Hello and welcome to Roots of Attachment.
As a child development specialist, I offer over 25 years of experience working with children, parents, teachers and care-givers. My experience spans from center based care settings, to university research and learning labs to private practice. I have been a facilitator of trauma informed educational practices at the county, university and federal program level and specialize in children ages 0-5.
I earned my B.A. and M.A. in human development from Pacific Oaks College, concentrating in family counseling and completed my post graduate studies as a fellow with the University of California, Davis, Infant-Parent Mental Health program, founded by Doctors Kristie Brandt, T. Berry Brazelton and Bruce Perry. I am endorsed as an Advanced Trans-disciplinary Infant Family Early Child Mental Health Practitioner by the California Center for Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health and trained in Early Brain Development by Zero to Three. I hold additional certifications as a Resilient Educator and Coach with HeartMath and as a certified hypnotherapist, energy practitioner and developmental trauma and trauma informed practitioner.
My approach is to support parents and educators find their inner calm in order to better support children in their care and to develop healthy attachment and early bonding using a neuro-developmental and mindful approach. Together we may address parents' own developmental trauma as it rises to the surface while parenting. I support families through use of NeuroAffective Touch, Prenatal and Birth Therapy, mindfulness and contemplation in an effort to cultivate greater awareness of any underlying concerns.
As a practitioner of early attachment and early development, I am passionate about helping individuals explore relationships with themselves and their children. My practice draws on traditional as well as non-traditional approaches, integrating the whole person to include body, mind and spirit. Though I am trained in clinical approaches by licensed therapists, I am not a licensed therapist as my work includes healing modalities outside of the scope of practice of traditional psychotherapy. Instead, I am here to coach care-givers discover authentic attachment and bonding with their child(ren). I look forward to working with you.
Parent Consultant and Infant Family Mental Health Practitioner
Beth Root, M.A.