Welcome. We’re so glad you are here.

PSI-TX is the Texas 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 Texas.

  • 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. 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 support group, we are here to help.

Find a PSI Coordinator

Contact one of our PSI Texas Support Coordinators, who will help guide you through the process of finding a professional near you with expertise and experience.

Sarah Walborn
El Paso Area
915-843-8222 TEXT or CALL
elpasopsi@gmail.com

Amber Barajas
El Paso Area
915-230-1725 TEXT or CALL
Barajasamber17@gmail.com

Janett Franco
Midland and Surrounding Areas
Janett can assist those speaking Spanish and English.
432-212-3918 TEXT or CALL
Janett.franco@outlook.com

Shaun Zhai
Lubbock and Surrounding Areas
Shaun can assist those speaking Mandarin and English.
806-702-4278 TEXT or CALL
shaunzhaipsicoordinator@gmail.com

Hailey Frazier
Abilene and Surrounding Areas 
325-261-0241 TEXT or CALL
postpartumabilene@gmail.com

Bina Bird
Fort Worth and surrounding areas/Tarrant County/Metroplex
817-676-8858 TEXT or CALL
bina@hasletcounseling.com

Alicia Cisneros
North of DFW: Denton, Fannin, Grayson, Montague, Cooke, Collin Counties 
Alicia can assist those speaking Spanish and English.
972-372-9995 TEXT or CALL
aliciacpsi@gmail.com
Alicia is on leave until after the new year. In her absence, please reach out to Christy Doering Marisa Zamora, or Beth Thomas.

Christy Doering
Dallas/Plano/Metroplex
972-696-9207 TEXT preferred
christy.postpartum@gmail.com

Marisa Zamora
Dallas/Plano/Metroplex
Marisa can assist those speaking Spanish and English.
713-906-1324 TALK or TEXT
marisadzamora@gmail.com

Bethany Walker
Longview and surrounding areas: Gregg, Smith, Upshur Counties
430-215-4515 TALK or TEXT
bethanydawnwalker@gmail.com

Lisa Williams
Tyler
903-245-4587 TEXT or CALL
lisakwilliamsbnr@gmail.com

Shelley White-Corey
Greater College Station Area
979-599-2390 TEXT or CALL
SWhiteCoreyPSI@gmail.com

Aimee Boswell 
Waco & Surrounding Areas
432-300-0470 TALK OR TEXT
aimeestpierre86@gmail.com

Sadie Cotton
Greater Austin Area
801-623-3106 TEXT or CALL
sadie.aegis@gmail.com

Lori Post
Greater Austin Area (northern)
512-766-4401 TEXT or CALL
lorippsi@gmail.com

Joanna King
Greater Austin Area (southern)
512-297-9719 TEXT or CALL
JoannaPSIATX@gmail.com

Ashley King
New Braunfels and Surrounding Areas
512-402-2611 TEXT or CALL
ashleyking.PSI@gmail.com
Ashley is on leave until October 24. In her absence, please reach out to Beth Thomas.

Maria Zeitz
San Antonio Area
210-860-4702 TEXT or CALL
If you don’t hear back from Maria within 24 hours, please call back.

Esmeralda Cardenas
San Antonio Area
Esmeralda can assist those speaking Spanish and English.
210-570-7627 TEXT or CALL
SApsicoordinator.esme@gmail.com

Amber Pyles
Northern Houston and Montgomery County
281-231-8593 TEXT OR CALL
psi.amber.pyles@gmail.com

Lisa Myers
Houston Area
713-471-0808 TEXT or CALL
lisakmyers518@gmail.com
Lisa is on leave until October 20. In her absence, please reach out to Amber Pyles or Jigyna Patel.

Jigyna Patel
Houston Area
Jigyna can assist those speaking English, Hindi & Gujarati.
210-920-4490 TEXT or CALL
jpatelpsihouston@gmail.com

April Thomas-Kenney
Southwest Houston: Ft. Bend, Brazoria & Galveston Counties
832-856-2126 TEXT or CALL
April.TexasPSI@gmail.com
April is on leave until October 30. In her absence, please reach out to Jigyna Patel.

Amber Barajas
Corpus Christi Area
915-230-1725 TEXT or CALL
Barajasamber17@gmail.com

Beth Thomas
Statewide: Please contact Beth if your area is not covered above.
512-590-1853 TEXT or CALL
beththomas@pphatx.org

Melissa Bentley
Statewide back-up: Please contact Melissa if Beth is unavailable.
512-920-3737 TEXT or CALL
info@melissabentley.net

Join a Support Group

The following groups offer support at no charge for women who are at risk of or are experiencing distress during pregnancy or postpartum. Support groups provide a safe and caring place for connection and recovery.

