Upcoming Groups & Classes

*Note: Register directly through Emily for all groups/classes* emilygriffinlicsw@gmail.com

All classes are online. Open to parents  everywhere while virtual!

                                   Current classes open for registration:

Interested in the content of these classes but have challenging logistics?

 

Schedule private sessions to get an individualized approach to the content of these classes.

 

Learn how to support each other & positive communication strategies, cope with lack of sleep, connect with & understand YOUR baby, build & utilize your support system, and strengthen your family unit from the start.

 

Short-term (3-6 sessions) and longer-term support available, depending on your needs.

I'm ready to schedule!

NEXT DATE: 5/20 5:30-7 pm

Bring your questions, hopes, fears, and goals- and your dinner too. 

Take care of your family's emotional & mental health proactively. Learn the things that so many parents wish they had known the first time around. There are strategies that make a difference, both short term and long term.

An essential class for today’s growing families. Designed for you to attend before OR after baby arrives-- a safe, supportive space to talk about the challenges and realistic expectations... 

 

Ideal for: expecting couples in any trimester (1st, 2nd, or 3rd baby), individuals who have dealt with depression & anxiety who are now considering having a child, postpartum parents with babies up to a year old.

 

 

In this 90 minute workshop, we discuss:

 

-coping with shifting roles when baby changes the pace of your life- including sleep deprivation and division of labor

-responding to your partner's needs when they're most vulnerable

-Building and utilizing your support system (we weren't meant to do this alone!)

-coping with many uncontrollable factors as you're welcoming a baby during "COVID times"

-factors that make you more at risk for Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs) and protective factors that can help you through the hard times

-when to seek help

-Realistic expectations for your family during the postpartum period

-Things you can do now to take care of your mental health and the mental health of your partner and baby

-Connect with other new parents in a supportive & non-judgmental environment

 

 

SIGN UP for this class by emailing Emily to secure your spot, include what you hope to get out of this class. Payment instructions will be sent individually. emilygriffinlicsw@gmail.com

$175/couple 

 

**Contact me if you need a reduced fee. I DO NOT want cost to prevent you from otherwise joining us.

 

 

Some couples prefer private classes which are offered in a comprehensive format, based on your goals and needs. Reach out to learn more.

 

 

 

Supporting The Sibling Connection 

A new class on siblings!! Many parents are caught off guard by how hard it is to divide their attention, energy, and affection. Helping their first child cope with all the changes that a new baby brings can feel daunting. And when they get old enough to challenge each other, we grasp for ways to strengthen their bond- hoping to help them get along and prevent endless whining.


In this two hour class, we cover:

-New sibling preparation & adjustment

-using your support system wisely

-helping your children connect and support each other

-modeling positive communication 

-maintaining your desired closeness with each child & how responsive parenting matters

-learn strategies from fellow parents

-discussion of special considerations

Cost: $225/couple or single parent. *Contact me for a reduced fee if needed. 

All classes are virtual until further notice.

Questions or special circumstances? Email or call Emily directly.

emilygriffinlicsw@gmail.com

202-213-1868

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