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. 


Postpartum Health Alliance Warmline: 619-254-0023

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Support Groups: 

Babies in Bloom (Vista)

Special Needs Parent Connection (Peer-to-peer). Free

Fourth Trimester (Led by a licensed family therapist) 

Babies, Kids & Families (Clairemont)

After the NICU support group (Led by licensed therapist) 

Little Frogs & Polliwogs is a support group for mothers of toddlers and preschoolers who are dealing with anxiety and depression (Led by licensed therapist) 

Milestones (Banker's Hill)

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

InPsych Center (Escondido)

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

Flourishing Through Postpartum (various locations) 

Group meets weekly at rotating parks. (Led by doulas and birth workers). Free

Sharp Hospitals (Clairemont Mesa East and La Mesa)

Navigating the 4th Trimester. Free & virtual 

New Parent Support. Free & virtual 

Postpartum Support Group for Couples. Free 

Postpartum Support Group for Mothers. Free

Well-Mama Tribe (Clairemont) 

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

Postpartum Support International 

All groups are virtual 

Licensed Therapists with Postpartum Specialty:  

Abby Burd (Clairemont) 

Alana Zagworsky (Encinitas)

Ana Laura Arteaga-Biggs (Little Italy) 

Cassidy Freitas (Banker's Hill) 

Rachel Davis (Oceanside)

Rachel Rabinor (Banker's Hill)

Mary Obata (Kensignton)