Keeping a Strong Relationship After Baby

Keeping a Strong Relationship After Baby

Keeping a Strong Relationship After Baby


Having a baby changes your relationship...learn how to change it for the better.

Having a baby join the family can be a wonderful first in a couple’s journey together. However, even the best relationships are often strained in the transition to parenthood. The strength of a relationship is not measured by the lack of conflict, but instead by the speed and frequency of repair after hurt or anger. Unfortunately, most couples don’t know how to fight or lean into each other and the relationship for support when overwhelmed, distressed, hurt or angry.
In this group session we will introduce you to the tools and insight necessary to utilize all your feelings to build closeness in the midst of conflict and challenges. As a couple, you will learn how to refocus on intimacy and learn how to strengthen the “couple alliance” in order to offer yourself more fully as parents.

About the teachers

Brian Mattson, LMFT

Brian Mattson, M.A. LMFT, has worked in private practice as a clinician and supervisor for 14 years in the South Bay. His clinical work has focuses on helping couples and individuals struggling in relationship to gain intimacy and security. Additionally, he works with families adjusting to life transitions and parenting. He spent 10 years working with high risk children and families in L.A. County. The foundation of his work with parents is building a reflective capacity, which allows for strong and healthy attachment in children. He has received advanced training in analytic psychology and Somatic Experiencing. Those skills allow him to gather information from the deeper layers of the psyche, and read the signals from the body and nervous system to aid in healing.

Vanessa Cain, LMFT

Vanessa Cain specializes in conscious relationships, and has nearly a decade of experience working with parents, couples and their children. With intensive training in couples therapy, attachment theory, interpersonal neurobiology, and communication she has cultivated an integrated approach to helping people heal in relationship. Areas of expertise include, couples therapy, mindful parenting, premarital counseling, communication, love addiction, codependency, uncoupling, and attachment theory. Currently she maintains a practices in Los Angeles and Newport Beach, Orange County.


Class time is 10am - 12pm. Cost is $45 per couple (includes partner or you may come on your own). Registration is required, as space is limited. Nurslings welcome, however older babies and children should stay with trusted care provider.


Class takes place at Granola Babies. Please click here for location details.

No Strollers - please leave stroller in the car.

Children in the Class: Babies are welcomed to join you, however, for most classes we recommend leaving toddlers and older children with a trusted care provider so that you are able to focus on the class, as well as others.

Class Cancellation Policy

Because our teachers work hard to prepare in advance for classes, classes and events payments are refundable up to seven days before the class takes place. After this time, classes and events are non-refundable and cannot be used for a future class or store credit as teachers have already been compensated for their supplies and time. Thanks for understanding!

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