FREE, ONLINE SUPPORT GROUP

“New Parents“

As partners balance the new roles and responsibilities of parenthood, it’s understandable that a newborn’s needs can disrupt their normal, daily routine, along with their ability to manage the added stress and anxiety of caring for a new life. 67% of couples experience a precipitous decline in relationship satisfaction in the first three years of the baby’s life.

In this support group, you will receive the support you need in navigating the transition to parenthood.

Facilitated by Dina Stella, LMSW
Weekly, TBC
Via a secure, Live Video Platform.

THIS GROUP IS CURRENTLY FULL.
PLEASE CHECK BACK TO SEE WHEN A NEW GROUP OPENS.


Week 1: Introduction to the Group, Icebreakers. What does it mean to you to be a parent

Week 2: Transitions Part 1: Transitioning into new role as a parent

Week 3: Transitions Part 2: How your new role as a parent affected your relationship with your partner

Week 4: The new normal: How to manage schedules to create balance

Week 4: Coping Strategies. Managing feelings of isolation

Week 5: Seeking Support. Developing coping skills to manage postpartum depression and anxiety


MEMBER CRITERIA:
Ages 18 and older.

Open to both males and females.

Seeking to be part of a supportive community of parents seeking guidance and support.

Not at risk of decompensation (increased suicidal / lethality, at risk of severe depressive episode, at risk of relapse of addictive behavior)

Limited difficulty with socialization; does not report disturbance at the thought of sharing in a group setting.



Dina Stella, LMSW

I am a licensed social worker and psychotherapist trained in trauma systems and cognitive behavioral therapy. I have experience working with diverse populations and am empathetic and understanding of the challenges and pressures of being a student, with limited support.

My goal is to support clients during life transitions and work to increase self awareness, develop healthy behaviors and increase emotional well-being. It is important to me that every person is seen and understood; aware that each individual responds differently based on their life experiences.

My areas of expertise include: Anxiety, Depression and Trauma.