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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.   Babies in arms are always welcome.

Groups are FREE, drop-in, and ongoing; no need to register.      No official diagnosis is required to attend. 

Chesapeake

Lifestyle Health and Fitness Center
(on the Chesapeake Regional Medical Center campus)
800 Battlefield Boulevard, North
1st & 3rd Tuesdays each month
6:30-8:00 pm
chesapeake@postpartumva.org

Norfolk

Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters
601 Children’s Lane, Norfolk
4th floor, Neonatology Conf Room
1st Tuesday each month, 12:30 pm (NICU moms)
3rd Wednesay each month, 6 pm (all moms)
(757) 668-7165
chkd@postpartumva.org

Sentara Leigh Hospital
830 Kempsville Road, Norfolk
Lafayette Conference Room, across from gift shop
1st & 3rd Tuesdays each month
6:30 – 8:00 pm
norfolk@postpartumva.org

Virginia Beach

Sentara Princess Anne Hospital
2025 Glenn Mitchell Drive, Virginia Beach
4th floor Classroom
2nd & 4th Tuesdays each month
6:30 – 8 pm
virginiabeachspah@postpartumva.org

Langley

Langley Air Force Base Hospital
Women’s Health Clinic Classroom, 1st floor
77 Nealy Avenue
Langley Air Force Base, VA
1st & 3rd Fridays
1400-1530
Contact: Langley@postpartumva.org

Psychiatrists

Psychiatrists and related medical experts (such as psychiatric nurse practitioners and physician assistants) can manage medications and other medical concerns.  Providers below have expertise in working with new and pregnant mothers. 

Michele Davidson, PhD, PMHNP-BC, CNM, CFN, PMH-C, RN

4405 Corporation Lane
Virginia Beach
(757) 453-5508
Email HERE 
Learn more HERE

Laura DeWitz, PA-C

640 Independence Parkway
Chesapeake
(757) 420-0530
chespsych.com

Bill Forte, MD

3755 East Virginia Beach Blvd
Norfolk
(757) 664-7699

Melissa Gross, MD

1000 Commercial Lane
Suffolk
(757) 942-1069

Elizabeth Kamin, MD

640 Independence Parkway
Chesapeake
(757) 420-0530
chespsych.com

Leslie Kryzanowski, MD

297 Independence Boulevard
Virginia Beach
(804) 339-1926

Amanda Rhodes, MD

640 Independence Parkway
Chesapeake
(757) 420-0530
chespsych.com

Christine Truman, MD

819 W. 21st Street, #101
Norfolk
(757) 828-3816
Learn more HERE

Talk Therapy

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 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 offer online therapy; click HERE for more information.

Norfolk Counselors and Therapists

Jody Alperin, PsyD

1709 Colley Avenue
Norfolk
(757) 483-3404
counselinghr.com

Peggy Fanney, LCSW

6320 North Center Drive
Norfolk
(757) 466-0700
psych-therapy.com

C. Douglas Finney, LCSW

6320 North Center Drive
Norfolk
(757) 466-0700
psych-therapy.com

Patricia Fuss, PsyD

819 W. 21st Street, #101
Norfolk
(757) 828-3816
Learn more HERE

Barbara Kersey, PhD

880 Kempville Road
Norfolk
(757) 466-6388 x135
thegroupforwomen.com

James Paulson, PhD

244B Mills Godwin Building
Old Dominion University
Norfolk
(757) 683-4222
odu.edu

Belinda Sanders, LCSW

6320 North Center Drive
Norfolk
(757) 466-0700
psych-therapy.com

Virginia Beach Counselors and Therapists

Anna Crane, PhD

101 North Lynnhaven Road
Virginia Beach
(757) 932-2632
nbbpsychology.com

Michele Davidson, PhD, PMHNP-BC, CNM, CFN, PMH-C, RN

4405 Corporation Lane
Virginia Beach
(757) 453-5508
Email HERE 
Learn more HERE

Anisa Glowczak, LPC

3630 South Plaza Trail
Virginia Beach
(757) 572-4609
Email HERE 
Learn more HERE

Laurie Grant, LCSW

1301 First Colonial Road
Virginia Beach
(757) 222-1230
dominionpsych.com

Katie Hughes, LCSW

328 Office Square Lane
Virginia Beach
(757) 504-1805
katiehugheslcsw@gmail.com
katiehughestherapy.com

Courtney Michels, LPC

828 Healthy Way
Virginia Beach
(757) 461-3890
tidewaterobgyn.com

Kriston Nixon, LPC

317 Office Square Ln, Suite 317
Virginia Beach, VA
757-344-3510
kriston@hushmail.com
kristonnixoncounseling.com

Leigh Ellen Rodriguez, LPC

1712 Sir William Osler Drive
Virginia Beach
(757) 716-8221
lercounseling.homestead.com

Michele Zimmerman, APRN

324 Louisa Avenue
Virginia Beach
(757) 351-6400
psych-therapy.com

Chesapeake and Suffolk Counselors and Therapists

Catina Williams, LCSW

2147 Old Greenbriar Road
Chesapeake
(757) 563-3370
Learn more HERE

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 volunteers are also available to help; call (703) 829-7152 or email momsoncall@postpartumva.org

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