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WOMEN & MIDLIFEPREGNANCY
Aretha Hampton, L.C.S.W.

Clinical Social Worker

Highlights

  • Clinical social worker with 24 years experience working in mental health
  • Specializes in fertility and pregnancy, including pregnancy loss and infant-parent mental health
  • Supports children and families through a variety of experiences
  • Emphasizes self-care as part of her practice

Experience

Aretha Hampton is a licensed clinical social worker who has worked in mental health for 24 years. She has worked as a mental health counselor and a maternal-child health social worker supporting children and families through both challenging and joyful experiences.

Hampton has worked in primary education, healthcare, and private practice settings. She also has experience teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students in the areas of trauma and social work and in how to create and implement accessible services to those in need of support.

“Self-care is very important in the ability to connect with yourself and others,” Hampton says. She makes it part of her practice to support others in identifying ways they can take care of themselves.

Hampton is also an avid runner and gardener.

Education

Hampton earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology from California State University, Hayward. She also has a master’s degree in social work from California State University, Sacramento. She is currently a doctoral student in the infant and early childhood development program at Fielding Graduate University.

Hampton attended the Napa Infant-Parent Mental Health Fellowship in 2018 and 2019. The program specializes in training clinicians in supporting caregivers and children ages 0 to 5.

Affiliations and Publications

  • Member of the National Association of Perinatal Social Workers
  • Member of the National Perinatal Association



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