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FOR MARYLAND POST ADOPT FAMILIES: Discussions & Dessert – Finding the Sweet Spot in Parenting

March 14, 2023 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


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Are you a parent who has adopted in the state of Maryland?

Join us in this bi-weekly, attachment-based, solution-focused parent education support group centered on rediscovering the joys in parenting.

This bi-weekly, 6 session virtual support group will be held on the following Tuesdays (drop-in):
Mar. 14th, Mar. 28th, Apr. 11th, Apr. 25th, May 9th, May 23rd

The Discussions & Dessert Support Group will: 

  • provide a safe place for parents to connect and talk
  • explore attachment-based parenting strategies built on fostering trust and connection
  • explore solution-focused techniques that highlights a family’s existing strengths and capabilities to solve challenges


Carmen Rickman, LMSW serves clients via telehealth throughout the state of Maryland. She has provided mental health services to children, teens, families and groups in various therapeutic settings, providing in-home, outpatient and residential mental health therapy. Carmen has experience working with clients who have challenges managing anxiety; adjustment disorders; depression; ADHD; trauma; abuse; attachment disorders and conduct disorders. Carmen has been trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) to facilitate positive change and growth in her clients. Her strength-based approach typically incorporates art and play based modalities. She is passionate about helping clients develop the tools and skills necessary to cope with challenges, as well as identify and explore strengths that lead to improved self-worth and quality of life. Carmen views therapy as a collaborative process and welcomes the involvement of family members, care providers, and medical professionals.