GIVE - no one turned away thanks to you. DOnation page for therapy services

Your gift today can cover:

  • Low-fee counseling for children, teens, and adults
  • Parenting education classes and sessions
  • Attachment-based parent-child groups
We are fully funded by our service fees and by individual donors and foundations. Every donation goes directly to providing scholarships and accessibility to the most vulnerable families, regardless of their financial or documented status. Read about the impact Well Family is making.
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Your donation to Well Family truly has an impact!

“You have created a really wonderful place for parents.” 

– Ed Tronick, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor of Psychology, UMass Boston,
Well Family Marian Place Advisory Board Member

“We have the ability to make our community a better place and knowing that we are in it together helps keep us all going.” 

– Dr. Robert J. Watkins IV

“In talking with Deborah, I got very interested in Well Baby Center and decided that it would be important for someone like myself to support Well Baby Center and the millions out there who don’t really have access, or even know that they can get help at a place like Well Baby Center. I did not have the best relationship with my mother, and with my family in general, and I wished at the time there was something like Well Baby Center so that my family and I could have gone to speak to someone.”

– Alyxandra Chang

– Lizeth

“Well Baby Center is such a treasure!  The staff is caring and professional. The welcoming environment is the perfect place to play and relax. I contacted Deborah when I was pregnant with my third child. I was feeling overwhelmed with just about everything. Well Baby Center was like finding a life raft in a storm. From the baby classes to the counselors, I felt supported and was able to be a happier, sillier, and overall better parent. I recommend Well Baby Center to parents seeking a loving, supportive community. Well Baby Center is a place where you can play and be supported through all the stages of childhood and parenthood.”

– Spring
Los Angeles

“I always feel supported and never judged. Well Baby Center is refreshing, supportive, informative, and helpful.”

– Charise and baby Ethan
Santa Monica

“The group provided a supportive space to discuss and address the everyday issues of parenting. The group leaders were very knowledgeable.”

– Yvonne
Culver City

“Well Baby Center is a wonderful resource for new parents on the Westside. It provides a welcoming and reassuring environment with genuinely caring and knowledgeable staff.”

– Ellen and Baby Ava

“Reflective and child-centered play have greatly changed my parenting. The facilitators have created a warm, welcoming space … and fostered a mindful attitude for parenting. They taught us great techniques but also gave great answers and feedback to our concerns.”

– Duane
Marina Del Rey

“It was great to hear the experiences of other parents and to share opinions on how to navigate common issues. The class helped me to stay present. A great opportunity to gain tools and structure for parents”

– Carla
Mar Vista

“The (Loving Discipline) class helped us as parents to speak about what’s going on and hear and learn from other parents. It was great to gain knowledge from intelligent and caring teachers. It was even better than I thought it would be. I learned new things and skills about children and their development and how to navigate better decisions for parenting. The leaders were the best I have had in a child/parent group. They knew what to talk about, how to manage the time for sharing and learning.”

– Lisa
Playa Del Rey

“In the Mindful Parenting Group, both my husband and I learned to be proactive in our discipline. As new parents, it’s so easy to rely on the parenting skills you were raised with. We unlearned some parenting habits that we did not want to continue.”

– Eve, Peter, and baby Sophia
Marina Del Rey

“Parenting is the hardest, most meaningful thing I’ve lived thus far. Thank you for your support on our healing path.”

– Valerie
Silver Lake

“Because of what I’ve learned in this group, and how I’ve grown as a parent, I’ve deepened my relationship with my child and he is thriving because of it. I now have empathy for him and see him as someone who needs my help, and it’s my job as his parent to give him that help. I am so grateful for our time in the Mindful Parenting Group.”

– Claire
Culver City

“Everyone I’ve ever met at Well Baby Center from the receptionist to the group facilitators have truly embodied a genuine respect for small children, patience, and a deep desire to work in this field of child development.”

– Gigi
West Los Angeles

“It helped me understand myself and my child and gave me information I didn’t know I needed. I would recommend this group because we need better parents, better people, and a better world.”

– Pedro
Los Angeles

“I remember when I first met Deborah about ten years ago, I was in hell. She helped me out of hell, and I was able to rethink the relationship with my parents. When I needed her again last year, she gave me all the tools to help myself walk out of the mud. I really appreciate her way of therapy. It really, really helped me. Today, I am ready to live my life fully and to experience it all. She inspired me when she told me the reason she wanted to open Well Baby Center on Venice Boulevard and set the prices the way she did was that she wanted quality therapy available for typical working families without a lot of disposable income. I am one of those people who have definitely benefited from your practice.”

– Emily
Pacific Palisades

“I want to take a minute here to thank you, Deborah, for giving me such strong and powerful advice that I have never thought about before. Thank you for the tools you shared with me – to be gentle and tender to myself and try to soothe myself the way I have always wanted from other people. I just looked up some mindfulness journal ideas; I want to give it a try when just sitting there trying to stop me from acting out.”

– Gloria Lee

“In our Mindful Parenting Group, my husband and I learned to be more proactive with our discipline.” –

– Stacy and Tom
Mar Vista

“I love how my counselor gives me the ‘tools’ to use for different situations in my life journey.”

– Tanisha
Sherman Oaks

“We really like our counselor. She’s very patient and calm.”

– Andrew and Barb

“All wonderful. I wanted to thank WBC, because without your help, I wouldn’t have access to affordable therapy. I appreciate it a lot. This means a lot to me. Thanks again.”

– Lucy
Culver City

“I really appreciate the front desk person, Scarlett. She is always so sweet when I have questions or any requests.”

– Cynthia
Beverly Hills

“I feel the WBC parent coach has been a listening ear to my struggles with parenting not only my children, but children in my childcare program. I let her know what I say and do and she has confirmed that those things sound right. Before starting the coaching sessions, I was worried that I wasn’t an effective parent or that there were better strategies out there that I was missing. I do feel the anxiety mentioned in this survey and have been “practicing” remaining patient and calm especially when “teaching” in my home. I sometimes still feel inadequate as a parent (even with all the information I have, books I’ve read etc..). Perhaps I am growing more confident as a parent as a result of the coaching. I do sometimes feel like I could be doing or saying something better or more effectively though – maybe it’s not what I know as a strategy – but it’s how it’s practiced – maybe that’s the area I need to work on – remaining calm and in control when kids aren’t listening or not cooperating with each other. I do know that as a result of my consistency in parenting (even with the anxiety), my kids and I have a close bond and connection. Thank you for your continued support.”

– Augustina
Redondo Beach

“Mindful parenting strategies have helped me so much in forming a relationship with my child . We miss our in person group classes so much!”

– Jake
Santa Monica

“I will forever be grateful for what I have learned here in the group. I’d love to return but this time with my daughter.”

– Damien
West Adams

“Thank you infinitely for everything. I am so grateful that you had reached out at Village Green. So serendipitous. Working with Jillian has been such an immense help. I appreciate you for connecting me to your Well Baby Center!”

– Yessi
Culver City

“Thank you very much. I’m forever grateful for the skills I’ve learned at the center. “

– Jose
San Pedro

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