Hi. I’m Alexia Maman from Being Maman.
I’m a mom. You’re a mom. Let’s be friends.
On Being Maman you will find a community of moms, a treasure chest of information and resources, and a real person who shares real life. I’m specialized in maternal mental health and VERY into being a fierce mama bear. This includes being informed and actively responsible for my family’s wellbeing, health, nutrition and education. I love to research and read and will share all that knowledge with you.
Let’s get to know each other. I’ll tell you about myself and I would love to hear from you and where you are at in your life!
So this is me.
I’m a 30 year old from Montreal. I am a Jewish Canadian of Moroccan descent. My husband and I are parents to 2 boys, David and Gabriel. I do not enjoy long walks on the beach because I really don’t enjoy walking, unless it involves discovering and exploring. However, I’m an avid reader and experienced traveler. I have been to 26 countries and 124 cities, which I hope is a list that will keep growing.
Professional Qualifications and Experience
I am a social worker, specialized in Maternal Mental Health, and educated in Youth Protection and Conjugal Violence. I have a Masters in Social Work and a Bachelor in Sociology from McGill University. As well as certifications in Maternal Mental Health and Perinatal Mood Disorders and Perinatal Mental Health Psychotherapy from Postpartum Support International. I am also certified in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy by the Ruis McGill CBT Teaching and Research Program.
I have worked as a social work intern in the maternal wards of the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal, which include the antepartum, birthing centre, postpartum, and NICU units. I spent 4 years as a case worker for Quebec’s child protective services at Batshaw Youth and Family Centres. And since 2020 I have had a virtual private counselling practice, seeing clients ages 12 and up, focusing mostly on the mom population.