our team

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staff

Deborah Groening-Rother, Psy.D.

Deborah Groening-Rother, Psy.D.

Founder, Clinic Director

Exploring 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.  
Timothy Sweeney

Timothy Sweeney

Executive Director

I 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.

Ellyn Singer, Psy.D.

Senior Clinical Supervisor, Counseling

I 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.

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.

Sophie Levy, M.F.T.

Lead Facilitator and Trainer

Well 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.    
Allie Aguilar

Allie Aguilar

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.

Katy O' Donnell, Associate M.F.T.

Counselor and Group Facilitator

I 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.

Susan Kaufman, Associate M.F.T.

Counselor and Group Facilitator

Along 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.

Jennifer Wexler, Associate M.F.T.

Counselor and Group Facilitator

I’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.

Heather Ward, Associate M.F.T.

Counselor and Group Facilitator

I 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.

Child Psychologist

Paul Rother

Tech Consultant

Carol Cassella

Business Community Advocate

Bob Zaugh

Publisher and Community Advocate

Chris Lieber

Entrepreneur

advisory board

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.

Bonnie Yates

Educational Attorney, is instrumental in helping hundreds of children obtain vital educational services.

employment

Employment Opportunities with Well Baby Center Well Baby Center’s small team creates a big impact. If you’re passionate about the early stages of a baby’s life, parenthood, and mental health, we want to hear from you! We provide a supportive environment that allows our employees to grow and succeed. Click here to see our current job listings.

internships

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.

volunteer

By volunteering at Well Baby Center, you’ll join us in providing the most vulnerable members of our community – babies and toddlers – with a healthy emotional start in life so that they can grow up to be happy, healthy individuals. Our volunteer program offers both challenging and rewarding opportunities that allow individuals to make a difference in the community as well as achieve personal growth. Apply for a volunteer opportunity here.

Hours:
Monday - Friday 9 am - 9 pm
Saturday 9 am - 4 pm

Tax ID: 26-2055149

Hours:
Monday - Friday 9 am - 9 pm
Saturday 9 am - 4 pm

Tax ID: 26-2055149

Hours:
Monday - Friday 9 am - 9 pm
Saturday 9 am - 4 pm

Tax ID: 26-2055149