Resources for Pregnant and Postpartum Families in Oklahoma

Free Screening

Counseling/Psychotherapy

  • South OKC - Me of course! Thai-An Truong, LPC, LADC
  • South OKC - Jill Butler, LMFT
  • North OKC Aimee Benton, LPC
  • OKC and Norman - Nichole Mentzer, LCSW
  • Edmond - Tara Fritsch, LMFT
    • Website: www.tarafritsch.com
    • Contact: (405) 623-8899
    • Email
    • Tara has attended postpartum expert Karen Kleinman's training for the treatment of postpartum stress, mood, and anxiety disorders; takes Health Choice and out-of-network
  • Ardmore - Felicia Hurst, M.S.
  • FREE Counseling through the OKC Health Department

Therapy Group/Support Groups

Medication Management

  • Moore - Balance Women's Health - Rachel Dalthorp, MD (Psychiatrist)
  • Contact your OB-GYN or psychiatrist
  • MotherToBaby - Learn about medication exposures and other exposures from mother to baby while pregnant or breastfeeding from experts in the field. (FREE)

Inpatient Care

  • Phoenix Women's Program at Cedar Ridge - OKC
    • Website: www.cedarridgebhs.com/phoenix-womens-program
    • Contact: (405) 605-6111
    • If you are suicidal, experiencing manic symptoms (rapid speech, not sleeping for over 48 hours, impulsive behavior, religious fixation, etc.) or psychotic symptoms (hearing or seeing things others aren't, having bizarre beliefs/delusions), it will be important to get inpatient treatment. While Cedar Ridge does not have a good reputation in general if you look up their reviews, I was impressed with this program. I really liked that it was an all women's unit, is more focused on therapy and less on "drugging up" the patients, and has a longer average stay than most adult units in the state. I also appreciated how it will accommodate a breastfeeding postpartum mom with more frequent daily visits with her baby.

Residential Treatment for Chemical Dependency and Addiction

  • Jordan's Crossing - South OKC
    • Website: http://www.red-rock.com/residential.php
    • Contact: (405) 604-9644
    • This program is completely free, so there is often a waiting list. Pregnant and postpartum women get priority for admission into the program. Dependent children can stay with mom in the facility as well. This is an all women's program and can be life saving for moms and their children.

Doulas - OKC Metro Birth Professionals

Breastfeeding Help

Birth and Family Photography

Fitness & Exercise Groups

Free Pregnancy & Parenting Education and Support

  • Parent PRO
    • Contact: (877) 271-7611
    • Website: www.parentpro.org
    • This is a wonderful free and local resources that will come to your home for pregnancy education, parenting education, and support.

Podcasts

  • Dr. Kat - Mom and Mind
    • A podcast dedicated to maternal mental health, shedding stigma with personal postpartum stories, and resources.
  • Dr. David Burns - Feeling Good
    • An awesome podcast for therapists and the general public alike on TEAM-CBT, an effective and innovative treatment approach for depression and anxiety.

Self-Help Books

 
By Karen R. Kleiman, Valerie Davis Raskin M.D.
By David D. Burns
By David D. Burns M.D.