The mission of Beyond the Baby Blues is to provide support to women experiencing postpartum depression and related mood disorders in the context of a therapeutic group that includes their babies. We also provide support and education to the public and other professionals regarding issues that face families experiencing postpartum depression.
Beyond the Baby Blues (BBB) offers a 6-week therapeutic support group for women who are experiencing feelings of sadness, anxiety, isolation, or who are having difficulty adjusting to life with a new baby. Our goal is to create a safe and caring space that allows participants to connect with each other and regain their sense of wellbeing. Our support group is most often a supplemental service to individual psychotherapy and medication. We are happy to team with other providers to help our clients find individualized services that best meet their current needs.
BBB is located in Evanston and serves the Northshore Northern Chicago area. Our skilled therapists co-lead the groups. Group members come to us primarily by referrals from other service providers, but we will also accept self-referrals. We are a community partner of the Perinatal Depression Program at Evanston Hospital / NorthShore University HealthSystem, which, in conjunction with the State of Illinois, runs a free 24/7 hotline for women and their families to answer their questions and provide referrals to therapists and psychiatrists, 1-866-364-MOMS.