Heartland Approved Provider Registry

You deserve the best care! It is our mission and purpose to train professionals to deliver women’s care in a more compassionate and effective manner. The following providers are Heartland approved! They “get it” and can be expected to truly hear your concerns and collaborate with you to find solutions. These professionals will go above and beyond to facilitate the care that you need because moms should NEVER have to go through it alone.

BIRTH PROFESSIONALS

Kim Castizo
Kim CastizoPerinatal Support Specialist
We provide mental health services to perinatal mothers. Services include, support group, therapy groups, individual therapy, one-on-one psychoeducation. All services are offered in Spanish. Individual services also offered in English.

LifeWiseSTL
1321 South 11th Street
St. Louis, MO 63104
314-421-0400
lifewisestl.org
kcastizo@lifewisestl.org

Dr. Cypress Garrett
Dr. Cypress GarrettDoula
As a birth doula of 16 years, Dr. Garrett seeks to help women have the birth they desire, whether that is completely medical with an epidural at the earliest possible moment or a natural birth, although she does not do home births.

(919) 699-7707

Brittany Tru Kellman, CPM, CD, CLC
Brittany Tru Kellman, CPM, CD, CLCCEO & Principal with BTK Consulting Firm
Brittany “Tru” Kellman, CPM, CD, CLC is a Midwife, CEO & Principal of Brittany “Tru” Kellman Consulting Firm & Founding Director of Jamaa Birth Village, a non-profit Midwifery & Doula organization in Ferguson. Tru felt her calling and dug deeper into traditional midwifery care after two traumatic non-medically indicated c-sections as a teen. After her successful and healing VBAC2 homebirth, she committed her life to being the change that she wanted to see.
Isabel Mera
Isabel MeraBradley Method Affiliated Instructor
My goal is to educate mothers and their partners about the normality of childbirth, so they can make choices that positively impact the health of women and their babies in the short, and long run. The Bradley Method’s comprehensive 12-week course incorporates information about nutrition, relaxation, exercise, labor support, and rehearsals which prepare families to safely birth without the use of drugs or unnecessary interventions. As a Heartland Approved Provider, I now also support mothers during their postpartum period.

(859) 693-2249
isabelmeraf@gmail.com

Joy Onukogu
Joy OnukoguLicensed Processional Counselor & Prenatal Postpartum Doula
Provide office based and telehealth mental health counseling services and prenatal birth, and postpartum doula services.

11628 Old Ballas Rd, Suite 108
Creve Coeur, MO 63121
314-328-6042

joyonukogu.wixsite.com
ngozicounselingllc@gmail.com

LaKisha Redditt B.S., CHW
LaKisha Redditt B.S., CHWFounder, Doula
Community Health Worker, DONA Trained Certified Perinatal Doula, Breastfeeding Peer Counselor, Childbirth Educator, and Sexual and Reproductive Health Counselor.

Virtuously B’Earthed Doula Services
(314) 679-0902
virtuouslybearthed.com
vbdoulaservices@gmail.com

Kathleen Robbins
Kathleen RobbinsPostpartum Doula & Certified Lactation Counselor
As a postpartum doula and Certified Lactation Counselor, I offer families practical, emotional, and educational support, whether they are welcoming their first baby or are experienced parents. I offer unbiased support to all members of a family and fully embrace and encourage each family’s parenting choices.

robbinsdoula.com

Carmen Southall-Wamhoff
Carmen Southall-WamhoffLPN, Doula ICCE CLC.
Carmen has been in the birth world for 19 years. She is a member of the St. Louis Doulas of Color Collective and owner of Angelic Deliveries.

diva_doula@yahoo.com

Melisa Wallace
Melisa WallaceAPRN, DNP, WHNP-BC
Comprehensive obstetrical and gynecology services including but not limited to well woman exams, contraception, abnormal uterine bleeding, pelvic pain, endometriosis, hormone replacement therapy, infertility, pre-conception counseling, carrier screening, genetic testing, obstetrical, and postpartum care.

