PSI New York

Resource Guide

WELCOME TO THE NEW YORK RESOURCE PAGE FOR PSI. We are glad you found us. This page lists the PSI Support Coordinators and other area resources such as groups, telephone support, and reliable services that are available for no charge. We also list local events, trainings, and volunteer opportunities.

PLEASE CONTACT YOUR PSI COORDINATOR: PSI Coordinators are volunteers who offer caring and informed support and resources for treatment for moms and thier families.  They also provide information and resources for area providers who are caring for pregnant and postpartum families. Please don’t hesitate to contact us; we want to hear from you even if you don't see your area mentioned.

See New York Events HERE


New York State Co-Coordinator: Ann Smith, NP, CNM
NY City Metropolitan area

212-289-7335 land line
917-207-0254 cell
Please contact between hours of 8am and 10 pm 

New York State Co-Coordinator: Laudy Burgos, LCSW
NY City Metropolitan area

Telephone: 917-828-1569

Spanish Speaking

New York Co-Coordinator: Lauren Safran, LCSW
Westchester County

Telephone: 917-658-0624

New York Co-Coordinator: Emily Horowitz, MA, LMHC
Rochester Area

Telephone: 585-935-7122

New York Co-Coordinator: Nancy Owen, RN
Buffalo Area

Telephone: 716.568.3628

New York State Co-Coordinator: Cheryl Zauderer, PhD, RN, CNM, NPP, IBCLC
Long Island

Telephone: 631-418-4038

New York State Co-Coordinator: Karen Wachenheim
Albany, Upstate NY and the Adirondack region

Telephone: 518-229-8575

New York State Co-Coordinator: Stephanie Cannoe
Albany, Upstate NY and the Adirondack region

Telephone:  518-618-7589

New York State Co-Coordinator: Sonia Murdock

Postpartum Resource Center of New York
Telephone: 631.422.2255 
Toll Free: 855-631-0001 Hablamos Espanol
Email Website


In an emergency: PSI is a volunteer organization devoted to providing social support and resources to women and their families. We will return your call or email as quickly as we can, but we can not provide an immediate response in an emergency. If you do need immediate assistance, please use one of the following resources now:




The following groups offer support at no charge for women who are at risk of or are experiencing distress such as isolation, depression, anxiety, fearful thoughts, insomnia, trauma, and other difficulties during pregnancy or postpartum. Support groups provide a safe and caring place for connection and recovery. Please call or email for more information. 

Postpartum Support and Information Group
Rockville Center

Free monthly support group for postpartum depression and anxiety.  
First Saturday of every month from 9:30-11:00am
Group scheduled for November 2, 2013
Contact:  Joanna Stolove
Telephone: 516-697-7795
Click here to register

Postpartum & Perinatal Support Group
Smithtown. /St. James

Starting Wednesday. Evening Aug. 12th (for 10 sessions)
For further information, & to register please call.
Facilitated by: Laura Bonsera, LCSW-R
Specializing in Postpartum Depression & Perinatal Mood Disorders
Child care will be provided with proir notice
Fee: none
Telephone: 631-334-8410


Mothers’ Circle of Hope- Pregnancy and Postpartum Depression Support Group
Smithtown, New York

St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center
Fee: none
Telephone: 631-862-3330

Is This More Than the Blues? Support Group
Long Island

Date: 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month
Time: 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Contact: Laura Losinger-Bonsera, LCSW
Telephone: 631-334-8410

Postpartum Resource Center of New York

Statewide, on-line Perinatal Mood Disorders Resource Directory
Moms on Call and Family Telephone Support
Training Institute including the Circle of Caring
PPD Support Group program
Fee: none
Telephone: 631.422.2255
Toll Free: 855-631-0001 Hablamos Espanol


NYC Postpartum Telephone Support
Manhattan - Upper East Side

Mondays 1-2:30 pm
Contact: Ann Smith CNM
Fee: none
Telephone: 212.289.7335


Brooklyn PPD Support Group

63 1st Pl. #3
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Contact: Molly Peryer Chris
For more information and updates, join the mailing list through their website.
(Calls returned within 48 hours)
Fee: none
Telephone: 917-771-6359

Email Website

Williamsville Support Group

Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital
Williamsville, NY
Call for details & to register for group. Contact Nancy Owen
Fee: none
Telephone: 716.568.3628


Shades of Light Pregnancy and Postpartum Peer Support Group 

Time:  6:30 - 8:30 p.m. First Wednesday of every month
Contact:  Suzanne Nelson 518.955.6770

9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Second Saturday of every month
Contact:  Jennifer Fegan-Szalay 518-526-1917

Saratoga Springs
Time:  6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Third Wednesday of every month
Contact: Suzanne Nelson 518.955.6770

Fees: None

Parenting, Pain and Pleasure Support Group
New York City

An on-going open group that is a confidential place where the challenges surrounding parenthood are explored.  Moms with PPD are encouraged and welcome to attend. 
Call 917-903-7462

Mother's Circle of Care Support Group
Manhasset, New York

The Mark's Family Right from the Start 0-3+ Center
Diane Goldberg Maternal Depression Treatment Program including
Mother's Circle of Care Support Group Program
Insurance Accepted
Sliding Scale Fee available
Contact Jodi Glasser, LCSW-R at 516-484-3174 ext 235

An Angel's Embrace
Nassau County, New York

Pregnancy and Postpartum Depression Support Group
Contact Vanessa Barisano, RN at 516-697-1682

Un Angel abrazo de embarazo y grupo de apoyo de depresión postparto
Llamas a Vanessa Barisano, RN 516-697-1682

Postpartum Depression Support Group
Syracuse, New York

Contact Chris Kowaleski, RN 315-546-5075

Zucker Hillside Hospital Perinatal Psychiatry Service - North Shore LIJ Health System
Glen Oaks, New York

Support Group Available

Mothers' Circle of Hope Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders Support Group
offered by Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, West Islip, New York

Free group - for women experiencing prenatal or postpartum depression, anxiety or
other perinatal mood disorders.

If interested or to find out more information
Phone: 631-376-4673(HOPE)

Keep Getting Better Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders Support Group

On-going, bi-monthly group for women who have attended Circle of Hope, Circle of Caring or pregnancy and postpartum depression support group programs.
Presented by Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center

For additional information, please call 631-376-4763(HOPE) 


Please contact the PSI Office if you would like to list an event here.

UPDATES: If you are aware of a perinatal resource for families that is not listed here, if a current listing needs updating, or if you would like to apply to be listed here, please contact us.

Join us for the Postpartum Resource Center of New York's 4th Annual Summer Gala
on Thursday, August 14, 2014. 
For tickets and more information

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: If you are interested in volunteering, please contact PSI Program Director Wendy Davis with any questions.


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