Mothers Strong

Dedicated to bringing vital mental health information to moms and families in the North State area.

Butte County Therapists

All local and online 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: Yes
Location: Chico
Accepting New Clients: Yes
Methods of Payment: Private pay, Private Insurance Out of Network, California Health and Wellness Medi-Cal, Partnership HealthPlan/Carelon and Anthem Blue Cross managed Medi-Cal.
Other Information: Bilingual in Spanish and English.

Perinatal Healing 530-588-5817
Gail Garcia & Maggie Anaya (LCSW's)
gailgarcialcsw@gmail.com
Telehealth: Yes
In-Person: Yes
Support Group: Free; Donations accepted.
Location: Chico
Accepting New Clients: Yes
Methods of Payment: Private Pay, Private Insurance, Partnership Healthplan/Carelon.

Sarah Frohock, LCSW 530-321-6523
sfrohocklcsw@gmail.com

Telehealth: Yes
In-Person: No
Accepting New Clients: No
Methods of Payment: Private Pay, Private Insurance, Medi-Cal and Sliding Scale Fee, and Partnership HealthPlan/Carelon.

Sue Matthiessen, LCSW 530-894-2238
suematthiessen@gmail.com
Telehealth: Yes
In-Person: Yes
Location: Chico
Accepting New Clients: No
Methods of Payment: Medicare, Private Pay

Christina Mercy-Kemp, LCSW 530-570-9211
hospicemercy@yahoo.com
Telehealth: Yes
In-Person: No
Location: Chico
Accepting New Clients: Waitlist
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
Location: Chico
Accepting New Clients: Yes
Methods of Payment: Anthem-Medical, California Health and Wellness, MHN, and Partnership HealthPlan/Carelon

Sarah Barker, LMFT 530-282-5468
sarahbarkerlmft@gmail.com
Telehealth: Yes
In-Person: Yes
Location: Chico
Accepting New Clients: Yes
Methods of Payment: Cash, Check, Credit/Debit, & Claremont EAP.

Emma Todd, LCSW (530) 212-0266
ektodd@tulatherapy.org
Telehealth: Yes
In-Person: Yes
Location: Chico
Accepting New Clients: Yes
Methods of Payment: Private Pay

Laura Swanson, MSW, ASW 831-818-8072
lswanson@tulatherapy.org
Telehealth: Yes
In-Person: Yes
Location: Chico
Accepting New Clients: Yes
Methods of Payment: Private Pay, Sliding Scale Fee

Maggie Anaya, MFT, PMH-C 530-896-9400 ext.1238
maggie.anaya@nvih.org

Telehealth: Yes
In-Person: Yes
Location: Chico
Accepting New Clients: Waitlist- Patients that are already established with Northern Valley Indian Health (NVIH).
Methods of Payment: Most Insurance Plans, including Medi-Cal and Partnership HealthPlan/Carelon.

January Giles, MSW, ASW 530-552-2105
admin@cloverleafcounselingservices.com
Telehealth: Yes
In-Person: Yes
Location: Oroville
Accepting New Clients: Yes
Methods of Payment: Private Pay, Victim Witness

Moorea Blythe PsyD 530-332-8053
drmooreablythe@gmail.com
Telehealth: Yes
In-Person: Yes
Location: Chico
Accepting New Clients: Yes
Methods of Payment: Partnership HealhPlan/Carelon, Full scope Medi-Cal, Private Pay, Out of Network, Sliding Scale Fee

Tiffani Lang, LCSW 530-456-7811
TLangLCSW@gmail.com
Telehealth: Yes
In-Person: Yes
Location: Chico
Accepting New Clients: Yes
Methods of Payment: Private Pay (she is working to get on a few insurance panels so call to double check payment methods)

Esperanza Hernandez, LMFT 530-809-3300
esperanza.hernandez@nvih.org

Telehealth: Yes, after initial intake appointment
In-Person: Yes
Location: Chico
Accepting New Clients: Waitlist with priority for patients already established with Northern Valley Indian Health
Methods of Payment: Most Insurance Plans, including Medi-Cal and Partnership HealthPlan/Carelon.

Martha Leal De Martinez, ASW 530-809-3300 ext 1348
mlealdemartinez@nvih.org
Telehealth: Yes, after initial intake appointment
In-Person: Yes
Location: Chico
Accepting New Clients: Waitlist with priority for patients already established with Northern Valley Indian Health
Methods of Payment: Most Insurance Plans, including Medi-Cal and Partnership HealthPlan/Carelon.
Other Information: Bilingual in Spanish and English.

Online Therapists

Dancy Perinatal Counseling logo


Online Dancy Perinatal Counseling
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Telehealth: Yes
In-Person: No
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Methods of Payment: Partnership HealthPlan of California, United HealthCare, UMR, Optum, Western Health Advantage, Aetna, CA Health and Wellness, Central California Alliance for Health, CIGNA, CenCal Health, HealthNet, LA Care Health Plan, Managed Health Network (MHN), Health Plan of San Joaquin, San Francisco Health Plan, and Private Pay.
Other: Services are available in Spanish. Dancy Perinatal also hosts a wide variety of support groups.

Open Path Psychotherapy Collective



Online
Open Path Psychotherapy Collective
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Telehealth: Yes
In-Person: Not in Butte County
Accepting New Patients: Yes- those that are uninsured or underinsured
Methods of Payment: Private Pay- $59 one time membership fee plus $30-$60 per session
Other: When using this site, go to "Find a Therapist" and select these filters to show only maternal mental health providers:
Type & Location
- Online, California
Specialties:
Perinatal & Postpartum Mental Health

Postpartum Support International maintains a provider directory for mothers seeking mental health services that only features professionals trained by PSI on Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders. The Provider Directory can be accessed at this link.

Non-Crisis Lines

National Maternal Mental Health Hotline

1-833-852-6262

Staffed by licensed and credentialed perinatal mental health and healthcare providers, childbirth professionals, and certified peer specialists, the Hotline provides immediate and informed access to support, understanding, brief intervention, and resources to all pregnant, postpartum, and post-loss individuals AND their partners and families.

Call or text the Hotline anytime to connect. You do not need a diagnosis to reach out for help – we are here for you.

Postpartum Support Help Line

Postpartum Support International logo

1-800-944-4773

The Help Line can be reached via phone call or text message at 1-800-944-4773 (1-800-944-4PPD). 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. PSI is not a crisis hotline but rather a Help Line.

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.


Star Legacy Foundation National Grief Support Line

Star Legacy Foundation


1-952-715-7731 ext. 1

A free phone and text line that supports for families who have experienced trauma. Staffed by professionals who have personal experience with pregnancy and infant loss. This support line is not intended for medical emergencies. Please dial 911 if your or a loved one are in a life-threatening situation.

To refer a mom or family to Mothers Strong so they can be directed to local resources, please visit the Help Me Grow Butte website and complete the referral form.

Call or Text Postpartum Support International to be connected to the PSI Help Line at 1-800-944-4773

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