Mental Health Groups & Providers Resource List for Parents
If you think that you or someone you know is struggling with their mental health in the midst of their pregnancy or postpartum journey, you are absolutely not alone.
People might tell you that this ‘should be’ the happiest time in your life, and maybe it is, but it also might be overshadowed with anxiety, depression, or a sense of hopelessness. This happens sometimes, and it’s not your fault. You deserve care and support and you are worth figuring this out. This is treatable. And you are not alone.
To learn more about pregnancy and postpartum mental health, please check out this Western NY Postpartum Connection resource page. This link contains helpful information, assessment surveys, resources, and referral links. In addition, please see the helpful local and national resources listed below.
Over 90% of those who have recently given birth (Good Moms Have Scary Thoughts, by Karen Kleiman) may have scary, intrusive thoughts about their baby and themselves. If you are having thoughts that are scaring you, please talk to your provider or a mental health professional. If you are in imminent danger please go to the nearest emergency room, or call Crisis Services of Monroe County at 211, 585-275-5151, or text 898-211.
Mental Health Providers:
JFL Counseling Services, Jessica Fowler, private and group therapy, private pay and/or super bill for out of network payments
Flower City Therapy, Brittany Masetta, private counseling only, private pay
Maternal Mental Health Counseling of Rochester, Jennifer Gresh, private and group therapy, In-network provider for many insurance co.
Christina Smalley Counseling, Christina Smalley, private and group therapy, private pay
Good Earth Counseling, Susanna Guarino, private counseling only, private pay and/or super bill for out of network payments
Beth Cerrito, PhD, PC, private counseling, In-network provider for many insurance co.
Lindsay Alvut, LMHC, Specialities include Infertility and Perinatal Mental Health, telehealth sessions, Private pay, Optum, United, Oscar, and Aetna insurances
Jennifer Price, LMHC, PMH-C, Individual and group therapy
Mental Health Provider Directories:
WNY Postpartum Connection: Listing of Mental Health Providers across the WNY area
Postpartum Support International (PSI), Mental Health Providers across the WNY area
Pregnancy and Infant Loss Resources:
Star Legacy Foundation, Resources & Groups
Return to Zero: H.O.P.E., Resources, Webinars, Groups
Breastfeeding Cafe & Parenting Support Group (FB Group and In-person)
Life with Baby (In-person)
VBAC & Cesarean Support (FB Group and In-Person)
The Other Half, A Support Group for Partners
Parenting Village, Parenting Groups under NAMI
Expecting and Adjusting to Parenthood
Raising Babies and Toddlers
Parenting School Age Children
Parenting Tweens and Teens
Mothers and Babies Group
Prenatal Zoom Sessions for Breast/Chest Feeding
Western NY Postpartum Connection, online groups (including fertility)
National Mental Health Resources:
More Community Resources:
Warm Line, Affinity Place, Peer Support: 585-563-7470
City of Rochester, Person In Crisis (PIC) Team: 211
Center for Youth, 24 Hour Crisis Line: 585-271-7670
Books & Other Resources:
“Good Moms have Scary Thoughts” by Karen Kleiman