Maternal Mental Health Support Group
facilitated by Caty Bell of Lotus Counseling Services of Athens
and Stephanie Atkinson, April Greene & Monira Silk
We've gone virtual in a Zoom meeting.
Every Friday, 12-1 PM
Description & Details
Dear friends! I am so excited that ReBlossom Mama Baby Shop is hosting this group for parents experiencing Whoa! Mama (this is tough), baby blues, anxiety or postpartum depression, or really ANY MAMAS!!
This is an awesome group with laughter & tears.
WHEN: This discussion and support group takes place twice a month on the 2nd & 4th Fridays.
Feel free to bring your lunch with you and hang out with other people making the transition to parenthood or having more than one baby!
WHO: All mamas are welcome.
Caty Bell of:
Stephanie Atkinson of:
WHY: Because being a new mom can be hard!
A note from Monira:
I experienced baby blues/ post-partum depression after both my babies, but especially my second. I didn't realize that was what was happening at first. Most of my symptoms ended up in anxiety and fear. I disliked the terms "baby blues" and PPD, because I was really happy to have had a baby, it didn't make sense to me. I now know my diagnosis was probably postpartum anxiety & OCD. I hope having a group where you can talk about the emotions & physical changes involved in having a child and raising one will help all mamas through this life transformation! This is a great resource if you want to learn more.
How to Participate
Just show up! :) Come as you are. You are now entering a love-filled, judgement free zone!
So many of our wonderful programs are free or reduced cost so we may reach parents of all socioeconomic levels.
If you want to give back, feel free to support our shop which makes our center's programming possible! :)
About the Facilitator
Caty Bell is a North Georgia native who settled in Athens three years ago. She studied at the University of North Georgia where she received her Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Caty has a passion for working with pregnant and postpartum women. She also specializes in working with victims of trauma and those struggling with grief. She has worked in a number of settings both inpatient and outpatient. When Caty's not working with clients, she enjoys spending time with her family and pets. Caty loves reading and spending time outdoors.
For more than ten years Stephanie Atkinson has worked with children, adolescents and families in both the school and private practice settings. Stephanie provides a wide range of counseling and educational opportunities for individuals, couples and families. She enjoys helping people understand their thinking, learning, and communication styles and using those to strengthen organization, study and life skills. Stephanie has a passion for walking with women through miscarriage, infertility, postpartum, hormonal changes, life circumstance changes and other challenges women may face. She also has a desire to help families through transitional times in life such as becoming a care giver for an elderly parent or spouse. Stephanie views her role as a counselor as someone who can offer encouragement, resources, support and training to those in her path.