Resources During COVID-19

Postpartum Support Virginia’s warm line is available to you at (703) 829-7152.  We will return your call within 24 hours if we are helping another mom at the time you call.

PSVa families,

We are all dealing with a tremendous amount of uncertainty, confusion and disruption to our daily lives, which may result in increased anxiety, depression and fear.  If you are feeling unsettled or worse, please know that we are here to help. In addition to our warm line still being an option, if you are craving connection with multiple other moms while practicing social distancing, PSVa is offering our Virtual Support Groups to ALL MOTHERS in Virginia regardless of the age of your child/children as a way to help weather this emotional storm together.  Social support is an important part of self-care during this time of physical distancing!

Our Virtual Support Groups are a safe space to discuss anxiety, fear, parenting, mothering, and care of self.

You can choose a support group based off of your location, or by day/time — all of our groups are open to any mother in Virginia.  To participate, simply join through the Zoom link for the group of your choosing.  Your participation through the Zoom app can be via video or voice only.  Alternatively, you can join the meeting through telephone by dialing +1 929-205-6099 and entering the meeting ID.  If you have any technical difficulties, please text 703-829-7152 (this is also the PSVa warm line number).  

Before joining a Zoom meeting on a computer or mobile device, you can download the Zoom app. Otherwise, you will be prompted to download and install Zoom when you join the meeting.  If you like, you can join a test meeting to familiarize yourself with Zoom.  

As always, if you need direct support or find yourself overwhelmed, please call or text the PSVa Warm Line for virtual support at 703-829-7152. We are here for you.

Weekly COVID-19 Real Talk Series with PSVa

COVID-19 Real Talk Series: Overcoming Anxiety with Katie Hodgson, LCSW and MJ Harford, MA, NCC, Resident in Counseling 

Monday, April 6th
8:00 – 9:30 pm

Uncertainty and anxiety can seem all consuming during this time.  This is especially true for mothers who are caring for babies or children. Join Katie and MJ in this interactive workshop as they discuss simple tools to help you feel grounded and calm. Time will be dedicated to questions from participants. If you can, grab a pen and paper before we get started.

Katie Hodgson is a licensed clinical social worker (LSCW) specializing in helping clients who are experiencing anxiety, depression, and maternal mental health issues.  She also works with individuals who are navigating life transitions, relationship issues, grief and loss, and other life stressors. As a social worker, she believes in dignity and respect for everyone and welcomes individuals from all walks of life and backgrounds to her practice.  Katie grew up in northern Virginia and currently lives in Alexandria with her family. Like many of you, she is trying to stay sane during the pandemic while balancing working from home and being cooped up with little ones.

MJ Harford is a resident-in-counseling in Virginia, a graduate of Marymount University’s master’s program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MA), a national certified counselor (NCC), as well as a 200hr Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT). MJ is a Postpartum Support Virginia preferred provider and current support group leader in Arlington VA.  Helping others connect with their natural ability to heal, change, and grow is her mission. She utilizes an integrative and holistic approach in counseling She specializes in providing individualized therapeutic services for adolescents, young adults, and adults. Her experience includes working with clients facing burnout, chronic stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, life adjustment/transitions, and seeking support for implementing personal development goals

 
 

Join Zoom Meeting
Link: https://zoom.us/j/750080594
Meeting ID: 750 080 594
Call-in #: +1 929 205 6099

Stay tuned for future talks on lactation and other topics relevant to you! If you have suggestions, please submit them to Mandolin Restivo here.

Past recordings of talks:
Week 1: Preparing for Birth with Lynn Olmstead, CNM; Watch Now

Telehealth/Virtual Providers During COVID-19 Pandemic

The following providers have informed PSVa that due to COVID-19, they are able to provide the following services at this time: 

Kasie Cassell, WHNP-C, PMHNP-C: Kasie’s practice has been approved to treat NEW and existing patients via telepsychiatry.  As long as the mother lives in the state of Virginia, Kasie can provide medication management and has a therapist who can provide therapy from the safety of their home from Monday to Friday, 9-5.  The Perinatal Project is in-network with BCBS and Cigna.  To schedule, call (571) 248-7472 and chose option 2 to schedule.  (Payment plans are provided for anyone out of network.)
Dr. Christine Truman, MD, is a board-certified adult psychiatrist practicing telehealth.  Call (757) 828-3816 or visit http://www.partnersinwomensmh.com.
Leah Walker, MD, is providing virtual telepsychiatry.  Call (571) 358-8846.

