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Nurtured and Seen:

First-Time Moms Group
 

FIND COMMUNITY, CONFIDENCE, AND

SELF-COMPASSION IN MOTHERHOOD

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When Mom is nurtured, everyone is nurtured

First-time mothers can often deal with a particularly toxic type of inner critic that says you should be able to do it all; to flawlessly adjust to all the big changes and small nuances of motherhood as soon as Baby is born; to never complain because motherhood is such a blessing. It can create perfectionist beliefs that tie your sense of self worth to your ability to do everything "right". It can interrupt your ability to be present with your new baby and can prevent you from feeling like you can truly enjoy motherhood.

You may experience common struggles of motherhood, like a sense of isolation and feeling misunderstood. There may be grief and confusion as you leave the pre-baby lifestyle and dive into a completely new identity. You may feel guilt and shame because you believe this isn’t how you “should” feel as a new mother. Perhaps these common motherhood struggles are amplified by postpartum depression or anxiety.

This group is for first-time moms who are tired of letting the “should’s” and unrealistic expectations of motherhood determine your value and get in the way of enjoying life as a new mom. This group aims to help you:

 

  • Feel less distracted by the inner critic, and more present in your new life with Baby

  • Build self-compassion and confidence as you navigate through the wonderful yet confusing and anxiety-provoking world of motherhood

  •  Create meaningful connections with fellow new moms who are struggling with the same feelings of frustration, self-judgement, guilt, and fear so you no longer feel alone as you adjust to this new life as a mother

  •  Find greater acceptance for the imperfect moments of motherhood, and learn healthy coping skills to deal with them

  • Adjust to changes in important adult relationships (ex. partners, parents, in-laws, friends) so you can manage feelings of isolation or resentment

This group is for first-time mothers who anywhere from 3rd trimester to 2 years postpartum.

The hope is that this can be a space just for YOU, but I know it's not always easy to get childcare when you want it! Because of this, babies are always welcome to sessions, as is breast feeding.

'Nurtured and Seen' meets weekly on Thursdays 11:00am - 12:30pm. 

 

Investment is $50 per session (paid monthly).

Registration includes a 50-minute intake session for a one-time fee of $150.

A portion of these costs may be covered by insurance.

Space is limited to 6 members.

Due to licensing laws, members must attend virtual groups from California.

 

Interested in this Group?

OR ask a question in the form below. I look forward to hearing from you!

Nurtured and Seen: First-Time Moms

Group Interest Form

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Why work with me?

I've received specialized professional training in postpartum support, as well as 'life training' in what it's like to be a mother, as a mom to two young children. I know how much the "should's" of motherhood can erode your ability to find joy and confidence in this new role. 

I have additional training and extensive experience in helping people learn and practice self-compassion, which is essential to healing postpartum anxiety and depression. As a licensed marriage and family therapist, I also take family dynamics and cultural and societal issues seriously when it comes to how they impact your experience of a mother.

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