In this workshop, we will discuss:
* Parenting in today's era and how this impacts caregivers.
* How parenting impacts partnerships.
* How you can prepare your relationship to weather this change.
Join us for an interactive session with Dr. Juli Farga and learn about the ways your body, mind, and life will change after the arrival of your little one. Dr. Farga will also discuss how you and your partner can prepare for your new life as a parent and maintain a healthy, happy relationship with yourself and with your partner.
Juli Fraga, PsyD
Dr. Fraga is a psychologist in San Francisco where she specializes in women's health concerns, including prenatal and postpartum depression. She completed her pre-doctoral and post-doctoral clinical training at the University of California, Berkeley where she worked in student mental health. She also completed additional training in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of prenatal and postpartum mood concerns, such as depression and anxiety.
As someone with a deep understanding of the life change motherhood brings, Dr. Fraga also works with women who are under-mothered and women who have lost their mothers. Juli is on the medical advisory board for BabyCenter and a regular health writer whose work has appeared in the Washington Post, The New York Times, The Guardian, and Quartz.
Melissa Whippo, LCSW
Melissa Whippo is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) as well as a Certified Yoga Instructor.
Melissa has provided therapy for individuals, couples and families for over 15 years. For over a decade, she has worked at UCSF Medical Center. She facilitated grief support groups for parents whose children died. Melissa currently provides individual assessment and treatment for patients at any stage in their fertility process, pregnancy and the postpartum setting. In her practice, she combines psychoanalytic theories with mindfulness practices. In addition, Melissa offers prenatal yoga classes.