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:
Manage emotional triggers
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