Support Groups West & South
POEM ( For postpartum depression and other perinatal mood disorders)
Fairview Wellness Center in Rocky River
every Tuesday 7-8:30PM
SUMMA Health PPD Support Group
This support group meets most Saturdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Summa Health System’s Akron City Hospital campus.
Sessions are free and held in the classrooms at the Women’s Resource Center (library), 95 Arch Street, Suite 175, Akron.
Due to limited seating, interested participants must register in advance to the meeting date for each session.
To register, contact Summa Connections at (800) 237-8662. Women are asked to make arrangements for childcare at their homes prior to attending the sessions. Nursing infants only are welcome to the sessions.
Resources for Cleveland East & West:
Mark Kaplafka Counseling, LLC
Phone: (440) 941-1842
Mark is a compassionate therapist who works with both individuals and couples. He draws upon his personal and depth of professional experience to help his client’s navigate the challenges and joys that come along with starting and growing a family. He has a special passion as well as specialized training in helping clients work through the complexities surrounding infertility, pregnancy, difficult birth experiences and adjusting to life with a baby. He has specialized training in EMDR and Heart Centered Hypnotherapy that help his clients to work through the stuck places they find themselves in related to their efforts to grow their family.
Dr. Suzanne Smith, PhD. (Psychologist)
Services provided in office-based or home settings, covered by Medicaid and select commercial insurance providers, with some out-of-network and self-pay options available.
216.521.6511 ext 1737
Offices in Beachwood, Cleveland Heights, and Ohio City. Services available for those with no insurance as well as Medicaid, Medicare, and select insurance providers. Spanish speaking therapist available at W. 25th St. location.
Phone intake: 216.831.6466 ext 232
Fax Intake: 216-766-6086
Bellefaire Jewish Children’s
In-home or office-based services.Office-based services in Shaker Heights and 6001 Woodland Ave, Cleveland. Services covered by Medicaid and select commercial insurance providers. Out-of-network and self-pay options available.
Phone Intake: 1.800.879.2522
Home-based counseling available in Cuyahoga, Lake, Lorain, Summit, Stark, Portage, and Franklin Counties. Office-based services in Euclid, Garfield Heights, Brook Park, Lakewood, Cleveland, and Lorain.
Phone Intake: 440.260.8550
Far West Center
Offices in Westlake and Amherst. Child care available. In-home intake visit provided as needed. Services covered by Medicaid and select commercial insurance plans. Services available for those who are uninsured. Spanish speaking psychiatrist and case managers available.
Phone Intake: 440.835.6212 ext 230
Providers that are very aware & supportive of PPD:
Antone Feo and Associates, (Therapists)
Ask for: Tiffany Manodt
Specializing in postpartum mood disorders, fertility issues, LBGTQ+, austism and behavioral issues
Bump and Beyond Family Therapy (Therapist)
Specializing in prenatal & postpartum, couples and families. Offers in-home services.
Dr. Lulu Zhao
(OB/GYN) UH Mayfield Heights & Downtown
440.844.3941 (specialized in PPD)
Dr. Anita Bellante, (OB/GYN)
Dr. Rima Bachuwa, MD, MS, FACOG (OB/GYN)
Dr. William Hahn, Jr. (OB/GYN)
Dr. Cory Fisher, (Family Physician)
CCF Main Campus
Dr. Adele Viguera, (Psychiatry)
UH Women’s Clinic Downtown
Dr. Sara Nagel-Yang, (Psychiatry)
Dr. Leslie Walker, (Psychiatry)
Dr. Sheryl Kingsberg, PHD (Psychology)
Dr. Abu Haider, (Psychiatry)
Maureen Curley, CNP (Psychiatry)
Thomas Gigliotti (Therapist) LISW
Renee Popovic, (Therapist) LPC, MFT
Corrine Kisselle, (Therapist) M.Ed, LPCC, LICDC
440.315.4695 (insurance accepted-check your plan for benefits.)
Lori Brady, (Therapist) MEd., LPCC
Rocky River 216.815.5352 (insurance accepted-check your plan for benefits.)
Dr. Sharon Bursky, PhD with PsychBC
various locations (Ashtabula, Avon, Beachwood, Brecksville, North Olmsted, Willoughby)
have psychiatrists, therapists, psychologists and nurse practitioners for PPD support.
Resources in Akron Area:
AxessPointe Women’s Health Clinic
- 676 S. Broadway St. Suite 203 Akron, 44311Admissions Phone: 330-564-8660
- 1221 Waterloo Rd. Akron, 44306
Admissions Phone: 800-879-2522
- 812 Biruta St. AkronAdmissions Phone: 330-762-7481
Child Guidance & Family Solutions
- Locations in Akron, Barberton, Cuyahoga Falls and TwinsburgAdmissions Phone: 330-762-0591
Community Health Center
- 838 Coburn Street, AkronAdmissions Phone: 330-434-4141
Greenleaf Family Center
- 580 Grant St. Akron, 44311Admissions Phone: 330-376-9494
Minority Behavioral Health Group
- 1293 Copley Road Akron, OH 44320
Admissions Phone: 330-374-1199
- 3094 West Market Street, Suite 105, Fairlawn, OH
Admissions Phone:1-800-639-4974 EXT. 2916
Portage Path Behavioral Health
- Women’s Health Clinic676 S. Broadway St., Akron
Admissions Phone: 330-253-3100