My mission is to provide a safe space of healing for mothers, children and families to express vulnerability and begin healing through wellness focused services. I will encourage the unique development and emotional growth of children and parent-child relationships. My vision is to bridge the gap in the lack of access to professional mental health services, support, advocacy, and resources for vulnerable populations that include Children, Military Families, and Women of Color.
Welcome to Mommy and Me Therapeutic Services — The Hearts Bridge.
My logo is derived from an appreciation for Adinkra symbols which represent important life concepts and aphorisms of the Ghanaian people. The Ashanti of Ghana and the Gyaman of Cote d’Ivoire in West Africa originally created these symbols.
The heart shaped Sankofa symbols in my logo represent two familial relationships striving to come together. The top Sankofa symbol represents mother, our refined self, or our public self. The bottom Sankofa symbol represents child, our unrefined self, or our hidden self. Although the heart portions of the two Sankofa symbols are near each other, they are not touching. Once the two Sankofa symbols meet, they form the Asase Ye Duru symbol, which represents Mother Earth, the source from which all things come. Our past is an important part of who we are, how we see and feel about ourselves, and how we show up for our family and friends. Sometimes we feel that it is taboo to look into the past to move forward, but seeing our past is inevitable. Mommy and Me Therapeutic Services wants to provide a safe space for clients to learn, grow, and converse particularly about subjects to which we close our eyes, don’t talk about, or don’t know how to talk about.
Translated literally, it means “it is not taboo to go back and fetch what you forgot.”
“Sankofa is a principle that teaches us that we must go back to our roots to move forward…we need to reach back and gather the best of what our past has to teach us… so we can achieve our full potential. Whatever we have lost or forgotten, whatever is forgone or stripped away, can be claimed, revived, preserved, and perpetuated.” Rep Barbara Lee
ASASE YE DURU
“Divinity of Mother Earth” literally meaning “the earth has no weight”
Asase Ye Duru emphasizes the importance of the Earth and its preservation. People must respect and nurture the Earth, and should never act in ways that might directly or indirectly harm the Earth.
It is a symbol that represents power, providence and divinity. Asase Ye Duru emphasizes the importance of the Earth and its preservation. —www.NPS.gov.