St. Louis Women’s Healthcare Group
stlobgyn.com
636-449-4700

Benetta Ward
Benetta WardMPH, CD, CHW
Nurturing Nature Birth Institute provides Prenatal, Birth and Postpartum Doula Services to expectant families with a special focus on those who are high risk and those diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder. Although this is the focus, the commitment to support anyone in birth and postpartum is the ultimate goal.

St. Louis Metropolitan area
314-660-5865
nurturingnaturebirthinst@gmail.com

CASE MANAGERS

Cindy Steiner
Cindy SteinerCase Manager
Assessment, support and referrals as necessary.

314-703-0555
cindy7150@gmail.com

Gena Stringer
Gena StringerCommunity Health Worker
Raising St. Louis connects with mothers, fathers and other family members to help build and sustain the family unit, reduces the high infant mortality rate, promotes literacy and increases access to health care. Any woman or family who lives within an identified 22 zip code area and is pregnant, or has a child up to age 4, is eligible to participate, at zero cost to the participant.

314-477-0213
Raising St. Louis
gena.stringer@bjc.org

Maya Wedlow
Maya WedlowCase Manager
Raising St. Louis connects with mothers, fathers and other family members to help build and sustain the family unit, reduces the high infant mortality rate, promotes literacy and increases access to health care. Any woman or family who lives within an identified 22 zip code area and is pregnant, or has a child up to age 4, is eligible to participate, at zero cost to the participant.

Raising St. Louis
maya.wedlow@bjc.org

PEER SUPPORT SPECIALISTS

Kim Martino-Sexton
Kim Martino-Sexton
Newborn Family Coach (NFC) since 1998, serving families as a childbirth educator, birth doula, postpartum doula, and parenting peer educator. Co-Founder & Co-Owner of Spectrum Birth Services LLC, Postpartum Resource Coordinator of The MOMS Line programs at SSM Health St. Mary’s, Wise Women Council at Jamaa Birth Village & Advisory Council for Great Circle’s Healthy Families program.

kimmartinosexton.com
kim@kimmartinosexton.com

PSYCHIATRISTS

Dr. Melanie McKean, D.O., Ph.D.,
Dr. Melanie McKean, D.O., Ph.D., Medical Director of the Women's Reproductive Mental Health and Wellness Program at Saint Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute
Dr. McKean has clinical expertise in women’s mental health and primary care, and she specializes in the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders in women of reproductive age. Her areas of interest include preconceptual counseling, antepartum and postpartum mood and anxiety disorders, female sexual dysfunction, pelvic pain, and infertility.

www.slbmi.com

MENTAL HEALTH CLINICIANS

Valerie M. Akerson
Valerie M. AkersonLCSW, St. Louis Fetal Care Institute Social Worker
We specialize in care coordination for pregnancies with any identified potential fetal anomaly. We conduct perinatal anxiety/depression screens and I monitor/follow any patient that is having a difficult time for the rest of the pregnancy.

SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital
1465 S. Grand Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63104
314-268-4037 Option 2
St. Louis Fetal Care Institute
valerie.m.akerson@ssmhealth.com

Rachel Cramsey
Rachel CramseyLicensed Clinical Social Worker with Raising St. Louis
Staff in the Raising St. Louis program of St. Louis Children’s Hospital support families from pre-birth to age 5 with parent educators, mental health services, and case management to address social determinants of health and maintain individualized care management plans for families living in St. Louis City and County.

4249 Clayton Ave
St. Louis, MO 63110
314-305-2948
Raising St. Louis Website
rachel.cramsey@bjc.org

Jamie DiLorenzo-Lohman
Jamie DiLorenzo-LohmanLMSW
As a graduate of Saint Louis University’s MSW program, Jamie specializes in working with adults and adolescents that have experienced trauma. Specialized therapies include, Mindfulness, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Jamie frequently works with clients who have experienced intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and childhood emotional and/or physical abuse. Jamie specializes in working with individuals that English is not their first language.
sagetreetherapy.com
Jamie@sagetreetherapy.com
Robin Ewy
Robin EwyLicensed Professional Counselor
I am passionate about working with individuals, couples and families to navigate through life’s challenges. I cherish walking with people through grief and loss having worked in the Hospice environment for several years.

