PARENTING CENTER DISCUSSION GROUP
Beyond the Bump
6 Mondays, January 22--March 5
(no class February 19)
$172; Discounted Member Rate $127 (prices include a $2 service charge)
Facilitated by Heather Diamond, Psy.D
Are you pregnant for the first time? Looking to create a community with other expecting moms to exchange ideas and find support?
Along with the excitement and joyful anticipation of parenthood, women experience a range of emotions and questions about their pregnancy. Although these feelings are quite common, many women may feel isolated as they experience them. This group will meet weekly for six weeks to provide a safe space for moms to discuss their experiences and learn from one another.
We will explore several topics, including:
- Concerns about childbirth and parenting
- Balancing family with work outside the home
- Navigating a new relationship with your partner
- Managing relationships with your own parents and in-laws
- Concerns about finances
- How to recognize post (and pre)-partum depression
About the Facilitator:
Dr. Heather Diamond is a licensed clinical psychologist with a private practice in downtown Washington, DC. She earned her doctorate degree in clinical psychology from The George Washington University and has several years of experience working in community mental health, college counseling centers and court settings. She completed her residency at The Catholic University of America counseling center, providing psychotherapy to the undergraduate and graduate student population. As a mom of three young children herself, Dr. Diamond has a special interest in adjustment to parenthood concerns and in developing a sense of community for young families.