“You have created a really wonderful place for parents.”

— Ed Tronick, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Psychology, UMass Boston

As a primary prevention model of care, we begin by asking two questions:
1. What are the conditions that help families and communities thrive?
2. How might Well Baby Center help to meet these conditions?

Using a prevention model, there are two key factors that prevent family dysfunction and help families thrive:
1. Adequate community support.
2. Adequate emotional support — provided by culturally sensitive mental health professionals.

Through our services, we help families receive these two protective factors. Whether you are juggling the enormous responsibilities of being new parents or simply struggling to get by in your life, we are here for you.

Spring’s Story

“Well Baby Center is such a treasure!  The staff is caring and professional. The welcoming environment is the perfect place to play and relax. I contacted Deborah when I was pregnant with my third child. I was feeling overwhelmed with just about everything. Well Baby Center was like finding a life raft in a storm. From the baby classes to the counselors, I felt supported and was able to be a happier, sillier, and overall better parent. I recommend Well Baby Center to parents seeking a loving, supportive community. Well Baby Center is a place where you can play and be supported through all the stages of childhood and parenthood. “ 
—  Spring Hill, WBC client

SERVICES AVAIILABLE IN PERSON AND ONLINE

Counseling is now available in person at our Mar Vista center or online from the comfort of your home.  Parent-child groups are being held outdoors in our private, spacious, and sanitized playground.  Our staff and counselors are fully vaccinated.  We require proof of vaccination for all adults requesting in-person services. 

We strongly believe in the benefit of bringing our community’s families safely together.

Call today for your free 15-minute phone consultation!
(310) 402-2229 or email services@wellbabycenter.org

welcome

Our Mission

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.

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 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 – no one is turned away for lack of funds.

Counseling

Well Baby Center provides high quality, affordable counseling services for adults, couples, children, families, and new and expecting parents. Services offered in both English and Spanish.

Parenting Coaching

Each session with a counselor or parent educator is tailored to the needs of your family and child, allowing you to address the areas in which you desire more support and guidance.

Groups

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

Classes

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.

Office hours:
Mon - Fri 9 am - 5 pm
Services available
9 am – 8 pm
Evenings and Saturdays by appointment

Tax ID: 26-2055149