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about 

I have practiced as a Clinical Social Worker, Mental Health Therapist, Supervisor, Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant and Support Group Facilitator for over 15 years.  I have worked with children, parents, mothers, caregivers, immigrants, refugees, system-involved families, foster/adoptive parents, mono-lingual Spanish speaking families, schools, non-profits, hospitals and psychiatry clinics.

Through my years of experience in Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health, I realized that I was mostly working with caregivers and parents, helping them adjust to their role as a caregiver, processing their thoughts and feelings about their children and their own childhood, working together to reduce stress, improve behavior and find grace along the way.  I truly value the importance in holding, supporting and nurturing caregivers in order to be more present, patient and grounded in their role.

My approach is holistic, compassionate and trauma informed. My manner is gentle and non-judgmental, being present, open and supportive. I strive to meet you where you are, creating connection and space where you feel heard, seen, and valued. I work to empower individuals, to help them feel more confident, competent and grounded in their experiences and choices through deep listening, reflection, normalization, and highlighting of inherent strengths. ​

 

I have a B.A. in Psychology and Visual Art from Emory University, a Master’s in Social Work from Georgia State University, and advanced certificates in Maternal Mental Health, Early Childhood Mental Health, Child Development, and Trauma-Informed care.

 

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Licensed in:

  • Georgia-GA CSW008394

  • California- CA LCSW 66237

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AREAS OF FOCUS

AREAS OF FOCUS

  • Maternal Mental Health

  • Perinatal Mental Health

    • Fertility Issues

    • Pregnancy​

    • Processing Birth

    • Postpartum Wellness

  • Infant Mental Health

  • Early Childhood Mental Health 

  • Parenting/Caregiving Support

  • Parental Stress and Well-being

  • ​Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Stress management

  • Life Transitions

  • Relationship Issues

Specialized Training

  • Advanced Perinatal Mental Health Psychotherapy: Postpartum Support International 

  • Maternal Mental Health: Postpartum Support International

  • Facilitating Attuned Interactions (FAN) 

  • Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT) - Child Trauma Academy

  • Supervisor Training 

  • Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) 

  • Touchpoints, Brazelton Institute 

  • Case Consultation for Early Interventionists at Children’s Hospital Oakland 

  • Attachment, Regulation, Competency (ARC)

  • Fussy Baby Network

  • Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) 

  • Early Childhood Mental Health (ECMH) Certificate Program

  • Circle of Security: Parent-Child Attachment 

  • Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) 

  • NCAST: Parent Child Interaction  

  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Center for Social Emotional Foundations for Early Learning 

  • Program for Infant Toddler Care (PITC): Social Emotional Child Development 

  • Introduction to Art Therapy                      

For individuals:

  • Looking for a place to feel safe, heard, seen and valued for all they do, without judgment

  • Dealing with fertility or family planning struggles

  • Going through pregnancy

  • Preparing for birth/postpartum

  • Adjusting to new role/changes as a parent

  • With infants and/or young children

  • With children who have behavioral challenges or developmental disabilities

  • Looking to process how their own childhood/experience is playing out as a parent (re-parenting, cycle breaking)

  • Looking to find ways to cope and reduce stress to be more present and regulated for their children

  • Struggling with the mental load and balancing responsibilities

  • Looking to process huge life changes and transitions

  • Feeling overwhelmed, anxious, down or depressed

  • Looking to understand and support child development and behavior

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Specialized Training
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