Ayesha Sundram

Ayesha Sundram


 
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From the time that I was a little girl, I have been in awe of the creative power of women. We manage so many different personal and professional roles in our lives (partner, friend, distance runner, teacher, and therapist are some of mine), and in the midst of it all, create, cultivate, and birth new lives into the world. Of course, we do this most gracefully when we are supported and resourced, but women are truly exceptional in our ability to cultivate and nurture life regardless of the conditions surrounding us.

My pregnancy and birth experience in 2016 transformed me and awakened my desire to work more closely with families around pregnancy, birth, and the many transitions that come during that beautiful, chaotic, and eventful first postpartum year. I have evolved tremendously in my understanding of myself, my community, and the world as a result of my journey through pregnancy, birth, and beyond. I am honored to support mothers, their partners, and families in navigating the many internal and external shifts that come in the prenatal and postnatal chapters of life. Although at times these shifts can cause tremendous stress and discomfort, they also offer a rare chance to profoundly change how we understand and experience ourselves and our relationships. It is my hope that in working with families, I can help them emerge from the changes that come with creating or adding to a family feeling connected and grounded.

I have dedicated my entire career to serving children and families in New Mexico in different capacities, including as a special
education teacher, therapist, and school social worker. I believe that when children and families are thriving, our whole society
benefits.  As a lifelong learner, I have followed my interest in human development and social and emotional growth throughout my
education. I completed my undergraduate degree in Development Sociology at Cornell University, my M.A. in Special Education at
Western New Mexico University, and my MSW at Smith College School for Social Work. My passion is supporting and encouraging my clients to recognize their inner resources and innate wisdom in order to live their lives freely, fully, and joyfully.