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Support Groups/Clinics

  • Member Recommended
  • Member Owned

Postpartum SF mama support group

8-WEEK GROUP for women experiencing postpartum anxiety and/or depression in Pacific Heights. It's a space where moms can speak candidly about their struggles in a supportive environment, learn effective coping strategies, build upon self-care activities, and build their support network. Here moms can feel fully heard and understood and learn they are not alone.

Topics include but are not limited to: building in self-care and self-compassion,  processing your transition to motherhood, managing parent and in-law relationships, and parenting with your partner.

Please contact the group leaders, Katy and Alexis at postpartumsf@gmail.com or go to postpartumsf.com to learn more.

The Afterglow: A postpartum support group for new mothers

6 week series on Tuesdays 10:30 am – 12 pm
UCSF Mission Bay: 1855 4th St., A3473
http://whrc.ucsf.edu/whrc/gex/afterglow.html

In this six-week postpartum support group, new moms with their babies will gather to share their experiences and support one another in their new days of parenting. During this group participants will learn about the “Baby Blues” and the emotional changes that can occur after childbirth. They will practice self-care, relaxation techniques, including yoga, which is clinically proven to reduce stress and increase mom’s wellbeing. They will also discuss the highs and lows of motherhood in a supportive space and connect with other new parents. Facilitated by Melissa Whippo, LCSW & Juli Fraga, Psy.D

January 23-February 27, 2018
March 27-May 1, 2018
June 5-July 10, 2018

UCSF Pregnancy and Postpartum Mood Assessment Clinic

This clinic is cutting edge in terms of psychiatric medication and research. For those women receiving medical care through this hospital, this is a great starting point. They do not provide treatment, but they do assess for anxiety and depression and then provide referrals and treatment suggestions.

If you think you have a problem, make an appointment at the UCSF Pregnancy and Postpartum Mood Assessment Clinic by calling (415) 353-2566.

https://www.ucsfhealth.org/programs/pregnancy_and_postpartum_mood_assessment/index.html

CPMC Mental Health Clinic

(415) 600-3247

For people who cannot afford private psychiatry and want an evaluation for medication, CPMC has a mental health clinic that accepts payment on a sliding scale.


CPMC Perinatal Health and Wellness Program

For a free consultation, call the Perinatal Triage Line at 415-600-3637

http://www.cpmc.org/services/women/health/perinatal-mental.html


Psychiatrists/Psychologists

Holly Gordon, DMH, licensed psychologist

3321 Sacramento Street, San Francisco CA

(415) 346-4494

www.drhollygordon.com

Dr. Kirsten Howell

2485 Clay Street, #105, San Francisco CA
(415) 567-9194
www.kirstenhowell.com/

Laura Davies, MD

2266 Union Street, San Francisoc CA
(415) 425-6156
www.doctorlauradavies.com/

Her areas of expertise are with anxiety, depression, ADHD, pregnancy and post-partum issues. She does adult, adolescent, and child psychotherapy and psychopharmacology, and couples and family psychotherapy.

Dr. Sue Lee

1626A Union Street, San Francisco CA

(415) 928-1234

Dr. Catherine Mallouh

(415) 750-1713

Joanna Foote Adler

2482 Sutter Street, 
San Francisco CA 94115
(415) 820-1580
www.joanna-adler.com/

Provides psychotherapy and hypnotherapy, for individuals and couples. She uses innovative techniques to treat a wide variety of issues including: anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, life transitions, negative family patterns, and issues related to childbearing: fertility, prenatal/postpartum depression and anxiety, birth preparations and recovery, and pregnancy/child loss.

  • Member Owned

Dr. Juli Fraga

2409 Sacramento St, Suite 2

San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 310-1420
www.drjulifraga.com

Psychologist specializing in the treatment of PPD/post-partum mood disorders. She co-facilitates a PPD support group at UCSF through the great expectations pregnancy program. She accepts insurance (Anthem BlueCross and Aetna) and is also on the national board of postpartum support international.

  • Member Owned

Shulamit Glaubach

1939 Divisadero Street, Suite 4c

San Francisco, CA 94115

(415) 531-7697

http://shulamitglaubachmd.com/

I help people with infertility and the struggles and guidance and support. I also treat pregnant women and post-partum depression. I also do therapy and medication if needed.

  • Member Owned

Jocelyn Sze, PhD

Two locations:

3600 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94118

870 Market Street, Ste 915
San Francisco, CA 94102

(415) 876-8564

www.cbtsanfrancisco.com

Dr. Sze is a psychologist who works with new and expectant moms and couples. Dr. Sze specializes in sleep, prenatal/postpartum anxiety, transition to motherhood, and couples therapy. She has advanced training in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), a goal-oriented, research-based, short-term approach. When appropriate, Dr. Sze offers
the option of therapy over videoconferencing, given the high barriers to care that many new and expectant moms face.

  • Member Owned

Lois Parkinson, M.D.

4019 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94114  

(415) 824-1448

loisparkisonmd.com

  • Member Owned

Virginia Todd, Ed.D.

