Welcome. We’re so glad you are here.

PSI-LA is the Louisiana 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 equity and inclusion in awareness, prevention, and treatment of mental health issues related to pregnancy, childbearing, and parenting in Louisiana.

  • 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

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.

Postpartum Support International offers an online directory of qualified perinatal mental health (and allied) professionals. Moms, families, and providers can now quickly and easily identify trained perinatal mental health providers in your area.

If you are not able to find what you’re looking for in the directory then please reach out to one of PSI’s Support Coordinators (below) who will assist you in finding the help you need and deserve.

Find a PSI-LA Coordinator or Local Support Group:

Jessica Latin
Northern Louisiana
‭318-759-7865 CALL OR TEXT
JessicaLatinPSI@gmail.com

Mary Dyas
Northwest Louisiana
318-200-0336 CALL OR TEXT
MaryDyasPSI@gmail.com

Felicia Downs
Northeast Louisiana
318-680-8442 CALL OR TEXT
fdownslcsw@gmail.com

Nicole Delahoussaye
Iberia and Acadiana Parishes
337-359-2983 CALL OR TEXT
nicoledelapsi@gmail.com

Katherine Hebert
Lafayette and Surrounding Acadiana Parishes
337-504-7719 CALL OR TEXT
katherine.hebert@bloomacadiana.com

Lindsey Latiolais
Lafayette and Surrounding Acadiana Parishes
337-514-7539 CALL OR TEXT
lindsey@latiolaiscounseling.com

Joanne Harmon
Greater New Orleans area

504-508-0570 CALL OR TEXT
joanneharmonpsi@yahoo.com

Kimberly Gorman
Greater New Orleans Area
504-356-2808 CALL OR TEXT
Kimberlyngorman@gmail.com

Angela Mizell
Statewide
504-408-2058 CALL OR TEXT
angelamizellpsi@gmail.com

Covington

New Baby Support Group   Website
Thursdays from 11:15am-12:00pm
The Parenting Center at St. Tammany Parish Hospital, 1505 N Florida St, Ste B, Covington, LA 70433
Contact: 985-898-4435 or ksupan@stph.org
Description: Join other mothers and their little ones for information and support. This is a great opportunity to discuss child development and parenting tips with professionals as well as other parents. FREE. Call The Parenting Center for additional information.

Denham Springs

Circle of Hope
Mom 2 Mom informative support group
FREE – babies are welcome
Every Friday 10am – 11:30am
Daybreak Therapy Solutions
1234 Del Este Ave., Suite 602
Denham Springs, LA 70726
Kim (225)242-9865
Krilesstewartllc@gmail.com

 

Lafayette

The Vine Mom Support Group
4th Saturday of the month (unless a holiday)
Meeting on Zoom
Time: 11:00 AM
For more information, check Ivy’s facebook or instagram page
Groups are free.
For more info please contact Ivy at 337-417-8334 or ivysias@ivycounselingandwellness.com

 

New Orleans

Fourth Trimester & Beyond
Welcomes mothers who are struggling with a Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorder to a safe, confidential, non-judgmental space to learn and process together. We will discuss coping skills, reducing stressors, realistic expectations, and create a parenting community with support.8-weekly sessions for group
participants beginning on JAN. 27,
2020 (Mondays) from 12:30-2PM. [*New participants will begin every 8 weeks.]
• Most insurances accepted (with co-
pay). [*Contact us if you have any
questions about your insurance.]
• Babies are welcome!
• Located at the Tulane Doctors
Specialty Clinic: 4000 Bienville St.,
Nola, 70119
• For new clients or providers looking to refer, please contact us at (504) 988-0301 for more information regarding enrollment.
Beyond the Blues FLYER

Snuggles & Struggles New Parent Support Group
Tuesdays from 10:30am-12:00pm
The Parenting Center at Children’s Hospital, 938 Calhoun St, New Orleans, LA 70118
Contact: 504-896-9591 or chparenting@lcmchealth.org
Description: This weekly group provides learning opportunities and socialization with new parents and babies (ages birth to six months). A staff member facilitates the group. Free and open to the public.

New Orleans Moms Club   Website
Wednesdays at 10:30am
3900 Gen. Taylor St, New Orleans, LA 70125
Description: Everyone is welcome every time.  Join us for mom to mom support and build your community.  All groups are free and open to the public.  Come to meet other moms, to get out of the house, to let your crawling/walking babe stretch while you hang, for postpartum support, or for breastfeeding support – we’re here for you!

 

Shreveport

SB S.O.S. Group (Shreveport-Bossier Sisterhood of Support)
3rd Tuesday of every month at 12pm and 6pm
Bonne Fete Maternity Birth Center
809 College Street, Shreveport, LA 71104
Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/groups/131841534237287?ref=share

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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.

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.

  • Receive PSI-LA quarterly newsletter
  • Invitation to Members Only Events
  • Help us fulfill our mission and feel good for helping a great cause!

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.

We gather as a community to walk and socialize. We meet fellow survivors, supporters & providers.

#climbout

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 877-944-4773, 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 Louisiana.

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

  • Kendall Genre, MD
  • Gloria Giarratano, PhD, APRN, CNS, FAAN
  • Joanne Harmon, LPC, RN
  • Misty Wainwright, LPC, NCC

Contact Us

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