Caren Gitlin is a licensed clinical social worker (L.C.S.W.) and a proud mother of two young boys. Caren is a child and family therapist specializing in early childhood development with 10 years of experience working with children and families. Caren received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at University of Michigan. It is there that she first discovered her enthusiasm and passion for helping children and families. She went on to obtain her Masters in Social Work at Loyola University in Chicago. Post masters, Caren worked as a therapist for young children with social, emotional, and behavioral challenges. After moving to Los Angeles, Caren trained at Cedars Sinai in the highly acclaimed Cheerful Helpers Child and Family Study Center. Following her internship, she joined as staff therapist for children ages 2-4. In addition to individual therapy sessions, she led social skills groups for children as well as co-led parent support groups. During her time at Cheerful Helpers, she started a private practice specializing in child and family therapy. A new chapter in Caren’s life started when she prepared to become a mother. It was during her first year of being a mom that Caren realized she wanted to further help support new parents and their babies.
By attending mommy and me groups, Caren came to truly understand the importance of a strong support system when raising small children. Given her education, work experience and shared passion for helping families, she developed the concept for BabySpace. Caren is dedicated, enthusiastic, and honored to join new parents and babies as they navigate this precious time in their lives.