Meet our Founder

Bobbi Wegner, Psy.D.

Dr. Bobbi Wegner is a clinical psychologist, lecturer at Harvard, author, advisor, writer, international speaker, and co-founder of Groops: an online mental wellness platform that brings people together to talk about their real issues with the help of a trained facilitator. She works with individuals and organizations to promote mental wellness for everyone – everywhere. She believes in the power of the shared human experience.

Dr. Bobbi writes and speaks internationally on modern mental health. She has a column in Psychology Today (“Perfectly Imperfect Parenting”), is a parenting expert on NBC News Learn, is on the Today Show parenting team, and has spoken on or written for numerous popular publications including NPR, Harvard Health Blog, The Associated Press, Mind Body Green, and Sunrise (Australia’s No. 1), to name a few. Her book, Raising Feminist Boys: How to Talk to Your Child about Gender, Consent, and Empathy, published in June 2021 with New Harbinger. She has given three TEDx talks on the subject.

Given her interest in mental health, access, innovation, and entrepreneurship, Dr. Bobbi teaches Advocacy at Harvard Graduate School of Education and Motivation, and Groups & Culture (coming Fall 2021) at Harvard Extension School in the Industrial Organizational Psychology Program.

She is committed to furthering mental health access on the board of directors for USA for IOM (The UN Migration Agency) and the board of advisors for Ignite Mental Health, out of Harvard Innovation Lab. She is also a medical writer and reviewer for Buoy Health, a Harvard-Innovation Lab digital health company.

She also has three spicy kids and much learning is done at home, outside of Boston.

Struggles with:

Mom-guilt. She knows “good enough” parenting is good enough, although she has to frequently remind herself of this.

Keeping it together:

By playing pranks and giggling about the awkward moments of life, together.

Meet our team

Each Groop Guide goes through a rigorous selection process and is fully trained in the Groops proprietary curriculum. They are experts in emotional wellness and group connection. In every session, they build a culture of trust and create space for everyone to hear and be heard.

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Ashra P.

M.A.

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Ashra P.

M.A.

“You don't have to be happy in Groops, you don't have to always be okay. You can be whatever you are on that day, in that moment, you can be honest—that's what I love about it.”

Background:

Masters in the field of Psychology from Harvard Extension School (in progress). Works as a Behavior Technician through Key Autism Services.

Struggles with:

Moving out of my comfort zone and welcoming variety into my life while dealing with anxiety and a propensity toward routine.

Keeping it together:

I make sure to be physically active every day because it helps alleviate stress and I try my best to focus on the here and now.

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Charlotte B.

M.Ed., M.Arch

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Charlotte B.

M.Ed., M.Arch

“I love the raw honesty found in Groops. People open up and share about their lives in ways they normally wouldn’t and I just feel really honored to be part of their journey.”

Background:

Master’s in Human Development and Psychology, past Digital Health researcher at Brown University, Teaching Fellow at Harvard, published architectural author.

Struggles with:

Managing obligations versus ambitions - carving out time for myself and own identity apart from motherhood amidst everything else going on in my life.

Keeping it together:

By learning to roll with the chaos. A good laugh or cry every so often helps manage the many messy moving parts of life.

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Sarah H.

M.Ed.

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Sarah H.

M.Ed.

"In a world where we sometimes have to change who we are to fit in, I appreciate the space that Groops allows for me to show up just as I am."

Background:

Master’s in Education, School Founder.

Struggles with:

Finding work-life harmony as a workaholic with very high expectations of myself.

Keeping it together:

By focusing on what is within my locus of control and believing that the universe will take care of everything else.

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Erin K.

M.A.

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Erin K.

M.A.

“There’s something incredibly special about the resonance and meaning that this type of sharing facilitates. How could I not want to be a part of that?!”

Background:

As a mental health counselor, I work with clients to optimize mental health and wellness with foci in the areas of mindfulness and performance, trauma and recovery, and healthy relationships.

Struggles with:

I struggle to juggle all of my interests and commitments. I’m passionate about learning new things and developing mastery, so striking a balance between the two is an ongoing practice!

Keeping it together:

Through regular meditation and movement practices, time in nature, and connection with loved ones.

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Galya A.

Psy.D.

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Galya A.

Psy.D.

