This group focuses on pregnant women and mothers of infants up to 12 months who are seeking support on the transition to parenthood. These changes include understanding new identity and roles, family dynamics, and learning to bond with your child. Infants up to 12 months old are warmly welcome to join the group. Each week a different topic will be explored through an art-based directive where participants can process emotions and gain peer support. Through engaging in the creative process and connecting with women who are experiencing a similar life change, participants will learn to better understand their own emotional experiences. Group members will be able to practice managing their child's needs while remaining emotionally present to manage the dual responsibilities of infant and self-care. Group is limited to 10 participants. No art skills are needed and materials are included in registration costs. Registration includes 6 weekly sessions. The group is facilitated by a Licensed Professional Counselor/Art Therapist, Peta Minerof, LPC, ATR.
Current Session: 2/9/23 - 3/16/23
Ages: Mothers and infants up to 12 months
To Register: email Peta Minerof.
Peta is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Registered Art Therapist (ATR). She is a textile artist and holds a Masters of Art Therapy and Counseling [MAATC] from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Her training includes experience with a variety of clients where she provides both individual and group counseling and Art Therapy. Peta is trained in multiple therapeutic modalities including Contextual DBT, RO-DBT, CBT, ACT, and EFFT where she works from a Trauma-Sensitive view. Peta has worked with clients at the inpatient, Residential PHP and IOP level of care with extensive experience in Eating Disorders, Mood Disorders and Substance Use. Her clinical interests include working with adolescents and emerging adult clients through the creative process, substance use, eating disorders, trauma and perinatal mental health.
In her practice, Peta interweaves the principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy(CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and ACT with Art Therapy. Peta’s practice is based on a relational foundation, offering her clients the opportunity to identify and work through emotional barriers within the connection between client and therapist. Using a wide variety of art media, clients are able to explore deeply held emotions, process complex experiences, clarify goals and express themselves in a way that words cannot capture. Peta believes that we feel and function at our best when we are free to be our authentic selves and able to practice self-expression without judgment or limitation. It is when we are comfortable with our authentic self that we can engage with the world, enjoy relationships and fully thrive.