The Red Tent
Dallas/Fort Worth
Location: Mid-Cities area
305 Miron Dr., Southlake, TX 76092
Time:
 First Saturday of every month   11 to 12:30
Our Facebook page is: https://www.facebook.com/RedTentDallasFtWorth/ 

Pregnant and Postpartum Groups
Bryan
Brazos Valley Council on Alcohol and Substance Abuse
Pregnant and Postpartum Intervention
405 W. 28th Street
Bryan, Texas 77803
Please contact Yasmin Brown, Program Manager.
Fee: None
Telephone: 979.823.3744
Email

Beyond Baby Blues Support Group
San Antonio
Methodist Healthcare System
Group meets twice a month and a PPD class is offered once a month.
Contact person: Maria Zeitz, LPC, MS.,RN
Fee: None
Telephone: 210-575-0355. (Methodist Healthcare Help line)

Postpartum Support for Moms
Austin
Thursdays 10am – 11:30 am (English and Spanish)
Free, no registration required. Babies 0-12 months welcome.
(512) 454-3743
Www.abcaus.org
Weekly, free open and ongoing drop in support group for new mothers and babies. Facilitated by Dyann Avila.

FREE!: Telephone Parent Help Line for new parents 512-334-4444

“Mamas for Mamas” Pregnant and postpartum Support Group
Austin
Monday Nights 6:30pm – 8:00pm
$5 Optional donation for room rental
Babies 0-12 months welcome
Offered on Zoom, contact Melissa for information.
The group is free and babes in arms are welcome.
Call Melissa at 512-920-3737 or email info@melissabentley.net for more information!

Brown Bag Lunch Mom’s Circle
Houston

Time: Every Wednesday, 12:00 pm to 1:00pm
Location:
Center For Postpartum Family Health
3418 Mercer, Suite 100
Houston, TX 77027
FEE: NONE
Park in back for easy stroller access
For more information contact
Email Website

Houston
Time: Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday, 7:00 pm to 8:00pm
Location: Rebel Birth Education and Resource Haven
315 Main Street 
Spring Texas
FEE: NONE
Play area for Kiddos available if needed
And
Time: Every Wednesday, 12:00 pm to 1:00pm
Location: AMS resource Center
507 N. Sam Houston Parkway East Suite 210
Houston, TX 77060
FEE: NONE
Starlight Moms of San Antonio
Online Facebook Support Group

My Red Tent
Providers in 15 states willing to donate one session to a woman struggling with mood or anxiety difficulties in the context of pregnancy loss, pregnancy, or the postpartum.
Our website is:  https://www.myredtent.org/providers.html

All of the following groups meet each week except on holidays and in bad weather. All of the groups meet at Texas Health Plano 6200 West Parker Road Plano, Texas 75093.

Postpartum Depression Support Group:
Meets Tuesdays 7:00pm-8:30pm in
Oh Baby Room, located on the 3rd floor of Tower B.

Mommy Mixers
Meets Friday’s in the Bluebonnet Room – Medical Office Building 2
Moms and Babies 6-12 months 11:00am-12:30pm, 0-6 months 12:45-2:15pm.

Toddler Time
Moms and Toddlers 1-2 years old.
Meets Thursday’s 10:30am-12:00pm in the
Community Conference Room: Located in Medical Office Building 2 (MOB 2).
For more information call
877-THR-WELL or
https://www.texashealth.org/classes-and-events

Other PSI Resources

  • Chat with an Expert

    Join our weekly call and talk with a PSI expert about symptoms, resources, treatment options and more.

  • Join our PPD Forum

    We’ve partnered with @smartpatientscommunity, an online forum for women affected by #PPD.

We do not offer crisis management services. If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please call 911.

Additional Resources: National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.
Williamson County Crisis Hotline: 512-255-1212 or 1-800-460-7233
Travis County Crisis Hotline: 512-472-HELP

 

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?

Join us in our work to improve maternal mental health in Texas! Make a tax-deductible donation today.

PSI-TX relies on members and contributions from the community to promote awareness, prevention, and treatment of maternal mental health issues related to childbearing in Texas.

Your donations help to:

  • Promote awareness of maternal mental health in Texas
  • Increase training and education of local professionals
  • Provide direct support to local moms and families

Contact us if you have any questions about membership. All memberships are tax-deductible.

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

The mission of Postpartum Support International, Texas Chapter (PSI-TX) is to promote awareness, prevention, and treatment of maternal mental health issues related to childbearing in Texas.

PSI-TX 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-TX is 77-0196208.

Amber Pyles, Research and Assessment
Amy Duckwall Courtney, at large
April Thomas-Kenney, Chair/Liaison
Ashley Van Loozen, Secretary
Bina Bird, Education and training
Ingrid McLain, Treasurer
Lisa Williams, Diversity and Inclusion
Lynsey Lomeli, at large
Melissa Bentley, Liaison
Metzli Navarro Gonzalez, Social Media

baby and dad

Contact Us

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