"In Groops, people come together to connect, share, and pause the moment and I love being part of witnessing their journey of mental wellness growth.”

Background:

Master’s in Expressive Arts Therapy, Doctor in Clinical Psychology, William James College.

Struggles with:

Being a foreigner in the place I call home, daughter who can only see her parents once per year, dancer without a stage.

Keeping it together:

By taking life one step at a time, mastering mindfulness and gratefulness for whatever comes in the present.

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Hassan B.

CHPC, D.M, NCC, D.C

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Hassan B.

CHPC, D.M, NCC, D.C

“It feels really amazing when you realize nobody has life totally figured out. I appreciate that Groops gives us this place to go to when you just need to talk it out.”

Background:

Helping Entrepreneurs become High Performers & Digital Strategist, Founder, Bash Revenue.

Struggles with:

Dealing with family relationships and maintaining my demanding coaching/consulting clients.

Keeping it together:

By taking one step back, practicing meditation, and planning a couple of moves ahead. I call it, let's just play the game of chess.

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Jamie F.

PharmD

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Jamie F.

PharmD

“Every Groop is a new experience with the commonality being human connection - a powerful form of self-care and something I highly value.”

Background:

Doctor of Pharmacy from University of Maryland, Degree in Public Health from Johns Hopkins, Clinical pharmacist, Functional Medicine Practitioner, TA at Harvard.

Struggles with:

Navigating the struggles of raising a daughter with type 1 diabetes, and maintaining balance (in general).

Keeping it together:

I pride myself on raising happy, healthy, independent, courageous children, who give me strength when times are tough.

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Rhasheda L.

M.A., CCPC

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Rhasheda L.

M.A., CCPC

“Groops is where you develop the courage to create and maintain the life you deserve.”

Background:

Masters in the field of Psychology from Harvard Extension School (in progress). Certified relationship coach, change management agent.

Struggles with:

Cultivating self-care while parenting four children, being fully present in my marriage, and maintaining my demanding coaching/consulting firm.

Keeping it together:

By embracing my blessings and capturing my authentic emotions in journaling and meditation, both of which I have practiced since early childhood.

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Laura L.

MSW

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Laura L.

MSW

“I came to Groops because I love getting past the small talk and making real connections with real people.”

Background:

MSW Candidate, Clinician-in-training specializing in trauma therapy.

Struggles with:

Balancing work, time with the people I love, and time to care for myself.

Keeping it together:

By taking time to write, practice yoga, laugh with friends, and occasionally binge on Netflix.

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Laura W.

M.D.

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Laura W.

M.D.

“As a Groop Guide, seeing someone take down their walls and having the group support them in such a caring way is just everything to me.”

Background:

Brazilian Physician, Behavioral Medicine Expert, Public Health Researcher.

Struggles with:

Recovering workaholic.

Keeping it together:

By focusing on building a positive mindset, spirituality, and reminding myself that “anything that costs me peace is too expensive."

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Lauren P.

Psy.D.

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Lauren P.

Psy.D.

“Connection fosters well-being and to be a part of this journey with others is a privilege.”

Background:

Licensed, Clinical Psychologist from William James College, Master’s in Counseling Psychology from William James College.

Struggles with:

Recovering workaholic.

Keeping it together:

By focusing on building a positive mindset, spirituality, and reminding myself that “anything that costs her peace is too expensive".

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Martin S.

M.A.O.P

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Martin S.

M.A.O.P

“Life is too busy. Groops is great, because taking that hour for yourself doesn’t slow you down but actually recharges you.”

Background:

Master's in Organizational Psychology, Organizational Development Professional in the Greater Boston Area.

Struggles with:

The pressures of high self-expectations—staying present with the "wants" and not letting the "shoulds" run the show.

Keeping it together:

By practicing forgiveness. My meditation practice helps me keep an eye on self-judgements creeping in.

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Reid W.

M.S.

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Reid W.

M.S.

"We ALL experience challenges in life. I love that Groops allows us to work through them with others."

Background:

Masters in Clinical Psychology from William James College and currently working towards Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology from William James College.

Struggles with:

Pushing myself to my limits given my challenge with saying no, and not taking time to enjoy the small things that make life so great.

Keeping it together:

By running and enjoying that quiet me-time to be present and grateful for all that I have been blessed with in this life.

Invest in yourself and it pays
off everywhere else.

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