Founder Carey Gil has spent over 20 years supporting Bay Area families in their growth and healing. She firmly believes in the human power to triumph and blossom after hardship and trauma because she has borne witness to it hundreds of times.
With training and experience working extensively with foster youth, foster/adoptive families, divorce/coparenting and families in crisis, she is a wise and encouraging voice to guide you on your journey.She loves supporting families to bond, repair relationships and grow, and to support individuals in their personal trauma healing.
Her greatest learning is done at home parenting her own children. She is also a Lecturer and Faculty Field Liaison at the SJSU Graduate School of Social Work where enjoys sharing her passion with the next generation of helping professionals.
Enjoy expressive arts & activities, such as role-playing,movement, arts, music, and play alongside talk-based services based in the latest & best trauma recovery research
Trust-Based Relational Intervention Model (TBRI)
Groundbreaking therapeutic model that incorporates attachment, biology and brain science to give caregivers practical advice on how to set up home environments for success, foster healthy relationships and discipline emotionally sensitive youth effectively.
After experiencing stress or trauma (i.e. adoption,abuse, family separation) kids often lose their ‘voice’ – and feeling of safety and trust in adults."Traditional" fear-based parenting strategies often bring out the worst in these kids-- making them feel more unsafe, unloved, disconnected.
Caregivers end up frustrated, confused and sad-- this isn't what they want from their family relationships!
We'll work together to build a customized parenting plan with concrete ways to improve your child's behavior and your parent-child relationship. Your family will never be the same!