Hello! My name is Margalita. I am from the Caribbean and I love all things avocado and mango. As a Catholic, I enjoy quiet time in prayer and journaling. I love reading books with strong female characters who defy the odds.
I love working with women who feel heartbroken and devastated after a pregnancy loss. After my own struggles with infertility, pregnancy and miscarriage, I learned and valued the importance of having someone to talk to, who listened and knew what I was feeling without judgment. I also know that my faith was an integral and important part of my healing. I want you to know that you don’t have to be silent about the painful things, the guilt, or even the helplessness you might be feeling. Miscarriage does not have to be the end of your story.
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 hold a certification in Grief Counseling, completed a 3-day advanced training in Post-Partum Mood and Anxiety Disorders, and received training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, as well as incorporating spirituality in therapy, if needed. Finally, I am a member of Post-Partum Support International where I facilitate an online monthly support group for pregnancy and infant loss.
I am excited to help and support women to reclaim who they are and to achieve a more hopeful tomorrow.