Postpartum Support International

Maine
PSI-ME

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 Maine.

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.

Abby Pitts – Chapter Liaison

Abby lives with her family in Southern Maine. She serves her community as a postpartum doula and prenatal educator. As a mother to three daughters, she has experienced the challenges the perinatal time can bring. Bringing awareness and support to Maine alongside PSI is something she finds very important in her work.


Alison Kopelman, MD – Chapter Treasurer

Ali is a pediatrician and IBCLC who runs a private practice with a special interest in Fourth Trimester Care.  After tumultuous newborn periods after the birth of each of her two children, she is dedicated to providing in-home support to mothers and babies. She is grateful to have PSI as a resource that can be shared with families and professionals in a state where there are limited local resources.  Speaking of gratitude, her two children are now school aged, hilarious and thriving – proof that things do get better!


Ellen Kunkle, CCE

Ellen is a childbirth educator, doula. and facilitator of new parent support groups. She has been working with families in Southern Maine and Coastal New Hampshire since 1996.  Ellen believes that the support a family receives in the beginning has monumental impact on how they move forward in life. It is through her work that she became aware of the need for increased education and awareness of perinatal mood disorders. Ellen previously served on the board of the Maternal Health Alliance of Maine and Birth Roots in Portland, ME. Ellen is thankful and excited to be working with the other board members of PSI-Maine who share a similar vision.


Erin Schwarz, DO – Chapter Secretary

Erin is a psychiatrist in private practice who is dedicated to supporting women as they navigate the intricacies of pregnancy and parenthood. Her eagerness to be a part of the board for Postpartum Support International stems from the desire to help create and implement programs and services that can positively impact the lives of Maine families. She is excited for the chance to work with other dedicated individuals and make a meaningful impact for new parents, their families, and those who care for them.


Rebecca Goodwin, Doula, LMT, SpBAP

Serving the Greater Portland birthing community since 2000. Rebecca is the Founder of Community Doula Birth Program an all-inclusive non-profit designed to help families navigate birth and postpartum, as well as connecting the doula community with families. She has personal experience seeing how this support can benefit a birthing person in need of information or recovering from a traumatic birth.

She welcomes her affiliation with PSI. It is an opportunity to grow and connect the birth community.


Kristen Moustrouphis – Chapter Chair

Kristen lives in Portland Maine and is the mom to two young boys and the owner at Beacon Community Fitness. Her own journey of navigating the motherhood transition with undiagnosed postpartum anxiety has fueled her passion to create connection in her fitness programs for other moms and also serve on the board of PSI to spread the resource available to other birthing people and expand the capacity of perinatal professionals to support the birthing people they care for.


Britt Daly – Board Member

Britt Daly lives in Southern Maine with her husband and three young sons. She previously practiced as a physician assistant for 7 years in family medicine and urgent care and then became a small business owner. She has a long standing interest in women’s mental health and worked as a research coordinator at the Center for Women’s Mental Health at Massachusetts General Hospital as her first job after graduating from Bates College. As a provider, she saw the lack of adequate mental health resources and support available to mothers and then as a mother, she personally experienced it firsthand. Britt served on the board of the Maternal Health Alliance of Maine for 5 years and is now excited to be a part of PSI Maine to continue to help increase awareness and support for women with perinatal mood disorders in Maine.

Want to make a difference in Maine?

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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.

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Become a PSI-ME Volunteer

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.

Scholarships

PSI-ME offers scholarships for PSI perinatal mental health trainings and conferences.

Please contact the Chapter for more information.

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