Kat received her Master’s degree in Social Work from Smith College. Over the last 17 years, she has been involved in developing 4 programs: the largest volunteer mentoring/tutoring program for foster youth in Boulder County, CO (Hope Program 2003), the first weekly reproductive health program and curriculum in Quito, Ecuador (CENIT 2004-2005), the first Spanish sexual assault hotline in Colorado (MESA 2006) and the first transitional living program for female current and former foster youth in Boulder, CO, the second in Colorado (Sage Community Partnership 2008). In 2009, she became a doula because she wanted to better support young parents who did not have the support system they needed. She has worked as an infant mental health therapist in Colorado and a therapist for children and teens at Oakland Children’s Hospital and La Clinica de la Raza. Most recently, she was focused on aggregating Bay Area services and resources for transitional youth to increase accessibility for youth, professionals and organizations.
Recognizing the power we have to create, nourish, and mold life, the time of pregnancy often awakens a multitude of emotions from past experiences and future unknowns. Devoted to women's fertility health and healthy families, my focus and passion is to provide a safe and nourishing atmosphere for women, couples and new families to take the time to explore your hopes and fears about pregnancy, family, and birth through pre and peri-natal psychotherapy as well as providing continued support through postpartum to the first 3 years of the child's life.
From working with women and youth from East Africa to the San Francisco Bay Area with cervical cancer to physical and sexual abuse, abortions, miscarriages, and infertility, to my personal struggles with fertility, I know how vulnerable and confusing these experiences of life can be.
I use a compassionate holistic approach of therapy which includes, but is not limited to movement, art, somatic, and strength based methods plus more than 20 years of teaching, creating, and performing healing performance art. Lets walk together in creating vibrant, lasting health for yourself and your future generations.
Support Staff and Lead Mentor
Hi! My name is Alatia and I am a mother, student, learner, and lover. The moment I realized I was meant to be working in the birth world was after I had my son. I was a teen mother and didn’t feel very supported. I isolated myself, spending most of my pregnancy alone. However, the care I received from the labor and delivery nurse during labor inspired me to be involved in the birthing community. I have always wanted to help and serve people but couldn’t figure out where I fit best. Once I joined Hatch in the Little Ones Doula program, I found my purpose. I continued with Hatch in the Doula program where I earned my Birth and Postpartum Doula certification. I am currently studying Community Health at CSUEB in hopes to participate in a Graduate Level Nursing Program to eventually become a Labor and Delivery Nurse. I am dedicated to upholding the mission and goals of Hatch and offering my support in every way to the community. The Hatch Community allows me to feel safe and has helped guide me to be the strong woman I am today. I firmly believe it takes a village to raise a child and, from my personal experience, I know how difficult things can be without a support system. Feel free to email me if you are in need of any support or would like more information about Hatch and what we do.