I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over twenty years experience supporting young children and their parents, and pregnant and postpartum women, through the wonders and challenges of growing a family. With compassion and reflection, I provide a safe, open space for you to work through the highlights and the struggles of these powerful life transitions. I support families in developing and strengthening the parent-child bond to foster resilience in the face of difficulties, and to heal from distress or trauma. I provide tools that reinforce your commitment to parent with mindfulness and empathy.
Here in Sonoma County, as we face annual fires and intensifying drought, I am committed to supporting parents as we seek to build resilience for our children in the face of climate crisis. In addition to helping our little ones cope with anxiety related to fire and other natural disasters, I am providing opportunities for parents to process our complex and painful emotions related to our changing climate so we can take right action for our children and the world they will inherit. Stay tuned for workshops, trauma informed care trainings and other offerings in Regenerative Relationships: Mindful Parenting in the Age of Climate Crisis.
Check out my most recent blog post:
“For my entire life, I have been an environmentalist. As a child eager to save the whales and pick up litter from the park, as a teen lobbying for the end of garbage incineration and boycotting aerosol hairsprays, as a young adult awed by the EarthFirst! rallies I attended to save the precious old growth redwoods. Long before “global warming” entered common language as a distant and existential threat, I cared – deeply and passionately and often despairingly – about the fate of all the planet’s living beings…”
Click here to see my recent participation in the KRCB Health Connections Special on Adverse Childhood Experiences
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I am endorsed by the State of California as an Infant-Family Mental Health Specialist and Reflective Practice Facilitator. See website here
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