Local Resources

If you are in an emergency, please call 911 or proceed to your nearest emergency room.

Here 24/7

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

Hope For Wellness

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


Emotional Support and Decision Making


Perinatal Mental Health Therapists

Kitchener – Waterloo

Andrea Wiebe, MSW, RSW* – Revelation Counselling

Athena Ferraro, MSW RSW PMH-C – Bliss Counselling

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

Clare Pentelow, MSW, RSW* – https://kitchenertherapy.ca/

Kasi Shan, MSW RSW – https://kasishantherapy.com

Rachel Brnjas, MSW RSW* – https://tapestrycc.com/

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

Rochelle KaiKai, MSW RSW* – https://rootedthistlecounselling.com


Jessica Barnes, MSW, RSW – https://www.jessicabarnes.ca/

Nicole Mitten, RSW, MEd, MSc* – https://www.owlwellness.ca

Virtual Clinics

Morgan Fancy, RP* – www.fancytherapy.ca

Whole Family Psychotherapy* – https://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

Birth Workers

Lisette Weber – postpartumsidekick.ca

Grace Van Bruwaene – doulagirl.ca

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/