Parenting is hard. Single parenting is really hard. When you are the sole caregiver and carry all the responsibilities of the household it is normal to feel overwhelmed, lonely, and even angry. In fact, studies show that single parents, especially single moms, are at higher risk of struggling with stress, anxiety, and depression.
In the US, 80% of single-parent families are headed by single moms. So, you would think that such a common experience would receive more empathy, understanding, and support, but unfortunately, many single mothers still suffer from stigma and judgment.
Whether you are new in this journey or you’ve been a single mom for a while now, there will be difficult times when you face self-doubt and exhaustion. We all deserve nonjudgmental support and it can be especially helpful to connect with other single moms who are going through the same situation.
Support Groups for Single Moms
Support groups are a great way to meet other single mothers who are experiencing similar challenges and experiences.Research tells us that, after participating in group therapy, mothers reported improved self-esteem, support from other mothers, improved parenting skills, and better communication with their children.
Your need for care and support is something that you should always remember because you are the most important person in your kids’ lives. Keep in mind that when you are taking care of yourself and your needs you are really taking care of your children. For that, we believe that joining a support group is a brave way to overtake the difficulties of being a single mom and feeling happier with yourself.
What Support Group is right for you?
We understand that sometimes it is not easy to ask for help or to trust that others will understand you. But our experience tells us that you can benefit a lot from a group of moms that share the same boat as you. And that can help you through the difficult days and are also there to cheer you on the good days.
Our approach is to promote a warm and intimate group setting that can help you connect, vent, encourage one another, and find solutions to issues that are more important to you as a woman and a parent.
Empower. Support. Thrive. The New Connections Therapy Group for Single Moms
So, if you feel that this is the kind of support and experience you are looking for join our in-person therapy group, led by Pamela Altemos, a licensed therapist and mom who gets it!
- Time: 12 noon – 1 on Tuesdays
- Duration: 6 weeks (with the possibility of continuing)
- Price: $50 per group
If you are interested or want to know more, you can talk to us. We’ll be happy to answers any questions you may have.
Other Therapy Services at New Connections Counseling Center
Along with group therapy, our Baltimore-based counseling center provides anxiety treatment, therapy for depression, and individual relationship counseling. Our skilled therapists specialize in many therapies, including counseling for women and mothers. Further, if you have found yourself in the midst of a major life transition, our counselors would love to walk alongside you in that. And, we can meet with you wherever you are in Maryland with online therapy. Whatever your counseling needs are, we know that you can find support at New Connections.