A Leiya Group

Supportive Parenting of Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE )

A Group for Parents and Caregivers

Join Dr. Meghan Luby for an 8-week group offered in person or virtually. Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE) is a parent-based treatment developed at Yale and shown in studies to be effective for children with anxiety, OCD, selective mutism and related issues. SPACE equips parents with techniques and skills they can implement at home to enhance their child’s ability to manage anxiety and gain independence. Parents will learn how to respond more supportively to anxious emotions and reduce conflict with their child.

In this 8-week group, Dr. Luby will focus on:

    • Understanding common parenting traps when responding to anxiety.
    • Reducing the need to accommodate anxious emotions in everyday life.
    • Implementing plans to develop more adaptive responses.
    • Managing intense and disruptive behaviors.
    • Developing a supportive community and home life.
Dr. Luby is a Clinical Psychologist, co-founder of Leiya and a mom. She specializes in working with children with a variety of conditions including generalized anxiety, social anxiety, selective mutism, obsessive-compulsive disorders, stress management issues, and parent-child relationship concerns.

The workshop will take place at our

Berkeley Location or Virtually

2999 Regent Street, Berkeley, CA

  • Leiya members: Please reach out to your care team lead for more information on upcoming dates, cost and registration.
  • Non-Leiya members: This group costs $120 a session ($920 total). Reach out below for more information on upcoming dates and to save your spot.

Save Your Spot

(Please note: this group is for California residents only)

Dr. Meghan Luby, PsyD

Lead Clinician & Co-Founder

Dr. Luby completed her pre-doctoral residency in infant mental health at the Institute for Child and Family Health in Miami, FL, and an APA-accredited post-doctoral fellowship in clinical psychology at Kaiser Permanente Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Department in Santa Clara, CA.

She completed two years of specialized training in working with infants and toddlers and is certified in providing evidence-based care to children 0-5 and their families. She is passionate about early identification and intervention and maintains a ZERO to THREE membership.

In addition to her private practice, Dr. Luby collaborates with early childhood programs around the Bay Area and is a mental health consultant at the Mills College Children’s School, the oldest laboratory school on the West Coast.

Dr. Meghan Luby, PsyD

Lead Clinician & Co-Founder

Dr. Luby completed her pre-doctoral residency in infant mental health at the Institute for Child and Family Health in Miami, FL, and an APA-accredited post-doctoral fellowship in clinical psychology at Kaiser Permanente Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Department in Santa Clara, CA.

She completed two years of specialized training in working with infants and toddlers and is certified in providing evidence-based care to children 0-5 and their families. She is passionate about early identification and intervention and maintains a ZERO to THREE membership.

In addition to her private practice, Dr. Luby collaborates with early childhood programs around the Bay Area and is a mental health consultant at the Mills College Children’s School, the oldest laboratory school on the West Coast.