New moms and growing families often experience more stress and challenges than they expected.
As a mom it is easy to neglect your own needs when you are feeling overwhelmed and stretched. Families often need more support than they realized when they started on this journey.
Focusing on yourself as a mom may feel selfish, but you know you are a better mom when you take time for yourself. When you put your own oxygen mask on first. The worry of “Am I doing this right?” or “Am I messing them up?” may be in the the back of your mind and you just want life to be less exhausting. When anxious or overwhelmed thoughts take over they often leave you feeling stuck and unhappy.
What would it be like to feel more empowered during this stage of life? For you to feel more confident as a parent and to understand your child better? Or to cope with the adjustment to parenthood and your new baby with less anxiety? The Nest Family Therapy in Orange County (and online in California) can help.
As a mom and a therapist, I am passionate about empowering moms and parents to create happy and healthy families. Whether you are seeking support as an expecting or new family, for yourself in motherhood, or working through an adoption or parenting, I am here to walk with you. Offering play therapy for young kids and/or parents and kids is a bonus in my practice. My style is interactive and encouraging with no judgment.
I will help you to find hope and purpose again.
Hi, I’m Malaika Clelland
I am passionate about encouraging emotional wellness in Moms, Parents & Young Children. New moms and growing families often experience more stress and challenges than they expected. Many emotions accompany this time of life as you adjust to trying to start a family, raising babies and parenting young children. I am here to offer you hope if you are struggling in this season.
When you work with me, I bring over 20 years of experience as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Play Therapist. I received my Master of Social Work from Loyola University Chicago and I have specialized training in Maternal Mental Health, Adoption, EMDR and Play Therapy
I live with my two girls, husband, puppy and bunny (the kids pet!) in Mission Viejo. I grew up in Portland, Oregon but have called Orange County my home for the past 9 years and I love the sunny weather.
Contact Me Today to schedule your Free 20 minute phone consultation
I’d love to find out how I can help you and if I’m the right therapist for you