Social Support Groups

New moms often isolated and alone, especially if experiencing anxiety or depression. Peer support groups offer non-judgmental listening, support, and encouragement from others experiencing similar issues. Support group leaders are caring and empathic, and can connect new mothers with additional resources.

PMAD Support Group

Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center
100 Sentara Circle
Jamestown Conference Room
2nd & 4th Tuesdays
5:45 – 7:30 pm
Contact Danielle Cauley

PMAD Support Group

Child Development Resources
150 Point O Woods Road
1st & 3rd Wednesdays
1:45 – 3:00 pm

Breastfeeding Support Group

Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center
100 Sentara Circle
Jamestown Conference Room
10:00 – 11:30 am
Contact Kris Kiley

Breastfeeding Support Group

Child Development Resources
150 Point O Woods Road
Fridays, 9:30 – 11:30 am
Call 757-566-TOTS to register

Talk Therapy

New mothers may need to address topics such as their new role, communications with partner, and changes in relationships. Talking with a mental health professional can help put things in perspective, solve problems, and introduce coping skills. Therapy in this timeframe is often short-term, problem-focused and pragmatic. Therapists listed below have all been trained to work with new and pregnant mothers. Most therapists do not have administrative staff; please leave a message saying that you are a new/pregnant mother and someone will return your call within 24 hours.

Carrie Lynn Bailey, LPC

424 West Duke of Gloucester Street, #211
(757) 603-4603

Danielle Cauley, LPC

1101 Professional Drive
Suite B
(757) 209-2062

Deborah Elder, LCSW

1101 Professional Drive
Suite B
(757) 364-0963
Learn more HERE

Kelly Franzone, LPC

5209 Monticello Avenue
(757) 603-4068

Meghan Freeman, LCSW

1158 Professional Drive
Suite K
(757) 785-4252

Susanna Owens, PhD

352 McLaws Circle, Suite 3
(757) 870-2266

Keri Willis-Higgons, LPC 
1101 Professional Drive
(757) 344-1701
Learn more HERE

Online and Virtual Support

There are many other options for support, including online support groups and therapists who provide virtual therapy, safe and secure in your own home.  Click HERE for more information.  And PSVa volunteers can help; call (703) 829-7152 or email momsoncall@postpartumva.org.

Williamsburg Maternal Mental Health Coalition

In January 2017, PSVa partnered with Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center (SWRMC) to host the Greater Williamsburg Maternal Mental Health Coalition to create a community-wide comprehensive coordinated approach to addressing perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs). The Coalition was comprised of all stakeholders with touchpoints with women during pregnancy and first year postpartum, including maternal-child healthcare providers, birth and postpartum professionals, and mental health providers.

The Coalition met monthly (January – June 2017) and created a plan to educate, screen, and treat all childbearing women in Greater Williamsburg for perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.   Coalition members continue to meet quarterly.

Funding for The Coalition’s efforts was provided by the Williamsburg Health Foundation, the Williamsburg Community Foundation, the Rotary Club of Williamsburg, and the Junior Women’s Club of Williamsburg.

PSVa Personnel in Williamsburg

Danielle Cauley, LPC

Danielle Cauley, LPC, is PSVa’s Williamsburg Coordinator. Danielle is both a PMAD survivor and a licensed professional counselor specializing in women’s reproductive mental health.  Danielle is PSVa’s primary point of contact in Williamsburg, where she leads a twice-monthly support group, provides outreach and education to local providers, interfaces with community members, and coordinates the Greater Williamsburg Maternal Mental Health Coalition. Danielle lives in Williamsburg with her husband and toddler daughter.


Diana McSpadden

Diana McSpadden is on the Board of Directors for PSVa. Diana is a Software Developer for the National Center for State Courts and has had a career in technology since 1996 with extensive experience in web development for government, for-profit software companies, and non-profits. She is a working mother of two children, cyclist, yogini, computer geek, and runner. Her experience with perinatal depression during and after her first pregnancy led her to start two support groups in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia in 2011.  Diana and her family live in Williamsburg.


Adriene Griffen

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