About the DMV PMH Resource Guide

 
Mission Statement
Our mission is to develop, disseminate, and maintain a comprehensive and current regional directory of specialized mental health providers, support groups, advocacy organizations, and other relevant clinical resources pertaining to perinatal mental health. This directory will assist providers, patients, and their families with obtaining specialized mental health evaluation and treatment during pregnancy and postpartum. 

Welcome!
The DMV PMH Resource Guide is a result of an ongoing collaboration between the DMV PMH Resource Guide Team and the community-based network of Perinatal Mental Health (PMH) Professionals and Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs) Survivors throughout DC-MD-VA. We began nurturing this vision in early 2014 and it is our sincere hope that it will become an essential resource to you! 

DMV PMH Resource Guide Team
Founder | Kisha Semenuk, MSN, RN
DMV PMH Resource Guide Advisory Committee
Aimee Danielson, PhD ~ Lynne McIntyre, LICSW
DMV PMH Resource Guide  PMH ChampionsAdrienne Griffen, Postpartum Support Virginia (PSVA) Founder ~ Nadia Monroe, Postpartum Support Maryland (PSMD) Founder ~ Heather Thompson, DMV Pregnancy and Infant Loss Network Founder

A heartfelt THANK YOU to THE BLUE DOT PROJECT for sharing their Blue Dot with us! The Blue Dot symbol is the winner of the Postpartum Support International's Universal Perinatal Mental Health Symbol contest!

I want to thank Helen Conway (Bilingual Mental Health Community Support Worker at Mary's Center)
 and Dina Karellas (L&D RN)  for their time, dedication and support in vetting the MMH/PMH Providers in the DMV PMH Resource Guide!  

Sincerely, 
Kisha Semenuk, MSN, RN
Founder | Director, DMV PMH Resource Guide
Program Manager, Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM)

DMV PMH Resource Guide Press
Washington Post | On Parenting 
Postpartum Progress Interview by Jennifer Marshall, This is My Brave Creator
NBC 4 Changing Minds: Finding Help for Postpartum Depression

Q&A
What does DMV stand for?
 The DMV is a geographical nickname for the DC-Maryland-Virginia area. Its a simple and unique identifier for our focus areas.

What are the DMV PMH Resource Guide focus areas?

The focus areas selected are: 
DC: Washington, DC  
MD: Frederick County, Howard County, Montgomery County  
VA: Alexandria City, Arlington County, Fairfax City, Fairfax County, Fall Church City, Loudoun County, Prince William County

Our goal is to expand our focus areas in the DMV. The verification process takes time and we are diligently working to ensure the PMH Providers listed have specialized training or extensive experience with Reproductive Psychiatry, Reproductive Health, and/or Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs).

What does Perinatal mean?
We have chosen to to use Perinatal to identify the prenatal to postpartum (up to 12 months after childbirth) timeline. 

What does PMH and PMADs stand for?
We have chosen to use Perinatal Mental Health (PMH) and Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs) in the Resource Guide to create continuity and promote inclusivity within the PMH community among healthcare and mental health professionals, survivors, and the general public. 

How did we find your contact info? 
We compiled the PMH Professionals in the Resource Guide from the the following reputable sources:

  • Aimee Danielson, Director of MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Women's Mental Health Program
  • Lynne McIntyre, Postpartum Support International (PSI) Mid-Atlantic Regional Coordinator
  • Nadia Monroe, Founder of Postpartum Support Maryland (PSMD) 
  • Adrienne Griffen, Founder of  Postpartum Support Virginia (PSVA)
  • Postpartum Stress Center (PPSC): PPSC Clinician Referral List
  • Birth Options Alliance D.C. Local Provider List: Mental Health Support 
  • Maryland's 2007 MedChi Maternal Mental Health Provider List
  • Professional Referrals 

How do I verify my contact info and/or become a verified PMH Professional/Program in the Resource Guide? 
Send an email to the DMV PMH Resource Guide Team at dmv.pmh.resourceguide@gmail.com

How do I remove my contact information?
Send an email to the DMV PMH Resource Guide Team dmv.pmh.resourceguide@gmail.com requesting that your listing be removed.

How often is the the DMV PMH Resource Guide updated? 
  • Provider Listings will be updated on an ongoing basis. We encourage you to contact us as soon as possible to update your listing!  
  • Annual Review of the DMV PMH Resource Guide Provider, Program, and Support Group Listings