Lara Elfstrand, MA ECSE, CEIM, IF-ATMHP is a new parent sanity specialist and is the founder of Little Elf Family Services, located in Auburn, California (outside of Sacramento). Lara’s practice specializes in supporting new parents as they build warm, peaceful homes that build resilience and nurture their children’s development. She has a master’s degree in early childhood special education and is endorsed as an infant family advanced transdisciplinary mental health practitioner. Basically that means that she’s a child development guru who takes a whole-family holistic approach as she infuses mental health principles into her work with families through coaching, sleep support, infant massage, and fussy baby support. Lara is a Gottman Bringing Baby Home educator for parents and is a Bringing Baby Home trainer for professionals in the state of California. She enjoys teaching Bringing Baby Home classes and doing coaching that teaches parents the tools they need to build the peaceful, warm, nurturing home that they want to build. Lara has been featured on relationship podcasts such as The Heart Center (https://www.the-heart-center.com/ep-51-falling-in-love-with-parenting-together-with-lara-elfstrand/) and Finding Your Village (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/finding-your-village/id1497787709). She is a member of the Board of Directors of the California Association for Infant Mental Health (https://calaimh.org). Follow her on Facebook (facebook.com/LittleElfFamilyServices), Instagram (instagram.com/little_elf_family_services) and visit her website (www.little-elf.org). Expecting couples will enjoy a free virtual date night with Lara at pregnancydatenight.com!
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