Mayra Estrada, LCSW

Bio

Presently Director of the Child and Adolescent program at RMHA, a non-profit community mental health clinic providing services to the Northwest Bronx for over 50 years. Completed a two year program to train in an attachment theory intervention called Chances for Children. This intervention uses videofeedback to strengthen the bond between child and caregiver, in effect reducing risks and increasing the chance of optimal child development. Using attachment theory and cognitive behavioral interventions, I also presently lead a group of clinicians that provide social skills training to children ages 7 to 11 years old. At the same time, the parents meet to learn about child development, explore their struggles with parenting and gain insight about their own childhood and parenting style. The ultimate goal of these groups is to increase positive interactions in families and to help parents become more reflective and less reactive, a key in developing healthy minds and hearts.