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Core Group

Core Group

Beyond the Baby Blues

Support group for women experiencing perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.

Services Offered

Support Group • New Moms • Postpartum Depression • Postpartum Mood Disorder • Anxiety


The Core Group is a support group for women experiencing symptoms of postpartum depression or anxiety. Participants share their experiences, struggles, and strategies, while group facilitators offer information and resources. A meal is served during group.

Service Options

Languages Spoken

  • English


-For postpartum women experiencing anxiety, depression,Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), or bipolar disorder.
-Participants must attend with their babies.
-Participants must be willing and able to participate fully in the group and allow others to do the same. Women experiencing severe emotional distress may be encouraged to seek mental health treatment prior to joining the group.
-There is no age requirement, but most participants are in their late 20's to early 40's.

How to Apply

Call 847-864-7957 for a phone screening and to schedule an intake appointment. No documentation is required for intake. New groups generally begin every 3-4 weeks. For more infomation, call 847-864-7957 or email

The group meets on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Meetings generally run from 10:00am-11:30am and 12:30pm-2:00pm. Facilitators determine the start time for each group, so times may vary slightly (e.g., 9:30am-11:00am). To facilitate group cohesiveness, you are strongly encouraged to attend each session of your group. You may not join multiple groups or attend multiple sessions.

Staff do not maintain regular office hours, but calls and emails will be returned as soon as possible Monday through Friday.