Terri Adams, LCSW, is providing teletherapy.  Call (703) 609-8418.
Diane Bermudez, PhD, LPC, is providing teletherapy; available in Spanish.  Call (703) 782-8763.
Susan Buniva, LCSW, is providing teletherapy.  Email susan@susanbuniva.com or call (804) 677-7721.
Sarah Carter, LCSW, is providing teletherapy.  Call (434) 996-4593.
Danielle Cauley, LPC is providing teletherapy.  Call (757) 209-2062, visit canarycounselingva.com or email daniellecauley@canarycounselingva.com.
Julie Eill, PsyD, is providing teletherapy via FaceTime and Zoom.  Call or text (703) 508-6337.
Deborah Elder, LCSW, is providing teletherapy and accepts in-network insurance.  Call (757) 208-5118 or email deborahelder@gmail.com.
Dr. Patricia Fuss, PsyD, is providing teletherapy.  Call (757) 828-3816 or visit http://www.partnersinwomensmh.com.
Dr. Elizabeth Fritsch, is providing teletherapy.  Call (703) 356-4710 or email drelizabethfritsch@gmail.com.
Meredith Gelman, LCSW, CCTP,
is providing teletherapy if you are in Virginia.  Call (703) 463-7916.
Pamela Haefner, LCSW is providing teletherapy.  Call (540) 687-4114 or visit thriveunder5.com.
Angelina Harris, LCSW, LSATP is providing teletherapy. Call (571) 401-8474 or email angie@aharrisconsulting.com.
Elizabeth Hatchuel, LPC, is providing teletherapy.  Call (571) 239-5925.
Katie Hodgson, LCSW is providing teletherapy. Call (757) 656-9018 or email katie@katiehodgsontherapy.com.
Diane Hoekstra, LLC, is providing teletherapy.  Call (703) 591-5912 ext 4 or email dianemhoekstraphd@gmail.com.
Katie Hughes, LCSW, is providing teletherapy.  Call (757) 504-1805 or email katiehugheslcsw@gmail.com.
Karen Karafin, LCSW, is providing teletherapy.  Call (703) 671-7668 or email karenkarafin@verizon.net.
Isabel Kirk, LPC is providing teletherapy. Find more information at https://dcvacounseling-psychotherapy.com.
Cherie Kitchell, LCSW, is providing teletherapy and accepts in-network insurance.  Call (703) 851-2563 or email ckitchell.lcsw@gmail.com.
Linda Leitch-Alford, LPC is providing teletherapy.  Call (757) 874-0468 or email lakesidecenter@gmail.com.
Laura LeMasters, MS, LPC, is providing teletherapy and accepts in-network insurance.  Email laura.rumfeldt@gmail.com or call (757) 570-4149.
Dr. Jennifer Lumpkin, PsyD, is providing teletherapy.  Call (804) 205-7452 or email jlumpkin@westendneuropsychology.com.
Megan MacCutcheon, LPC, is providing teletherapy. Call (703) 624-4644 or email megan@meganmaccutcheon.com.
Laura Macone, LCSW, is providing teletherapy.  Call (703) 819-4202 or email laura@catalystcounselingservices.com.
Teresa McCrossin, LCSW, is providing teletherapy.  Call (540) 785-1660 or email teresamccrossinlcsw@gmail.com.
Heather McMillen, LPC, is providing teletherapy as well as free consultation sessions for birth workers. Call (202) 919-9482.
Lisa Nava, PhD, is providing teletherapy. Call (703) 765-7414.
Susanna Owens, PhD, PLLC is providing teletherapy.  Contact through the website http://thebeachwoodcenter.com.
Jen Robinson Guerin, LPC, and colleagues at HumanKind, are providing teletherapy with openings available for both Medicaid and private insurance.  Spanish-speaking therapist available as well.  To schedule an appointment, call Josh Hartle at (434) 846-1124 ext. 256 or email jhartle@humankind.org.
Amanda Styer, MS, MA, Resident in Counseling, is providing teletherapy.  Email amanda@relationalhealth.net.
Waller Thompson, EdD is providing teletherapy.   Call (804) 893-0250.
Bethany Vanderbilt, LCSW, is providing teletherapy.  Text (571) 358-8296.
Mara Watts, MA, Resident in Counseling, is providing teletherapy.  Call (703) 592-6485.
Elizabeth Wilkins-McKee, LCSW, PLLC, is providing teletherapy.  Call (802) 451-6151.
Keri Willis-Higgons, LPC, is providing teletherapy.  Call (757) 344-1701.

To inquire about being included with these listings, please email landerson@postpartumva.org.

These providers always provide virtual therapy, through COVID-19 and beyond – safe and convenient in your own home!

