Postpartum Support International
Visit the PSI online directory to find qualified perinatal mental health professionals in your area.
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 Montana.
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-MT Board of Directors
Ashley has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling. Following graduate school she worked for 8 years as a Lead Researcher for a small private forensic office as well as a Rehabilitation Counselor for people who had sustained serious injuries such as traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputations and burns.
Following her own postpartum experience she became interested in perinatal mental health and after attending several perinatal mental health conferences decided to pursue a clinical counseling license to work with this population. Ashley currently is a license candidate and has her own private practice working with perinatal clients, parents of neurodivergent children, and couples.
Kristen is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor located in Helena. She enjoys assisting others with discovering new interpretations and approaches to navigate their life journeys. She utilizes authentic and holistic approaches to emphasize the importance of emotional health as a part of overall health and wellbeing. Kristen’s areas of passion in mental health include Perinatal Mental Health, Anxiety Disorders, Mood Disorders, and Women’s Issues. She frequently attends conferences and workshops to ensure knowledge of the most recent research, treatment options and guidelines, and methods to best serve her patients.
Krissy is an LCSW offering mental health therapy in Helena, MT. Her area of focus and passion are in trauma and loss/grief and women’s health. She is a co-creator of Merging Rivers, whom she operates with Kristen Enblom. She is a mom to numerous dogs and mules. She likes to spend her free time focusing on her passion for bodybuilding and packing in the backcountry with her mules. Her purpose in life is to empower individuals to be vulnerable, grow, and build belonging. Outside of the wilderness, you can find her in the gym, her garden, or reading to provide the best care for her clients.
She developed a passion for perinatal mental health and advocacy, due to her own experience with depression and trauma. Her diagnosis of a birth defect (unicornuate uterus) resulted in infertility. That diagnosis also resulted in an ectopic pregnancy. She lives today childless not by choice and offers a voice to those also learning to navigate this journey.
Best word to describe her? BOLD.
Marcy Hanson, PhD, MN, RN is a nursing researcher and faculty at Montana State University. Her research focus is based primarily in the field of perinatal mental health, specifically focused on postpartum depression and perinatal substance use. Most importantly, Marcy is a mom to 4 kiddos of various ages. She loves to be outside in the beautiful state of Montana, read and explore.
AT LARGE/ HEAD OF INCLUSIVITY COMMITTEE
Kate is a mom, a perinatal mental health certified therapist and licensed clinical social worker, specializing in the treatment of post traumatic stress disorder and perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Since 2007, Kate has been supporting parents and families in community based mental health clinics across the U.S. This has included work with adolescents involved in the criminal justice system, victims of violence, and families trying to navigate the impacts of the cycles of poverty. Kate is currently in private practice at home in Montana.
CLIMB ORGANIZER AND FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE CHAIR
Leah is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who specializes in working with prenatal and postpartum women, individuals experiencing anxiety and depression, and those coping with the effects of trauma and disruption. Her approach to therapy is strength-based, feminist and anti-racist, guiding individuals to embrace and honor themselves. She also uses relational and attachment-based techniques to build trust, safety, and security that clients can take from their sessions into their lives and other relationships.
ADVOCACY LEAD AND SOCIAL MEDIA/ MARKETING COMMITTEE CHAIR
Rebekah Orr is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Helena, Montana that is passionate about supporting families navigating perinatal mental health concerns as well as grief and loss. Rebekah is also a trained doula and uses her birth work expertise to provide prenatal consultation and postpartum care services in the Helena community. When she is not providing support services to her community, Rebekah can be found bonding with her new baby, enjoying the Montana outdoors with her husband, homemaking and songwriting.
AT LARGE, MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE CHAIR
Joanna Strub is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Perinatal Mental Health Specialist with 15 years of clinical experience. Prior to going into private practice, she spent most of her career in a hospital setting, most recently working at The Women’s Specialists Clinic of Bozeman Health in Bozeman, MT. There, she provided therapy to pregnant and postpartum people through The Meadowlark Initiative of Montana Healthcare Foundation. Joanna also worked as a Clinical Social Worker in the Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Children’s Hospital Colorado in Aurora, Colorado. Now, Joanna has a private practice in Bozeman where she is continuing her work with the perinatal population. She is passionate about her work and looks forward to serving on the PSI MT Board to continue to bring awareness to this population.
TREASURER AND CHAPTER LIAISON
Mandy is a wife & mother to a 3.5 year old daughter & lives in Missoula, MT. Mandy is a certified pediatric sleep consultant & works with families on safe sleep & positive sleep hygiene. She also teaches courses on safe sleep practices for providers such as childcare programs & various non-profits. Along with this, she is an advocate for perinatal mental health. She acknowledges that lack of sleep can contribute to the caregivers mental health. She is a Postpartum Depression survivor & wants to educate & advocate for perinatal mental health.
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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