Yaffa Maritz, LMHC

Yaffa Maritz, LMHC is a co-founder of Listening Mothers and clinical director of both Listening Mothers and Reflective Parenting, two research based parenting programs. She is the founder and director of the Community of Mindful Parenting. Yaffa was born and trained in Israel as a clinical psychologist. She is also a licensed mental health counselor with advanced training in infant mental health. She is an advocate for the well-being of children and their families and served on several local and national boards that promote this agenda, including the Governor’s Commission for Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention. Yaffa believes that by supporting parents and creating nurturing communities for them, we can set the foundation for the positive growth of children’s social, emotional, and mental health. 

Yaffa participated in the Stanford yearlong teachers training program called CCT (Compassion Cultivation Training) that was offered through Stanford's Center for Compassion, Altruism, Research and Education. She also completed the advanced training program in MSC (Mindful Self-Compassion) with Drs. Kristin Neff and Chris Germer.  

Yaffa's offerings at CCFW:

  • Mindful Self-Compassion

Feedback from course participants:

"One of the most enduring memories of the class that I will take with me is the warmth and openness and heart that you both brought to our time together. From the very first moment and throughout the entire course, you created a magical space that was so supportive, curious, secure, and fun -- you guys are amazing!!!” - Mark M.