    • Corrie Avila, LCSW                            (703) 782-8899     Email        Website      Accepts in-network insurance and TRICARE
    • Tracey Crawley, LPC, LMFT              (757) 598-2244                      Website
    • Eleanor Huff, NCC, RN                      (703) 999-8620     Email
    • Michele Davidson, PHMNP-BC         (757) 453-5508     Email        Website 
    • Leslie Kilpatrick, LCSW                     (703) 691-3578                      Website      Accepts in-network insurance
    • Heather McMillen, LPC                      (202) 352-8950     Email        Website
    • Sarah Moore, LPC                             (703) 534-5100     Email        Website 
    • Rebecca Newkirk, LCSW                  (888) 242-9345                      Website
    • Jaime Parker, LCSW                         (703) 357-9672     Email        Website      Accepts in-network insurance
    • Nikita Pion-Klockner, LCSW              (202) 495-0876                      Website
    • Tracey Wingold, LCSW                     (804) 316-9694     Email        Website
    • Linda Zaffram, LCSW                        (804) 482-0852                      Website

 

Virtual Support Groups by Day of the Week

Call-in # is +1 929-205-6099. See meeting details for Meeting ID.

Please note: Support groups are an adjunct to — not a replacement for — medical treatment. Those with medical, or mental issues are strongly urged to seek advice from physicians and/or mental health professionals. Find our list of mental health providers offering virtual options here.

Monday

7:00 – 8:30 pm 
1st & 3rd Monday each month
Link: https://zoom.us/j/260843412
Meeting ID: 260 843 412

Tuesday

10:00 – 11:30 am
2nd & 4th Tuesday each month
Link: https://zoom.us/j/141097109
Meeting ID: 141 097 109

11:30 am – 1:00 pm
1st & 3rd Tuesday each month
Link: https://zoom.us/j/847107826
Meeting ID: 847107826

5:30 – 7:00 pm EN ESPANOL
1st & 3rd Tuesday each month
Link: https://zoom.us/j/183327851
Meeting ID: 183 327 851

6:30 – 8:00 pm
2nd & 4th Tuesday each month
Link: https://zoom.us/j/723870285
Meeting ID: 732 870 295

6:30 – 8:00 pm 
1st & 3rd Tuesday each month
Link: https://zoom.us/j/425173122
Meeting ID: 425 173 122

Wednesday

10:00 – 11:30 am
1st Wednesday each month
Link: https://zoom.us/j/810634318
Meeting ID: 810 634 318

10:00 – 11:30 am 
2nd & 4th Wednesday each month
Link: https://zoom.us/j/456075782
Meeting ID: 456 075 782

11:30 am – 1:00 pm 
1st & 3rd Wednesday each month
Link: https://zoom.us/j/657723055
Meeting ID: 657 723 055

7:30 – 9:00 pm 
2nd & 4th Wednesday each month
Link: https://zoom.us/j/814716948
Meeting ID: 814 716 948

Thursday

9:30 am – 11:00 am
2nd Thursday each month
Link: https://zoom.us/j/841505664
Meeting ID: 841 505 664

10:00 – 11:15 am
1st & 3rd Thursday each month
Link: https://zoom.us/j/662529146
Meeting ID: 662 529 146

10:30 am – 12:00 noon
2nd & 4th Thursday each month
Link: https://zoom.us/j/234297008
Meeting ID: 234 297 008

11:30 am – 1:00 pm
1st & 3rd Thursday each month
Link: https://zoom.us/j/721465998
Meeting ID: 721 465 998

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
4th Thursday each month
Link: https://zoom.us/j/841505664
Meeting ID: 841 505 664

Friday

2:00 – 3:30 pm
1st & 3rd Fridays each month
Link: https://zoom.us/j/399662278
Meeting ID: 399 662 278

Saturday

9:30 – 11:00 am
4th Saturday each month
Link: https://zoom.us/j/662529146
Meeting ID: 662 529 146

Virtual Support Groups by Location

Please note: Support groups are an adjunct to — not a replacement for — medical treatment. Those with medical, or mental issues are strongly urged to seek advice from physicians and/or mental health professionals. Find our list of mental health providers offering virtual options here.

En Espanol Virtual Group

Apoyo Posparto en Espanol
Link: https://zoom.us/j/183327851
Meeting ID: 183327851
Call-in #: +1 929-205-6099
1st & 3rd Tuesdays each month
5:30 – 7:00 pm
woodbridge@postpartumva.org 

Alexandria Virtual Group

Alexandria Virtual Group
Link: https://zoom.us/j/814716948
Meeting ID: 814 716 948
Call-in #: +1 929-205-6099
2nd & 4th Wednesdays each month
7:30 – 9 pm
alexandria@postpartumva.org

