Local Resources

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Call anytime at 1 844 437 3247 (HERE247)
or TTY: 1-877-688-5501

Emotional Support and Decision Making


Indigenous Parenting Resources

Hope for Wellness Helpline 24/7 Helpline for Indigenous People across Turtle Island 1-855-242-3310

Indigenous Approaches to Perinatal Mental Health

Perinatal Mental Health Therapists

Kitchener – Waterloo

Andrea Wiebe, MSW, RSW* – Revelation Counselling

Athena Ferraro, MSW RSW PMH-C – Bliss Counselling

Catherine Mellinger, EXAT* – catherinemellinger.com

Clare Pentelow, MSW, RSW* – Kitchener Therapy

Firouzeh Sharifi, RP* – Services in Farsi, French – [email protected]

Kasi Shan, MSW RSW – Kasi Shan Therapy

Rachel Brnjas, MSW RSW* – Tapestry Councelling & Consulting

Rebecca Johnston, MSW RSW* – Firefly Counselling

Rochelle KaiKai, MSW RSW* – Rooted Thistle Counselling


Bina Moore, MSW, RSW – Embrace Counselling Services

Jessica Barnes, MSW, RSW – jessicabarnes.ca/

Nicole Mitten, RSW, MEd, MSc* – Owl Wellness

Relationship Matters Therapy* – Relationship Matters Therapy

Virtual Clinics

Better Bria – Better Bria

Elle Therapy – Elle Therapy

Morgan Fancy, RP* – Fancy Therapy

The Well Parent Centre – wellparentscentre.com

Whole Family Psychotherapy* – wholefamilypsychotherapy.com/

* offers sliding scale, discounted student therapists

Waterloo Region Counseling Collaborative Program – if you receive support from Ontario Works or Ontario Disability Support Program you are eligible to participate.

Resources for Partners

Fathers Mental Health

PSI Help For Dads

Free Support Groups

SHORE Centre – Stork Secrets

Perinatal Wellbeing Ontario – Peer Mentor Program

Perinatal Wellbeing Ontario – Virtual Support Group

Postpartum Support International Support Meetings

2SLGBTQIA+ Support

PSI Queer & Trans Parent Support Group

Rainbow Family Drop In

Birth Mark Seed & Sprout Program

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support

Waterloo Region PAIL Facebook Group

PAIL Network

Bereaved Families of Ontario – MidWestern

The Compassionate Friends Waterloo Region

Postpartum Support International Free Virtual Support Groups

Catherine Mellinger, EXAT – https://catherinemellinger.com

Rebecca Johnston, MSW RSW – https://fireflycounselling.com/

Shannon Golletz MSc, RP – https://www.lifeaftermiscarriage.ca/