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So Nice To Meet You!

Hello! I'm Mirra, founder of Connected Beginnings and Ohana Therapy, your go-to therapy and coaching boutique specializing in parenting, pregnancy, relationships, and personal transformation. As a licensed clinical social worker and certified parenting coach, I'm deeply committed to guiding moms and dads through the enriching yet challenging landscapes of parenthood.

With extensive experience as a teacher, therapist and coach, I bring a wealth of knowledge and a heartfelt approach to every interaction. My expertise in navigating the delicate nuances of emotional well-being and family dynamics has made me a powerful facilitator of change, helping parents forge deeper connections with their children and rediscover joy in their parenting journey.

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Hugging in Nature

"I cannot recommend Mirra highly enough. Her presence is vast as the ocean. She is inquisitive, kind and relatabale. Her tool box as a choach and therapist is fully loaded-she has so many useful resources that, when combined with her presence and her heart, make for such a warm and helpful interaction. I am grateful to be on the receiving end of her care"

~Becky

Mother and Daughter

"I have loved working with Mirra. From the moment our sessions begin, she holds a space of grounding and grace. I breathe deeply...sometimes for the first time that day. She seems me the way I want to see myself, and helps me get a glimps more and more. Thank you Mirra!

~Mary

My Passion

Being a parent can be one of the most rewarding and challenging roles in life. It is full of joy and also sorrow as we are forced to confront our own wounds and painful childhood experiences. 

 

I think we often come into parenting with rose colored glasses. So excited to meet our child and embark on the journey of parenthood. But once there, we may experience feelings we never knew possible. Where we thought we would feel joy we may feel anxiety. Where we thought we would offer comfort we scream, punish or dismiss. This can leave us feeling devastated, ashamed and alone. 

 

As a mom of two children, I get it. I’ve been a licensed therapist for 10 years and have been working with parents, couples and families much longer than that. Five years ago I was blessed with our first child Seaenna. I had years of experience and training and now I was about to put it into practice. “Bring it on” I thought. What I didn't know was that all the training in the world couldn't fully prepare me for this incredible and life changing experience of parenthood. As I lay in bed a week postpartum I was riddled with anxiety, intrusive thoughts and a heaviness on my heart I never new possible. The traumas I had experienced in my own life were looking me right in the face. I was supposed to love and enjoy these first moments of being a mom and instead I was overwhelmed, scared and confused. With support I was able to work through and regain my sense of peace. During this journey as a mom I have learned and grown in ways that I never knew possible. I was already passionate about working with parents during this precious and challenging time, and now I am on fire. 

 

I believe with my whole heart that we can be the parents we desire to be and parenthood can feel exciting, joyful and rewarding.To get there though we have to be willing to look within. By healing our own wounds we will be able to show up fully for ourselves, our child(ren) and our family. 

Why Me?

Founder and CEO of Ohana Therapy, Connected Beginnings and the Connected Parenting Community

PACT trained- Level 1  (Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy), PAIRS Trained- Level 1 (Practical Approaches to Intimate Relationship Skills), EMDR Trained - Level 1 and 2 (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Parent-Infant Psychotherapy trained- Level 1 and 2, DDP Trained- Level 1 (Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Jai Certified Parent Coach with a Bachelors in Psychology, Masters in Social Work and Post Graduate Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. 

Over 15 years working with couples and parents doing one-one therapy and coaching, family sessions, and group programs. Extensive experience educating parents and professional about best practices in parenting. 

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