Behavioral Health

Maternal Mental Health

Join Mary’s Center and the DMV Perinatal Mental Health Champions for a day of virtual learning, engaging dialogue, skill-building, and networking to better serve our communities in caring for pregnant and postpartum people. Our theme for the event is Intersectionality & Innovations in Perinatal Mental Health.  

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If you are pregnant or preparing for the addition of a new baby, adjusting to life with a new child, had a baby in the past year, or experienced a loss in pregnancy, Mary’s Center is here for you.  

Significant life changes like these can cause tremendous amounts of stress and we want you to know you’re not alone. Reach out to Mary’s Center if you are experiencing:  

  • Difficulty adjusting to a significant life change 
  • Difficulty with your emotions following a difficult or traumatic birth 
  • Difficulty bonding with your baby 
  • Feelings of irritability, sadness, or depression 
  • Perinatal grief/loss 
  • Scary, intrusive thoughts 

If you’re struggling with something you don’t see listed above, we strongly encourage you to reach out to us for additional support.

Our Maternal Mental Health program is dedicated to support pregnant and postpartum women, adoptive parents, and their families through a variety of resources and services including:  

  • Care coordination 
  • Phone outreach including a brief assessment, educational information, and ways to connect to additional care 
  • Support and education, including free online support groups held in  English  and  Spanish 
  • Therapy and psychiatry  

We are here to support you during COVID-19. This is a stressful time that can exacerbate mental health symptoms. Our Maternal Mental health team is committed to helping participants and providers alike. We also encourage you to reach out to these additional resources when needed. Click here to review the resource list.

Contact Us 

Mary’s Center is ready to partner with you on your health journey. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us using the information below:  

  • To an appointment and indicate your interest in the Maternal Mental Health program, call (202) 846-8053 x 2797
  • To reach the Maternal Mental Health Program Manager, call (202) 847-4217


We accept most insurance plans including Medicaid and Medicare. If you don’t have health insurance, we’ll help you apply for public benefits or provide care at a discount. 

If you are a professional in the mental health industry, please consider joining the Mary’s Center Maternal Mental Health Newsletter. To join, please email