Vicky and Beth will offer an online therapy group geared towards moms with PMADs, beginning on 7/17/2020. The closed group will run for eight sessions and will cost $150 for each participant. Each month, we will hold a family session in the evening. Each group has a maximum of eight participants. Currently, we are only accepting residents of California and Kentucky.
Therapy Group FAQs
+What is a closed group?
A closed therapy group is one that starts and ends with the same participants, in a cohort style. This helps build relationships, trust, and friendships.
+Can I bring my baby?
Of course! Our sessions will be online, from the comfort of your own home. Feed your baby, stay on the floor for tummy time, or join us as your partner watches the baby - all are ok! We only ask that if your baby is having a really hard time, please mute yourself for that moment. Babies will cry, so please don't feel like you have to be hypervigilant and mute/unmute yourself multiple times a session.
+What do we talk about, and what does a group session look like?
We always start session with a check in, where we ask how your week has been, and follow up on what we talked about the prior week. You may choose to just be an observer, and not share that week if you choose not to. Afterwards, we touch on one of these subjects:
how to get sleep/rest with an infant
nutrition while caring for self and baby
getting the emotional support that you need from friends/family
members (and from group members, too!)
exercise and time for yourself
infant milestones and how to build attachment with my infant
relationships changes with partner, family, and friends
We will end each session with a goal/intention for the following week, along with a breathing exercise or mindfulness moment.
+How does confidentiality in a group setting work?
We will ask that each participant refrain from sharing what goes on with anyone outside the group. In fact, we will have everyone in the group sign a form that says just that. Group therapy is a confidential, safe space where mom get to connect and discuss intimate details of the transition to parenthood, while receiving support from their mama tribe.