The Holding Space: A Group for Moms to Build Emotional Resilience

Open to People Who Live In
New York and Massachusetts
Meeting Details
Meets Every: Wednesday
5:00pm- 6:30pm
Group: No
Group Held:
This group meets virtually
Virtual Platform
Communication Mode
Voice and Video

Physical Location


Wheelchair Accessible
Public Transportation

Last Modified: Apr 26, 2022


The Holding Space is a 12-week group therapy for moms with postpartum anxiety and depression. We strive to offer a space of hope and healing where mothers’ feelings can be held with compassion, acceptance, and non-judgment. Designed by a psychiatrist and a psychologist with decades of experience treating mothers with anxiety and depression, the group helps participants learn to:

Reduce anxiety
Decrease self-criticism
Manage emotional triggers
Increase self-acceptance
Be more present with themselves and their kids
2021 – 2022 groups will be held online via zoom with two group leaders (either Dr. Pollack or Dr. Broudy and a therapist co-leader). Group sessions will be once a week for 90 minutes for 12 weeks.

Participants will be asked to complete several brief interviews and questionnaires, all online, so that we can study the effectiveness of the group.

To participate in the group you must:
Be 18+ years old
Have current symptoms of anxiety and/or depression that started or worsened within one year postpartum
Have one or more children under 5 years old
Have internet access to participate in online group sessions
Further eligibility will be determined over a screening interview

Group Details

Group Ideal For
Adults, Mothers
Wanting to work through the following issues
  • Parenting
  • Postpartum Concerns
  • Experiential Dynamic Therapy (EDT)
  • Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP)
Virtual Platform
Ongoing Group
Number of Participants Allowed
8 Participants
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Number of Group Sessions
12 Sessions
Participants Asked to Attend
Participants asked to commit to all 12 sessions
Communication Mode
Voice and Video
Insurance Accepted
No cost. The Holding Space is part of a pilot study project led by Deborah Pollack, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychology at Utica College. The study is supported by a grant from the American Psychological Foundation.
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