Group Therapy


“A healing power occurs in a group of people all trudging the similar road of joy and toil.”

Current Groups:

CBT for Preventing Postpartum Depression

Close to half of all incidents of postpartum depression and anxiety can be prevented. This is a structured CBT and mindfulness therapy group that will help you build resilience to protect against a postpartum emotional complication. Participants will learn evidence-based techniques to regulate emotions, identify and cope with stressors, communicate needs effectively, and understand warning signs. The group aspect of this intervention provides participants with peer support and the strength of community – a powerful protective factor!

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Postpartum CBT for Mood and Anxiety

This treatment group is designed to help new parents who are struggling with depression, anxiety, OCD, or PTSD. If sadness, worry, anxiety, or stress are making it hard for you to feel like yourself or enjoy your baby, then you may be a good candidate for a treatment group. The curriculum includes evidence-based CBT and mindfulness skills-training to reduce your symptoms and improve your functioning. Often, this group can be useful in addition to individual psychotherapy, or in conjunction with medication. Please reach out to find out if this group is a good match for you. 

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New Parent Support Group – FREE

Are you struggling with feelings of sadness, worry, fears, insomnia, or anxiety since the birth of your child? Are you having a harder time adjusting to parenthood than you expected? Are you craving the company of other adults that are having the same experience as you? This group is a structured support group where parents can feel safe to share, listen, learn, and find community.

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Partners’ Support Group – FREE

This group is for the non-birthing partners. Partners in this group share experiences and learn strategies to improve your relationship, care for your baby, and enact self-care. Partners often feel overlooked or isolated in early parenthood – this group offers a safe space for you to get the support and community you need to be your best self while adjusting to a new reality. 

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Workshops offered intermittently:

Bringing Baby Home – Babyproofing Your Marriage

The Bringing Baby Home (BBH) curriculum is based on 40 years of empirical research. This workshop is dedicated to improving the quality of life for babies and children by strengthening their families. Developed by renowned relationship and parenting experts, Drs. John and Julie Gottman, the goal of BBH is to equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to cope with the changes that occur during the first few years after your baby is born.

During this workshop, you and your partner will learn how to:
Strengthen your friendship * Increase intimacy and affection * Prevent harmful fights * Improve communication *Master the art of compromise * Create positive interactions with your baby * Negotiate co-parenting strategies * Recognize and prevent signs of postpartum mood disorders

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IS THE TRANSITION TO PARENTHOOD THIS HARD FOR EVERYONE?

Most parents take classes, read books, and prepare extensively for the physical birth, and homecoming, of a new baby. These classes usually include what to expect in childbirth, and how to breastfeed and care for a newborn baby. But, rarely, do parents devote the same time and attention to preparing their own mental health or romantic relationship for the massive transformation that will occur in the postnatal period. Scientific evidence shows that therapy groups can drastically reduce the occurrence of postpartum mood and anxiety disorders.

DOES GROUP THERAPY ACTUALLY WORK?

Evidence suggests that group therapy is equally, if not more, effective than individual therapy, and much more cost efficient. Additionally, for new moms social support is one of the biggest protective factors against emotional complications. Support circles naturally spring up in group therapy and members benefit from the supportive community within the sessions, in addition to the therapeutic content.

DO PERINATAL EMOTIONAL COMPLICATIONS ONLY HAPPEN TO BIOLOGICAL MOMS?

NO! In fact, all persons assuming a caregiving role are vulnerable to exhaustion, stress, anxiety, isolation, sadness, fear, and overwhelm! Some of our groups focus on people who identify as moms, but we also offer therapy and support groups to dads and other carers as well. We have intermittent groups to support adoptive and step-parents, as well as parents who have experienced a loss. If we don’t have what you’re looking for let us know and we can connect you with someone in the community who does.