Postpartum Support International
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Postpartum Support International (PSI) is the world’s leading non-profit organization dedicated to helping those suffering from perinatal mood disorders, the most common complication of childbirth.
Our Mission is to increase awareness, education, prevention, and treatment of perinatal mental health issues affecting individuals, their families, and support systems in all areas of Arizona.
Our Vision is that all pregnant and postpartum individuals and their families, including those from underserved communities, will have access to perinatal support, mental health/healthcare providers, education, and resources to improve overall well-being through advocacy, training, and increased awareness of perinatal mental health.
Meet the PSI-AZ Board of Directors
Roxana Barrios-Orozco (she, her) is a mental health therapist serving primarily Arizona women. Her experience in social work is inclusive of working with various communities including a focus of maternal health, and the infant-mental health population. As a doctoral candidate, Roxana aims to add to the understanding of how untreated trauma can impact attachment. Roxana identifies as a BIPOC, and strives to bring a cultural perspective to any role. She is a proud mother of 4 children, and enjoys sharing her experiences with new parents.
Jill Heath is a licensed physical therapist and is the owner of She PT. She is passionate about empowering women to take charge of their physical health in order to move and feel their best. She specializes in women’s pelvic health, including issues related to pregnancy and postpartum recovery. She received a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Northern Arizona University in 2006 and further training in pelvic floor rehabilitation.
Brittany (she/her) is a criminal defense attorney and parent to two children. After personally experiencing a difficult adjustment to parenthood with her first born in 2017, Brittany focused on using her advocacy skills to spread awareness about postpartum mood disorders, prevention, and treatment. With PSI, Brittany hopes to reach more families experiencing perinatal or postpartum difficulties and to embrace them with compassion, education, and resources.
Leigh Lewis (she/her) worked for several years in the field of community mental health in AZ before relocating to the Pacific NW for medical school ultimately graduating from Bastyr University and going on to complete a 2-year post-graduate training program in integrative women’s health. Leigh has been in private practice since 2003 and is credentialed by NAMS as a certified menopause practitioner, ABORM as a fellow of oriental reproductive medicine, PSI in perinatal mood & anxiety disorders as a prescriber, and by the state of AZ as a women’s health specialist.
Diane Palacios is the owner and psychotherapist at Palacios Crew Counseling LLC and has grown up in AZ, is an intercultural marriage for over 12 years with three children ages 10, 9, and 7.
Diane has worked in the mental health field and has served the community in many capacities for over 27years. She graduated from NAU with a BA in Psychology in 2002. Diane then moved to Pasadena, CA to attend Fuller Theological Seminary and graduated in 2004 with a Masters in Multicultural Ministries and Hispanic Studies. In 2009, Diane went back to graduate school at Grand Canyon University and graduated in 2011 with a double Masters in Professional Counseling and Addictions Counseling. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Independent Substance Use Counselor (LISAC) as well as an Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Approved Clinical Supervisor. Diane is a Certified Perinatal Mental Health Professional and a Certified EMDR therapist and an Approved EMDR Consultant in Training who specializes in working with women and families in the perinatal period by helping new parents adjust to the changes in life, processing birth trauma or previous trauma as well as treating Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders.
Transplants from the beautiful Pacific Northwest, Caitlin, her husband and three children have been happily nestled in the west valley since 2017. Following the birth of her first daughter, she knew something wasn’t right and soon thereafter dedicated her life and career to empowering and uplifting mothers and families through all things birth and postpartum. Caitlin started her private practice, SageWise Wellness, LLC, in April of 2021, providing specialized perinatal mental health treatment to mothers and families across Arizona. Specially trained in maternal mental health, Caitlin received her PMH-C certification through Postpartum Support International in 2020. In effort to provide cohesive wrap-around care, Caitlin became a certified birth doula in 2021 and specializes in helping expectant families manage anxiety and prepare for birth and the postpartum period.
Elizabeth Wood has a B.S. of Physics from the United States Naval Academy and a Masters in Engineering Management from Old Dominion University. While this education did prepare her for a 15-year long career in the nuclear energy industry, none of it prepared her for the radical transition into motherhood. Driven by her own motherhood challenges, she founded Matrescence: 4th Trimester Planning & Support, a unique preventative approach to help expect parents become more informed, prepared and supported in their 4th Trimester transition. She is also a certified Maternal Mental Health Peer Support Specialist, and serves on the Arizona Maternal Mortality Review Committee as well as Arizona’s Maternal Mental Health Task Force.
Through her experience as a mother of two kids and helping women throughout postpartum recovery, Jill is passionate about supporting parents through all aspects of the transition to parenthood.
She has been a board member with PSI-Arizona since 2019 and is excited to help people suffering from perinatal mood and anxiety disorders get the help they need.
PSI relies on members and contributions from the community to promote awareness, prevention, and treatment of maternal mental health issues related to childbearing.
All memberships are tax-deductible.
There are many ways to help and volunteer with PSI, and we would love to have you join us. All are welcome at PSI! Survivors, mental health professionals, doulas, clinicians, and anyone else interested and passionate about raising awareness about perinatal mental health can volunteer through the chapter in order to give back to their local communities.
PSI Chapters are made up of a variety of local advocates and stakeholders who further the mission of PSI on a grassroots level. Chapters work on a wide range of initiatives that they develop based on their communities needs. While some chapters may focus on passing legislation, others may create a robust network of peer support groups, and all chapters provide scholarships for PSI trainings and events.
Contact the Chapter to find out about volunteer opportunities near you. Explore other volunteer opportunities on the PSI website.
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