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Janeen Hayward, Principal
Janeen Hayward is a licensed clinical mental health counselor in the states of New York and Illinois and certified Gottman Educator. She graduated from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology with a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology. In graduate school, Janeen counseled children and adolescent survivors of sexual abuse, many of whom were teen parents. Upon graduating, she directed a training program for graduate students in clinical psychology at a grade school in Chicago, offering play therapy and group counseling to school-aged children. This is where the seeds of swellbeing were sown; the idea being the best way to help children is to help their parents. After working in that school-based program for three years, she moved to New York City and has been working with new and expecting parents on infant and toddler sleep issues and adjusting to new parenthood, ever since. She is the proud mother of a daughter.
Marsha Greenberg, Clinical Director
Marsha Greenberg is a clinical social worker with over 35 years experience working with children and families. She graduated from the University of Michigan with a Master’s Degree in Social Work and served as the Director of the University of Michigan Hospital Health System Early Childhood Center for over 15 years. She is currently an infant-toddler trainer for the University of Michigan sharing her extensive knowledge of early child development with educators, social workers and parents alike. Marsha is also an instructor at NYU in the Early Childhood Special Education Department. She moved to NYC three years ago and is now in private practice where she works with individuals, families, couples and children. Marsha is also a childbirth educator and certified Gottman “Bringing Baby Home” Educator. She has three grown sons and a new grandson.
Kathy Grzelak, Director
Kathy Grzelak is a licensed clinical mental health counselor in the state of Illinois, as well as a licensed child welfare specialist. She graduated from DePaul University with a Master's Degree in Human Services and Counseling and has spent the past fifteen years working with neglected and abused children. Kathy has been instrumental in developing training for parents and professionals in the child welfare practices in Illinois and has been intimately involved in the implementation of a parent-child psychotherapy program. Her commitment to family wellbeing has spanned her entire professional career and is a passion she brings to bear on her work as Chicago's Director. Kathy is the proud mother of two unique and delightful boys.
Erin Patterson, Feeding Consultant
Erin Patterson is a dynamic teacher with over ten years of healthcare training experience. She holds a public health master’s degree in Community Health Education and is the mother of two kids who love to eat. Erin shares the Slow Food philosophy, a belief that the enjoyment of wholesome food is essential to the pursuit of happiness and that the table is a center of pleasure, culture and community. As a feeding consultant, she offers parents practical information to help their children develop a healthy relationship with food and become adventurous eaters.