Mental Health Resources
Your mental wellness is a foundational part of your overall health in pregnancy and postpartum. It can be incredibly helpful to turn to community or professional support during times of huge transition like pregnancy and postpartum. Below are some community resources, support groups, and hotlines to support your overall mental wellness. Please speak to your midwife if you are feeling overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, or isolated during your pregnancy or postpartum so that we can help to support you.
Please note: if you experience a sudden worsening of mental health symptoms, you are unable to perform normal daily tasks, or you experience thoughts of self-harm or harming others, please seek immediate medical support.
New Birth Company: Moms Support Group
Pregnancy and Postpartum Moms Support group, in person at New Birth Company. Meets every other Friday at 12:00pm. Sign up and see upcoming dates here.
Postpartum Support International
Online support group directory, provider directory and educational resources. Find online support groups here.
Mental Health Therapists / Counselors
Brittany Dwyer, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, is certified in Perinatal Mental Health and sees families in Kansas and Missouri. Brittany accepts Kansas medicaid, Missouri medicaid, United Healthcare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City. Brittany also has a sliding pay scale for those who qualify.
Counseling and Therapy services in Kansas City, specializing in maternal and childhood mental health. Works with most insurance, including medicaid, and offers sliding scale options for those without insurance.
Located in Prairie Village, KS. Provides counseling services specializing in pregnancy and postpartum mental health services in Kansas and Missouri. Virtual sessions available.
Provides pregnancy / postpartum counseling, located in Kansas City MO. Virtual sessions available. Works with most insurance, also has scholarships available.
Nonprofit network to connect mental health professionals to families at a deeply reduced rate. In-person and virtual sessions available.
KC Pregnancy and Postpartum Resource Center (24/7)- 913-677-1300
Maternal Mental Health Hotline (24/7) 833-852-6262
Support International- 1-800-944-4773 (english + spanish)
National Suicide Prevention- 988 (Call)
National Domestic Violence Hotline- 1-800-799-7233
SAMHSA (Substance Abuse Hotline)- 1-800-662-4357
National Eating Disorder Hotline- 1-800-931-2237
United Way (Community Resource Navigator)- 211
National Sexual Assault Hotline- 1-800-656-04673