Maya Coleman, PhD Clinical Psychology, MA Special Education

Hand in Hand Certified Instructor

Maya Coleman is the Executive Director of Hand in Hand Parenting and leads an international staff and cohort of 180+ Certified Instructors to offer Hand in Hand’s unique social-emotional learning approach to parents and professionals worldwide.

For the previous decade, Maya worked as a Clinical Psychologist in private practice with families of young children who had challenging early experiences including preterm birth, early illness and medical treatment, developmental challenges, and caregiving disruptions. Maya also worked with preschool educators to bring trauma-informed social-emotional learning strategies into their classrooms and programs.

Maya is also the Special Education Discipline Coordinator in the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) Program at Georgetown University.

Maya and her spouse are parents to their 17-year-old and 2 dogs and live in Washington, DC.

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