Deborah Groening-Rother, Psy.D.
Founder, Clinic DirectorExploring my early childhood through psychoanalytic treatment was life changing for me. Despite all surface indicators that I should have had a happy childhood, I did not. I founded Well Baby Center to help others heal as I have, by providing applied psychoanalytic services that are short-term and affordable, with a special focus on early life and unconscious processes. Read the full story here.
Executive DirectorI love building the systems and teams that help organizations run well. And, as the father of a toddler, I can’t imagine a better way to contribute to my community than supporting other families to make connections and build a strong foundation for their children.
Ellyn Singer, Psy.D.
Senior Clinical Supervisor, CounselingI love this profession and want our Associates to love it too. I didn’t always connect with my supervisors and that motivates me to be accessible and to find ways to connect with each Associate. I emphasize the importance of deep work and exploring patients’ early life as the foundation of good practice.
Rebekka Hefford, M.F.T.
Lead Faciliator and Trainer
Families are the bedrock of society. By helping Well Baby Center’s team of compassionate clinicians think deeply about and respond sensitively to families and children in need of support, I feel inspired that I am contributing to a stronger, more loving, more empowered world.
Sophie Levy, M.F.T.
Lead Facilitator and TrainerWell Baby Center allows me to work with a demographic that I believe is often invisible: mothers and parents who are struggling. To know that we provide a valuable oasis for them makes me feel that this work is not only worthwhile but crucial.
Marketing and Development Associate
I love working at Well Baby Center because every day I fight the stigma associated with mental illness. I enjoy encouraging the beautiful process of self-healing and letting people know that there is no shame in asking for help.
Katy O' Donnell, Associate M.F.T.
Counselor and Group FacilitatorI came to this work later in life after experiencing my own growth and healing through psychodynamic therapy. Interweaving what I have learned personally and professionally as a nurse, mother and now therapist, I am so grateful to continue to learn and grow as a therapist at the Well Baby Center.
Susan Kaufman, Associate M.F.T.
Counselor and Group FacilitatorAlong with the joys of parenthood, we often encounter unexpected challenges, some large and some small. I feel privileged to support parents on their journey as they seek to work through the challenges and relish the moments of joy and wonder.
Jennifer Wexler, Associate M.F.T.
Counselor and Group FacilitatorI’m grateful for the opportunity to create a safe space where families can make sense of their feelings and, in the process, strengthen their relationships.
Heather Ward, Associate M.F.T.
Counselor and Group FacilitatorI love the Mindful Parenting Groups at Well Baby Center. The children show us so much through their play and interactions. The processing that we all do together is so powerful for the attachment and attunement between parent and child.
board of directors
Deborah Groening-Rother, M.A., L.M.F.T., Psy.D.
President of the Board
Dorie Weiss, Ph.D.
Business Community Advocate
Publisher and Community Advocate
Ed Tronick, Ph.D.
Director, Child Development Unit, Children’s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, University Distinguished Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Massachusetts, Chief Faculty, University of Massachusetts Infant-Parent Post Graduate Certificate Program.
Mark McDonald, M.D.
Child Psychiatrist/ Collaborator, holds board certifications in child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry, and specializes in the evaluation and treatment of young people with mental illness.
Alessia Gottlieb, M.D.
Neuropsychiatrist, Advisory Board, Co-Medical Director of the UCLA Child and Family Trauma Center.
Tandy Parks, R.N.
Parenting Group Leader, who has run mindfulness-based parenting classes for over 20 years.
Educational Attorney, is instrumental in helping hundreds of children obtain vital educational services.
Well Baby Center’s internship program offers a unique hands-on experience to BBS-registered Associate Marriage Family Therapists who are passionate about infant and maternal mental health. Apply to our one-year internship program and learn more about our Clinical Training Program by clicking here.
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Saturday 9 am - 4 pm