Mindfulness Teacher, Mental Health Consultant and Parenting Coach
Leticia has a deep respect for the hard and vital work of parenting as well as a determination to advocate for children through trauma-informed, mindfulness-based and attachment-focused care. Her unique approach to mindfulness is playful and dynamic with a keen emphasis on interpersonal connection. She believes that mindfulness is a super power adults gift to children when we have the information and support to respond to difficult behaviors with love and understanding. It is her great mission in life to help children feel seen, connected and valued. She can often be found frolicking, laughing and enjoying the good company of little ones!
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More About Leticia’s Training
Leticia is a survivor of academia who left a PhD program in 2014 to pursue a growing interest in trauma-informed care. She holds a Bachelor’s in Women’s and Gender studies from Temple University and is currently completing a Master’s in Psychology with a focus on Translational Neuroscience at the University of Oregon. She has been recognized as a Harvard Fellow and Fulbright Scholar, though she turned down the latter to complete community-based research in immigrant and refuge communities as part of a doctoral fellowship.
Leticia is trained by Hand-in-Hand Parenting, a non-profit that helps families build solid parent-child connection, emotional intelligence and heightened resiliency through gentle, playful, evidence-based parenting methods. She is also in the process of becoming a certified postpartum doula. Combining her academic knowledge, professional training and lived experience, she helps families develop healthy attachment through creative play, collaborative problem solving and active listening.
Leticia studied Trauma-Informed Yoga with SarahJoy Marsh at the Daya Foundation, where she learned about the effects of trauma on the nervous system as they relate to the practice of yoga and mindfulness. Thereafter, she completed an advanced prenatal and postnatal training with Birthlight Yoga. She has obtained both 200 and 500-hour yoga teacher credentials. Leticia is a long-time meditator and practicing Zen Buddhist. She is currently being mentored for ordination as a lay zen teacher in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh.
Leticia has taken several somatic workshops in the following: Body-Mind Centering, Somatic Experiencing, Continuum, Danceability and the Tamalpa Life-Art Process. She brings elements of each approach into her work with children and families using methods that are body-based, expressive and uniquely personal.