It can be really hard to reach out for help, and I am super glad you are here! Let’s get to know each other. My name is Candy Beers-Kim. I am a dance/movement psychotherapist who specializes in parent-child interactions in infancy and early childhood.
I help young children and parents understand each other, so their interactions can be more enjoyable!
With almost all of early childhood communication being non-verbal, it is easy for communication to get a little messy. I’m here to decode the messages and help families thrive!
I have always had an interest in early childhood development and infant mental health and am currently working toward my PhD at Virginia Tech in Human Development and Family Science. My focus is nonverbal interactions between parents and children in infancy and early childhood.
I believe all parents have the innate ability to nurture their children. My passion for this work is helping parents reconnect to that innate ability and begin to trust their interactions with their children. I help bring parenting back to the parent/child relationship, so that answers to parents questions are easy to find.
My own transition into motherhood fed my passion for maternal development and health. Suffering from postpartum anxiety and experiencing first-hand the need for a strong support team, I am very focused on how this work in pediatric sleep and early parenting can support parents, especially mothers. I am passionate about empowering new parents with solid, evidenced-based information as a way to help them feel confident in their own parenting choices, especially around the delicate issue of sleep and early parenting.
I offer In-Home consults in Richmond, Roanoke, Lynchburg, Blacksburg, and Charlottesville, VA. I offer Skype consults to anywhere with internet and am available for lectures and classes both via internet and in person. I am a member of the Virginia Association for Infant Mental Health, Virginia Postpartum Support, am a board member for Boss Babes RVA, and am a Lactation Counselor. I also offer postpartum support groups and postpartum yoga classes.