Welcome. We’re so glad you are here.

PSI-WI is the Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin.

  • 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-WI 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-WI Coordinator or Support Group:

Kat Schuknecht
Southwest Region Counties:
Richland, Grant, Lafayette, Iowa, Green, Rock
South Central Region Counties:
Dane, Jefferson, Dodge, Columbia, Sauk, Marquette
608-571-3594 TEXT OR CALL

Rachel Knudson
Western WI: Polk, Barron, Rusk, Taylor, St. Croix, Dunn, Chippewa, Clark, Pierce, Pepin, Eau Claire, Buffalo, Wood, Jackson, Monroe, Juneau, Adams, Trempealeau, Vernon, Richland, Iowa, Grant, and La Crosse Counties
715-352-0644 TEXT OR CALL

Heather Nischke
Southeast Region Counties: Milwaukee, Racine, Kenosha, Walworth
North Central Region Counties:
Adams, Wood, Portage, Marathon, Lincoln, Langlade, Forest, Oneida, Vilas
414-622-0942 TEXT OR CALL

Kaitlyn Rychlowski
Fox Valley Area: Fond du Lac, Winnebago, Outagamie, Calumet, Brown
920-266-9476 TEXT OR CALL

Cynthia Dortch
Brown and Door Counties
920-412-7329 TALK OR TEXT
Cynthia is on leave until December. In her absence, please reach out to Kaitlyn Rychlowski.

The following groups offer support at no charge for parents who are at risk of or are experiencing distress such as isolation, depression, anxiety, fearful thoughts, insomnia, trauma, and other difficulties during pregnancy or postpartum. Support groups provide a safe and caring place for connection and recovery. Please call or email for more information.


Miscarriage Support Group
Meetings on the first Tuesday of each month from 6:30-7:45 pm
Held at the Quarry Arts Building (715 Hill Street, Monona Meeting Room 150; Madison, WI)
Contact Julie Kull, LCSW, to register or for more information (608-239-4807 or julie@kullcounselingmadison.com)


Moms Mental Health Initiative
Mom to Mom Support and Advocacy

The Womb Room
Every second Saturday from 1-3pm
3920 W. National Ave, West Milwaukee, WI 53215
Facebook Group


Well Badger Resource Center
Information and Referral Specialists Available Mon-Fri 7am-6pm
Phone: 800-722-2295; Text: 608-360-9328
Email help@wellbadger.org; Live chat at www.wellbadger.org
Search online directory of health services 24/7 at www.wellbadger.org

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.

  • Invitation to Members Only Events
  • Help us fulfill our mission and feel good for helping a great cause!

Memberships are tax-deductible donations.


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

Wisconsin is climbing!

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.

Join us on June 26th. Please stay tuned for more details!
Registration is free. You are able to register and purchase a t-shirt for $30.00 or a t-shirt and a medal for $50.


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


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.

Specialized training webinar series hosted by Postpartum Support International and 2020 Mom. This 8-session course, running from February 24 – June 1, 2020, is presented by top experts and trainers in the field of perinatal mental health. Join from the comfort of your own home or office, and network with other participants through the course while you complete this certificate course in perinatal mental health. PSI Member discount.

Registration closes Wednesday, February 19, at 9pm Pacific Time.

Find more information or register here.

This course DOES fulfill the Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Certificate Course requirement to earn the PMH-C credential.

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 Wisconsin.

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

Ashlee Rahmlow, LCSW, Co-Chair/ Chapter liasion
Shonita Roach, Co- Chair
Katie O’Connor, MS, LPC, ATR, MFT-IF,  Secretary
Samantha Liebfried, MA, LPC, Treasurer
Casey Hanson, Ph.D.
Tasha Farrar, M.D.
Lauren Gourley, LCSW
Rose Eichenhofer, LCSW
Audrey Schaufelberger, M.D.
Kate Meine, DNP, CNM, APNP
Paul Floursheim, Ph. D.
Emily Alesky, LCSW

baby and dad

Contact Us

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