Prenatal, Birth & Attachment Clinic Vision & Mission:

Preventing & resolving early childhood trauma

Our integrative therapeutic group practice offers care to families during the prenatal and postpartum time and adults who have experienced challenges in their early life. 

 
 
 
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Our Approach to Care

We focus on prenatal, birth and attachment because we focus on healing root causes. The primal experiences of our lives, particularly the preverbal experiences of conception, gestation, birth, infancy and early childhood imprint onto our beings and lay down a foundation and scaffolding that shape our lives.

 
 

We incorporate Somatic Experiencing (SE), Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (BCST, Prenatal and Birth Psychology (PPN) and other somatic modalities to offer a naturalistic approach to the resolution and healing of birth and relational oriented trauma.

Our services support preventing and healing early developmental trauma, deepening healthy relationships, and promoting physical health. We utilize an integrative approach that weaves together many therapeutic and bodywork modalities, including Prenatal and Birth Psychology, applied attachment theory, polyvagal theory, autonomic nervous system physiology, Acupressure, Polarity therapy, Somatic Experiencing® and Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy. In this approach, we pace the cognitive sharing of story to include the non-verbal expression of the body.

 

Our Offerings

Somatic Therapy

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy

Somatic Experiencing®

WOMB SURROUNDS / BIRTH PROCESS WORKSHOPS

Ancestral Lineage & intergenerational Healing

BABY BODYWORK & POSTPARTUM INTEGRATION

FULL-SPECTRUM DOULA SERVICES

Holistic Pelvic CARE™

FLOWER ESSENCES, Herbal Medicine & Acute Homeopathics

 

 
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Our Team

We are a doula, a midwife, and a psychotherapist with shared training in somatic therapies, prenatal and perinatal psychology and bodywork.

We see clients individually, and together as needed. We offer care in our office in Berkeley and via Zoom or phone.

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Elsa Asher, MS, CD(DONA)

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Chanti Smith, CPM, LM, SEP

Joel Decker, MFT#50087, SEP

I just wanted to let you know that my baby and I have been communicating beautifully in the last couple of weeks, and he has gotten so so so much more mellow! We are so happy and are working through lingering fear/anxiety in a really positive way. I attribute so much of this to you and your help. thank you.
— S.S., mother, Alameda, California
I get so much more than an excellent, highly skilled and extremely attuned Craniosacral session that expands my perspective and contributes to my physical, psychological and spiritual well-being. Elsa is also highly aware of my condition of fibromyalgia, more so than other health care professionals, and is helping me with different avenues to healing. In a short time my condition has greatly improved.
— H.P., Oakland, Californi
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Get Involved

This clinic is for our community! Join an in-person or online talk or workshop, volunteer as a practitioner, or make a tax-deductible donation to the Thrive Fund, which offsets costs for providing low cost and free sessions to families and adults who cannot otherwise afford or access this care.

 

Sign Up For a workshop

We offer a variety of talks, events, workshops and webinars. Check out our calendar.

Volunteer opportunities

If you are a student/trainee or practitioner who would like to apprentice or volunteer in the clinic, please email us.

Make a Donation

All donations are made via our fiscal sponsor SocialGood Fund and are tax-deductible.