Connecting with other individuals in times of stress, change, and challenge provides mental, emotional, and spiritual benefits. Yes, you can survive this alone, but you need connection to thrive. At Davis Counseling, we provide support groups as a way of giving back to the community and responding to identified needs. Our very specific support groups are offered free of charge. Please contact us by phone or email to register.
Postpartum Support Group
Many new parents experience “baby blues,” characterized by mood swings, anxiety, crying spells, and difficulty sleeping. According to Postpartum Support International, one in seven moms and one in ten dads suffer from post-partum depression. Nearly all parents struggle with adjusting to a new way of life and the changes that parenthood brings to a family.
This support group is for new parents who are wondering “Am I the only one who feels like this?” “Is this normal?” and “Will I get through this?” In our warm, caring, supportive environment you will connect with other parents and realize that you are not alone in this new journey. Educational materials will also be provided to the group to enhance the open discussion.
First Friday of each month from 10:00-11:30 a.m. Please call or email to register.
Adoptive and Foster Parent Support Group
The challenges that adoptive and foster parents face are unique and often misunderstood by those who have not experienced the foster/adoption process. The system can be extremely frustrating, and parents often feel that they do not have the support they need to care for themselves in addition to caring for foster and adoptive children. It can also be very difficult for foster/adoptive parents to adjust to the changing emotions and behaviors of their new child. You are not alone.
We offer a space in which to learn about and practice self-care, to renew your spirit away from the daily demands of raising children, and to connect with other foster and adoptive parents who are experiencing similar challenges and adjustments. Materials will be provided to enhance discussion for the group.
“Imperfections are not inadequacies; they are reminders that we are all in this together.”