Hello! My name is Margalita. I am a Black woman born in the Caribbean who loves all things avocado and mango. I am always on the lookout for great plant-based menus. I am a huge fan of Les Mills Body Combat and know most of Celine Dion’s songs. I love reading books by Sue Monk Kidd and enjoyed “When the Heart Waits” and “The Book of Longings”.
I love working with women who feel heartbroken and devastated as they are trying to conceive, and who are not getting the results they are hoping for. I know what it feels like to delay motherhood because you wanted to complete a career goal and achieve some financial security while waiting for the right partner. At my worst, I felt angry towards God, family, and society because I had done all the “right” things. After my own struggles with infertility, pregnancy and miscarriage, I learned that the most important part of healing was having someone to talk to who listened and knew what I was feeling without judgment. I am not here to tell you what you should have done or pointed out why things went wrong. I know how unhelpful that is. But I understand the parts you cannot put into words, the painful things, the guilt, or even the helplessness you might be feeling.
I obtained my BA in Theology and Psychology at Loyola University in Chicago and my MS in Clinical Mental Health and Pastoral Counseling at Neumann University. I interned at Delaware Hospice and volunteered at St Francis Hospital. I have completed a certification in Grief Counseling, and received training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, as well as incorporating spirituality in therapy, if needed.
I am excited to help and support women to reclaim who they are and to achieve a more hopeful tomorrow.