7715 North Oak Tfwy
Kansas City, MO 64118
816-286-7971
Profile on psychologytoday.com
robin.ewy@gmail.com

Rachel Glass
Rachel GlassLPC
I work with people with extensive trauma histories (abuse/violence), college students/personnel, and the LGBTQIA population. After two traumatic pregnancies, I became interested in helping other moms gain the support they need while going through pregnancy and motherhood.

www.rachelglasstherapy.com
rachelglass@gmail.com

Stephanie Korpal
Stephanie KorpalM.Ed., LPC/Counselor
Individual counseling for moms in any stage of their motherhood.

11042 Manchester Rd
St. Louis, MO 63122
636-236-2420
www.marblewellness.com
stephanie@marblewellness.com

Elizabeth Lowder
Elizabeth LowderOwner and Founder of Sage Tree Therapy
Director and Victim Advocate of a Shelter for IPV, SW for adults with HIV/AIDS at St. Louis Effort for AIDS and Patient Educator at Planned Parenthood. Trauma Therapist for women and girls affected by chronic abuse/neglect and sexual violence at St. Vincent Home for Children and Safe Connections, DONA Doula trained, Adjunct faculty at the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University & Executive Board Member of the Hyperemesis Education and Research Foundation.

sagetreetherapy.com
elizabeth@sagetreetherapy.com

Carie Mellenthin
Carie MellenthinSupervisor Healthy Families St. Louis
We are a wrap-around Home Visitation Program that serves families from pregnancy until baby turns 3. We serve St. Louis County and St. Louis City. We concentrate on infant and maternal mental health, provide transportation, diapers, and other safety items for families. We also have monthly groups.

330 N Gore
Webster Groves, MO 63119
314-718-6311
carie.mellenthin@greatcircle.org

Erin Poniewaz
Erin PoniewazLPC, NCC
Mercy’s Mother Baby IOP program provides therapeutic services to pregnant and postpartum women with PMAD. Program meets 3 days a week from 10-2, primarily group therapy and weekly visits with psychiatrist for med management.

970 Executive Pkwy Dr
Chesterfield, MO 63141
314-628-6500
www.mercy.net
Erin.Poniewaz@mercy.net

Dr. Diane Sanford
Dr. Diane SanfordPsychologist and PMAD expert
Dr. Diane Sanford is a psychologist, author and educator whose work in women’s health psychology has received local, national and international attention. In practice for 30+ years, she is an internationally recognized expert in perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.

drdianesanford.com

Sarah Caldera Wimmer
Sarah Caldera WimmerLMSW, Manager of Mental Health Integration LifeWise StL
We provide mental health services to perinatal mothers. Services include, support group, therapy groups, individual therapy, one-on-one psychoeducation. All services are offered in Spanish. Individual services also offered in English.

LifeWiseSTL
1321 South 11th Street
St. Louis, MO 63104
314-421-0400
www.lifewisestl.org
scaldera@lifewisestl.org

CHIROPRACTORS

Dr. Cypress Garrett
Dr. Cypress GarrettChiropractor
As a chiropractor, Dr. Garrett focuses on helping mom be healthy, happy, and as comfortable as possible, which includes treating pelvic pain. Dr. Garrett also has training as an acupuncturist, specializing in nausea in pregnancy, anxiety, depression, pain, and is also fairly skilled at acupuncture aided induction of labor.

St. Louis Women’s Healthcare Group
16216 Baxter Rd, Suite 100
Chesterfield, MO 63017
636-449-4700
www.stlobgyn.com

Dr. Nikki Nienhaus
Dr. Nikki NienhausDoctor of Chiropractic
Chiropractic care, focusing on women during the reproductive stages – before, during, and after pregnancy. I also work with newborns and children, focusing specifically on lactation and treating for nursing complications in the mother and baby.

1561 N Warson Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63132
(636)448-3244
www.seasonsoflifechiropractic.com
nikki.nienhausdc@gmail.com