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Maryland Support Groups

There are two different types of support groups in Southern California-- Peer-led Support Groups and Professionally-led Support Groups.

 Peer-led Support Groups

RESOLVE Peer-led Support Groups are informal opportunities for women and men experiencing infertility to connect with one another, to discuss their situations and to receive support from others who have had similar experiences or who are struggling with similar issues. Group moderators are volunteers and are not mental health professionals. Attendance is free. Please contact the group host before attending your first meeting.

Don’t see a support group in your area? Want to start a new group? The first step in the process is to listen to a free one-hour TeleSeminar entitled “How to Start a Peer-Led Support Group”. After you listen to that training you will be given instructions on next steps in the process. We hope to make this process as simple and straightforward for you as possible, while also ensuring that our hosts have been adequately prepared for their role as group leader.

Please note the contact information below is provided only for those seeking a support group. The media and family-building professionals should not contact support groups directly; support group hosts will not respond. Media requests should be directed to  Andy Schwarz, Media Relations, at 703.556.7172 or aschwarz@resolve.org. Family-Building Professionals and Researchers should contact RESOLVE headquarters at info@resolve.org. For more information about RESOLVE Support Groups, please contact Betsy Campbell at bcampbell@resolve.org.

Ellicott City
General Infertility Support Group
Meets on the first Monday of each month from 7:00PM to 9:00PM
Host: Carol Kinloch
Please contact Tarah Mendez at TarahLMendez@gmail.com before attending your first meeting. 

Hanover
General Infertility Couples Support Group

Meets on the third Thursday of the month
Location: Hanover, MD
Please contact Tarah Mendez at TarahLMendez@gmail.com before attending your first meeting. There is currently a wait list to join this group, please contact Tarah to add your name to the list. Consider starting your own support group, click here to learn more.

Princess Ann
General Infertility Peer-led Support Group
Meets on the second Thursday of the month at 6:00PM
Location: Princess Anne, MD
Host: Charissa
Please contact Charissa at 410.845.6225 before attending your first meeting. 

Severna Park
Child Free Living Peer-led Support Group

Meeting dates vary.
Location: Panera Bread, Waugh Chapel, Crofton, MD
Host: Jacqueline
Please contact Jacqueline at ResolveAACounty@yahoo.com before attending your first meeting to get meeting time.

Southern Maryland
Adoption Support Group
Meets on the first Monday of the month at 7:00PM
Location: 115 La Grange Avenue, Suite 102, La Plata, MD 20646
Host: Marie Long
Please contact Marie at mrsrmlong@gmail.com or 240.416.8518 before attending your first meeting. 

Towson
General Infertility Support Group
Meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 7:00PM
Location: Trinity Episcopal Church, 120 Allegheny Avenuem Towson, MD 21204
Host: Neferterria "Neffie" Reubel-Simpson 
Please contact Tarah Mendez at TarahLMendez@gmail.com before attending your first meeting.

 Professionally-led Support Group

Professionally-Led support groups are led by trained and licensed therapists who specialize in assisting individuals and couples with the special challenges presented by infertility. Participation in professionally-led groups involve fees set by the individual therapist and a commitment to a specific number of sessions.

North Bethesda
"Healing Infertility" Mind/Body Group
Meets on Mondays from 7:00PM to 8:30PM
Led by Katherine Hannon, LCPC at katherinehannoncounseling@gmail.com or 301.401.8704
This ten-week Mind Body Group, teaches you a toolbox of techniques to alleviate the stress that accompanies the crisis of infertility to help you feel whole and balanced. Topics include relaxation and self-soothing skills, varieties of self-care, negative emotions and thoughts, healing the feminine identity and sexuality, repairing damaged relationships and creating supportive ones. Cost: $30 per session. Many insurance plans accepted—please check with group leader about your specific coverage. RSVP required. Group starts when five women have registered. Please contact Katherine Hannon, group leader, to be included on the list. Date and evening may change to accommodate more members. This is a professionally-led support group.

Rockville
Fertility After 40 Group
Meets once a month (see website for exact dates)
Led by Dr. Julie Bindeman at drbindeman@gmail.com
This is a support group led by a licensed psychologist that meets once a month  for women that are struggling with conceiving and who are 40+ in age. The group is located in Rockville, Maryland at Integrative Therapy of Greater Washington's office. The cost is $35 per group. Please contact Dr. Julie Bindeman prior to the group.  For more information: http://greaterwashingtontherapy.com/ITGW/Events.html 

Rockville
Multiple Miscarriage Group
Meets once a month (see website for exact dates)
Led by Dr. Julie Bindeman at drbindeman@gmail.com
This is a support group led by a licensed psychologist that meets once a month for women that have experienced more than one miscarriage. The group is located in Rockville, Maryland at Integrative Therapy of Greater Washington's office. The cost is $35 per group. Please contact Dr. Julie Bindeman prior to the group. For more information: http://greaterwashingtontherapy.com/ITGW/Events.html