Somatic Movement Therapist • Birth Doula • Spinning Babies® Aware Bodywork Practitioner
Savvy Birth, Evidence Based Birth® Instructor • Spinning Babies® Parent Educator
Craniosacral Therapist • Lactation Counselor • Infant Developmental Movement Educator & Therapist
MamaBebe Was Born From Awareness and Love
In 1993, MamaBebe was born when I began creating applications using my extensive somatic training. My experience of birthing and mothering my daughter inspired me to offer my first prenatal class. My son’s conception and gestation coincided with leading my first prenatal MamaBebe class.
I created the MamaBebe developmental playgroup when I realized new mothers wanted to help their babies fulfill their developmental movements. As I helped babies in the playgroup, I saw that some of them needed more time and individualized support. In the birth community women began requesting private session work and I gradually I built on my skills as an educator, and trained to become a somatic movement therapist.
Along the way, I wrote and published articles for families and professional peers. From the beginning, I taught peers what I had learned and offered staff workshops to share the essential principles, practices, and powerful benefits of somatic developmental movement.
I offer somatic therapies, supporting women during childbearing and life transitions, and children from newborn through school age, including:
- developmental movement therapy
- reflex integration
- craniosacral therapy
- myofascial toning
- therapeutic massage
My therapies for children address birth trauma, developmental challenge, delay, cerebral palsy, learning challenges, attention deficit, autism spectrum, and brain injury.
I am on call for referrals from doulas and midwives to provide newborn breastfeeding support. I also offer craniosacral therapy and developmental movement therapy for families at my Minnetonka Boulevard center in St. Louis Park, shared with other therapists. When a woman or child needs health care along with developmental and somatic therapy, I team with integrative practitioners including naturopathic doctors, Chinese medicine doctors, homeopathists, herbalists, and others. I am a Registered Somatic Movement Therapist through ISMETA.