Groups & Classes


The Melanated Mommy Tribe Support & Process Group


Motherhood is many things to many moms. It is one of the most important and hardest jobs there is. It can bring joy, immense love and purpose amongst other amazing things. After all, being able to hold the title of being a mother is truly a blessing. However, being a mother can also be met with states of depressed mood, increased anxiety, fatigue and it can alter everything and every relationship that existed previously. When a woman becomes a mother she is changed from her core to her outer being. Many people shy away from discussing this side of motherhood…leaving many to wear a mask constantly leading to feelings of isolation and failure (“mom guilt”). This group aims to shed light on the unpopular truths of motherhood and create a safe space to discuss these things while also instilling hope. Having a community while traveling this road of life in motherhood makes all the difference. That is why therapist Kim LO created The Mommy Tribe: It Takes A Village Support & Process Group! We hope you will join our village!


Who: This group is for Black mothers with children 2 years of age or younger. The groups will be facilitated by licensed clinical social worker, psychotherapist, advance mental health perinatal specialist and trained DONA birth doula Kim Lee-Okonya, LCSW, DSW-S, BD.


When: Quarterly

Time: Every other Saturday 10:30 AM – 12 PM EST
Groups will be offered virtually until further notice due to COVID-19. When social distancing requirements are lifted groups will be held at the office of Life Begins Here Therapeutic & Counseling Services in Atlanta, GA.


What: A 6 week closed support and process group

Purpose: To create a safe space and community for black mothers to discuss some of the unexpected truths, to process difficulties experienced after becoming a mother, to learn healthy coping mechanisms and to learn how to still make time for and embrace a relationship ith self within a supportive environment.

  • COST: $45 PER GROUP

    First and last payment ($90) due to lock in your spot! We will also have some special guest experts at some of the sessions. Our tribe members are in for a treat!


    If this group sounds like this would be a good fit for you or if you have more questions please visit the contact page and let us know you are interested or have further questions. We are so looking forward to creating this special space, community and sisterhood. 


    Even the strongest relationships are strained during the transition to parenthood. Lack of sleep, never-ending housework and new fiscal concerns can lead to profound stress and a decline in marital satisfaction — all of which affect baby’s care. Not surprisingly, 67% of new parents experience conflict, disappointment and hurt feelings.
    This research-based Bringing Baby Home workshop prepares couples for life with baby and helps them be the best parenting team possible. In a relaxed and supportive environment, parents learn to strengthen their relationship and foster baby’s development during this challenging time. They build on what Dr. Gottman and colleagues found is the best predictor of marital adjustment after baby arrives: the quality of friendship in the marriage. Come learn the skills needed to encourage healthy, supportive family relationships.”

    (SOURCE: HTTPS://WWW.GOTTMAN.COM/PROFESSIONALS/TRAINING/BRINGING-BABY-HOME/)


    Perinatal Mental Health Support Packages


    The Total Package ($1,000)- Best Value! (Over $500 in savings)

    • Five mental/ emotional health office visits (45 min sessions) during pregnancy ($750 value)
    • Two postpartum mental/ emotional health office visits (45 min sessions) ($300 value)
    • Phone and email support as needed during pregnancy and postpartum- weekly check ins
    • Access to multiple resources
    • Assistance in creating an individualized birth plan
    • Emotional and mental support by phone during early labor and postpartum
    • Emotional, mental and informational support throughout pregnancy
    • Provide and teach techniques that will aide in shortening the labor and birth process (physical and mental exercises).
    • Participation in Bringing Baby Home Workshop (Expires a year after babies birth) ($350 value)
    • Initial breastfeeding support

    The Prenatal Support Package ($750)

    • Five mental/ emotional health office visits (45 min sessions) during pregnancy ($750 value)
    • Phone and email support as needed during pregnancy
    • Assistance in creating an individualized birth plan
    • Emotional and mental support by phone during early labor
    • Emotional, mental and informational support throughout pregnancy
    • Initial breastfeeding support

    The Postpartum Support Package ($895)

    • Five postpartum mental/ emotional health office visits (45 min sessions) ($750 value)
    • Phone and email support as needed (up to 6 months)
    • Emotional, mental and informational postpartum support
    • Participation in Bringing Baby Home Workshop (Expires a year after babies birth) ($350 value)
    • Initial breastfeeding support

    Al La Carte Service Menu:

    • In office mental/ emotional health therapy session (includes teaching of labor and birthing techniques) (60 mins): $175/ per session
    • Phone and email support throughout pregnancy (40 weeks/ 10 months): $500
    • Postpartum phone and email support as needed (up to 6 months): $400
    • Couples Therapy (90 mins): $225
    • Participation in Bringing Baby Home Workshop: $350