New Parent Support Groups & Therapy

Gather with other new parents for support, education and friendship. Some groups are free, while those led by licensed professionals often charge (but may be especially helpful for emotional well being). Individual therapy may also be beneficial during this time. 

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Support Groups:

Ardent Life Wellness (Poway)

Family support group open to both moms and dads. Free. 


Babies in Bloom (Vista)

Led by a licensed family therapist. Low cost, drop in available. 

Thursdays 1-2:30 

Baby Garten (South Park)

Led by a psychologist and a doula/lactation consultant. Preregister. 

Every 3rd Tuesday 1:15-2:15. Free

Best Start Birth Center (Point Loma)

Postpartum Support Group for mothers with babies 0-12 months. Individual counseling is also available. Contact for times the group meets. Free

Birth Education Center (Mira Mesa) 

Mommy & Me and Mommies-to-be join together every 1st and 3rd Wednesday from 11:45-1:30 for a tea and social. Free

Cara Fairfax (Clairemont)

After the NICU support group meets every 3rd Tuesday from 6-7:30pm, Little Frogs & Polliwogs is a support group for mothers of toddlers and preschoolers who are dealing with anxiety and depression and meets 2nd and 4th Tuesday. Preregistration os required for both. 

Milestones (Banker's Hill)

Led by a licensed therapist. On going series divided by age of infant. Community building. Focus on both infant development and emotional support.

InPsych Center (Escondido)

Led by a licensed therapist. Learn strategies and practice mind/body relaxation. Preregister. 

Nature’s Whisper (North Park)

Maiden to Mother. Alternative mom’s group that focuses on holistic parenting.

Fridays 12:45. Free

Pregnant/Postpartum Mom's Support Group (Kensignton)

Led by licensed therapist. Payments on a sliding scale. 

Friday (monthly) 12:3-2:00 

Rachel Rabinor (Banker’s Hill)

Led by a licensed therapist. On-going series for mothers.  

Mindful Mamas Therapy Group. 

Sharp Hospitals (Clairemont Mesa East and La Mesa)

Free Postpartum Support Group for new moms with depression or anxiety.

Tuesdays 9:30 (Mary Birch Hospital)

Every 3rd Tuesday 4pm (Grossmont Hospital)

Well-Mama Tribe (Clairemont) 

Led by licensed therapists. 8 week series. Groups for spanish speakers as well. 

Licensed Therapists with Postpartum Specialty:  

Abby Burd (Clairemont) 

Alana Zagworsky (Encinitas)

Ana Laura Arteaga-Biggs (Little Italy) 

Cassidy Freitas (Banker's Hill) 

Chelsea Haakmeester (Banker's Hill)

Claudia Rios-Gastelum (Clairemont)

Rachel Davis (Oceanside)

Rachel Rabinor (Banker's Hill)

Mary Obata (Kensignton)

Postpartum Health Alliance Warmline: 619-254-0023