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 quiet time and journaling prayers. I enjoy historical fiction books with strong female characters who defy the odds.
I love working with women who feel heartbroken and devastated as they are trying to conceive, and who are not getting the results they hope for. I know what it feels like to delay motherhood because you want to complete a career goal and achieve some financial security while waiting for the right partner. 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 have worked in community mental health centers, social agencies, hospitals, hospices and schools where I have helped individuals and families from various ethnicities and backgrounds achieve a desired outcome for their well being. I have completed a certification in Grief Counseling, and received training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic and Trauma-Focussed Cognitive Behavioral 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.