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Dr. Jane Shomof, LMFT, PsyD
As a mother and a clinician, Dr. Jane Shomof is so excited to be able to provide this incredible service at a time when mothers need it most - immediately postpartum. She loves working with her clients on a case-by-case basis, with no two treatments being exactly the same. She takes her time to get to know her clients and their needs to make sure they are receiving the utmost in care and support. Personally and meticulously training her team and being involved in all of the client care from the start, Dr Jane hopes to make each mother's journey smoother, more enjoyable and significantly more supported because no one wants to go through this transition alone, and team Bloome is here to ensure that no one should have to!
Maya Nehru, AMFT, MA
Maya Nehru, MA received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Washington and completed her master’s degree in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University. In her clinical work, she is passionate about supporting clients through life transitions, whether that change combines in the form of relationships, school or career milestones, health challenges, or stage of life issues, and she strives to empower her clients to live the life they want. As a dog mom (pets are children too!) and an Auntie x 2, Maya’s interest in maternal wellness and postpartum therapy has blossomed. Supporting her sister through pregnancy, postpartum, and now watching her raise a toddler and infant, has given her insight into motherhood and becoming a parent. Maya is very excited to be a part of team Bloome and the transformative service we provide for women everywhere!
Bridget Benninger, AMFT, MA
Bridget Benninger is a Marriage and Family Associate and has her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology. In this new phase of her life, becoming a mother, herself, Bridget has grown even more passionate about working with mamas. Bridget has always enjoyed supporting parents, children and families in multiple settings. She understands that relationships are a vital part of well-being and is passionate about helping her clients accomplish attachments that nurture and resolve conflicts within themselves and with the people they love. Bridget utilizes various therapeutic modalities to help her clients connect, tend to their emotional needs, and facilitate transition and development. She enjoys incorporating mindfulness practices to support her clients while developing coping skills to help move them forward.
Jacklynne Marder, AMFT, MA
Postpartum Therapist, Yoga Therapist
Jacklynne Marder is a Marriage and Family Therapist Associate. She is passionate about helping others and supporting her clients throughout their life transitions. She completed her undergraduate studies in Psychology and Buddhism at University of Colorado. After working as a Behavioral Therapist for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Jacklynne obtained her Master’s in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy at Pepperdine University. Jacklynne's approach to therapy is mindfulness-based, and as a certified yoga instructor, she incorporates basic yoga postures, breath work, and guided meditations into her work with clients when appropriate. Jacklynne has seen first hand how these mindfulness-based practices have helped new mothers find more ease and contentment as they transition into parenthood.
Certified Health Coach
Debbie Ebrahimi is a certified Integrative Health Coach who specializes in women’s hormonal balancing. As a mother of 3 children she has been through her own struggles with hormonal imbalances, especially those stemming from her autoimmune disease, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. Because of this, she feels passionately about supporting Mother’s in their most sacred and challenging journey of motherhood through individualized nutritional support. In her practice, she empathizes helpings mamas in breastfeeding, rebalancing hormones and postpartum weight loss through good nutrition.
Dr. Nicole Vale, PsyD
Psychologist, Birth Trauma Specialist
Dr. Vale completed her Doctorate in Applied Clinical Psychology in Los Angeles. Even before becoming a mother, she was passionate about the journey of motherhood and perinatal mood disorders. She knows the unique challenges that mothers can face and stresses the importance of providing the right support in the postpartum period. With an understanding that unexpected events can occur during birth that our bodies and minds may not be prepared for, Dr. Vale specializes in birth trauma so you can go back to focusing on taking care of yourself and your new bundle. To further her expertise, Dr. Vale is currently completing her training in EMDR with an emphasis on Perinatal Trauma and Maternal Mental Health.
Molly Mills, MA
Originally a preschool teacher, after becoming a mom she shifted her focus to parent education. She prides herself on being a wonderful early childhood professional with over fifteen years of experience and has a strong passion for problem solving with parents during the early stages and years of their little one’s lives. Molly is a certified infant specialist, and has experience with sleep training, extensive training in many parenting and educational philosophies including RIE, Reggio Emilia and Montessori, and Positive Discipline. Molly is in charge of a large Infant- Toddler and Family center in Encino, CA where they teach all kinds of specially tailored parenting and baby and me classes as well as meet with families one on one to work through any parenting needs. Over the past ten years she has focused on integrating her understanding of child development and parenting with the fields of neuroscience and of mindfulness research and practice. Molly is the mom of two amazing children – Rowan and Piper. She knows that being a mom means constantly reinventing yourself, and that being a mom and staying true to yourself is the hardest yet most important and rewarding job in the world!