Facilitators

Upcoming CMP Classes

Yaffa Maritz, LMHC

Yaffa Maritz, LMHC

Co-Founder and Clinical Director

Yaffa Maritz is a co-founder of Listening Mothers and clinical director of both Listening Mothers™ and Reflective Parenting, two research-based parenting programs. She is founder and director of the Community of Mindful Parenting.

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Angelica Zapata

Angelica Zapata

Facilitator

Angelica is a life coach and an educator, certified in Early Childhood Development. She works with the Center for Child and Family Well-being at University of Washington, facilitating professional and parent well-being training programs and overseeing program development and delivery in Spanish.

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Brooke Pringle

Brooke Pringle

Facilitator

Brooke joins us as a first-year facilitator in our Community of Mindful Parenting. She is warm, inviting, and has a genuine way of building connection with others. She brings a unique perspective on mindful self-compassion through her background in Social Work and Latin American Studies.

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Carey DeMartini

Carey DeMartini

Facilitator

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Board Certified Art Therapist and a Registered Yoga Teacher. In addition to more than ten years of experience as a therapist and a yoga instructor, I am also a past participant of a Listening Mother’s group and am honored to return as a facilitator. 

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Catherine Duffy

Catherine Duffy

Facilitator

Through story, group interaction, and meditative practices, Catherine shares the gifts of mindfulness in a peaceful, compassionate manner in the Listening Mothers circle. 

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Deb Grover

Deb Grover

Facilitator

It is a wonderful privilege to be able to work with parents as they navigate the waters of parenthood and discover their inner calm. In addition to facilitating Finding C.A.L.M. classes, I am the Marketing and Outreach Director for Community of Mindful Parenting (CMP).

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Eliza Baughn

Eliza Baughn

Facilitator

I am a counseling/psychotherapy associate in private practice in Seattle. I specialize in helping people reduce anxiety and resolve depression associate with parenting and career challenges, while increasing harmony and a sense of well being in family life.

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Elizabeth Lin

Elizabeth Lin

Facilitator

Elizabeth Lin MD, is a family medicine physician, a clinical professor at University of Washington School of Medicine, and a certified teacher for both Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) programs. She has had a daily meditation practice for about 30 years.

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Ferda Celen

Ferda Celen

Facilitator

I hold a Master of Arts degree in clinical psychology from Washington School of Psychology. Prior to my private practice, I worked at a community mental health clinic as therapist. I emigrated to the United States of America from Turkey and I am able to provide counseling in English and Turkish. 

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Foxy Davison

Foxy Davison

Facilitator

Foxy Davison, daughter of Angela Collins, granddaughter of Barbra Brown, and great-granddaughter of Thelma Delespine is a momma of 3 amazing kids and wife of one incredible husband. She is an educator and activist, serving as community coordinator for the Metropolitan Seattle Sickle Cell Task Force and community outreach coordinator for the Progress House Work Release.

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Gigi Wickwire

Gigi Wickwire

Facilitator

There is magic and mystery that surrounds the mother and baby dyad. While the whole family circle is revered by Gigi Wickwire, RN, MSW, LICSW she is especially compelled by working with mothers and babies to invite the innate wisdom residing in each being to support a dance of love, joy, learning and reciprocity.

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Gina Baird

Gina Baird

Facilitator

I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with a private practice in South Seattle. I am incredibly passionate about working with mothers, especially during the transformative first months of getting to know your new baby. 

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Jamie Elzea

Jamie Elzea

Facilitator

I am a licensed independent clinical social worker with Masters degrees in Social Work and Public Health. Additionally, I’ve pursued post-graduate studies in Infant Mental Health, trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and am a Listening Mothers™ facilitator.

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Jennifer Given-Helms

Jennifer Given-Helms

Facilitator

Crossing the threshold into becoming a mother is an intense and wonderful time. I love supporting mother-baby dyads through this tender time and the opportunities for growth, grace, and healing that arise. In my private counseling practice, I support mothers and children with a focus on mindful parenting.

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Jolene Hollow-Bist

Jolene Hollow-Bist

Facilitator

I come to Listening Mothers™ from my deep interest in promoting healthy foundations for children in the first three years of life and beyond. I believe that parenting is a continually developing path. I try to promote the path of becoming self-aware, present, attuned and compassionate to one’s self and in parenting within a supportive environment. 

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Joy MacTavish

Joy MacTavish

Facilitator

Joy MacTavish is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, certified babywearing consultant, perinatal and parenting educator and has a background as a birth and postpartum doula. She shares her experience through in-home and small group consultations and education.

