No registration required - and no fee. Just enter the group meeting on Wednesdays at 10aHERE.
The group is appropriate for any LGBTQIA+ parent who is pregnant or postpartum and needs support, to vent, to process, to hear how others are coping with the transition to parenthood, and meet people who can become part of your parenting village.
Remember to pick a (relatively) quiet place with some privacy. Ear buds or headphones are strongly suggested.
The Parent Collective support group is for LGBTQIA+ parents to have a brave space to talk about the emotional challenges of parenting in today's world. It also allows participants the opportunity to share their experiences in a non-judgmental atmosphere with other parents who understand. Our Parent Collective group is not group therapy, but a support group that allows participants to share their truths, hear how others are managing new parenthood, and connect with other parents in our community. In addition, this is a great way for new parents to grow their own "village", with other parents that truly understand.
This group is facilitated by Lindsey Burns, LPC, PMH-C (she/her), who is a licensed therapist, Perinatal Mental Health certified, and a queer Mom. Lindsey has facilitated pregnancy and new parent groups since 2016. Lindsey continues to marvel at the magical healing that can occur in the context of being witnessed and honored by other parents in a nonjudgmental, brave space. Lindsey identifies as Mom to two elementary-aged, neuro-divergent kiddos and wife to a wonderful, supportive and affirming partner, all who teach her so much, all of the time. This group uses the trauma-responsive and inclusive group peer support model GPS.
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Don't be afraid to reach out. You + us = awesome community healing.
To join the video meeting, click this link: https://meet.google.com/ryf-smdz-jqs