A FEW YEARS LATER


BEFORE BABY 

Child-proof your relationship


Even the strongest relationships are strained during the transition to parenthood. Lack of sleep, never-ending housework and new fiscal concerns can lead to profound stress and a decline in relationship satisfaction — all of which affect baby’s care. Not surprisingly, 67%of new parents experience a significant conflict, disappointment and hurt feelings. This workshop prepares couples for life with baby or helps them navigate the way through life with littles. 


Together you will learn about: 

  1. ​​Improving communication
  2. Expressing needs clearly
  3. Maintaining intimacy
  4. Involving fathers more in care
  5. Reading child's cues and responding
  6. Playing with infants or toddlers

 
Research has demonstrated that the Bringing Baby Home program results in:


·      More intimate, satisfying relationships
·      More attached and involved dads
·      Lower rates of postpartum depression (30% lower)
·      Better developmental outcomes for babies

Workshops are held twice per year and are typically overnight in a resort setting. Please contact us for questions and upcoming dates. Most insurance companies will cover these sessions under couples therapy or group therapy, though some may require pre-approval. Although these are group sessions, personal discussion and practice is done only between the couples to ensure your privacy. There are opportunities for group sharing but only for those who wish to and are comfortable. A safe supportive environment is maintained and no one will be put on the spot or forced to share. 


For more info please email: drsusiemcafee@gmail.com or use the Contact us form. 


*please see FAQs on "Families page" for details on intensive versus traditional therapy

LifeCentre Psychology

Couples considering any of these options are encouraged to book a consultation session to discuss your personal situation and best fit for your needs

Dr. Susie McAfee

Couples work at LifeCentre is offered in three formats: 


  1. Group workshops for expectant parents and parents with young children
  2. Longer-term intensive programs for sustainable change
  3. ​Private retreats for those looking for short-term immediate change 


2-Day Couples Retreat 


  • private sessions
  • personalized treatment 
  • ​tailored to your needs
  • accelerated change 

12-Week Intensive Couples Therapy*


  • 6 biweekly appointments
  • standing appointment time
  • 2 hour sessions 
  • $500 per session 
  • cancel anytime (1- 2 weeks notice)


Gottman Institutes Bringing Baby Home/New Parent Workshop