Prenatal, Birth & Attachment Clinic Vision & Mission:

Preventing & resolving early childhood trauma

Our integrative practice offers care to families during the prenatal and postpartum time and adults who have experienced challenges in their early life. Therapeutic services for preventing and resolving trauma during pregnancy or birth, we support people suffering from prenatal or postpartum depression or PTSD and alleviate relationship challenges between parents. By supporting healthy early developmental patterns we reduce behavioral and relationship issues later in life, intervene in the transfer of intergenerational trauma,  and decrease the likelihood of chronic disease and addiction.

 
 
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Our Approach to Care

We focus on prenatal, birth, attachment and intergenerational patterns 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 Perinatal Psychology (PPN), applied attachment theory, polyvagal theory, autonomic nervous system physiology, acupressure, Polarity Therapy, other somatic modalities to offer a naturalistic approach to the resolution and healing of birth and relational trauma. We also specialize in intergenerational trauma healing, and offer Ancestral Healing, utilizing the Ancestral Medicine method developed by Dr. Daniel Foor.

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Our Services

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy

Somatic Therapy & Somatic Experiencing®

WOMB SURROUNDS / BIRTH PROCESS WORKSHOPS

FULL-SPECTRUM DOULA SERVICES

BABY BODYWORK & POSTPARTUM INTEGRATION

Ancestral Lineage & intergenerational Healing

Holistic Pelvic CARE™

Remedies & FSM

 

 
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Our Team

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Elsa Asher, MS, BCST, 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.