Mental Health and Counseling

Depression and other mood disorders can appear or intensify during both pregnancy and postpartum.  If you are in crisis, get to a hospital, page a midwife or physician, or call one of the 24-hour crisis lines listed below:

Jefferson County Mental Health, (360)385-0321, after hours press 1.

Clallam County:  Peninsula Community Mental Health Center.  (360)457-0431 www.pcmhc.org

Kitsap Mental Health Services.  1-800-843-4793

Counselors, psychiatrists, support groups, and community resources.  General Information: (360)373-5031.  http://www.kitsapmentalhealth.org

Kitsap HOPE Circle: Help Overcoming Postpartum Emotional Challenges.  A support group for parents that meets monthly at the Peacock Family Center on Bainbridge Island.   Visitwww.peacockfamilycenter.org/familysupport/ for more information or call the facilitator Crystal Gurney at (360)990-8901.

www.solaceformothers.org/ An excellent online resource whose aim is to provide information and support to women who have suffered trauma during childbirth.

www.postpartumsupport.net Signs and symptoms of postpartum depression and mood disorders and online support.

www.counselingseattle.com Look under “P” for a parent group for parents who have experienced miscarriage, stillbirth, and newborn loss.  Parent-to-parent support, online and at meetings in the Puget Sound Area.

Counselors:

Amy Elizabeth Gordon, MA LMHC (360)821-1422.  Relationship/couples therapy, family counseling, postpartum and birth counseling.  http://www.amyelizabethgordon.com

Mark Saran, LMHC, (360)385-7744.  Marriage, family, youth, and parenting counseling.

Lighthouse Counseling, (360)379-8779.  Marriage and family counseling.

Marilyn McIntyre, MSM LICSW, (360)209-2567.  Marriage and family counseling, sex therapy.