3608 Sacramento Street
San Francisco, CA
(415) 541-5041 

www.drvirginiatodd.com

A clinical psychologist with a private practice in Laurel Heights, Virginia is also a GGMG member and a new mother. Using traditional talk therapy, she offers non-judgmental, compassionate counseling for those wishing to address life challenges such as depression, anxiety, grief, relationship and family concerns, life transitions and adjustment issues.

List of psychiatrists by Ellen Haller, MD

List of psychiatrists by Ellen Haller, MD, one of the faculty psychiatrists at UCSF (she runs the residency program and has a particular interest in the psychiatry of Women’s Health).

  • Shana Levy: (415) 820-1420
  • Anna Budayr: (415) 637-7076
  • Kim Indermaur: (415) 418-4467
  • Denise Albert: (415) 820-1511
  • Julie Stahl: (415) 441-7342
  • Ann Fleming, MD: (415) 206-4528
  • Faina Novosolov: (415) 771-7711

Therapists

  • Member Recommended

Nova Goldberg, MFT

(415) 218-3672

2860 Laguna Street, San Francisco CA 94123 (Cow Hollow/Marina)
http://novagoldberg.com/

GGMG Discount: 10% for current GGMG members

  • Sliding scale therapy
  • Accepts new patients with one week lead time
  • Evening appointments until 9pm
  • Does not accept insurance, but will provide super bill for insurance
  • Specializes individual, couple and adolescent counseling, parenting transition, postpartum depression, work life balance, adopting to new parenting roles, introducing brothers and sisters into family unit
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Member Recommended
  • Member Owned

Melodie Del Rio, MFT

(415) 710-8943

946 Irving Street, Suite E, San Francisco CA 94122 (Inner Sunset)
3195 California Street, San Francisco CA 94113 (Laurel Heights)
http://sftherapyandcounseling.com/

  • Sliding scale therapy
  • GGMG Discount: reduced fee for current members
  • Accepts new patients with one week lead time
  • Evening appointments up to 8pm
  • Accepts Blue Cross, Blue Shield or will provide super bill for out-of-network
  • Specializes in individual, couples and children counseling - new parent transition, postpartum depression, psychodynamic therapy
  • Specializes in child therapy (5 years old & up), psychoanalytic therapy, psychodynamic therapy & attachment focus
  • Therapy only, does not provide testing for Autism or ADHD

“I have a special interest in working with pregnant and new mothers; parents; couples; and children. I have been working with families and couples for over ten years. I often see people with the following concerns: self esteem, anxiety, depression, life transition, loss and grief (including pregnancy loss), identity, relationship concerns, and painful/ difficult childhoods. When working with parents, I often provide support in the following areas: concerns around becoming a parent, life balance, postpartum depression and anxiety, uncertainty around parenting, sibling adjustment, parenting philosophy/ style, conflicts with partner around parenting, child's temperament/
development, and family of origin concerns.”

Dalynn May, LCSW

3884 24th Street

San Francisco, CA 94114

415-255-4150

www.sf-therapy.com/

A therapist in Noe Valley who specializes in relationship issues, depression, anxiety, and post-partum.

  • Member Owned

Blair Wellington, MFT

The Hobart Building

582 Market (@ Montgomery), Suite 317
San Francisco, CA 94104

415.517.7051

www.counselinginsanfrancisco.com

Trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) - short-term, goal-oriented and effective therapy - for adults and couples. Specializing in anxiety, ADHD and parenting children with behavioral challenges.

  • Member Owned

Kasey Balin, MFT

3600 California Street, San Francisco CA

(415) 820-1411

www.kaseybalin.com

She enjoys working with new and expectant moms. She is also a certified lactation counselor. She works with many issues which include: identity, postpartum depression, parenting styles, being the parent you want to be, self-care, anxiety, lactation issues and adjustment

Kiffany Pfister Gibbs, LCSW

700 E. Blithedale Avenue, Suite 2
Mill Valley, CA 94941

(415) 652-2696

www.kiffanygibbs.com/

Maia Taub, MFT

1465 Church Street
San Francisco, 94131

(415) 255-4262

Rebecca Sacerdoti, PhD

(415) 992-7244

Renee Spencer, MFT

3236 Sacramento Street

San Francisco, 94115
(415) 771-5671

www.reneespencer.com

A highly trained psychotherapist providing individual therapy, couples counseling and modern psychoanalysis for a wide range of difficulties such as anxiety, depression, relationship problems, self-esteem or just wanting more out of life.

  • Member Recommended

Lauren Britt, LCSW

415-385-7310
399 Laurel Street, San Francisco CA 94118 (Laurel Village & Pacific Heights)
www.laurenbrittlcsw.com  

  • GGMG Member Discount (10% for appts between the hours of 9:30am and 2:30pm)
  • Accepts new patients with 1 week lead time - Evening until 6pm
  • Does not accept insurance, but will provide super bill for insurance
  • Specializes in Individual, Couple and Adolescent therapy
  • Solution focused, practical and cognitive behavioral therapy

Lauren Britt provides effective and empathic solution focused therapy for individuals, couples and families in the San Francisco Bay Area. With over twenty years of experience, Lauren Britt helps people of all ages change self-defeating behaviors into actions that are satisfying and life affirming.

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