Hi, I'm Tahirih Herrera. I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker...but what I am really am is a helper. I help children, teens and families who have experienced loss and trauma. I hope this helps you get a sense of who I am and how I can help.
I help people who long to feel relief, but they're overwhelmed and don't know how to move forward. I'm down to earth and my clients know they won't be judged. I'll laugh with you, and hold space when you are in pain.
I guide my clients to learn how to be and do with their grief; and for those who have experienced trauma, I support them by healing at the root, so they can find relief and joy in their lives.
I know from my own healing journey as an womxn, parent, bereaved aunt and daughter, this is no easy feat. At times it can feel like you're carrying a thousand pounds and it's hard to imagine that the load will ever lighten. Finding a sense of peace and serenity is possible. What I bring is an individualized approach for each child, teen or parent-where each feels seen for who they truly are.
I am passionate about the need to depathologize grief; that is, grief is a natural response to losing someone you love and care about. This is especially true for an untimely death of a child or loved one, which may cause trauma symptoms. The bereaved have a natural reaction to an unnatural event.
I believe healing from the deepest of traumas and learning how to have self-compassion is possible for everyone. That's why I hope you call me today.
Here's information about my education and training:
I've been working with parents and children since 2012 helping them to build connection, strengthen the parent-child relationship, develop child's self-worth using the Nurtured Heart Approach. I worked with children and tweens in schools to develop Social-Emotional Learning skills from K-8th grade. I worked with teens and adults who struggled with chronic impulsivity and suicidal ideation. I have experience in mental health services for children and adults with cancer and blood disorders and inpatient psychiatric stabilization.
Certifications and Advanced Training:
Certified Compassionate Bereavement Care Provider
Completed 1 year Residency Program in Dialectal Behavior Therapy
Somatic Experiencing (Intermediate year)
EMDR Parent & Child Attachment Specialist
EMDR Sandtray Specialist
EMDR for Preverbal Trauma
EMDR for tweens and teens
EMDR for Cancer
EMDR for Pain
EMDR Feeling State Protocol