Learn About Our Perinatal & Postpartum Services

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Hello! We know how beautiful, frustrating, exciting and exhausting it can be to begin the parenthood journey. Our compassionate therapists offer unique support and resources to assist women and couples in gently finding their way through the many stages of starting or growing a family – a journey that can entail pregnancy loss, pregnancy after…

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Administrative Assistant Position

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The Institute for Girls’ Development is a private practice in Pasadena. At the Institute we promote excellence in psychotherapeutic and assessment services as well as community programs for girls and their families. We are well-respected and active in the community – collaborating with schools and youth organizations to empower connection, growth, and mindfulness.   We…

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Women’s History Month 2018

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To celebrate this year’s Women’s History Month, the Institute for Girls’ Development has developed a “fact card” for all 31 days in March, each featuring a different woman who has made her mark on the world in unique and inspiring ways.   Throughout Women’s History Month, we will also be posting these women who have made…

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AFTER THE SCHOOL SHOOTING – How to help our kids

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In the wake of another tragic school shooting, I know that we are all dealing with our emotions – shock, fear, anger, sadness, grief, confusion, disbelief, broken-heartedness, compassion. And while we process our own feelings and reactions, there are the feelings of our children and teens to attend to. Many parents and educators are asking,…

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Introducing New Staff

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Grace M. Goodman, Psy.D. Licensed Psychologist (PSY 28905) I have been on the Institute team for a little over two months, and in that time I have already gotten to work alongside an inspiring and effective group of clinicians, as well as with a wonderfully hope-filled, indefatigable group of clients and their families! It is…

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Self-Compassion: The New Alternative to Self-Esteem

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by Dr. Grace Goodman & Institute Staff   Have you noticed how it’s often easier to forgive others than it is to forgive ourselves? We have a tendency to hold ourselves to a higher standard of perfection than we hold for others. Our ultra-achievement oriented culture frequently sends the message that we need to be…

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