Faith Atkins, LCSW
Mama + Babe Instructor and Psychotherapist
Faith is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who completed her masters in social work at Columbia University in New York. For the past five years, she has primarily been working with adolescents and their families across various high-level therapeutic settings. After having her first child in the fall of 2018, Faith decided to shift gears and start her own private practice in San Francisco. Pre and postnatal therapeutic care is a particular passion of hers, offering in-home sessions for women and families struggling with postpartum depression and/or anxiety.
At the core of her practice as well as her Mama + Babe courses is the belief in an empathic and nonjudgmental environment built on honesty, openness and a little bit of humor. Faith is passionate about supporting new families and helping them to navigate parenthood based on their own personal beliefs and style.
Alan Knox, BA
The FatherHood Group Facilitator
Alan is a certified personal trainer and wellness coach with training in group facilitation. His affirmative and holistic practice has allowed individual clients as well as men’s and new parent groups to connect more deeply with feelings, motivations, and intentions. He deeply values excellence in caring for babies and children and parenting as a source of fulfillment in the lives of adults.
Alan enjoys exploring nature, reading, and playing on the trampoline with his three children.
Madeleine Maguire, CLEC, CPpD
Mama + Babe Group Facilitator + Parent Educator
Madeleine is a certified postpartum doula, certified lactation educator counselor, and founder of BabySavvy Co. Her passion lies in empowering first-time parents with tools, resources and encouragement, and watching their confidence grow as they become baby-savvy and feel more comfortable stepping into their new roles. A background in both business and health care allows Madeleine to provide informed support as parents face obstacles in trying to balance work, personal identity, marriage, and baby.
Madeleine currently resides in the Marina, where she enjoys practicing yoga, exploring the Bay Area’s hidden gems, and frequenting the Fort Mason Farmers Market.
Ginny Zeppa, MA, PCD
Mama + Babe Group Facilitator
Ginny is a parent educator, life coach and facilitator specializing in parenthood, relationships, communication, and life transitions.
Ginny has a Masters in Education from the University of San Francisco and before becoming a life coach and facilitator, she worked as a high school teacher, doula, and early childhood parent-child educator. She previously owned Natural Resources, a parent resource center in the Mission District of SF, before turning it into a non-profit organization. Leaning on evidence-based developmental theories as well as holistic parenting and wellness practices, she is passionate about supporting greater intimacy, vulnerability, joy, and full expression for parents, adults, and families. In addition to individual coaching and leading parent support groups, Ginny facilitates feminine-led workshops for men who want to transform their relationships with women. Ginny has three children and is a founding parent at Golden Bridges School, the nation's first social-justice, Waldorf-inspired Farm school.