Meet Our MamaCommon Mentors

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Keira Merkovsky, LCSW

Keira is a mental health therapist in private practice.

She helps individuals create strong relationships within their communities and families by first focusing on creating healthy relationships with themselves. Keira’s primary focus is working with mothers, teaching them how to effectively lean into the emotional challenges of motherhood so they can spend more time enjoying their kids and less time being overwhelmed and anxious.

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Katie Henricks

With a background in Education and Human Sexuality, Katie teaches her clients the art of connection and how to cultivate healthier relationships and emotional wellness through vulnerability. She got her start teaching the erotic feminine body and movement back in 2008 and continued down the path of emotional wellness and sexual empowerment with ferocity. She coaches through a combination of effective communication tools, education of masculine/femini ne dynamics and guiding her clients through the process of desire and expression. Katie currently teaches workshops and works with both couples and singles looking to have more satisfaction, range and depth in their emotional & physically intimate relationships. More than anything, Katie strives to empower her clients in their deepest desires, the approval to own them with total permission and have the tools to express in a healthy way.

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Hayley Goldberg, LMFT

Certified Parent Educator and Parenting Coach.

I am a licensed marriage and family therapist, a parent educator, parenting coach, and mother to three fabulous kids.

I have been a licensed therapist for over 13 years working with couples, families and individuals. I am most interested in families, relationships and understanding the dynamics between people – what’s working, what’s not working and how to make lasting changes for better mental health, happiness and life satisfaction.

More recently I have transitioned from providing psychotherapy to exclusively running parenting classes, providing parenting workshops for parents and teachers, and offering private parent coaching. I specialize in supporting parents of toddlers and preschoolers helping them navigate their parenting world, equipping them with the knowledge and tools to parent more calmly, confidently and respectfully and enjoy their parenting journey.

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Emily Brown

Integrative and functional nutrition practitioner.

This is Emily Brown, founder of Genetic Garden, she’s an integrative and functional nutrition practitioner, epigenetics expert, and Pilates pro, as quoted in GOOP!

She developed the Genetic Garden program based on the fact that every human body is unique and in order to achieve results, we must understand the whole picture - food sensitivities, energy levels, sleep habits, stress levels, hormones, exercise and of course, DNA. Her approach is client-centric, collaborative and takes each unique personality into consideration when working with clients. She holds them accountable while providing tools and resources so they may take control of their health. Emily aims to change the way modern society understands their body and takes preventative measures to live long vibrant lives.

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Kimberly Didrikson

Kimberly Didrikson is the founder of Learning Motherhood, a consulting agency and online community platform that helps women returning to work after having a baby from feeling overwhelmed with motherhood and career to thriving in navigating the changes that occur when becoming a mother and pursuing a career. Kimberly spent 15 years growing her career at a Fortune 100 company and as a director managed teams with portfolios of over $20 million in yearly sales... yet nothing prepared her for growing and birthing a child and returning to work. Determined to change how mothers are supported through this transition back to work, Kimberly created Learning Motherhood. Her passion runs deep in transforming the workplace to support working parents by also providing programs to assist organizations in creating a work environment that embraces families to strengthen company values. She is a certified paid leave expert in California, a workplace advocate for family friendly policies including parental leave for all and national paid leave programs. Kimberly’s work has been featured with many organizations, including The Riveter, Hey Mama, Boppy, and Totsquad.

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Dr. Meredith Hansen

Dr. Meredith Hansen is a relationship psychologist, wife, and mom of three. She’s passionate about helping women learn how to maintain healthy, satisfying marriages and is dedicated to supporting moms as they juggle the struggle of marriage and motherhood. Dr. Hansen has a private practice in Laguna Niguel, offers support for moms and couples online, and speaks regularly on the topic of marriage and motherhood. 

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Anna Dearmon Kornick

Anna Dearmon Kornick is a Time Management Coach, wife and mom who helps busy professionals master time management so they can stop feeling overwhelmed and start spending time on what matters most.

Anna believes that success and stress don’t have to go hand in hand, and that busy is NOT a badge of honor.

As the host of It’s About Time - A Podcast about Work, Life and Balance, Anna shares time management tips, productivity strategies and real-life advice to help her listeners make the most of their time. In addition to teaching actionable takeaways, Anna interviews other go-getters to find out how they navigate family, friends, fulfilling careers and full schedules.

Building on more than a decade of experience in the fast-moving, high-stakes world of political and crisis communications, Anna knows a thing or two about using time well. Early in her career, she served as the chief spokesperson for a Lt. Governor, and managed the hectic schedule of a U.S. Congressman. She’s helped small business owners, nonprofits, political candidates, Fortune 100 companies and executives tell their stories and focus on what matters most.

Courtney florey

Courtney Florey is a Decluttering Expert and the founder of Declutter & Dwell. She's passionate about helping busy mamas declutter their lives with simplicity, purpose, and community.