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SF Bay Area New Dad & Expectant Father Support Group

Having a child brings men to a crossroads in their lives. It is a time when the joy and excitement of

becoming a father run side by side with the many challenges that most families encounter in order

to take good care of their little ones. 

Sharing the early years of parenthood with other men can be a

great resource for men to better understand the journey of

fatherhood, to help them discover their unfolding roles as

fathers, and to get new perspectives on marriage and


The Fathers' Forum, founded by Dr. Bruce Linton, is designed

for fathers of young children (0-5 years old) and provides a

space where men can explore their expectations, experiences,

hopes and challenges about fatherhood. In-person groups meet in

the Berkeley/Oakland area.

Bay Area Dads come and Join us! 

The birth of a child opens the

doorway to discovering the

nurturing and caring qualities

within us men. These discoveries

not only benefit our children, our

partners, and ourselves, but create

a new potential for the society we

live in.

- Bruce Linton, Ph.D.

Founder of the Fathers' Forum

Date/Time:      Twice a month on Thursdays (7:00PM - 8:30PM)

Duration:         On-going 

                                      (A commitment of 6 session is required after your first meeting)

Location:          Group alternates between online and in-person in Berkeley/Oakland

Fee:                    $120 - Per month

                     Group size limited to 7 participants - Facilitated by Jason Brand, LCSW


Bruce Linton, Ph.D. is the founder of the Fathers'

Forum Programs. He facilitates Men's Groups for

fathers with young children and teaches a

"Becoming a Father" workshop for expectant dads

in Northern California. Bruce received his Ph.D. for

his research on men's development as fathers.

Jason Brand, LCSW is a psychotherapist in Berkeley,

California. In his private practice, he works with men

and couples. Jason lives in Berkeley with his wife of

20 years and their two teenage daughters.

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