Welcome. We’re so glad you are here.

PSI-FL is the Florida state chapter of Postpartum Support International (PSI), 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 promote awareness, education, prevention, and treatment of perinatal mental health issues affecting mothers, their families, and support systems in all areas of Florida.

  • You are not alone

    All mothers, fathers, and families deserve support during pregnancy and parenthood.

  • You are not to blame

    This time is challenging.

  • You will be well

    Many types of support are available.

Get Help

If you, or a loved one, is suffering with perinatal mood disorders, you’ve come to the right place. Contact one of our PSI-FL Support Coordinators, who will help guide you through the process of finding a professional near you with expertise and experience in treating perinatal mood disorders. Whether you are searching for a therapist within your insurance network, a medication prescriber knowledgeable in prescribing during pregnancy and lactation, or looking for a local peer support group, we are here to help.

Find a Support Coordinator:

Nicole Bowman
Florida Panhandle: Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties
850-466-6455 TEXT OR CALL
PSINicoleBowman@gmail.com

Mycha Morehead
Florida Panhandle: Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa & Walton Counties
850-696-6301 TEXT OR CALL
psimychamorehead@gmail.com

Lynette Sanders
Florida Panhandle: Okaloosa, Walton, Bay, Holmes, & Washington Counties
850-972-8947 TEXT OR CALL

Jenny Bowden
Greater Jacksonville Area
904-885-2232
jbowdenpsi@gmail.com
Jenny is on leave until June 28. In her absence, please reach out to Ife.

Ifetayo “Ife” Titilola Kumasi-Ka
North Greater Jacksonville Area
904-417-8237 TEXT OR CALL
abiyamoikunle@gmail.com

Lauren DePaola
Gainesville Area
352-278-2538
Lauren@BetterBeginningsFL.com
Website
Lauren is on leave until July 31. In her absence, please reach out to Janina or Naomi.

Janina McClain
Marion County
352-437-6422 TEXT OR CALL
OcalaPSICoordinator@gmail.com

Lisa Rickman
Volusia County Area
386-968-2696 TEXT OR CALL
lisrickman@gmail.com

Micaela Thomas
Orlando Area
321-804-1231 TEXT OR CALL
Mmthomaspsi@gmail.com

Viktoria Poynter
Orlando and Surrounding Areas: Polk, Sumter, Brevard, Osceola, Orange and Seminole Counties
407-391-5506 TEXT OR CALL
sategnva@mail.uc.edu

Postpartum Support Network
Brevard County
321-223-1013 TEXT OR CALL
info@postpartumsupportnetwork.org

Jessica Balos
Tampa and Sarasota Area
941-404-6304 TALK or TEXT

Cynthia Butler
Fort Myers
239-848-5904 TEXT OR CALL
PostpartumLee@gmail.com

Randiesa Spires
Indian River, St Lucie, and Martin Counties
713-714-7187 TEXT OR CALL
randiesa.spires@icareconnecthealth.org

LaShae Black
Dade, Broward, Palm Beach Counties
754-263-1164 TEXT OR CALL
Lashaesheart@gmail.com

Kacee Tannenbaum
Broward and surrounding counties
954-800-0108 TEXT OR CALL
kctannenbaum@gmail.com

Maureen Fura
Miami Area
Bilingual English/Spanish
831-920-7907 TEXT OR CALL
maufura@gmail.com

Stephanie Triarhos
Miami Area
954-632-1395 TEXT OR CALL
dr.stephanietriarhos@gmail.com

Andrea Arauco
Miami/Homestead Area
Bilingual English/Spanish
786-465-3309 TEXT OR CALL
andreararauco@gmail.com

Naomi Rosenkranz
Statewide
305-859-1071 TEXT OR CALL
naomipsi18@gmail.com

Other Resources:

We do not offer crisis management services. If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please call 911. For additional safety information, contact the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.

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Did you know that perinatal mood disorders (PMDs) are the number one medical complication of childbirth? While often referred to as postpartum depression or even simply as postpartum, PMD can take many forms and can also occur during pregnancy. Perinatal mood disorders include depression, anxiety, OCD, panic disorder, PTSD, and (much more rarely) psychosis.

Get the facts by visiting PSI’s website at www.postpartum.net

Get Involved

Want to make a difference? Become a member today.

Join PSI today and PSI-FL will receive a portion of your donation and you will automatically become a member of PSI-FL too!

Or join PSI-FL only, but please note, you do not receive the PSI membership benefits if you join PSI-FL only. Contact us if you have any questions about membership.

Memberships are tax-deductible donations.

Volunteer

PSI state chapters are made up of a variety of local stakeholders and further the mission of PSI on a grassroots level. Chapters work on a wide range of initiatives that they dictate for themselves because they know their states best! While some states may focus on passing legislation, others may create a robust network of peer support groups, or compile a state-wide list of perinatal mood disorder providers and resources.

All are welcome at PSI! Survivors, mental health professionals, doulas, clinicians etc. volunteer through the chapter in order to give back to their local communities. We work to reduce stigma, increase awareness, and provide connections to resources.

Climb Out Of The Darkness

Every year, PSI hosts Climb Out Of The Darkness, a movement that invites people from all over the world to host local walks and events to spread awareness of mental health challenges of new families. A Climb can be as simple as a play-date in a park, a hike, or a more elaborate event. The majority of Climbs are held in June, near the summer solstice in celebration of long sunny days and a family’s climb from anxiety and depression to recovery.

Climb Out Of The Darkness 2019

Host a Climb

We are looking for Climb Leaders to host events in your state. Leaders will go through a quick training, and will have the support of other climb leaders, your state chapter and PSI staff. To create a Climb event in your area, email our Climb Manager Emily at Cotd@postpartum.net!

For Professionals

PSI Provider Directory

Postpartum Support International offers an online directory of qualified perinatal mental health professionals. Join the registry and share your listing as a mental health provider, a healthcare provider, childbirth professional, or support group. As a specialized provider, you can tailor your directory listing to reach out to potential clients in your area. Keep your profile up-to-date with practice announcements, new programs and groups, and more!

Perinatal Psychiatric Consult Line

The PSI Perinatal Psychiatric Consult Line is a service provided for medical professionals who have questions about the mental health care related to pregnant and postpartum patients and pre-conception planning. It is staffed by reproductive psychiatrists who are members of PSI and specialists in the treatment of perinatal mental health disorders. The service is free and available by appointment. Call 800-944-4773, ext 4 and we will match you with an appointment. We will respond to your request within one business day. This service is available for medical providers only.

Training Sessions

We provide top-notch education and training for professionals both in-person and online allowing you to serve your patients with confidence.

About Us

Our mission is to promote awareness, education, prevention, and treatment of perinatal mental health issues affecting mothers, their families, and support systems in all areas of Florida.

PSI-FL is State Chapter of Postpartum Support International, a 501(c)(3) organization.  The Tax ID number of Postpartum Support International and PSI-FL is 77-0196208.

Laura Meyer, Chair
Kalisha Baptiste, Treasurer
Lexie Belle, Secretary
Ana Romero
Jennifer Correa Ortiz
K.C. Charette
Sari Cohen
Mandi Duggan
Amanda Nickens
Chay Osheroff-Shavrick

daddy and mommy

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