If you feel that you or a loved one may be suffering from pregnancy-related mood disorder, we strongly encourage you to reach out to your healthcare provider.

If you have thoughts of harming yourself or your baby or if your pregnant/postpartum loved one is exhibiting frightening or bizarre thoughts/behaviors call 911 immediately. A phone call is the first, and sometimes the hardest, step toward getting well.




Mothers Strong is a group dedicated to bringing vital mental health information to moms and families in the North State area.

1 in 5 women experience a mood disorder during or after childbirth, according to the American Psychological Association.

Butte County Support Groups

Enloe Mother & Baby Care Center

Getting ready for a new baby and parenting are exciting and important times. Enloe’s Mother & Baby Education Center wants to help you and your family prepare. Their goal is to provide excellent services that promote healthy living for babies and families. A Registered Nurse Educator will facilitate self-care topics including nourishing mind, body and soul, understanding perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, resources in the community and more.

Butte County Therapists

All local therapists listed here have received specialized training in working with women and families who are experiencing maternal depression and anxiety.


Aracely Munguia, LCSW 530-588-6432
aracelymunguialcsw@gmail.com
Telehealth: Yes
In-Person: No
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Methods of Payment: Private pay, Private Insurance Out of Network, California Health and Wellness Medi-Cal and Anthem Blue Cross managed Medi-Cal.
Other Information: Bilingual in Spanish and English.

Gail Garcia, LCSW 530-588-5817
gailgarcialcsw@gmail.com
Telehealth: Yes
In-Person: Yes
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Methods of Payment: Private Pay, Private Insurance, Medi-Cal.

Sarah Frohock, LCSW 530-321-6523
Telehealth: Yes
In-Person: No
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Methods of Payment: Private Pay, Private Insurance, Medi-Cal and Sliding Scale Fee, Contracted through Claremont EAP

Sue Matthiessen, LCSW 530-894-2238
Telehealth: Yes
In-Person: No
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Methods of Payment: Private Pay

Christina Mercy-Kemp, LCSW 530-570-9211
hospicemercy@yahoo.com
Telehealth: Yes
In-Person: No
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Methods of Payment: Anthem Blue Cross, MHN and California Health and Wellness

Alisha Ready, LCSW 530-566-4498
alishareadylcsw@att.net
Telehealth: Yes
In-Person: Yes
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Methods of Payment: Anthem-Medical, California Health and Wellness and MHN


Sarah Barker, LMFT 530-282-5468
sarahbarkerlmft@gmail.com
Telehealth: Yes
In-Person: Yes
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Methods of Payment: Private Pay, Out of Network, Sliding Scale Fee

Phone Support

Butte County Behavioral Health Crisis Services


Immediately connects individuals 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to a mental health professional for telephone intervention, information, or referrals.

COVID Notice: Services are available via phone, video conference, or in-person with added illness prevention precautions. Please call ahead before coming to the clinic. When arriving for an appointment, please make sure that you have a mask. If you are feeling sick, please call your provider to make alternative arrangements (reschedule, virtual appointment).

Walk-in counseling is available 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., 7 days a week, including holidays, for individuals to receive face-to-face crisis intervention and assessment.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline on Facebook 1-800-273-8255 (1-800-273-TALK) The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Postpartum Support International


Postpartum Support International on Facebook 1-800-944-4773 (1-800-944-4PPD)Telephone support. Will call back within 24 hours. To reach the Spanish helpline individuals can call 1-800-944-4773 and press #1 or text 971-420-0294. Postpartum Support International is dedicated to helping women suffering from pregnancy-related or postpartum mood and anxiety disorders, including postpartum depression, the most common complication of childbirth. They also work to educate family, friends, and healthcare providers so that moms and moms-to-be can get the support they need and recover.