My name is Telia
I am the Certified recovery mentor II, Certified Birth and Postpartum Doula that primarily created the role of Project Nurture at Legacy Midwifery Clinic serving women with Substance Use Disorder while pregnant. Working with our women has been an amazing experience for me. I received my certification for a recovery mentor and recovery counselor through ACCBO of Portland, Oregon. Under this certification, I have also served as a Subject Matter Expert at IC & RC and Camden Coalition Blueprint for complex care. This experience is what fueled my passion to become a Doula. I completed Mother Tree Doula and ICTC Doula training in 2015 to be certified as a birth doula, Cornerstone in 2019 to be certified as a Postpartum Doula. Since then I have attended 350+ births and supported a little over 100 families as a postpartum doula. Being a Doula has taught me how to hone my personal life experiences into skills to better suit the community I serve, like addiction, recovery, mental health therapy and trauma informed care having a holistic approach. I also have some public speaking experience by presenting at NAPSW- National Association of Perinatal Social Work, OHSU Grand Rounds, National Perinatal Association, HealthShare conference, Swanman Conference-Legacy Health and a few more addressing the Peer Recovery Counselor/Doula role combined to support Pregnant women suffering from substance use disorder, sexual and interpersonal trauma. I am also a MAAPPS trainer for MHACBO and a Peer Wellness Specialist trainer for MHAAO. With the recent endeavor of starting my own Full Spectrum Doula Support/Consultant practice- Yasiin’s Luv.
My mission for Yassin's Luv is to help create a safe space for a birthing person and their support/family for an ideal birth. To offer holistic birthing support according to the individual giving birth. Offering space for healing and love to abound. Integrating cultural preferences if needed for the most effective desired outcome. Honoring the birthing person's beliefs, experience, and desires with a trauma informed lens. Also offering support tools as well to support recovery from mental health and addiction.
I view my work in the birthing community as buoyant and empowering. I see my past life experiences as a birthing person who identifies as an african american woman, recovering addict and trauma survivor are excellent transferable skills. I do not only see myself as a teacher or guide but also a pupil that will learn from my community and people I support. My lens includes trauma informed support in every aspect. Every encounter brings an opportunity to teach and learn a new way, due to each individual being different.
My values embody respect, healing, discernment, love and active listening. What drives me to Doula support is the dire need for peace and healing in a birthing space especially in my community. Throughout my 7 years of being a doula I have learned that supporting the values of birthing people during labor, birth and postpartum creates a greater possibility for a positive outcome in many ways. Knowing this has helped form my values for the support I provide and those values continue to evolve.