Velma found Hand in Hand in 2012, when her son was just 18 months. Hand in Hand helped her learn how to love her self and her son well in easy, as well as challenging times. She is passionate about helping parents thrive, loving children in all their moods, and learning to play to build connection. Velma has experience with early NICU trauma, supermom syndrome, postpartum depression, separation anxiety and child aggression. Velma lives in St. Louis, Missouri and works in the local community with parents and schools.