Yaffa Maritz – Co-Founder & 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.

Yaffa was born and trained in Israel as a clinical social worker. She is also a licensed mental health counselor with advanced training in infant mental health. She is a licensed Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) facilitator and certified Mindful Meditation Teacher. She is an advocate for the well-being of children and their families and serves on several local and national boards that promote this agenda, including the Governor’s Commission for Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention.

Yaffa believes that by supporting parents and creating nurturing communities for them, we can set the foundation for the positive growth of children’s social, emotional, and mental health.

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