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Black Moms 

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A Space for Joy in the Fourth Trimester

Join our 8-week support group for Black moms with infants

Make new friends and grow a real community of support led by Black psychologists where you'll focus on your strengths

Experience relief from overwhelm and get weekly adult time in our baby friendly hybrid virtual and in-person wellness coaching group

Lessen the impact of racism on your care experience with tips just for you, so you can have a more joyful journey through motherhood

Fall 2023 Series Now Enrolling!

Meeting Schedule: Weekly on Mondays 
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm PT (90 minutes)
Format: Hybrid virtual and in-person

In-Person Sessions: 2 out of the 8 sessions will be in-person
In-Person Locations: Oakland and Sacramento, California
Virtual Sessions: Remaining sessions are hosted virtually
Childcare: Your baby is welcome to join both in-person and virtual sessions

Not ready this season or missed enrollment? Join our mailing list to be notified when we launch the next group

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  • You identify as a Black mom with an infant. All journeys to motherhood are welcome! 

  • You can set an intention to attend all 6 virtual sessions and at least one in-person session if you are located in the California greater Bay Area.

  • Your values are aligned with our mission to create an affirming space for our diverse community of Black moms with varied experiences.

  • You want real talk, real connection, and real joy!

Pay What You Can - Flexible Pricing for Every Mom

We understand that everyone's financial situation during this time is unique. That's why we offer "Pay What You Can" tiered pricing. In our effort to make this group accessible for anyone who wants to attend, we kindly ask that you select the tier that aligns with your ability to contribute. Whether you choose the minimum donation or a higher tier, you'll receive the same love, support, and access to all 8 weeks of our expert-led group.

Open until filled. Choose a tier and sign up to save your spot
Limited Spots Available for Fall! 

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$100

New Beginnings

For those starting fresh and focusing on essential needs.

$200

Growing Comfort

When you have taken a step towards stability during this new phase.

$400

Nurtured Growth

Reflecting a position of comfort and the ability to start investing in self-care.

$800

Prosperity Circle

For those who are thriving and able to pay full price for the group.

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Dr. Domonique Shaw

As a mom of two vibrant girls, and a licensed psychologist with expertise in supporting caregivers, and couples, Dr. Dom knows firsthand the unique challenges and triumphs of being a professional Black mother. 

Dr. Akilah Reynolds

Dr. Akilah, blessed with a son, knows the dance of parenting and professional life. As a licensed psychologist with a specialty in children and parenting, she brings her wisdom and warmth, creating a space where Black moms can thrive.

  • When does the program start and how long is it?
    The program starts as soon as you enroll. For 2019 we'll be teaching live classes each Wednesday through December 17th. When you join, you will get access to the course calendar which will detail what topic is being covered each week. There are 10 unique classes in the series which you can take in any order. You will have completed the series once you have taken all 10 classes (but you can repeat classes any time you like). Each class is between 60 and 90 minutes long.
  • I'm not Black... can I still register?
    Yes! This class is open to all women who are seeking to get out of their own way when it comes to love and relationships!
  • What if I identify as lesbian, gay, or bisexual? Will this course work for me?"
    YES! The concepts we teach apply regardless of sexual orientation. You are welcomed and encouraged to sign up! Please know that your participation and experiences will be affirmed throughout the course.
  • Will this course help me find a husband (or life parnter)?
    Girl, we hope so! If you are open to changing your current beliefs about love and relationships, willing to complete all the coursework, and fully engage in the process, you will undoubtedly be different. You will increase the likelihood of finding and maintaining a lasting relationship, and your confidence to do so will soar. Now, we can't promise when and how soon this will manifest into a life partner because... well, we're not Jesus! We know there are blessings out there for you but we can't pinpoint the date! However, we can tell you that to date, ALL of the women who've completed this course report to either being in a relationship, happily dating, or to have significantly improved the quality of their current relationships.
  • What are the courses like?
    Uuummmm..... they're bomb diggity duh! LOL The courses are taught by our Black Girl Doctors who are licensed psychologists. The lectures are highly interactive and you will be required to participate throughout. This is how we make sure you are getting the concepts well enough to apply them to your own life! We limit the class sizes so you get lots of attention. Over the course of 10 weeks, you'll bond with your instructor and hopefully build close relationships with the other women in the course!
  • What if I have to miss a class?
    We're hoping you won't miss a class! We want each of you present to experience the courses live. You will get the most out of it if you are with us while we're teaching and can get your questions answered on the spot. However, we know stuff happens and over the course of 10 weeks, and you might need to miss a class (hands on hips). If that happens, no worries! The course recordings along with any handouts and materials will be provided for each class so you can catch up in between sessions.
  • Do I need to prepare anything in advance?
    Just bring an open mind and a willingness to step out of your comfort zone and grow! We'll take care of the rest ;-) Oh! and you'll also want to make sure you have a strong internet connection during the video calls. You will be able to use your computer, phone or tablet to join. If you plan to use a phone, we recommend you make sure you have it on a stand so you are hands free!
  • What if I'm unhappy with the course?
    We believe in the power of this program and are personally invested in the success of all of our students. We also don't believe in pressure sales tactics that leave you feeling regret! So, here's our guarantee -- You'll have two weeks after your purchase to attend your first class. If after that time you have a change of heart, or simply don't think this course is a good fit for you, you can request to withdraw from the course and we'll gladly issue you a refund. Requests for refunds after this introductory period will not be honored. Lastly, you'll have an opportunity to complete a course evaluation after each lesson to provide direct feedback on the course content and our teaching style. We regularly incorporate feedback received and continuously make improvements.
  • How is this course different from therapy?
    Please be advised that while we are licensed psychologists, this course is NOT group therapy and you will NOT be under our care as a client. This IS an educational course where you will learn new skills you can apply to your life to improve your experience with dating and relationships. If you are in emotional distress, this course should not be used as a substitute for seeking therapy for your emotional pain nor should our advice take the place of your current therapist or physician. Therapy is the process of meeting with a licensed professional in a confidential environment for the purpose of resolving problematic behaviors, beliefs, feelings and related physical symptoms that are causing mental distress or illness. Therapy includes a full psychological evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment plan, and relies upon the interpersonal relationship between you and the therapist to facilitate healing. While we will interact in the course, you will not recieve a psychological evaluation, diagnosis, or treatment plan. While we will ask the members of the group to keep what happens in the class private, the space is not legally bound by confidentiality and we won't know you well enough to help you with specific emotional distress. If you need help with emotional pain, we offer three resources: Work one of the Black Girl Doctors in 1:1 therapy (California residents only) Click Here Find a Black female therapist in your area Click Here Search our favorite national directory Click Here
  • Do I have to join the Facebook group?
    Of course not, it's completely voluntary! The private Facebook Group is meant to be a space where women who are going through the course and actively practicing eliminating their blessing blockers can give and get support from each other. If this isn't something you're into (or if you're on team #nonewfriends), there's no pressure to join.
  • What if I have more questions?
    We're always available to answer questions. Email us any time at Info@theblackgirldoctor.com

Limited spots available. Select your price tier and sign up to secure your spot

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