Welcome. We’re so glad you are here.

PSI-SC is the South Carolina 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 South Carolina.

  • 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-SC 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 PSI-SC Coordinator:

Robin Ballentine
Upstate SC (Greenville-Spartanburg Area)
864-525-3279 TEXT OR CALL
rballentine.ppmd@gmail.com
Robin is on leave until December 13. Please reach out to Shay Boyce or Randy Bryant in her absence.

Stefani Huey
Upstate SC (Greenville-Spartanburg Area)
864-334-8854 TEXT OR CALL
shuey.psi@gmail.com
Stefani is on leave. Please reach out to Shay Boyce or Randy Bryant in her absence.

Shay Boyce
North Central SC (York County & surrounding areas)
980-553-1566 TEXT OR CALL
thebloomingbeedoula@gmail.com

Tiffany Conyers
Columbia Area
803-470-5798 TEXT OR CALL
tiffanyconyersPSI@gmail.com

Jenni Pirtle 
SE South Carolina
843-298-2402 TEXT OR CALL
jenniferdukepirtle@hotmail.com

Amber Weakley
Postpartum Support Charleston

Charleston
843-779-2423 TEXT OR CALL
arweakley@gmail.com

Randy Bryant
Statewide
803-638-8095 TEXT OR CALL
rbryant.psi@gmail.com

Find a Support Group:

Postpartum Support Charleston
For more information contact Amber Weakley at (843) 410-3585 or contact@ppdsupport.org

Navigating Motherhood
Greenville Location
Offered by Reproductive Journey Counseling & Support
EVERY Friday 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Pre-registration is required
Phone: 864-242-0005 or info@reproductivejourney.com
Group Poster
reproductivejourney.com/navigating-motherhood/

FMP Postpartum Moms Support Group
fortmillpsychotherapy.com/postpartum-support-group

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.

  • Receive PSI-SC 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 1-877-499-4773 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.

October 20-22, 2021 in Greenville South Carolina

October 20-21, 2021
Perinatal Mood Disorders: Components of Care
Birdie Gunyon Meyer, RN, MA, PMH-C; Tiffany Conyers, LCSW; Samantha Suffren, MD

Advanced Trainings: 
October 22, 2021 – Advanced Psychotherapy Training
October 22, 2021 – Advanced Psychopharmacology Training

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 South Carolina.

PSI-SC 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-SC is 77-0196208.


Elizabeth McKinney
President

Elizabeth McKinney is a clinical social worker in Upstate South Carolina.  She has spent 12 years working with families in the medical setting.  Elizabeth’s passion for maternal mental health began when she attended several trainings and a conference hosted by Postpartum Support International in 2016.  She was one of the founding Board members of South Carolina’s Chapter of Postpartum Support International.  Elizabeth enjoys working with perinatal families by providing resources, support, and education.   

Email: PSISCinfo@gmail.com


Susannah Baldwin
Vice President

Susannah Baldwin is a licensed professional counselor in the Upstate of South Carolina. She has been fervently serving new moms and moms-to-be for over 11 years in various capacities, including helping to found the PSI-SC Board. Susannah is a recognized expert in perinatal counseling and holds a Perinatal Mental Health Certification (PMH-C). The American Counseling Association has published her work on perinatal & postpartum anxiety. She also appeared on FOX Carolina discussing and raising awareness of different perinatal diagnoses.

Email: PSISCinfo@gmail.com


Torsicia Jones
Secretary & Liaison

Torsicia Jones has been an Early Childhood Educator in the mid-lands of South Carolina for over 10 years. Torsicia found her passion for maternal mental health in graduate school as a Clinical Mental Health Student Intern. She also drew on her personal experience with postpartum depression after her fourth child to build on her push for advocating for new mothers and families experiencing postpartum depression. Torsicia enjoys spending time with family and traveling.

Email: PSISCinfo@gmail.com


Natasha Moses
Treasurer

Natasha Moses is a licensed clinician in private practice located in Upstate South Carolina. She has spent the last 11 years focusing her practice on maternal mental health and overall women’s mental health. Natasha is one of the original board members of PSI-SC and continues fueling her passion by participating with PSI and offering support to perinatal families.

Email: PSISCtreasurer@gmail.com


Lauren Dove
Marketing Chair

Lauren is a Licensed Social Worker who works in the field of adoption and assisted reproduction. She is thankful to be part of PSI-SC to assist in PSI’s mission, especially in how it affects birth parents, adoptive parents, gestational carriers, and intended parents who have the added component of complicated grief during the perinatal period. Lauren lives in the Upstate, South Carolina with her husband and two children. Having experienced anxiety and depression after the births of her children, she understands the value and need for advocacy for the post-partum community. Being a millennial and an avid social media user, she enjoys assisting with the social media accounts and website development at her place of employment and is excited to use this experience in serving as the Marketing Chair for PSI-SC.

Email: sc.psi.marketing@gmail.com


Jodi Glasser
Outreach Chair

Jodi Glasser has been a licensed clinical social worker for 39 years.  For the past 15 years of practice, she has been working with women who are experiencing perinatal and postpartum mood disorders as well as other reproductive issues.  Fourteen of her 15 years were spent working on Long Island, NY, working with women, their partners and extended families providing counseling and running support groups.  Jodi also coordinated a postpartum program at a children’s mental health clinic in Nassau County.  During that time, she was a member of the Nassau County Perinatal Task Force.  As a member of this task force she participated in organizing community outreach activities focused on educating the community about perinatal mood disorders and presented at local perinatal conferences.  Jodi moved to South Carolina 3 ½ years ago.  Her passion for working with women with perinatal mood disorders was motivated by her experience that women heal from postpartum mood disorders, when provided with help from professionals who are knowledgeable and understand the issues being experienced by these mothers.  She is currently working in a private practice whose focus is on reproductive issues.

Email: PSISCoutreach@gmail.com


Theresa Roman
Special Events Chair

Theresa Roman is a Licensed Psychologist who joins the PSI-SC board as a Special Events Chair.  She is originally from Florida, where she studied at Nova Southeastern University.  As a military spouse, she is thankful that the military has placed her in the beautiful state of South Carolina for her husband’s final tour and eventual retirement so that she can find roots in her community of Bluffton/Beaufort.  She works full time in private practice as a reproductive psychologist and also specializes in maternal mental health with special populations such as adoptive moms, special needs moms and NICU moms.  As a 3-year Climb out of the Darkness Team Leader (PSI’s global perinatal mental health awareness event), she is excited to support Climb events across South Carolina in her new role and raise both awareness and funds for PSI-SC state chapter.  She is a mom to 3 boys and enjoys watching her kids play games and sports during family/free time. 

Email: PSISCfundraising@gmail.com


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