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

Meeting Details
Meets Every:
  • Wednesday

  • 5:00
  • pm
  • - 6:30
  • pm
  • Group Held:
    This group meets virtually
    Virtual Platform
  • Zoom
  • Communication Mode
  • Voice and Video
  • Practitioner Location


    Wheelchair Accessible
  • N/A
  • Parking
  • N/A
  • Public Transportation
  • N/A
  • 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
  • Zoom
  • Open to People Who Live In
    New York and Massachusetts
    Ongoing Group
    Accepting New Members
    Number of Participants Allowed
    8 Participants
    Register Here
    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
  • None
  • Fee
    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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