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A Podcast Series from The Family Institute

Nikki Lively, M.A., LCSW
• March 14, 2018

In this episode of Let's Talk, Nikki Lively, Clinical Director of the Transitions to Parenthood program interviews Elly Taylor, an Australian parenting expert and the author of the award-winning book for expectant couples, Becoming Us

They discuss research on the impact of parenthood on a couple's relationship and the importance of supporting couples to maintain a stance of curiosity and openness to themselves and each other as they learn about how to parent together. 

Lastly, they discuss the exciting new classes for couples based on the book (also called "Becoming Us") that give couples the tools to understand and cope with the eight stages of the parenthood journey! 

Nikki Lively, M.A., LCSW

Clinical Director, Transitions to Parenthood Program
Ms. Lively is a certified Emotionally Focused couples Therapist ​and Supervisor (EFT), ​Certified in Perinatal Mental Health (PMH-C) through Postpartum Support International and ​trained in Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Her main area of expertise is supporting women, men, infants, couples and families in the transition to parenthood ​and specializes in women's reproductive health.
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Learn more about Elly Taylor and her work.

To learn more about Becoming Us classes through the Transitions to Parenthood program at The Family Institute, please call 847.733.4300 x 899 or email