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  • = Psychiatrists           = Doulas                      = Yoga
    = Practical Support  = Therapists                = Lactation Consultant
    = Self Care                  = Acupuncture           = Reflexology and Aromatherapy
    = Legal Care               = Massage Therapy   = Support Groups

  • All of the providers listed below have been screened by PPHA and have training and experience in treating Postpartum Depression/Anxiety

    Psychiatrists

    – Medical practitioners specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.

    Providers on this list have agreed to see women with PPD symptoms within 5 days, when feasible. When calling or leaving a message, please identify yourself as someone experiencing PPD and ask for an expedited appointment.

    Therapists

    Therapists are people trained in methods of treating illnesses especially without the use of drugs or surgery and who helps people deal with mental or emotional problems by talking about those problems.

    “Talk Therapy” is highly effective in treating PPD. It can include individual counseling, couples counseling, family counseling, and group counseling. Counselors can be psychiatrists (MD), psychologists (Phd), Licensed Counselors (LPC), or Licensed Social Workers (LCSW).  Counseling sessions will help to educate you about the disorders and learn coping skills to minimize your symptoms and stress.

    If you feel you cannot afford therapy, the following resources offer low-cost help. PPHA has not screened their counselors, so we are unable to say if they are experts in treating Postpartum Depression/Anxiety.

    Look for a counselor who can see you within a week and who has training in Postpartum Depression/Anxiety. Finding a counselor who you feel comfortable with is important, so do not hesitate to look for a new one if you need to.


    Doulas

    A Postpartum Doula provides evidenced based information on things such as infant feeding, emotional and physical recovery from birth, mother–baby bonding, infant soothing, and basic newborn care.
    A Postpartum Doula is there to help a new family in those first days and weeks after bringing home a new baby.


    Lactation Consultants


    Acupuncture


    Massage Therapy


    Yoga


    Reflexology and Aromatherapy


    Support Groups

    Studies have shown that support groups are highly effective in treating Postpartum Depression. Groups offer peer-to-peer support with a professional leader. Below are some local support groups you can find in the Austin, TX area.


    Practical Support

    In today’s society, new mothers tend to live far from their families and friends. We expect ourselves to be “supermom”- have a happy baby, a perfectly clean house, and to be bright and cheery. This is just plain impossible. When you are experiencing a mental health crisis on top of this, it is time to ask for help. Right now, you need to concentrate on taking care of your baby and taking care of yourself. Let as much else go as possible. Here are some ideas to make your life a little easier:


    Self Care


    Legal Care

    If you are in need of legal assistance related to a mental health disorder, please expand the list below

    If you are a provider and would like to be listed in this directory, please download a Provider Application.