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Karin Matthews

Karin Matthews

Facilitator

I feel deeply honored to help support women through one of the most sacred times of their lives, the fourth trimester. As a Listening Mothers Facilitator, my intention is to hold space for women to connect with their own wisdom and intuition as they find their unique way forward.

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Katherine Babington

Katherine Babington

Facilitator

I am board certified in Psychiatry and Lifestyle Medicine. I completed medical school and residency at the University of Washington and pursued additional training in infant mental health, integrative medicine, and mindfulness based cognitive therapy. l enjoy supporting parents and helping them foster their own unique style of parenting.

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Kim Kanzler

Kim Kanzler

Facilitator

I am a Licensed Speech Language Pathologist that has worked at Encompass in Early Intervention for the past 14 years. It is so fulfilling to partner with my families and build upon their strengths to support them towards their family goals.

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Lesli Desai

Lesli Desai

Facilitator

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker providing individual, couple, and family therapy in West Seattle. I am a trained facilitator for Bringing Baby Home, Circle of Security Parenting, and Listening Mothers, which allows me to combine my experience leading groups and my passion for working with new parents into comprehensive care with all my clients.

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Linette Bixby

Linette Bixby

Facilitator

I am a Certified Mindfulness Instructor with Mindful Schools and recently completed my Teacher Training in both Mindful Self-Compassion and Mindful Based Stress Reduction. As a teacher of these programs, I am committed to giving back to the world what these practices have taught me. 

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Maria Gehl

Maria Gehl

Facilitator

I have a Master of Social Work from the University of Washington and over 25 years experience working across a variety of disciplines serving children and families. As a parent and in supporting other families and children, I have witnessed the profound impact of the earliest experiences on every aspect of development, relationship and health.

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Megan Slade

Megan Slade

Facilitator

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with a private practice in Beacon Hill. Mindfulness, self-compassion and supportive community are all ingredients for navigating the twists and turns of parenthood. It is an honor and joy to share these with parents and caregivers in a supportive and holding space. 

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Megan Wood

Megan Wood

Facilitator

I am a licensed midwife, a breastfeeding specialist, and a prenatal and postpartum yoga teacher. I am also a mother with 13 years of experience. Since becoming a mother myself, I have been passionate about working with women and babies. 

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Michelle Greenberg

Michelle Greenberg

Facilitator

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Maryland and earned my Master’s Degree in Social Work from Columbia University. As a Listening Mothers facilitator, I am delighted to be able to support mothers in their own journey as they develop their own unique relationship with themselves, their child and their loved ones.

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Rocio Collado

Rocio Collado

Facilitator

I am from Chile where I worked as a Child Therapist for ten years, before moving to Washington 15 years ago with my husband and five children. I am passionate about working with parents supporting what I think is the most important job: raising their children and enjoying the ride! 

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Sarah Nakatsuka

Sarah Nakatsuka

Facilitator

I am a mother and steward of the earth. Professionally, I am a trained Listening Mothers facilitator, Registered Therapeutic Counsellor, Certified Emotionally-Focused (EFT) Therapist for individuals and couples, Certified Life-Cycle Celebrant, Group Facilitator and Artist.

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Sharyn Feldman

Sharyn Feldman

Facilitator

I am a passionate Parenting Educator and Family Life Coach for moms who want to become the most effective and loving parents possible. My focus is on gentle parenting, attachment, and positive discipline practices. I currently oversee the Family Resource Centre at Jewish Family & Child Service of Greater Toronto.

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Shayla Collins

Shayla Collins

Facilitator

Along with being a Finding C.A.L.M. facilitator, Shayla designs and leads mindfulness and compassion programs for providers working with children and youth for the Center for Child and Family Well-Being at the University of Washington. She also supports the implementation of mindfulness-based programs for parents.

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Sophie Grow

Sophie Grow

Facilitator

I live in the gorgeous Oregon Willamette Valley with my husband and two daughters. I am a voracious reader, a fierce friend, and a lazy gardener. I espouse a “good enough” parenting attitude and uses humor to weather every difficult time in life, sometimes (most times) inappropriately.

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Stephanie Curran

Stephanie Curran

Facilitator

I am a practitioner of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine and a long time practitioner of meditation. I have completed teacher training course work in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (with Jon Kabat-Zinn), Mindfulness-Based Childbirth and Parenting, Listening Mothers and Mindful Schools.

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Upcoming CMP Classes