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If you value the crucial support and hope our perinatal mental health program provides to parents and families during one of life's most vulnerable and precious moments, we implore you to be a part of this transformative journey. Your donation can help us continue to bring light and healing to those who need it most, ensuring healthier beginnings for families in our community.

Us 2 Behavioral Health Care now offers Perinatal Support Group "Grow Your Village". Step into a nurturing environment crafted to offer solace and understanding, where you can openly share both the joys and challenges of this parenthood.

Group Info


Virtual via Zoom

Day & Time:

Tuesdays (weekly)

4PM - 5PM

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Adding a newborn to your family

can be an incredibly joyous experience, but it can also be immensely stressful impacting one's mental health and wellbeing. Perinatal mental health is an important aspect of maternal and child health which requires prompt diagnosis and treatment. Do you or someone you know need help navigating these life changes?

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What are perinatal mood and anxiety disorders? (PMADs)

PMADS is a medical term describing a variety of mental health conditions which can occur during pregnancy and anytime within 12 months following childbirth. Studies show that 1 in 7 mothers and 1 in 10 fathers experience severe mental health issues stemming from pregnancy.


  • History of trauma or mental health issues
  • Pre-existing medical conditions
  • Substance abuse & addiction
  • Poor sleep hygiene
  • Unrealistic parental expectations
  • Difficult pregnancy, labor or delivery
  • Parent of multiples
  • Limited family & social support
  • Breastfeeding challenges
  • Colicky or difficult to console baby


  • Feeling sad, hopeless or overwhelmed
  • Feeling anxious or panicky
  • Having trouble sleeping
  • Feelings of being alone
  • Isolating from friends and family
  • Unexplained anger or irritability
  • Fear of harming self or baby
  • Feeling that you are not a good parent
  • Difficulty concentrating or making decisions
  • Feeling out of control


  • Treat perinatal mental health conditions by providing in-person and virtual therapy


  • Conduct outreach and establish ourselves as a referral source to organizations who work with new or expecting parents


  • Provide continuing education training to healthcare professionals on a variety of topics including perinatal mental health.

What to expect during therapy:

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One-on-one assessment with a therapist

Discuss your pregnancy experience

Develop an individualized treatment plan

Breastfeeding friendly clinic

Your baby is welcome to attend


Chloe Anderson Kemp LCSW, PMH-C

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Kinsey Pierre LCSW, PMH-C

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McKenna Garvey LCSW, MSW, PMH-C

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Diana Aguilar MA, LPC-IT, PMH-C

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Rachele Watkins MSW, APSW

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Brooke Hackel BS

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Parent Support Groups

Perinatal support groups may be difficult to find locally, but online options exists where you can share and connect with other parents, live.


For more information, visit:

Other Resources

Non-Emergency PSI Helpline:


24/7 Maternal Mental Health Hotline:


Dial 988 for suicide and crisis lifeline