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Support Group for professional Black/Brown Mothers

Launching Feb 18, 2024: Click here to register for a consultation!

Our Story of Motherhood…

Welcome to Melanated Mommas, a dedicated space for black and brown professional mothers who navigate the complex intersection of family, career, motherhood, and more. As resilient and accomplished women, you face unique challenges that extend beyond the typical trials of balancing work and family life. Our community understands the multifaceted journey you’re on, addressing the nuanced issues that arise as mothers of color striving for success in both her professional and personal life.

We believe in the power of community to effect positive change. By coming together, we can create a network of support that transcends the barriers black professional mothers often encounter. Our mission is to foster a sense of belonging, understanding, and empowerment as we navigate the complexities of our professional and motherhood journeys. Join us in building a community where your voice is heard, your experiences are validated, and your triumphs are celebrated.

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She Works…

Black professional mothers often find themselves contending with the pervasive specter of racism in the workplace. This includes subtle biases, microaggressions, and systemic barriers that can hinder career progression and create an environment of unequal opportunity. We recognize the strength it takes to rise above these challenges and the importance of fostering a supportive network that acknowledges and addresses these experiences.

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She Leads…

As primary or equal income earners for your families, you shoulder a unique set of responsibilities. Being the breadwinner not only adds pressure but also requires a delicate balance between career ambitions and family obligations. Our support group aims to provide a space where you can share your experiences, seek support, and connect with like-minded individuals who understand the intricate dance of being a black professional mother in the workforce.

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She Moms…

The mental health impact of juggling career and motherhood cannot be underestimated. Constantly switching between roles and dealing with the unique challenges you face can take a toll on your mental health. Our community is here to offer a supportive space where you can openly discuss your experiences, share coping mechanisms, and receive encouragement from those who understand your journey intimately.

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Danielle Jenkins Henry

Meet Your Group Facilitator

Danielle is an award-winning marriage & family therapist associate, corporate wellness consultant, adjunct professor, empowerment coach, speaker, and the visionary CEO/Founder of Dream Life Out Loud, PLLC – a mental health and wellness practice that offers psychotherapy and wellness consulting services aimed at empowering people of color to heal from oppression and transform their lives.

As a former 6-year marketing executive at Microsoft, Danielle leverages her experiences in the tech industry to advocate for justice and liberation. Her mission is to amplify the voices of those who have been disempowered. She is committed to propelling the field of couples and family therapy forward by addressing issues related to racial trauma and other systemic symptoms stemming from institutional racism.

Danielle’s dedication to her work is further exemplified by her achievements, including a 2020-2021 AAMFT Minority Fellowship and her expertise in systemic relational therapy. She has also showcased her work at state conferences, continuing to inspire change and healing in the lives of individuals and communities alike.

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Information & Pricing

Melanated Mommas: Hybrid Support Group for Professional Black Women

There is power in collective healing and our support groups are the perfect complement for your individual therapy, or offer a more affordable investment for wellness when factoring finances. Reach out for a consultation to learn more about guest speakers, specific topics for each week, and find out if this could be a brave space for you to collaborate with other Black mothers for healing, wellness and empowerment.

8 weeks; February 18 – April 10, 2024 (TENTATIVE Schedule below):

In-Person: Bi-weekly session on Sundays 2:00 – 4:00pm

Feb 18: Welcome Reception & Salt Bar Kickoff

Mar 3: Meditation & Sound Bath

Mar 17: Restorative Yoga & Mindfulness

Mar 31: Power Pose & The Art of Loving You

Virtual: Bi-Weekly sessions on Wednesdays 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Feb 28: Mental Health Wheel of Balance

Mar 13: Melanated Mom Guilt

Mar 27: The Power of Language & Racial Socialization

April 3: It Takes A Village…

$150/session

We’ve priced the Melanated Mommas support group lower than the investment for therapy services, i.e. under $160/session only you get so much more!

Payment options available. We accept all major credit cards, Health Savings Account (HSA) card or Flexible Spending Account (FSA) card. Payment is required before the time of services.

Participation includes:

  • Registration for all in-person events
  • Customized Workbook to accompany group each week
  • Weekly newsletter and resources
  • Light snacks and hors d’oeuvres at in-person group sessions
  • Participant gifts, and more!

Target age range 33-ish to 45-ishSpace is LIMITED, don’t wait – book a consultation with Danielle today!

Reason to make this INVESTMENT IN YOU!

  • Dedicated and Unique Space: Melanated Mommas offers a distinct and dedicated space that goes beyond typical challenges, providing a platform where black professional mothers can address their multifaceted journey with understanding and acknowledgment.
  • Recognition and Addressing Racism: The support group actively recognizes and addresses the pervasive racism in the workplace, fostering a network that acknowledges and confronts subtle biases, microaggressions, and systemic barriers, offering an environment focused on overcoming challenges and unequal opportunities.
  • Community Understanding of Balancing Act: As primary income earners, Melanated Mommas acknowledges the unique responsibilities black professional mothers shoulder, emphasizing the delicate balance required between career ambitions and family obligations. The group serves as a space for sharing experiences, seeking advice, and connecting with like-minded individuals who understand the intricate dance of this balancing act.
  • Navigating Healthcare Disparities: The group facilitates discussions on glaring healthcare disparities for black women, impacting both professional and parental roles. Melanated Mommas provides a platform to navigate the healthcare system, share resources, and promote overall well-being.
  • Mental Health Support and Coping Mechanisms: Recognizing the mental health impact of juggling career and motherhood, Melanated Mommas offers a supportive space for open discussions, sharing coping mechanisms, and receiving encouragement from those who intimately understand the journey.
  • Collective Power of Community: Beyond individual support, the group believes in the collective power of community to effect positive change. Joining Melanated Mommas allows participants to contribute to building a network that transcends barriers commonly faced by black professional mothers.
  • Fostering Belonging, Understanding, and Empowerment: The group’s mission is to foster a sense of belonging, understanding, and empowerment as participants collectively navigate the complexities of professional and motherhood journeys. This investment ensures that voices are heard, experiences are validated, and triumphs are celebrated within a community dedicated to unique challenges and successes.

Celebrate your Melanated Mommahood. Book a consultation with Danielle TODAY!