Group Therapy in Baltimore

 

The Afterglow: Postpartum Depression & Anxiety Therapeutic Support Group

 

The Afterglow is a therapeutic group offering support and treatment for women experiencing symptoms of depression and anxiety after having a baby.

Research shows that 20% of new Moms experience Postpartum Depression or Anxiety Disorders.

 

Becoming a Mom for the first time is a complete body and mind transition that society rarely speaks of.  The reality of Motherhood can often look very different from what was expected.  While most new Moms (around 80%) experience the "Baby Blues" (rapidly changing moods, tearfulness and overwhelm for the first couple of weeks after giving birth), symptoms that persist past the first two weeks postpartum could be a sign of something more serious.

Symptoms of Postpartum Depression & Anxiety can include:

  • Sadness

  • Crying spells

  • Sleep disturbances

  • Appetite disturbances

  • Irritability, anger or rage

  • Guilt or shame

  • Hopelessness or helplessness

  • Difficulty concentrating

  • Difficulty connecting with your baby

  • Constant worry

  • Feeling that something bad is about to happen

  • Racing thoughts

  • Restlessness

  • Dizziness, hot flashes, nausea

  • Thoughts of harming self or others

 

The Afterglow group is a safe and therapeutic space connecting Moms on the shared experiences of Motherhood, while diving deeply through topics, such as, identity transition, self-care and relationships, coping strategies, and ways to support the bond between you and your new baby.  

Next (virtual) group dates Tuesdays, July 28th - September 1st from 5-6:30pm

Contact Lauren Marks, LCSW-C or Megan McLaughlin, LCSW-C

for more information or to register, today!

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Review for The Afterglow​ Group

 

"Afterglow Alumni here 🙋🏻‍♀️. If you’re considering this even a little- go for it! It’s so worth it. It was exactly what I needed during my maternity leave and I still utilize what I learned." - Brianna

Schedule for Postpartum Group Therapy in Baltimore:

 

Next Group Dates: Tuesdays, July 28th -September 1st

5-6:30pm

Join us for Group Therapy in Baltimore with The Afterglow Group!

  • Group meets once weekly for 6 weeks - now remotely!

  • Facilitated by Lauren Marks, LCSW-C & Megan McLaughlin, Licensed Mental Health Therapists specializing in Perinatal Mood Disorders.

  • Topics include: Identity transition, postpartum anxiety/depression, self-care, coping skills, relationships, etc.

  • Weekly emails, and additional information resources provided.

  • Cost is $240 for all 6 sessions.

  • Cigna, Aetna & BCBS insurances accepted.

  • While this groups is designed for those in the first year of Motherhood, it is also beneficial to those who are pregnant, or up to several years after birth if symptoms have never been adequately addressed. 

Contact Lauren Marks, LCSW-C or Megan McLaughlin, LCSW-C

at support@wombroom.mom to determine if this is the right group for you!

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