Evergreen Counseling invites new and expectant mothers to its new, therapeutic support group, Babies Don’t Come With Manuals. The group will meet from 11 a.m. to noon beginning July 21, and will continue every other Saturday at its Warminster office.
Within the group, expectant mothers and mothers with babies aged up to 24 months can talk freely and candidly about the misconceptions, stressors, worries and joys of motherhood. With support from trained therapists and members of the group, participants can learn tools to navigate, adjust and cope with being a mom while exploring topics such as breastfeeding stigmas, changing bodies, sleep deprivation, mindful parenting, childcare and career options, identity and role changes, sadness and anxiety, and more.
Participants may choose to attend one or all sessions, and while babies are welcome, they are not required. Refreshments and light snacks will be provided.
Licensed Professional Counselor and owner Alexis Lee offers, “If you love your baby but feel overwhelmed and exhausted, or if you are pregnant and excited but nervous of the unknown, you are not alone. Babies Don’t Come With Manuals is an opportunity to have a safe place to talk realistically and honestly about motherhood in a non-judgmental and supportive environment.”
Evergreen Counseling provides outpatient mental health counseling to children, teenagers, adults, couples, families and groups experiencing a wide range of emotional, behavioral and/or situational difficulties.
Cost: $45. Location: 5 Evergreen Ave., Warminster. To register, call 215-323-4244. For more information, visit Evergreen-Counseling.com. July 2018