MomSpace: Postpartum Support Group

GET HELP WITH EMOTIONAL UPS AND DOWNS

Motherhood is an amazing journey of discovery for both you and your baby, but it's not without emotional ups and downs. Anxiety, sadness, fatigue, and sadness are just few of the many emotions you may be experiencing. MomSpace is a place to connect with other new moms to openly share experiences and learn coping strategies. Each session will introduce themes to explore in a nonjudgemental and supportive space.

DAY & TIME: Sunday, 9a to 10a

LOCATION: Online via Zoom

LEADER: Simone Ayala, LCPC

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT GROUPS

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What are the benefits of group therapy?

Group therapy allows you to have a space with others sharing similar experiences and not feel judged or feel the need to pretend to be someone you’re not. Members work together to help each other process through their individual challenges. Sometimes you can find the exact answers from another person who has gone through something similar.

Group therapy also builds a sense of community. Challenges with mental health can cause us to feel alone and like nobody understands what we are going through, but that’s exactly the opposite. There are others who are experiencing similar things and group therapy is a great way to build yourself up by finding those who have walked in your shoes.

What happens during a group session?

The group facilitator will introduce different themes for the group to explore in a non-judgmental and supportive space. Participants will learn healthy coping skills, cultivate self-compassion, feel empowered, experience social connectivity and encouragement, and receive psychoeducation to develop a deeper understanding of postpartum depression.

Are there any requirements to join this group?

New mothers who have either given birth or adopted a new baby within the previous year.

How many people are in the group?

The goal is to keep the group under ten members. Moms may bring babies to the session.

What is the cost?

The group fee is typically covered by insurance. If paying out-of-pocket, the session fee is $70.

How do I enroll?

Call Client Services at 630-428-7890, Ext 320 to schedule an enrollment session. At your consultation with the group leader, you'll learn about the group’s structure, activities, and potential benefits. Potential members will also have the opportunity to ask questions about the group. If you’re a good fit and the group has an opening, you will be enrolled immediately. If the group is full following your session, you will be put on a waitlist and notified when a space opens.