Blue Ridge

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, regardless of where you receive medical care. 

Groups are FREE, drop-in, and ongoing; no need to register.    No official diagnosis is needed.    Babies in arms are welcome.  

Harrisonburg

The UPPS and DOWNS Support Group
Sentara RMH Funkhouser Women’s Center
2275 Health Campus Drive
2nd Thursday 12 noon – 1:00 pm, 4th Thursday 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Shani Armstrong (540) 271-0208 or Tracy Koblish (540) 476-2306

Lynchburg

The Motherhood Collective
150 Linden Avenue, Lynchburg
2nd & 4th Mondays each month
7 – 8 pm
contact@themotherhoodcollective.org
Learn more HERE

NICU Support Group
With The Motherhood Collective
150 Linden Avenue, Lynchburg
1st & 3rd Mondays each month
7 – 8 pm
contact@themotherhoodcollective.org
Learn more HERE

Winchester

Winchester Medical Center
1840 Amherst Street, Winchester
North Tower
Women & Children’s Classroom B
2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 11:00-12:30 pm
winchester@postpartumva.org

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.

Andrea Miller, PhD

2774 Electric Road
Roanoke
(540) 344-5100
Learn more HERE 

Aliya Chapman, Ph.D, LCP, PMH-C

102 Hubbard St
Blacksburg, VA 24060
540-602-5757
Email 
Website 

Sherry Hall, LPC, NCC
132 S. Carmeron St.
Winchester, VA 22601
Jennifer Robinson Guerin, LPC

150 Linden Avenue
Lynchburg
(434) 846-1124
Learn more HERE

Amy Rugh, LPC

3300 Rivermont Avenue
Lynchburg
(540) 200-5999
Learn more HERE

Amanda Styer, M.S., M.A.

Resident in Counseling
70 North Mason Street, Suite 120
Harrisonburg
(540) 746-2841
Email HERE
Sliding scale available

Virtual Therapy

Several therapists offer online or virtual therapy.
Learn more HERE.

Telehealth

Aliya Chapman, Ph.D, LCP, PMH-C
102 Hubbard St
Blacksburg, VA 24060
540-602-5757
aliya@pathwayspsychology.net
www.pathwayspscyhology.net

Psychiatrists

Psychiatrists and psychiatric nurse practitioners can manage medications and other medical concerns.  Providers below have expertise in working with new and pregnant mothers.

Joseph Iskandar, DO

2774 Electric Road
Roanoke
(540) 344-5100
Learn more HERE

Timothy Kane, MD

25 Myers Corner Drive
Staunton
(540) 688-2646
getbacktoyou.com

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 momsoncall@postpartumva.org.

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