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.
Groups are open to women during pregnancy or first year postpartum.
Groups are FREE, drop-in, and ongoing; no need to register.
No official diagnosis is required to attend.
Babies in arms are welcome.
Sentara RMH Funkhouser Women’s Health Center
2010 Health Campus Drive
4th Thursday evening each month
Teresa Oliver, RN, 540-564-7200
Horizon Wellness Center — Courtland
620 Court Street, Lynchburg
4th Wednesday each month
6 – 7:30 pm
Rhonda Turner, 434-847-8035
Therapists and Counselors
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 and counselors 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 mom needing help and someone will return your call within 24 hours.
Additional therapists provide online or virtual therapy; learn more HERE.
Psychiatrists and psychiatric nurse practitioners can manage medications and other medical concerns. Providers below have expertise in working with new and pregnant mothers.
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. PSVa staff can also help find resources; call (703) 829-7152 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.