Mary Sims Gerdes, MA, LPC, NCC

Counseling for adults, couples, and parents in Phoenix

Bringing Baby Home

A Parenting and Relationship Program

Mary is a trained and Independent Educator for the Bringing Baby Home Program. This Program is a 12 hour workshop format designed for pregnant and new parents to help them transition into their new parenting roles. As parents strengthen their relationship, they improve the quality of life for their babies and children!

Bringing Baby Home: Gottman Trained Educator

The Bringing Baby Home Program was developed by Drs. John and Julie Gottman, experts in developing healthy couple relationships. The Gottman’s research found that within three years after the birth of a child, about two thirds of couples experience a significant decrease in their relationship satisfaction as well as an increase in conflict and hostility. Further research has shown that this relationship discord and conflict have a profound and negative effect on the infants and toddlers in those families!

So what are new parents to do? Attend the Bringing Baby Home Program! This Program will teach you information and strategies to recognize and successfully cope with the common stressors of becoming a family.

The Bringing Baby Home Program Teaches Couples How To:

Two-Day Workshops are forming now!

For Information & Waiting List Registration Call, Text, or Email Mary Sims Gerdes at 480-444-8723 or

Cost: $250 per couple (includes 2-day workshop, 1 Program notebook and card deck per couple, and morning and mid-afternoon refreshments)

Babies (who are not yet crawling) are welcome to attend with their parents!

Gift Certificates are available!

Mary Sims Gerdes is a warm and experienced presenter, using humor in a relaxing way to teach strategies, skills and new information. Some of her favorite presentations over the course of her career include: