Welcome!

News Feed Item

Los Angeles Life Transitions Clinical Psychologist Francine Lederer Offers New Workshops to Help Parents Cope with New Babies

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bringing a new baby home can bring new joy – and unforeseen problems – into a relationship.

Dr. Francine Lederer, a clinical psychologist in Los Angeles and founder of L.A. Talk Therapy is starting groups for moms and couples who are dealing with transitions in their lives as individuals, couples and new parents as they bring home a newborn baby.

"Making the transition from couple to family is huge. Couples often report the biggest dip in their marriages during the early child-rearing years. We will help you learn to become better equipped to balance parenthood and marriage, while bringing intimacy back to life," said Dr. Lederer who is one of only a few LA psychologists who is certified as a Bringing Baby Home John Gottman educator.

"Becoming pregnant and taking on a new role as a parent is an enormous milestone in one's life. Whether you are thinking about having a baby, struggling to conceive or already pregnant you may be feeling anxious, depressed or stressed. We will help you sort out some of the mixed or uncertain feelings that exist when reconciling your inner child with that of taking on lifelong responsibilities as a parent. We specialize in pre and postpartum issues," said Dr. Lederer, is known by many as the Life Transitions Specialist ® and an expert on issues related to bringing a baby home.

As individuals evolve and change so do partnerships. Dr. Lederer helps couples understand each other in a non-judgmental and empathic environment where relationship growth is possible.

The group and individual sessions to help survive a newborn are held at her office, 10780 Santa Monica Blvd., #450, Los Angeles.

For information about the groups to help deal with unexpected situations with newborns, visit http://www.latalktherapy.com

Potential clients who live in California can schedule an office session or a free 30-minute phone appointment to flesh out ideas and see if therapy is a good course of action by calling 310-499-7040.

She also speaks about parenting issues and marriage issues to Los Angeles women's organizations, parenting groups, mother-daughter groups, health fairs, community agencies and churches and synagogues. To book Dr. Lederer to speak to a Los Angeles group, go to http://www.latalktherapy.com

If couples have issues and don't seek help, the family and the child could face dire consequences.

"If you are not going to talk through issues and be receptive to hearing each other, your marriage could end. Your child might not be as emotionally or socially confident. They might struggle with their own identity," she said.

To help ward off those potential problems, she offers these tips for bringing a baby home:

1. Couples need to support and listen to one another. It is very easy for couples to get stuck in assumptions about each other. They should not assume anything about each other, no matter how long they've known each other. Everyone processes information differently. You should always ask questions or let the other person know what you are feeling. Talk through your struggles. It's easy for resentment to build up. If we don't say anything, emotions will explode.

2. Realize there will be changes. That can include changes in sleep deprivation, who does different household chores, and other roles may shift.

3. Try to help each other by giving each other a break - even if it is for five minutes a day or an hour. Everyone needs a breather when you are taking care of a child.

About Francine Lederer, Psy.D.

Dr. Francine Lederer is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Life Transitions Specialist®. She is the founder and owner of L.A. Talk Therapy, providing individual, couples and group counseling all over Los Angeles County.

Dr. Lederer has been featured in articles as an expert on stress, work-life balance, parenting, pregnancy, aging, care giving, anxiety, depression, relationships and life transitions.

She is a regular guest on 870 AM radio "The Home Show" and blogs about human behavior and social issues.

Dr. Lederer has been in private practice since 2005. She has over a decade of experience working in the field of psychology. She received her Master's degree and Doctorate degree from California School of Professional Psychology and trained at respected sites such as UCLA, The Maple Counseling Center, Airport Marina Counseling Center and Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Dr. Lederer also serves as a Clinical Supervisor to psychology doctoral students and post-doctoral candidates.

Read more news from Francine Lederer, Psy.D.

 

SOURCE Francine Lederer, Psy.D.

