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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3rd Annual October Fiesta! Get Your Tickets Today!

Posted: September 20, 2017 at 5:33 pm   /   Events, Featured

Join the Postpartum Health Alliance for our Third Annual October Fiesta, which this year includes a celebration of 20 years serving the San Diego Community!  We are hosting an amazing Thursday night out fundraiser at the beautiful Mission Beach Women’s Club. El Tapatio will be on hand making fresh tortillas and delicious Mexican food for all […]

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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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Ending The Year With A Renewed Mission

Posted: December 10, 2016 at 5:49 am   /   Featured

Postpartum Health Alliance San Diego providers, supporters and friends, As we close another year of service to families in our community, we embark on a renewed mission and vision for Postpartum Health Alliance (PHA). Originally established in 1993, PHA has grown and shifted with the times to be the organization in San Diego taking the […]

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Dancing Without You

Posted: September 30, 2016 at 6:23 pm   /   Featured, Media, Testimonials

As part of my senior capstone project at Brigham Young University, I had the privilege of working with a determined father and now widow to share the devastating story of his wife, Emily Cook Dyches, who passed away from the tragic effects of a perinatal mood disorder in February of 2016. When I started working […]

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