The postpartum period is a time of great change and adjustment. Many mothers experience feelings of depression, blues, and anxiety over changing roles and relationships. 1 in 5 mothers experience postpartum depression. Seeking help from professional counselors can help ease this monumental transition.
Patricia Keohane, LMHC
Mental Health Counselor
15 Church Street
Vineyard Haven, MA
I offer short term and long term therapy for people with anxiety, depression, postpartum depression, bipolar, addicts in recovery, family members of people with addictions, and those of us that are struggling with life's issues. I have 14 years experience in counseling, both private practice, and community mental health as well as emergency services. I enjoy working with older adolescents, adults individually and those coupled up. I offer a variety of modalities that encourage us to be more fully aware of ourselves, supporting our mental health and our goals for our future. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, insight oriented psychodynamics, spirituality, Emotional Freedom Technique, and coaching to assist clients in recovering their own inner wisdom and sometimes I give advice!
Julia Kidd, MFA, MSW, LICSW
Psychotherapist - Individuals & Couples
After the birth of her son, Julia Kidd recognized a need for postpartum support and founded a business called “Nurturing the New Mother” while living in New York. Since moving to the Vineyard in 2000, her practice has become less specialized but Kidd continues her commitment to provide supportive counseling to new mothers. Her approach is direct, spiritual in essence and often includes involvement of family members.
Vineyard Community Midwives - Traditional Home Birth Midwifery Care & Doula Services
Jan Saunders, Traditional Independent Midwife, Doula, Pregnancy Massage Therapist, Healer & Infant Massage Instructor has had the privilege and honor to be involved, supporting families with their births, in one capacity or another for the majority of her adult life. She feels that it is a gift to be allowed to support women, in all their strength and beauty, and to participate and witness this sacred event we call birth. Currently, Jan works in private practice, as both Doula and Home Birth Midwife serving the community of Martha's Vineyard and considers herself very lucky to do so. She offers short term counseling (in person or via Skype) for those who seek healing after traumatic or difficult birth related experiences. In addition, she has a small massage and bodywork practice offering pre & perinatal massage, as well as energy healing/cranial sacral bodywork. For those seeking support who do not live on the Vineyard, she offers Pregnancy Coaching via phone or Skype.
508-693-7900 ext 225
Island Counseling Center (ICC) is here for individuals and families overwhelmed by stress, experiencing difficulties in relationships, struggling with addiction and in crisis. Based upon each person’s needs, ICC provides caring behavioral health and substance abuse treatment for the Island community, without discrimination and regardless of ability to pay. All ICC programs are state licensed and accredited by CARF at the highest level. We provide more than 16,000 visits each year and touch the lives of more than 600 Island families. The staff is comprised of licensed social workers, licensed mental health counselors, clinical nurse specialists and a psychiatrist/medical director. A full range of services are provided within the behavioral health and substance abuse programs, including individual, family, couple, group, psychiatric evaluations, medication management, outreach, crisis and consultation services.
In times of psychiatric crisis, our team of clinicians provide a comprehensive and organized treatment of emergency care. Our goals are to provide the least restrictive intervention, while ensuring and assessing the safety of those we serve. We operate from guiding principles of dignity and respect for each consumer and their family.
Martha's Vineyard Family Center Program Coordinator
35 Greenwood Avenue
Vineyard Haven, MA
508-687-9182 Family Center
508-693-7900, ext 283 (Marney)
Through MV Community Services' Family Center, Marney offers family support and education for families with children pre-natal/pre-adoption through age eight. She also hosts on-going groups: Baby's First Year and Adoptive Family Gathering. The mission of the Massachusetts Family Centers is to provide resources and support to assist all families in becoming as strong and secure as possible. These centers are family centered, community-based and serve to connect families with each other as well as to other resources within the community.