Center For Growing Families

  Our Philosophy There are many parenting centers that educate about strategies and techniques for raising children, where much thought is given to the emotional needs of the child. However, there are few centers that address the inner world of the parent, who may be facing a number of personal difficulties. While we realize that a certain degree of self-sacrifice is inherent in the parenting process, we do not believe that a mother’s or father’s emotional experience should be disregarded. Healthy and emotionally balanced parents are necessary ingredients for healthy and emotionally balanced families.  We believe that speaking with a trained professional, who understands the many factors of parenting, can help individuals and couples identify and work through complex feelings and challenges. This process allows for healing, problem solving, and the forging of new personal and familial identities.

 

Our Philosophy

There are many parenting centers that educate about strategies and techniques for raising children, where much thought is given to the emotional needs of the child. However, there are few centers that address the inner world of the parent, who may be facing a number of personal difficulties. While we realize that a certain degree of self-sacrifice is inherent in the parenting process, we do not believe that a mother’s or father’s emotional experience should be disregarded. Healthy and emotionally balanced parents are necessary ingredients for healthy and emotionally balanced families. 

We believe that speaking with a trained professional, who understands the many factors of parenting, can help individuals and couples identify and work through complex feelings and challenges. This process allows for healing, problem solving, and the forging of new personal and familial identities.

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The transition to parenthood is an amazing journey that comes with a host of rewarding and yet challenging life lessons. So often I work with parents that not only need to get their family sleeping through the night, but that need support to help in this life transition. I am a firm believer that reaching out, asking for support can only be beneficial and aid in the growth of who we are and what we can bring to our parenting. So often I hear parents tell me that they live far away from family. My advise is always, build yourself a "Dream Team". Create a safe and nurturing environment for yourself to get the care and support you need and deserve. The care you give to yourself can only be positive and beneficial to your children and to your family. I am often asked "Where can I find that support?".

It is with great pleasure that I introduce two wonderful women and psychotherapists Kimberly Satin Kubler and Aliza Lerner, co-directers for Center for Growing Families.

Kimberly Satin Kubler, LCSW-C, LICSW, has been practicing psychotherapy since 1995. In addition to co-directling and providing psychotherapy at the Center for Growing Families, she maintains a general, private psychotherapy practice. As a Parent and Community Education (PACE) leader, Kimberly runs new mother support groups throughout the Washington, DC, metropolitan area. 

Aliza Lerner, LCSW-C, psychotherapist and co-director of the Center for Growing Families, has been in practice since 1992. She provides psychotherapy for adults, focusing on relationship issues, loss and grief, anxiety, depression, and parenthood. 
 

In addition to Little Sleepers offices, I am pleased to announce that I am currently seeing families at this new location.