well baby center



a non-profit parenting and counseling center



Well Baby Center is currently accepting new clients as we continue to provide high quality, low fee counseling and group services, regardless of ability to pay or documented status. We are now offering full scholarships to those who cannot otherwise afford our services.

As we strive to navigate these unprecedented times, Well Baby Center will continue to provide services virtually.  However, starting in Spring 2020, some services will be provided in person in our private, spacious, and regularly sanitized playground area.

Counseling is available in both English and Spanish.

Although we have changed how our services are being delivered, our commitment to our community’s wellness is stronger than ever.

Free 15-minute phone consultations available!
Call 310-402-2229 or email services@wellbabycenter.org


Well Baby Center believes that every family deserves a place to feel supported — especially in the beginning. By strengthening family connections, healing the past, and providing social support, we help families and communities thrive.

All clinical services are available on a sliding scale, based on your income, and we offer free initial consultations and free introductions to our groups.

Welcome to Well Baby Center.

our approach

We believe that when parents mindfully reflect on their interactions with their children, three things occur: they don’t burden them with their own unresolved childhood issues; they help them reach their full developmental potential; and they help them build satisfying, lifelong relationships with others.

Our specially-trained family counselors guide parents through the process of self-healing and self-discovery so they can be fully present as their child grows. We strive to achieve maximum impact by intervening as early as possible.

In addition, we provide specialized infant-parent and maternal mental health training to professionals who, through their own clinical practice, will reach many families beyond those served at Well Baby Center.

our services

Free Consultation

We offer free phone consultations to all our new clients in order for you to ask questions, get to know your counselor, and to make the decision to move forward. We will also determine your fee based on your ability to pay for services. Full scholarships and sliding scale fees are available so no one is turned away for lack of funds.


Well Baby Center provides high quality, affordable counseling services for adults, couples, children, and families. Counseling is offered in Spanish and English.

Parent Coaching

Our counselors, who are also parent educators and child development specialists, are always available to answer specific developmental questions during a parent coaching session.


Our parent-child groups promote sensitivity, flexibility, and mindful communication between parent and child to enhance the attachment relationship.


Our parenting classes teach parents how to set limits effectively by using empathy, love, and understanding to encourage cooperation and to strengthen the parent-child bond.

Services in Spanish

Effective Parenting (STEP) classes, counseling, and parent coaching are offered in both Spanish and English.


"Well Baby Center is a wonderful resource for new parents on the Westside. It provides a welcoming and reassuring environment with genuinely caring and knowledgeable staff.”

Ellen and baby Ava

"I always feel supported and never judged. Well Baby Center is refreshing, supportive, informative, and helpful."

Charise and baby Ethan

"In Mindful Parenting Group, both my husband and I learned to be proactive in our discipline. As new parents, it's so easy to rely on the parenting skills you were raised with. We unlearned some parenting habits that we did not want to continue."

Eve, Peter, and baby Sophia

"Group interaction and hearing from other parents was very helpful and cathartic. I liked how you could really bring your personal issues into the course, [which] exceeded my expectations. I feel like every parent would benefit to come to a safe place like this to discuss parenting."


"It was great to hear the experiences of other parents and to share opinions on how to navigate common issues. The class helped me to stay present. A great opportunity to gain tools and structure for parents."


"The group provided a supportive space to discuss and address the everyday issues of parenting. The group leaders were very knowledgable."


"The class helped us as parents to speak about what’s going on and hear and lean from other parents. It was great to gain knowledge from intelligent and caring teachers. It was even better than I thought [it would be]. I learned new things and skills about children and their development and how to navigate better decisions for parenting. The leaders were the best I have had in a child/parent group. They knew what to talk about, how to manage the time for sharing and learning."


"Reflective & child-centered play have [greatly] changed my parenting. The facilitators have created a warm, welcoming space, ... and fostered a mindful attitude for parenting. They taught us great techniques but also [gave] great answers and feedback to our concerns."


"It helped me understand myself and my child and gave me information I didn’t know I needed. I would recommend this group because we need better parents, better people, and a better world."


"Everyone I've ever met at Well Baby Center from the receptionist to the group facilitators have truly embodied a genuine respect for small children, patience, and a deep desire to work in this field of child development."

Gigi, parent

"In talking with Deborah, I got very interested in Well Baby Center and decided that it would be important for someone like myself to support Well Baby Center and the millions out there who don’t really have access, or even know that they can get help at a place like Well Baby Center. I did not have the best relationship with my mother, and with my family in general, and I wished at the time there was something like Well Baby Center so that my family and I could have gone to speak to someone."

Well Baby Center client

"I want to take a minute here to thank you, Deborah, for giving me such strong and powerful advice that I have never thought about before. Thank you for the tools you shared with me - to be gentle and tender to myself and try to soothe myself the way I have always wanted from other people. I just looked up some mindfulness journal ideas; I want to give it a try when just sitting there trying to stop me from acting out."


Mon-Thurs 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Fri-Sat 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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