The New Parents Support Group was initiated in 2015 and provides no-cost, professionally-facilitated support groups. The meetings are open to all, including expectant parents, seeking professional advice, peer companionship, and kind support. This warm, and welcoming group is co-facilitated by Katherine Whiteside (CPD:CBI) and Dr. Rachel Lemonik (PsyD). When available, an RN/IBCLC joins to offer clinical advice.
Please email Katherine at email@example.com for the Zoom link.
Katherine Whiteside is a certified postpartum doula through Childbirth International with over ten years of experience. After completing her training on the Maternity Ward at Hudson Valley Hospital (now NYP-HV), she provided in-home postpartum care, making no-fee house calls for Westchester Visiting Nurses and HRH Care. She then developed the New Parents Support Group Program in conjunction with Westchester and Putnam County public libraries. She now manages and facilitates a network of New Parents Support Groups with her co-facilitator, Dr. Rachel Lemonik.
Dr. Rachel Lemonik is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in maternal mental health. Her practice is based in Westchester County and focuses on pregnancy and the postpartum period, helping new parents explore feelings related to childbirth, managing personal and societal expectations, and developing coping skills when adjusting to the new role of parenthood. Dr. Lemonik is the co-facilitator of the New Parents Support Group.
This program is made possible by the generous support of the Friends of the Ossining Public Library.