Supporting parents and babies before and after birth to prevent and resolve challenging birth experiences and build the foundation for lifelong health.

Berkeley, CA

Call us to schedule a free consultation (510) 859-3757

Services

We utilize a integrative approach that weaves together many therapeutic and bodywork modalities, including perinatal psychology, applied attachment theory, polyvagal theory, autonomic nervous system physiology, Somatic Experiencing® and Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy.

Birth Preparation Sessions

  • Have you experienced challenges in previous pregnancies or births?
  • Are you nervous about giving birth?
  • Are you finding it difficult to connect with your baby?
  • Are you concerned about repeating the patterns in your own family around parenting and partnership?

Postpartum Integration Sessions

  • Are you having difficulty breastfeeding?
  • Is your baby difficult to soothe or is having sleep issues?
  • Did you have unplanned interventions, such as cesarean, vacuum, or forceps?
  • Was your baby born prematurely or spent time in the NICU?
 
I just wanted to let you know that my baby and I have been communicating beautifully in the last couple of weeks, and he has gotten so so so much more mellow! We are so happy and are working through lingering fear/anxiety in a really positive way. I attribute so much of this to you and your help. thank you.
— S.S., mother, Alameda, California
 

Our Practitioners

Elsa Asher, Elan Freydenson, Chanti Smith & Joel Decker

We are 4 skilled practitioners all trained in Castellino Pre and Perinatal Birth Therapy, as well as Somatic Experiencing, Craniosacral Therapy, Psychotherapy, Narrative Medicine, and Midwifery. We work together to offer layers of support to families before and after birth.