CHILDREN DON'T COME WITH AN INSTRUCTION MANUAL.
That's why I created Babies and Brains.
Babies and Brains is a space where parents, foster parents, grandparents, teachers, providers, and caregivers of all types can come to receive psychoeducational tools and support to better understand the child in their care. With this information, you can learn how respond to your child in a way that enhances the quality of your relationship with them, supports their emotional needs, develops their future independence, and builds healthy brain architecture for future security, learning, and success.
The first five years of life is where the foundation is laid for our future. The way that we learn, cope with stress, manage our emotions, exist in relationships, and behave in general, stems from the way we were responded to and supported in early childhood.
Although Babies and Brains focuses on the importance of the first five years of life, the information and tools you find here are not exclusive to only the caregivers of little ones. Since the focus is on basic emotional needs and the brain, most of what you see here can be applicable to those of any age. If you are not sure how, just ask!
I have always felt passion in helping others. I started my career in the behavioral health field in 2013 after receiving my B.S. in Psychology. After working directly with families and seeing the resiliency and growth in those that I worked with, I decided to pursue my Master's in Infant-Family Practice. In this program, I learned the importance of the first five years of life, which lay the foundation for EVERYTHING.
I currently live Arizona and have been here since 2004. Previously, I lived in Fairbanks, Alaska, and I was born in Illinois. I am married and have a little Chihuahua named Tilla (like tortilla). I enjoy traveling, trying new food, relaxing time at home, and learning new things. I am still actively working in the community behavioral health field in my role as a Program Supervisor. I am looking foward to expanding my work from not only working with my community, but being able to connect with and support caregivers and families all around the globe.
Do you want to learn how to build a strong connection with your child that will set them up with the security to thrive in the future? Do you want to learn how to nurture your child's brain and enhance their social emotional development? Do you want to decrease power struggles and create more opportunities to enjoy your child? If you answered yes to any of these, then the course content that is currently being developed will help you meet these parenting goals. Click the contact button below to reach out with questions or comments in the meantime.
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A coaching relationship is in no way to be interpreted as Psychotherapy, psychological counseling, or as any type of therapy. A coaching relationship is not a substitute for counseling or psychotherapy. Michelle is not a licensed clinician nor is claiming to be one. In the event the client feels the need for professional counseling or therapy, it is the responsibility of the client to seek a licensed professional.