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
Cloud analytics is dramatically altering business intelligence. Some businesses will capitalize on these promising new technologies and gain key insights that’ll help them gain competitive advantage. And others won’t. Whether you’re a business leader, an IT manager, or an analyst, we want to help you and the people you need to influence with a free copy of “Cloud Analytics for Dummies,” the essential guide to this explosive new space for business intelligence.
Big Data, cloud, analytics, contextual information, wearable tech, sensors, mobility, and WebRTC: together, these advances have created a perfect storm of technologies that are disrupting and transforming classic communications models and ecosystems. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Erik Perotti, Senior Manager of New Ventures on Plantronics’ Innovation team, provided an overview of this technological shift, including associated business and consumer communications impacts, and opportunities it ...
You think you know what’s in your data. But do you? Most organizations are now aware of the business intelligence represented by their data. Data science stands to take this to a level you never thought of – literally. The techniques of data science, when used with the capabilities of Big Data technologies, can make connections you had not yet imagined, helping you discover new insights and ask new questions of your data. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Sarbjit Sarkaria, data science team lead ...
Qosmos has announced new milestones in the detection of encrypted traffic and in protocol signature coverage. Qosmos latest software can accurately classify traffic encrypted with SSL/TLS (e.g., Google, Facebook, WhatsApp), P2P traffic (e.g., BitTorrent, MuTorrent, Vuze), and Skype, while preserving the privacy of communication content. These new classification techniques mean that traffic optimization, policy enforcement, and user experience are largely unaffected by encryption. In respect wit...
ReadyTalk has expanded the capabilities of the FoxDen collaboration platform announced late last year to include FoxDen Connect, an in-room video collaboration experience that launches with a single touch. With FoxDen Connect, users can now not only engage in HD video conferencing between iOS and Android mobile devices or Chrome browsers, but also set up in-person meeting rooms for video interactions. A host’s mobile device automatically recognizes the presence of a meeting room via beacon tech...
WebRTC is bringing significant change to the communications landscape that will bridge the worlds of web and telephony, making the Internet the new standard for communications. Cloud9 took the road less traveled and used WebRTC to create a downloadable enterprise-grade communications platform that is changing the communication dynamic in the financial sector. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Leo Papadopoulos, CTO of Cloud9, discussed the importance of WebRTC and how it enables companies to focus...
Manufacturers are embracing the Industrial Internet the same way consumers are leveraging Fitbits – to improve overall health and wellness. Both can provide consistent measurement, visibility, and suggest performance improvements customized to help reach goals. Fitbit users can view real-time data and make adjustments to increase their activity. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Mark Bernardo Professional Services Leader, Americas, at GE Digital, discussed how leveraging the Industrial Internet a...
On Dice.com, the number of job postings asking for skill in Amazon Web Services increased 76 percent between June 2015 and June 2016. Salesforce.com saw its own skill mentions increase 37 percent, while DevOps and Cloud rose 35 percent and 28 percent, respectively. Even as they expand their presence in the cloud, companies are also looking for tech professionals who can manage projects, crunch data, and figure out how to make systems run more autonomously. Mentions of ‘data science’ as a skill ...
In his session at Cloud Expo, Robert Cohen, an economist and senior fellow at the Economic Strategy Institute, will provide economic scenarios that describe how the rapid adoption of software-defined everything including cloud services, SDDC and open networking will change GDP, industry growth, productivity and jobs. This session will also include a drill down for several industries such as finance, social media, cloud service providers and pharmaceuticals.
IoT generates lots of temporal data. But how do you unlock its value? You need to discover patterns that are repeatable in vast quantities of data, understand their meaning, and implement scalable monitoring across multiple data streams in order to monetize the discoveries and insights. Motif discovery and deep learning platforms are emerging to visualize sensor data, to search for patterns and to build application that can monitor real time streams efficiently. In his session at @ThingsExpo, ...
Ixia (Nasdaq: XXIA) has announced that NoviFlow Inc.has deployed IxNetwork® to validate the company’s designs and accelerate the delivery of its proven, reliable products. Based in Montréal, NoviFlow Inc. supports network carriers, hyperscale data center operators, and enterprises seeking greater network control and flexibility, network scalability, and the capacity to handle extremely large numbers of flows, while maintaining maximum network performance. To meet these requirements, NoviFlow in...
Choosing the right cloud for your workloads is a balancing act that can cost your organization time, money and aggravation - unless you get it right the first time. Economics, speed, performance, accessibility, administrative needs and security all play a vital role in dictating your approach to the cloud. Without knowing the right questions to ask, you could wind up paying for capacity you'll never need or underestimating the resources required to run your applications.
Security, data privacy, reliability and regulatory compliance are critical factors when evaluating whether to move business applications from in-house client hosted environments to a cloud platform. In her session at 18th Cloud Expo, Vandana Viswanathan, Associate Director at Cognizant, In this session, will provide an orientation to the five stages required to implement a cloud hosted solution validation strategy.
"delaPlex is a software development company. We do team-based outsourcing development," explained Mark Rivers, COO and Co-founder of delaPlex Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Ovum, a leading technology analyst firm, has published an in-depth report, Ovum Decision Matrix: Selecting a DevOps Release Management Solution, 2016–17. The report focuses on the automation aspects of DevOps, Release Management and compares solutions from the leading vendors.