W, West Jordan UT
  • A free support group for any mom or pregnant woman that struggles with anxiety, depression, or other mental health concerns. Join a licensed social worker and other women like you in learning to use mindfulness and other coping skills to handle the specific challenges that come with being a mom.

Orem: Afterbirth Postpartum Support Group: 

  • http://www.utahvalleyfamilysupport.org/
  • Time:
    • Second Friday of each month from 2:00-3:50 pm
  • Location:
    • 1255 N 1200 W, Orem UT
  • The Afterbirth is a safe space to process experiences and challenges in the postpartum period, including but not limited to, postpartum mood disorders, grief and loss, relationship issues, birth trauma, family transitions, and self-care. Groups are facilitated by Rachel L. Brown, CSW. The nursery at the Family Support and Treatment Center will be available for childcare upon reservation to facilitate group attendance. The nursery has capacity for up to 20 children. It is free with a suggested donation of $1 per usage.  Rachelle is the nursery coordinator-(801) 229-1181. Please visit their Facebook group for more details: https://www.facebook.com/events/736590296477465/

ONLINE SUPPORT GROUPS

Intermountain Medical Center – Facebook Online Postpartum Wellness Group

  • (801) 507-7544
  • Email: allyson.browning@imail.org – Please contact Allyson for more information
  • Offers support 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. Please call or email for more information.

Village WITH (Women Investing Together in Healing): 

Postpartum Progress Inc. (PPI): 

  • https://www.smartpatients.com/partners/postpartumprogress
  • Postpartum Progress is proud to partner with Smart Patients, an online community for patients and caregivers affected by a variety of illnesses. The online peer support of the Smart Patients Warrior Mom community will complement the programs of PPI to provide information and comfort to pregnant and new mothers suffering from perinatal mood and anxiety disorders like postpartum depression, postpartum anxiety, postpartum PTSD, postpartum psychosis and depression and anxiety during pregnancy.

Online PPMD Support Group: 


UTAH LOCAL INDIVIDUAL MENTAL HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS

*The providers listed below have training from Postpartum Support International

* A note on finding a qualified therapist who specializes in pregnant and postpartum women is important. These specialists, often called perinatal psychotherapists, are educated about pregnancy and postpartum depression treatment options. Mood and anxiety disorders present differently during this time and require different treatment as well. The therapist should be a member of an organization that serves perinatal women, such as Postpartum Support International or our local Utah chapter, the Utah Maternal Mental Health Collaborative. They should have received training from PSI or another reputable organization or provider such as 2020Mom or a well-recognized PSI Coordinator as many offer this training in their state. A qualified therapist can name five books for families and five books for clinicians with ease as well as name several online resources.

Ask the therapist what type of therapy he or she would use. Research has shown that cognitive-behavioral and interpersonal psychotherapies are the most effect methods to treat postpartum depression. This is not the time to delve deeply into childhood issues but rather the focus should be on skills, solutions, and crisis intervention. Treatment should include referrals to appropriate complementary resources, such as a support group or a psychiatrist, if appropriate. Ultimately, trust your intuition and keep looking elsewhere if the fit doesn’t seem right. Keep reaching out. You deserve to be well!

Deborah Bentley, PhD: 

  • http://bit.ly/2a5RadJ
  • (801) 233-4200
  • Location:
    • 1225 Fort Union Blvd
    • Cottonwood Heights, UT
  • Billing Options:
    • Accepts private/self-pay
    • Accepts some insurance plans

Amy-Rose White, LCSW: 

  • http://www.arwslctherapist.com/
  • (541) 337-4960
  • Email: arwhitelcsw@gmail.com
  • Location:
    • 1399 S 700 E, Suite 9
    • Salt Lake City, UT
  • Billing Options (click here):
    • Accepts private/self-pay
    • Paneled with Blue Cross Blue Shield and Select Health. However, doesn’t bill insurance directly but will offer super-bill for insurance reimbursement
    • Offers a limited number of sliding scale fee slots to those in financial need, please contact for more information

Heather H. Holmgren, LMFT: 

  • http://www.simplemodern.org/
  • (435) 730-2973
  • Email: heather@simplemodern.org
  • Location:
    • 124 S 400 E, Suite 240
    • Salt Lake City, UT
  • Billing Options (click here):
    • Accepts private/self-pay
    • Insurance not accepted
    • Sliding scale fee offered on a limited basis for clients in need, please contact for more information

Jessica Meekins, LCSW: 

