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Monica Alejandra Noriega, Psy.D.


Monica Alejandra Noriega, Psy.D., is a chicana, doctora, and aspiring curandera from San Francisco, California. She believes that the sacred bonds between caregivers and their children are our most powerful tool for disrupting cycles of intergenerational trauma and dismantling systems of oppression. Dra. Noriega works at the intersections of healing justice, perinatal mental health, and infant mental health. Dra. Noriega works in coalition with birth workers, therapists, healers, and organizers to build new worlds where pregnant people, babies, caregivers, and the communities that care for them are valued, protected, and held. Dra. Noriega draws from her various personal and professional lineages as a chicana from Central California, clinical psychologist, and community organizer in her journey of learning and unlearning what healing looks like in marginalized communities. As an assistant clinical professor at the University of California San Francisco, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Child Trauma Research Program, Dra. Noriega specializes in the assessment and treatment of complex trauma among pregnant people and children ages 0-5 across community mental health and primary care settings. In her clinical role, Dra. Noriega offers Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), Perinatal Child-Parent Psychotherapy (P-CPP), and infant mental health consultation at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. Dra. Noriega also offers consultation, capacity building, and training to perinatal, early childhood, BIPOC serving, and community-based social service agencies. As a facilitator, Dra. Noriega aspires to create conditions for deep healing and collective accountability to occur at the level of the parent- child dyad, community, and systems of care.