Resources for Parents

Local Mental Health Resources

Central Valley Suicide Prevention Hotline
(888) 506-5991
Offers immediate support for the caller that is in crisis or for family and friends who are fearful that a loved one may be suicidal. Serves Fresno, Madera, Merced, Mariposa and Stanislaus counties.

California Health Collaborative, Nurture 2 Nurture Program
(559) 244-4531, fax (559) 244-4589
Our nurse and care coordinators assist mothers and families in finding the help needed to feel better by providing phone support, resources and information, referrals to other programs, support groups, care coordination, assistance with a self-help care plan, and collaboration with the primary care provider. Counseling can also be provided.

Exodus Fresno Crisis Stabilization Center
(559) 512-8335
Open 24/7 for crisis stabilization at 4411 E Kings Canyon Rd, Fresno, CA 93702.

Fresno County Department of Behavioral Health, Perinatal Program
(559) 600-1033, fax (559) 600-1101
Mental health services for pregnant and postpartum mothers with Medi-Cal or no insurance.

University Psychiatry Associates
(559) 320-0580
Self-pay counseling services based on sliding scale.

Deran Koligian Ambulatory Care Center - Women's Health Center
(559) 459-5755
Well-woman care and comprehensive women's behavioral health services including psychiatry and brief counseling. Accepts Medi-Cal and some other insurance plans.

On-Site Counseling Center at Fresno Pacific University
(559) 452-1796
Self-pay counseling services based on sliding scale.

Psychological Service Center at Alliant International University
(559) 253-2277
Self-pay counseling services based on sliding scale.

Fresno Family Counseling Center at CSU Fresno
(559) 229-3085
Self-pay counseling services based on sliding scale.

The Well Community Church Counseling Center
(559) 325-8600
Self-pay counseling services based on sliding scale.

Therapists in Private Practice

The therapists listed below have indicated that they are interested in working with women who are dealing with mood and/or anxiety disorders while pregnant or postpartum. They have all attended a training on perinatal mood disorders sponsored by either CCPMHC or Postpartum Support International (PSI).

Christine Obata, MD
(559) 320-0580

Laurie Crosbie, LCSW
(559) 779-0418

Rose Gamino, LMFT
(559) 978-4663

Natalie Garvey-De Leon, LMFT, CD(DONA)
(559) 871-8088

Cheryl Hixson, LMFT
(559) 492-6778
Facilitates a weekly therapy group called Mindful Mammas

Laura Slagle, LMFT
(559) 530-2822
Facilitates a weekly therapy group called Mindful Mammas

Maureen Wolf, LMFT
(559) 222-2545

National Mental Health Resources

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
(800) 273-TALK (8255)
Free 24-hour hotline for yourself or someone you care about experiencing emotional distress or suicidal crisis.

Postpartum Support International (PSI)
(800) 944-4PPD (4773)
The PSI Warmline is a toll-free telephone number anyone can call to get basic information and resources on postpartum depression in English and Spanish. Available Mon-Fri, 8am-4:30pm.

Postpartum Progress
The most widely read blog in the US on perinatal mood disorders created for the women who suffer and the professionals who care for them.

MedEdPPD - currently offline, check back later...
Provides education on perinatal mood disorders for providers and mothers in English and Spanish. Funded by NIMH.

2020 Mom Project
A grassroots movement and call to action from moms for moms addressing complex pregnancy related mood disorders in simple action steps.

Local Parent Support Services

2-1-1 Central Valley
2-1-1 or (866) 559-4211
The numbers to call when you don't know who to call. United Way of Fresno County operates this comprehensive information and referral system available 24/7 in over 140 languages that links Fresno County residents to community health, human, and social support services.

California Psychological Institute
(559) 256-2000
Free workshops on bonding with baby during pregnancy, the first 12 months of life and through the toddler years. No income eligibility limitations.

Mother’s Resource Center
(559) 459-6288
Breastfeeding advice and support.

Fresno County EOC Early Head Start
(559) 263-1550
Provides comprehensive child development and family support services to low-income pregnant women and families through the first 3 years of life. Participants must be pregnant and have an infant 0-12 months of age, or have an infant 0-18 months with a disability.

Angel Babies / Bebitos Angelitos
(559) 248-8579 (English, Spanish)
Services for families who have experienced miscarriage, stillbirth or other infant death: specialized support groups, bereavement support, funeral and memorial planning assistance, and special memorial events.

Marjaree Mason Center
(559) 233-HELP (4357)
A 24-hour crisis hotline for domestic violence, safety planning, shelter, legal assistance, victim advocacy, anger management, support groups and therapy.

Fresno County Babies First Program
(800) 640-0333 (English, Spanish, Hmong)
Call the Moms and Kids Hotline for help with getting prenatal care, substance abuse treatment and breastfeeding assistance.

Centro La Familia Advocacy Services
(559) 237-2961 (English, Spanish)
Public assistance, food stamps, restraining orders, health insurance, housing, health and parenting education.

Central Valley Children's Services Network - F.I.N.D. Care
(559) 456-8195
Trained referral counselors are on duty Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm, to help parents locate licensed child care which meets family's individual needs. Child care referrals can also be requested through a form online at

Last updated: 10-30-2018


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