  • http://www.realcaring.org/
  • (801) 853-8744
  • Email: jessica@realcaring.org
  • Location:
    • 1151 E 3900 S, Suite B199
    • Parkview Building B
    • Salt Lake City, UT
  • Billing Options (click here):
    • Accepts private/self-pay
    • Accepts some insurance plans
    • Sliding scale fee offered, depending on circumstances

Kathleen Kaloudis, CMHC, RPT: 

  • http://kathleenkaloudis.com/
  • (801) 201-7050
  • Email: kmkaloudis@gmail.com
  • Location:
    • 5620 S Waterbury Way, Suite A206
    • Salt Lake City, UT
  • Billing Options (click here):
    • Accepts private/self-pay
    • Accepts some insurance plans
    • Offers a reduced sliding-scale fee for those that have financial constraints, will be determined on an individual basis

Barbara J. Dobbs, LCSW:

  • (801) 263-4002
  • Location:
    • 4505 S Wasatch Blvd, Suite 320
    • Salt Lake City, UT
  • Billing Options:
    • Accepts private/self-pay
    • Accepts some insurance plans

Camille Hawkins, LCSW: 

Gayle Reschke, LCSW:

Kristin Hodson, LCSW: 

Jamie Hales, LCSW: 

Mary Stanley, ATR-BC, ATCS, CMCH: 

Monica Ashton, LCSW: 

Sarah Caldwell, CSW: 

Kelsey Redd, CMHC, LMT: 

Jenny Infanger, CSW: 

Tara Tully, LCSW, CNM: 


UTAH CHILDCARE

 Family Support Center West Valley Crisis Nursery: 

  • http://www.familysupportcenter.org/
  • (801) 967-4259
  • Location:
    • 3663 S 3600 W
    • West Valley, UT
  • Hours of Operation:
    • 24/7
  • Free 24/7 care for children when parents are overwhelmed (Crisis Nursery)

Family Support Center Midvale Crisis Nursery & Counseling Office: 

  • http://www.familysupportcenter.org/
  • (801) 255-6881
  • Location:
    • 777 W Center St (7720 South)
    • Midvale, UT
  • Hours of Operation:
    • Monday – Saturday
    • 8:00 am to 8:00 pm (Please note that they may be opened outside of operating hours in the event of an emergency if transportation to West Valley is not possible)
  • Free care for children when parents are overwhelmed

Family Support Center Sugar House Crisis Nursery & Counseling Office: 

  • http://www.familysupportcenter.org/
  • (801) 487-7778
  • Location:
    • 2020 Lake Street (740 East)
    • Salt Lake City, UT
  • Hours of Operation:
    • Monday – Saturday
    • 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (Please note that they may be opened outside of operating hours in the event of an emergency if transportation to West Valley is not possible)
  • Free care for children when parents are overwhelmed

Utah Valley Family Support & Treatment Center


FOR FATHERS

Postpartum Men: 

Postpartum Support International (List of resources for fathers): 

Postpartum Support International Call-In Forum for Fathers: 

  • http://www.postpartum.net/chat-with-an-expert/
  • Chat Number (800) 944-8766 (Participant Code: 73162)
  • PSI hosts a free, call-in forum the first Mondays of every month for dads facilitated by a perinatal mood disorders expert. During these sessions you can connect with other dads, and talk with a PSI expert about resources, symptoms, options and general information about perinatal mood disorders and anxiety disorders from the privacy of your own phone. There is no need to pre-register or give your name. These sessions facilitated by licensed mental health care professionals, are information only and open to anyone with questions and concerns. Limited to the first 15 callers.  Please note the bridge line will stop accepting callers when the maximum of 15 callers has been reached. Sessions will last approximately one hour. Call for information, support, and connection with other dads.

ADOPTION

 By Parents For Parents: 

Book Recommendation: The Post-Adoption Blues: Overcoming the Unforeseen Challenges of Adoption


FOR BIRTH MOTHERS

Life After Placement: 


DOULA RESOURCES

Utah Doula Association: 

  • http://utahdoulas.org/
  • Email: membership@utahdoulas.org
  • The Utah Doula Association is Utah’s largest premiere doula organization. As the first doula organization in Utah, they strive to provide a community of support, opportunity and education to both doulas and families seeking a doula.

CAPPA: Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association: 

  • http://www.cappa.net/
  • (770) 965-9777
  • Email: info@cappa.net
  • CAPPA is an international certification organization for doulas, childbirth educators and lactation educators. As one of the first and most comprehensive perinatal organizations in the world, CAPPA is respected for its longevity and its commitment to excellence in both education and unsurpassed student and member support.

