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Cassidy Preschool Parenting Program

Support, connection and enrichment for parents and their small children.

Cassidy is honored to welcome Molly Schaffer and Jenna Laski as lead facilitators of our parenting program groups.

molly

Molly Schaffer, M.A., MFT comes to us from the Pump Station where she has led groups for parents and their infants and toddlers, as well as groups for multiples and parents of premature babies.  After earning her Master's in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University, Molly worked at the Maple Center in Beverly Hills in their esteemed Mindful Parenting program, where she worked with children and parents. Additional training includes the Center for Reflective Parenting and Dan Siegel's Mindsight Institute.  Molly has 3 sons, (two of whom are twins), and a daughter.


 

 

jenna

Jenna Laski, MFT has a Masters in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Child and Adolescent Development.  Jenna facilitates Mommy & Me classes at The Pump Station in Santa Monica, CA and has worked as a behavior consultant for several Los Angeles schools.  Jenna's collaborative approach emphasizes self discovery and acceptance as a way to enhance mother & baby bonding and attunement.

Jenna is dedicated to helping children thrive emotionally, socially, cognitively, and physically. She also provides parent & preschool workshop presentations on   Understanding the Developing Brain, Connection and Communication, and Setting Limits with Empathy.  As a mother herself, Jenna can relate to the beautiful & challenging journey of parenthood.


 

 

REBEKKA

Rebekka Helford, MFT, has enjoyed working with children and their families for over 10 years. Rebekka received training at the prestigious Maple Counseling Center in Beverly Hills and the Center for Reflective Parenting, where she earned a certification in leading Mindful Parenting groups. Rebekka currently supervises interns and leads Mindful Parenting Groups at Well Baby Center in Mar Vista. Additionally, Rebekka facilitates Bagels 'n Blox, a monthly secular Jewish parent-toddler program, for the Sholem Community, and previously taught for Music Together of Santa Monica. When not hanging out with the younger set, Rebekka conducts psychotherapy with individuals of all ages in her Santa Monica-adjacent private practice.