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And Then There Were Three…From Partners to Parents

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Hogan Lovells

555 13th Street NW

Washington, DC 20004

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Becoming a parent ain’t no joke, which is why Carl Jung dubbed it the “severest shock of adulthood.” But if you are navigating this journey with a partner, you are lucky to have that relationship as a source of strength and support. And just as your baby needs TLC, your relationship can benefit from nurturing to avoid or mitigate the conflict, disappointment and hurt feelings that 67% of new parents experience.

Join us and our highly qualified panel of experts to discuss how you can take control of your relationship and embrace the chaos and joy of becoming parents together. Learn how you can be supportive of each other to strengthen, not strain, your relationship during this wild ride and create a healthy environment to raise your child.

This interactive evening will help you think about the transition issues you may experience or have already experienced as new parents. The panel will also provide practical tips and exercises to foster friendship, reduce stress, and maintain intimacy in your relationship.

Because…you and your relationship deserve it.

Join us at 6pm to meet other expecting and new parents over mocktails and cocktails. The panel will kick-off @ 7pm with plenty of time for questions and answers afterwards. Dinner will be served. If you are already parents, please feel welcome to bring your baby! We are happy to accommodate your little person and empower you to make an evening of it with your family.

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Dr. Carolyn Ratner-Fitzgerald J.D., Psy.D., is a psychotherapist and psychoanalyst with a private practice in Alexandria, VA, where she sees individual adults and couples. Dr. Ratner-Fitzgerald received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the George Washington University in Washington, DC. and completed her residency at Pennsylvania Hospital, in the University of Pennsylvania Health System. Dr. Ratner-Fitzgerald is a graduate of the Washington Center for Psychoanalysis Contemporary Psychoanalytic Couple and Family Therapy Training Program and the Couple and Family Fellowship Program. Dr. Ratner-Fitzgerald also completed her analytic training at the Psychoanalytic Training Program of the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute. Dr. Ratner-Fitzgerald currently serves on the faculty of the Couple and Family Therapy Training Program and the Close Attention Training Program at the Washington Baltimore Center for Psychoanalysis.

Zeke Reich, LICSW, is a psychotherapist, father, and husband in Petworth, DC. He works at the community mental health clinic at Mary's Center, helping people grow and change in order to live richer lives and have stronger relationships. In this work he draws on a long history as a meditation practitioner and therapy client, as well as a prior career as a mediator with a JD from Harvard Law School. More important, he has three children, ages 6, 4, and 1, which has offered an endless stream of diapers, chaos, and delight--not to mention plenty of opportunities for co-parenting triumphs and catastrophes that he is excited to talk about.

Monisha Toteja is the Founder and CEO of Dynamic Speaking LLC, a communication coaching company designed to help people develop their authentic speaking style, improve their presentation skills, and build their confidence. Monisha has over 15 years of professional experience and possesses a strong background in strategic thinking and structured communication. Throughout her coaching career, Monisha has worked with a variety of clients and she provides tailored one-on-one coaching as well as large group workshops. Through her work across the globe, Monisha helps clients through their biggest communication challenges, including breaking into conversation, leading effective meetings, pitching their services, and managing relationships. She uses proven and innovative techniques to help her clients become more effective and authentic communicators. Monisha holds an MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, an MA in International Studies from The Lauder Institute, University of Pennsylvania, and a BA in German Studies from Duke University. She speaks German fluently, Hindi conversationally and has a basic knowledge of Spanish. Monisha also teaches communication at The Wharton School. When not helping others become dynamic speakers, Monisha enjoys hanging out with loved ones, having impromptu dance parties and traveling the world with her husband and toddler.

Debbie Weinberger has over 20 years experience working with children and families. She has worked as an Early Childhood Educator, a Mental Health Specialist with Montgomery County Infants and Toddlers and as director of a therapeutic nursery program for children who have experienced trauma. Currently, Debbie is the Early Childhood Counselor with the Washington Episcopal School in Bethesda. She is an LCSW-C with the state of Maryland, a certified Gottman Bringing Baby Home Educator and a Certified Infant Massage Educator. Her knowledge of child development and family systems combined with an honest approach make her a valuable resource to expectant and new parents and families with young families.

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