DONA International: 

  • http://www.dona.org/
  • (888) 788-3662
  • Email: dona@dona.org
  • DONA International’s primary function is to provide excellent doula education and certification to a diverse population of doulas world-wide. DONA International promotes the highest quality perinatal support for birthing mothers and their families by setting the standard for doula education and training, and by advocating the research-based benefits of doula care.

Operation Special Delivery: 

  • http://www.operationspecialdelivery.com/
  • (914) 734-5003
  • Operation Special Delivery provides military families with professional labor and birth doulas on a sliding scale based on military rank and pay. All members of Operation Special Delivery wish to extend their deepest gratitude to you and your family for the sacrifices that you make each and every day.

International Childbirth Education Association (ICEA): 

  • http://icea.org/
  • (919) 674-4183 or (800) 624-4934
  • Email: info@icea.org
  • The International Childbirth Education Association is a professional organization that supports educators and health care professionals who believe in freedom to make decisions based on knowledge of alternatives in family-centered maternity and newborn care.

Childbirth International: 

International Center for Traditional Childbearing (ICTC): 

  • http://www.ictcmidwives.org/
  • (971) 319-4282
  • Email: ictcboard@gmail.com
  • The International Center for Traditional Childbearing is a non-profit infant and mortality prevention, breastfeeding support and midwife training organization, comprised of women and men who want to improve birth outcomes and provide training opportunities in their communities.

HealthConnect One: 

  • http://www.healthconnectone.org/
  • (312) 243-4772
  • HealthConnect One is the national leader in advancing respectful, community-based, peer-to-peer support for pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and early parenting.

MEDICATION AND PREGNANCY/NURSING

 Utah Department of Health Pregnancy Risk Line: 

Medications and Mothers’ Milk Online: 

  • http://www.ibreastfeeding.com/
  • Website of Hale Publishing, company of Dr. Thomas Hale, leading expert on medications in breastfeeding. Provides discussion forums for healthcare providers and patients on concerns related to specific medications.

REPROTOX: 

  • https://reprotox.org/
  • (703) 203-6040
  • Email: reprotox@reprotox.org
  • REPROTOX® is an information system developed by the Reproductive Toxicology Center. It contains summaries on the effects of medications, chemicals, infections, and physical agents on pregnancy, reproduction, and development.

MGH Center for Women’s Mental Health: 

  • http://www.womensmentalhealth.org/
  • (617) 724-7792
  • Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Women’s Mental Health is to provide state-of-the-art evaluation and ongoing care for women who suffer from a spectrum of psychiatric disorders and to improve the lives of patients and their families. Clinical care at the Center is complemented by research across a range of areas including premenstrual dysphoric disorder, pregnancy and postpartum mood disturbance, and peri and post- menopausal depression. The goal of conducted research is to address critical unanswered questions which can inform clinical care and to disseminate important research findings which emerge across the field of women’s mental health.

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General Information on Maternal Mental Health

POSTPARTUM SUPPORT INTERNATIONAL (PSI)

http://www.postpartum.net/

  • Postpartum Support Internationals mission is to promote awareness, prevention and treatment of mental health issues related to childbearing in every country worldwide. It is the vision of PSI that every women and family worldwide will have access to information, social support, and informed professional care to deal with mental health issues related to childbearing. PSI promotes this vision through advocacy and collaboration, and by educating and training the professional community and the public.
  • For a list of local treatment programs, specialist or support groups in your area please visit the following:

POSTPARTUM PROGRESS

http://postpartumprogress.org/


UTAH MATERNAL MENTAL HEALTH COLLABORATIVE – PSI UTAH

http://www.utahmmhc.com/

  • https://www.facebook.com/Utahmomsmentalhealthmatters/
  • Email: utahmmhc@gmail.com
  • The Utah Maternal Mental Health Collaborative/PSI Utah brings women and families with lived experience together with medical, mental health & allied professionals around the state. Their mission is to exchange ideas and form relationships to increase and improve awareness, prevention, detection, and treatment of maternal mental health conditions in Utah. Our goal is to ensure that every woman in Utah receives information on risk, prevention, and treatment of pregnancy and postpartum mood and anxiety disorders which affect at least 13% of Utah moms. We also provide peer support services including phone, email, and support groups as well as training’s for families and providers.