Postpartum Support Charleston provides this list simply as a starting point for treatment and does not endorse any of these health care providers. Please do your own research.

Charleston Area Counselors and Therapists

Mount Pleasant

Dr. Risa Byars in Mount Pleasant, 843-769-0444

Dr. Ric Fermo of East Cooper Psychiatric Solutions, 843-856-6998

Jessica Gregg, MA, MSEd, LPCI, 843-323-0693

Dr. Andrea Hawk of East Cooper Psychiatric Associates, 843-324-5503

Beth Keyserling-Kramer LPC, LMFT of Transitions Counseling, 843-810-8647

Dr. Piave Lake of East Cooper Psychiatric Associates, 843-881-6616

Barbara Wagner of East Cooper Psychiatric Solutions, 843-856-6998

Lynne Galbally MA LPC, 843-437-2845


West Ashley

Gervase Kolmos, life coach, Shiny.Happy.Human, 843-850-6034


North Charleston

LeAnn Gardner, LISW-CP, MDiv843-800-0303



Cynthia Lenehan, MA, LM, LPC, CPM of Heartfelt Birth and Counseling Services

Kathi Peddicord, MA, LPCI LLC of Living Way Counseling Services, 843-813-9650,


Charleston Area Expecting and New Parent Resources

Amber Allen, postpartum doula and yoga instructor of Bright Heart Mother Care, email

Jesica Miller RN, IBCLC, RLC, lactation consultant, Learn Latch and Love, 803-517-7841

Danica Todd, Certified Birth and Postpartum Doula; Licensed Massage Therapist, Yoga, Pilates, Group Educational Classes all specializing in the Childbearing Year, 843.826.0660

Websites, Support Groups and PPD Organizations

Postpartum Support International

Postpartum Progress

A Lighter Shade of Blue

The Postpartum Stress Center


Postpartum Dads

Postpartum Education for Parents

Postpartum Resource Center of New York

Mental Health Ministries

PPD Chicago Hotline, 866-364-6667 (Counselors available, 24 hours)

PPD Survivor – A blog by a mother of four who survived PPD and now speaks out to spread awareness.

La Leche League Charleston (Naomi Hambleton – Charleston leader and South Carolina Area Professional Liaison)

A supportive community also exists on Twitter. Search for #ppdchat to connect with other moms and resources. Also, follow Postpartum Support Charleston on Twitter at @ppdsupportchs.


Beyond the Blues: Prenatal and Postpartum Depression  – A Treatment Manual
Shoshanna S. Bennett, Ph.D., and Pec Indman, Ed.D., MFT

Conquering Postpartum Depression: A Proven Plan for Recovery
Ronald Rosenberg, James Windell and Deborah Greening

Overcoming Postpartum Depression and Anxiety
Linda Sebastian

Postpartum Survival Guide
Ann Dunnewold, Ph.D., and Diane G. Sanford, Ph.D.

The Postpartum Husband: Practical Solutions for Living with Postpartum Depression
Karen Kleiman, M.S.W.

This Isn’t What I Expected
Karen Kleiman, M.S.W., and Valerie D. Raskin, M.D.

Back to You
Natalie Dombrowski

Down Came the Rain
Brooke Shields

The Lifter of My Head
Sue McRoberts

Living Beyond Postpartum Depression
Jerusha Clark

South Carolina Resources

The Postpartum Support Group of the Upstate meets the first Thursday of every month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Baby Impressions, 11-D Barkingham Lane in Greenville. For information, visit Care for Mom.

We are continually adding to our list of resources. Please contact us if you have suggestions for PPD resources. We also have medical professionals and PPD survivors available to speak to your group, organization or event about PPD.