Ask Her.

Posted: November 15, 2017 at 5:50 pm   /   Featured

Post by: Katayune Kaeni, Psy.D. Have you ever really sat and deeply listened to a mother who was suffering after the birth of a child? Have you ever heard what she had to say about herself, her new baby, her experience in the world? After years of sitting with and supporting mothers to cope and […]

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Infant Loss Awareness Month: PHA is Here to Help

Posted: October 27, 2017 at 8:11 pm   /   blog, Testimonials

October is Infant Loss Awareness month. We recognize that many moms and families struggle with this heartbreak, and many are suffering in silence. Whether a mother or family has been able to process, share, openly grieve, or has never found the words to talk about it – this is a reminder that our Warmline exists […]

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Movie Screening & Panel Discussion

Posted: October 26, 2017 at 11:58 pm   /   Events, Featured, Media

Joins us November 13 for the screening of When The Bough Breaks, with panel discussion to follow. When The Bough Breaks is a feature length documentary about perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, narrated and executive produced by Brook Shields. This film uncovers this very public health issue which affects one in five new mothers after […]

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Happy 20th Birthday PHA!

Posted: September 25, 2017 at 7:24 pm   /   Testimonials

Author: Bethany Warren, LCSW & Board President Happy 20th Birthday to PHA! As I set out to write this piece and pay tribute to our history, our founding members and all of the board members, volunteers and families who have tirelessly worked to support and sustain our organization, I was so lucky to sit down […]

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Interpersonal Psychotherapy: An Interview with Dr. Scott Stuart

Posted: August 25, 2017 at 5:04 pm   /   Featured

AUTHOR: RACHEL RABINOR, LCSW I’m thrilled to share that this September, San Diego’s Postpartum Health Alliance will be offering two trainings in Interpersonal Psychotherapy: IPT Level A, and IPT for Group. I recently had the opportunity to sit down and talk with Dr. Scott Stuart, the Director of the International Psychotherapy Institute (link: https://iptinstitute.com/about-ipt/about-ipt-institute/) and […]

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How Can We Help Low-Income Families Get Access to Care?

Posted: July 29, 2017 at 6:39 am   /   Featured, Uncategorized

Author: Shelly Tregembo With the passage of the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid expansion, California now boasts more than 12 million people insured through the Medi-Cal program– the largest number of insured individuals in our State’s history. And amazingly, finally, these millions of newly-insured Californians have coverage that includes mental health services. As much as […]

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It’s Time to Quit Telling Dads to Support Moms

Posted: June 14, 2017 at 7:43 pm   /   Uncategorized

“She’s going to need a lot of help, so you’ll need to be there to support her with whatever she needs once the baby comes.” I do a lot of clinical work with parents as well as training with “maternal and child mental health” organizations, and I usually end up telling virtually everyone who’ll listen […]

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Chat with a Psychiatrist

Posted: May 31, 2017 at 5:55 pm   /   Uncategorized

By Veronica James, LCSW This month I have the honor of introducing you to Dr. Alison Reminick.   Dr. Reminick is a board-certified psychiatrist  who directs the UCSD Women’s Reproductive Mental Health Program, which helps women manage and recover from anxiety, depression, or other emotional issues during infertility, pregnancy, or the postpartum period.   Dr. Reminick specializes […]

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What is a fertility story?

Posted: May 22, 2017 at 5:08 pm   /   Uncategorized

Healing comes when a person identifies the narrative that they created about themselves as they went through their reproductive process.  This narrative becomes supported in consciously choosing which beliefs they hold on to and which ones do not serve them now that their journey is behind them.  Left unexplored, narratives can lead to internalized emotions […]

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Deepening the Conversation: Helping Prenatal and Postpartum Professionals Ask Important Questions

Posted: May 8, 2017 at 2:23 pm   /   Featured

*This blog was from 2016, but so great we had to share again!  May is Maternal Mental Health Awareness Month—a month dedicated to education and awareness of perinatal women and their mental health. I feel it’s also an opportunity to reflect on the path we’ve each taken as professionals, to arrive at this point in […]

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