Winter 2024 HOPE Group (Virtual)
This is an ONLINE support group for moms in Ontario and British Columbia.
Hold On Pain Ends. HOPE is a group for women who are looking to connect with other moms. It can be helpful for those currently dealing with symptoms of postpartum depression/anxiety including low mood, irritability, crying, difficulty eating/sleeping, intrusive thoughts etc. This group will give you the opportunity to connect with other women and get support and education regarding postpartum mood, as well as strategies for coping, resources and referrals.
Note that this is a therapeutic group. An intake will be conducted by our therapist for all those interested in participating to ensure the right fit for group therapy.
Please only sign up if you are able to attend all sessions. There is a fee for this program, but we are providing it free to members who need it. The supportive group environment works best with everyone attending each session.
If you are not already a LWAB member, you can become one FREE by visiting https://lifewithababy.com/sign-up.
This group does have some exclusions, where it is not a great fit for those who are experiencing severe PMADs, or those who are experiencing acute crisis.
- Services are being offered ONLINE via HIPPA compliant Zoom Application.
If you are interested in more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Facilitator Michelle W
Michelle is a Registered Social Worker with a Masters degree from Wilfred Laurier university. She is registered to provide therapy in both BC and ON. She has over 13 years of experience supporting individuals, couples and families to navigate through transitions in a way that reconnects with their inner strengths and leads to feeling whole again. She is passionate about providing therapeutic support and comes to her clients with a breadth of experience from a number of community-based organizations.
After her own journey into motherhood that included pregnancy loss and perinatal anxiety she has formed a passion for helping families with the adjustment to parenthood. She has specialized training in counselling prenatal and postpartum parents in a variety of challenges such as birth trauma, loss and mental health. She is a strong advocate for the benefits of group support and community connection.
Michelle strives to understand her clients' experience through trauma-informed lenses and uses various therapy modalities including Gottman, EMDR, CBT, and Mindfulness to promote positive change. Her clinical skill, gentle approach and genuine care supports clients to deepen their connections with themselves, their loved ones and their community.