our services

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counseling and consultation

Free Consultations

Parenthood is wondrous and a very difficult life transition as well. That is why we provide a free initial consultation with one of our specially trained counselors. We’ll listen to your needs and help identify the best services to support you.

Call us today at (310) 402 – 2229 to arrange a free 15-minute phone consultation with a family counselor or parenting educator.

Counseling

Well Baby Center provides high quality, affordable counseling services for adults, couples, children, and families. Our counselors strive to help families gain the confidence that their lives will be healthy, happy, and balanced.

Our counselors can help with:

  • Life transitions 
  • Loneliness and isolation
  • Perinatal mood disorders
  • Separation, divorce, and co-parenting
  • Marital conflict and sexual intimacy issues
  • Concerns about your child’s emotional development
  • Sibling rivalry, breastfeeding challenges, weaning, sleep issues, and more 

$120/session 

Sliding scale fees available

For more information, click here or call us today at (310) 402 – 2229 to arrange a free 15-minute phone consultation with a family counselor or parenting educator.

Parent Coaching

Well Baby Center’s one-on-one Parent Coaching sessions utilize a psycho-educational approach designed to help you and your partner navigate the challenging transitions in your child’s life. Each session is tailored to the needs of your family and child, allowing you to address areas in which you desire more support and guidance. Our parent coaches will provide information to help you reach developmentally-appropriate goals and will assist you in formulating strategies to achieve your goals. 

Parent Coaching can help with:

  • Temper tantrums
  • Meal time battles
  • Separation anxiety
  • Sleep challenges
  • School transitions
  • Transitioning from one child to two or three
  • Self-care in parenting
  • Parenting with your partner

$80/session or

$60/session for a package of 4 (no restriction, use them at any time)

Sliding scale fees available

For more information, or to schedule a Coaching Session or Series, please call us today at (310) 402 – 2229.

groups

Mindful Parenting Groups provide a unique, developmentally-based approach to promoting sensitivity, flexibility, and mindful communication between parent and child in order to enhance the attachment relationship.

The structure of the group is as follows:

  • Brief Meditation
  • Child-Centered Observation
  • Parent-Centered Reflection
  • Snack Time (Toddlers)
  • Developmental Questions

Topics discussed may include:

  • Bonding with Your Baby
  • Newborn Sleep Cycles
  • Mother’s Emotional Experiences
  • Developmental Milestones
  • Nursing/Feeding/Soothing
  • Self-Care Strategies
  • Setting Limits with Love and Empathy
  • Promoting Cognitive, Emotional, and Sensory-Motor Development

This group is open to parents with infants and toddlers (newborn to 3 years).

When: Monday – Saturdays 

$40/session per family

Sliding scale fees available

For more information, click here or call us today at (310) 402 – 2229 to arrange a free 15-minute phone consultation with a family counselor or parenting educator.

 

Becoming Social, is a school-readiness parent-child group that helps children develop age-appropriate social skills and learn to accept simple instructions, all within a fun playground group experience. We use sensory enrichment activities, music, instruments, and play to encourage your child’s innate capacities.

This group is for parents and their children 2.5 to 5 years old.

When: Saturdays, 1:30 pm – 3 pm

$40/session per family

Sliding scale fees available

For more information, click here or call us today at (310) 402 – 2229 to arrange a free 15-minute phone consultation with a family counselor or parenting educator.

Mothers Support Group is a therapeutic group for mothers to get to the root of their emotions and to better connect with themselves and their baby in a supportive environment. 

This group is for mothers who are experiencing any of the following challenges:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • OCD
  • Panic attacks
  • Insomnia
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Breastfeeding
  • Previous miscarriage
  • Unplanned pregnancy
  • Encouraging partner support
  • Challenges associated with motherhood.

We welcome pregnant women in the third trimester and mothers with infants up to two years old.

When: Mondays, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm 

$40/session per family

Sliding scale fees available

For more information, click here or call us today at (310) 402 – 2229 to arrange a free 15-minute phone consultation with Helena Vissing, a certified maternal mental health specialist.

classes

Loving Discipline teaches parents how to set limits effectively by using empathy, love, and understanding to encourage cooperation and to strengthen the parent-child bond. This parent-only class is offered in two formats:

Loving Discipline 10-Week Class Series, offered in the evening, is court-approved and includes a certificate of completion.

Cost: $100 for 10 weeks; $10 per session 

No sliding scale available 

Loving Discipline One-Day Workshop is offered on weekends.

Topics include:

  • Understanding parental reflective functioning
  • Learning discipline strategies and behavior techniques
  • School and childcare transitions
  • Parental burnout
  • Parenting styles
  • Importance of children’s play

$120/individual; $160/couples 

Sliding scale fees available

For more information, click here or call us today at (310) 402 – 2229 to arrange a free 15-minute phone consultation with a family counselor or parenting educator.

thursday funday

Thursday Funday includes Free Outdoor Play and

Swell Baby Music Class!

Outdoor Play, 12:30 – 4pm 

Pack up your snacks, grab your stroller, and bring your little one to Well Baby Center to enjoy our outdoor shaded play area. This child-friendly space includes a slide-set, picnic tables, dollhouse toys, and play vehicles.

We welcome parents with children 5 years and under

$10 suggested donation includes free play time and Swell Baby Music class

For more information, click here or call us directly at (310) 402 – 2229.

Swell Baby Music, 4 – 4:45 pm 

Casey Fields, musician and teacher, uses the hand pan drum, along with other percussion instruments to promote language, motor development, and social skills.

Come join in all the singing, dancing, and drumming along with other mamas and babies. All ages up to five years welcome.

  • Learn new musical skills
  • Meet new mama and baby friends
  • Sing, dance, and play together
  • Drop in or sign up for the series

*Nannies welcome!

$10 suggested donation includes free play time, Sensory Exploration Group, and Swell Baby Music class

For more information, click here or call us directly at (310) 402 – 2229.

resources

Well Baby Center put together these resources as a courtesy to our families.

We hope you find them useful!

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Hours:

Monday - Friday 9 am - 8 pm

Saturday 9 am - 4 pm

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