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  • “Trauma informed therapy for the early years”

    Welcome Moms and Dads!

    We are so glad you are here! You have taken a big step toward feeling better and enjoying family life.

    Being a mom or dad was supposed to be the most amazing thing you ever did but sometimes, it’s the hardest, most overwhelming, and scary thing you ever face. If you’re here, searching for a therapist, something isn’t going as well as you had hoped and you want to be happier and feel more in control of your life.

    You may be struggling with a high-risk pregnancy, postpartum depression or anxiety, the trauma of a premature baby and NICU admission, an unexpected disability, or even fetal or infant loss.

    Perhaps you’re adjusting to life with your new baby, the loss of sleep, challenges with feeding your baby, returning to work or staying home full time, and, of course, figuring out who you are now that you’re a parent.

    Maybe your toddler or pre-schooler is driving you crazy because they tantrum all the time, don’t follow directions and you’re desperate to learn some positive parenting skills to help manage this behavior and bring the joy back to your lives.

    Or, you may need help getting through a separation or divorce, supporting your children, or managing difficult relationships with your co-parent.

    Nurturing Healthy Kids and Happy Families

    All of these issues are difficult and you don’t have to navigate them alone. We have the experience to help you achieve your goals, overcome these struggles, and live a more fulfilling and meaningful life. You have a right to feel better, a right to enjoy your baby or young child, and a right to feel good about yourself as an individual and as ‘mommy’ or ‘daddy’.

    If you’re ready to start enjoying your family life more we’re ready to help you.

    Contact us today and let’s get to work. (619) 248-2016 or [email protected]

    Meet Our Founder, Cara Fairfax

    Cara is a San Diego therapist passionate about helping pregnant and post-partum women as well as families with babies and young children. From family planning, fertility, pregnancy and postpartum life, Cara is experienced in helping clients overcome grief and loss, depression, anxiety, and self-esteem issues. She supports parents with new babies when things don’t go the way the parents expected, for example, a traumatic pregnancy or birth, fetal or infant loss, a NICU admission, adoption, known or unexpected infant disability, postpartum depression/anxiety, and adjusting to a new life with your new baby and growing child. Cara will support your family through family planning into middle childhood, helping you navigate the twists and turns.

    Cara is also the author of a children’s book about growing up with divorced parents when one parent is self-absorbed. ISLAND HOPPER explores what it feels like to navigate very different relationships with both parents while feeling closer to one parent over the other. The book includes a “Parent Guide’ and “Helpful Tips’ for parents to support their child during a high conflict parenting dynamic. The book is available now on Amazon

    Now available for purchase!

    Young Rock Hopper Penguin, Hoppy, lives on two different islands with two special grown-ups. Hoppy loves both of the grown-ups, but each in a different way. Sometimes, though, Hoppy finds it challenging to please both grown-ups. One grown-up makes it easier than the other. With the help of best pal, Stitch, Hoppy rises to the challenges and comes through having learned lessons in relationships to share with others. Parent Guide included written by the author who is an Early Childhood and Family Therapist.