Charlottesville Virtual Groups

Sentara Martha Jefferson Virtual Support Group

Link: https://zoom.us/j/234297008
Meeting ID: 234297008
Call-in #: +1 929-205-6099
2nd & 4th Thursdays each month
10:30 am – 12 noon

and

Link: https://zoom.us/j/260843412
Meeting ID: 260843412
Call-in #:+1 929-205-6099
1st & 3rd Mondays each month
7:00 – 8:30 pm

sentaramarthajeff@postpartumva.org

Fairfax Virtual Group

INOVA Fairfax Women’s Hospital Virtual Group
Link: https://zoom.us/j/721465998
Meeting ID: 721-465-998
Call-in #: +1 929-205-6099
1st & 3rd Thursdays each month
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
fairfax@postpartumva.org

Fredericksburg Virtual Groups
Tree of Life Birth Center Virtual Group
Link: https://zoom.us/j/662529146
Meeting ID: 662 529 146
Call-in #:+1 929-205-6099
4th Saturday
9:30 – 11:30 am
fredericksburg@postpartumva.org
 
Mary Washington Hospital Virtual Group
Link: https://zoom.us/j/662529146
Meeting ID: 662 529 146
Call-in #: +1 929-205-6099
1st & 3rd Thursdays each month
10:00 – 11:15 am
fredericksburg@postpartumva.org
Hampton Virtual Group

Hampton Sentara Careplex Virtual Support Group
Link: https://zoom.us/j/425173122
Meeting ID: 425 173 122
Call-in #: +1 929-205-6099
1st & 3rd Tuesdays each month
6:30 – 8:00 pm
hampton@postpartumva.org 

Langley Virtual Group

Langley Air Force Base Hospital Virtual Support Group
Link: https://zoom.us/j/399662278
Meeting ID: 399 662 278
Call-in #: +1 929-205-6099
1st & 3rd Fridays each month
1400 – 1530
Langley@postpartumva.org 
 

Loudon Virtual Group

INOVA Loudoun Hospital Virtual Support Group
Link: https://zoom.us/j/657723055
Meeting ID: 657-723-055
Call-in #: +1 929-205-6099
1st & 3rd Wednesdays each month
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
loudoun@postpartumva.org

Manassas Virtual Group

Manassas Virtual Support Group
Link: https://zoom.us/j/456075782
Meeting ID: 456 075 782
Call-in #:+1 929-205-6099
2nd & 4th Wednesdays each month
10:00 – 11:30 am
manassas@postpartumva.org

Midlothian Virtual Group

Bon Secours St Francis Medical Center Virtual Support Groups
Link: https://zoom.us/j/841505664
Meeting ID: 841 505 664
Call-in #: +1 929-205-6099
2nd Thursday each month, 9:30 – 11:00 am
4th Thursday each month, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
stfrancis@postpartumva.org

Newport News Virtual Groups

Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital Virtual Support Group
Link: https://zoom.us/j/847107826
Meeting ID:  847 107 826
Call-in #:+1 929-205-6099
1st & 3rd Tuesdays each month
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
maryimmaculate@postpartumva.org

Riverside Regional Medical Center Virtual Support Group
Link:  https://zoom.us/j/105603418
Meeting ID: 105 603 418
Call-in #:+1 929-205-6099
2nd and 4th Tuesdays each month
6:00 – 7:30 pm
riverside@postpartumva.org 

Richmond Virtual Group

MyBirth – Holding Space Group Virtual Support Group
Link: https://zoom.us/j/810634318
Meeting ID: 810634318
Call-in #: +1 929-205-6099
1st Wednesday each month
10:00 – 11:30 am
holdingspacerva@gmail.com

Virginia Beach Virtual Group

Sentara Princess Anne Hospital Virtual Support Group
Link: https://zoom.us/j/723870295
Meeting ID: 723870295
Call-in #: +1 929-205-6099
2nd & 4th Tuesdays each month
6:30 – 8:00 pm
virginiabeachspah@postpartumva.org

Woodbridge Virtual Groups

Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center Virtual Support Group
Link: https://zoom.us/j/141097109
Meeting ID: 141097109
Call-in #: +1 929-205-6099
2nd & 4th Tuesdays each month
10:00 – 11:30 am
woodbridge@postpartumva.org 

Apoyo Posparto en Espanol
Link: https://zoom.us/j/183327851
Meeting ID: 183327851
Call-in #: +1 929-205-6099
1st & 3rd Tuesdays each month
5:30 – 7:00 pm
woodbridge@postpartumva.org 

Long Distance Resources

Can’t find someone to talk to close to home?  Several resources are available online or via phone:

  • Postpartum Support International offers weekly online support groups, including a group just for military mothers.
  • Online PPD Support Group offers online moderated discussion forums about perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.
  • Smart Patients Postpartum Community offers an online community where women can learn from each other about recovery, treatments, the latest science, and how it all fits into the context of their experience in a private space where they can feel comfortable sharing openly.

If this is a medical emergency, or if you feel you might harm yourself or your baby, contact 911 or go to the nearest hospital emergency room.

National Hopeline Network

1-800-SUICIDE

(784-2433)

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