Episode 5 is part one of a series dedicated to exploring and holding space for loss & grief. As with all of our series, the first conversation aims to create a baseline understanding of the topic. We look at Loss & Grief in its entirety and dive into its impact outside of the birth room. We talk about coping mechanisms, intergenerational trauma, harm reduction, how to best provide support, and more.
In today’s episode, we are joined by two steller humans- community worker, artist, and marriage family therapist, Shawneshia Hoover as well as artist, dancer, cultural producer, and producer of the Birth Bruja Podcast, Cat Petru.
Follow Shawneisha @lapreebarber and Cat at @weriseproductions <3
Learn a bit more about out guests <3
<3 Shawneshia Hoover <3
Hello my name is Shawneshia and I have worked as a Marriage Family therapist intern for six years. My passion is youth and family support. I offer a person centered approach to the communities that I serve. Although I describe my approach as multidiscipline, my foundation is based in trauma focused cognitive behavior therapy. I currently support my community with skills to unpack the root of their thoughts as well as offer strength based reflections. This interventions aids in a collaborative approach that fosters insight into how root thoughts impacts behaviors. Most importantly I call into attention cultural influences, race, gender and sexuality. I honor that with each individual I serve in addition to the alliance I build with them, comes a plethora of intersectionality. I leave space to process these intersections and explore their impacts on treatment. I encourage agency on behalf of the community I serve and honor them as the leading expert in their healing.
My experiences include but are not limited to; mood disorders, complex trauma, LGBTTQQIAAP, Foster care, TAY youth, reintegration/family dynamics, grief and loss. I am particularly passionate about working with individuals with marginalized identities as well Youth with experiences of displacement.
I have been fortunate to have gained an enormous amount of knowledge through working for Dual diagnosis treatment center, Private/Public schools, and nonprofits. I have shared my expertise with several organizations in different capacities such as facilitator and offering a unique approach based on my identity. These organizations include: The California Institute of Integral Studies, Thunder Road treatment center, Bay area Youth centers, Pinole Valley High school, St Peter Martyr and sunny Hills Services.
It has been an honor to share my gifts and I hope to share them with you, Best Shawneshia Hoover AMFT
<3 Catherine/Cat Petru <3
Bio Coming Soon!