Women’s Groups

“Remember that we all stumble, every one of us.
That’s why it’s a comfort to go hand in hand.”
~Emily Kimbrough

Participating in a group can be a very effective way to gain support and address challenging life situations with others who are experiencing similar issues. I facilitate several different groups at various times throughout the year. If one of these groups is of interest to you, please inquire for more details.

A photo of paper people cutouts holding hands. Women struggling with infertility benefits from the support of a women's support group for infertility in Lafayette, CA near Berkeley, CA and Oakland, CA. 94549Infertility Support Group

Are you looking for support on your family building journey? Are you interested in meeting with other women who are also struggling with infertility? If so, this RESOLVE professionally-led support group might be ideal for you. The group is intended to help you feel less isolated, empower you with knowledge, and validate your emotional response to infertility.

Mind-Body Infertility Group

A photo of white chairs arranged in a circle in the middle of a room. Pregnancy comes with many physical, social and emotional changes. Dr. Nicole helps pregnant women connect with others who understand what it is like. A women's support group for pregnant women can help women work through emotions and empower themselves with knowledge that can make this period of motherhood much less stressful. Support for pregnant women is available with therapy in Lafayette, CA near Oakland, CA and Berkeley, CA. 94549The desire to have a child can  be a psychologically and emotionally exhausting journey for those who are experiencing infertility. This 10-week program is designed to compliment and support women who are, or have been, trying to conceive. The program is based on Dr. Alice Domar’s groundbreaking approach to applying mind-body medicine to infertility care. The program, which has been clinically proven to reduce psychological distress and increase pregnancy rates, covers topics such as stress reduction, self care, fertility enhancing lifestyle behaviors, and much more. In the video to the right, Dr. Domar discusses the program and the science behind it. You can also learn more about Dr. Domar’s work at www.domarcenter.com/about/staff/alice_domar.

Pregnancy Support Group

This supportive group for pregnant women focuses on enhancing well-being and reducing stress and anxiety during pregnancy. It encourages discussion of thoughts, feelings and concerns around pregnancy, body image, role transitions and relationship changes. It also promotes healthy attachment to the pregnancy, addresses questions about prenatal screening and other pregnancy-related decisions, and prepares moms-to-be for birth and the postpartum period.

A photo depicts four white bath bombs stacked on a towel in the middle of a bed. New motherhood comes with significant stress. Sometimes new mothers get so caught of in trying to be the "best mom" that they lose sight of self care or in validating their emotions. A support group for new mothers can help moms feel supported and validated. A support group for moms is available in Lafayette, CA near Oakland, CA and Berkeley, CA. 94549.New Moms Group

Welcoming a new baby into your life can be an exciting experience. It can also be quite stressful. This group is intended to provide support for mom’s who have had a baby in the past eighteen months. We discuss many topics pertaining to motherhood, from identity, partner relationships, life balance, stress, feeding and sleeping, and more. The group is ideal for women interested in talking about, and feeling supported around, the transition to motherhood.

Begin Infertility, Pregnancy or New Mom’s Support Group Therapy in Lafayette, CA

You don’t have to struggle alone with the emotions and stress that can come with infertility, pregnancy or new motherhood. You can feel supported in your goals to be a mother, connect with others, and experience empowerment with shared knowledge. Striving mothers or soon to be mothers experience healing and strength with sharing their experiences with others who can understand. Women’s support groups are available to help you thrive with the help of a counselor for women. As a skilled therapist for infertility, pregnancy and new motherhood, I can help you recover, plan for the future and thrive! If you have questions or would like to group therapy for women in the Berkeley & Oakland, CA area, please feel free to contact my Lafayette, CA office. It is my goal to help women thrive!

Other Services Offered at Nicole Kangas Counseling

In addition to providing support for infertility, pregnancy and new motherhood, I offer a variety of individual counseling services primarily focused around women’s mental health. I want to help every woman thrive. Please contact me for wellness coaching, individual therapy,  premature baby or NICU support counseling, and couple’s and marriage counseling. I offer individual counseling for women with  Trauma using EMDRcounseling for childbirth concerns, infertility, and perinatal loss.

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