My name is Mayerling, and I was born in Caracas, Venezuela. It is a beautiful country in South America, and it is currently going through difficult times. From an early age, I knew I wanted to help people and decided to study psychology. In 2007, I graduated from university and emigrated to Argentina. I started working with children and teenage victims of emotional, physical, and sexual abuse. One of my main duties was providing group and individual counselling to the children and teenagers living in foster homes. After that, I worked for the Justice Department in the Office of Mediation.
I emigrated to South Africa in 2015, and in 2017 my daughter was born. The following year, I relocated for the third time to Melbourne. These life experiences allowed me to fully understand how the transition to motherhood becomes an even more challenging event as an expatriate. I experienced firsthand the feelings of sadness, grief, anxiety, and depression.
I am determined to support women who find motherhood to be challenging, especially those who are migrants. Resilience and empowerment are the foundation of my approach, which I combine with active listening, empathy, understanding, and a respectful non-judgmental perspective. My goal is to provide a safe space to express their feelings, thoughts and fears.