June 16, 2021 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Trelan Holder
Birth Justice Defenders @ ZOOM USA Online | New York | New York | United States

About Birth Justice Defenders (BJD): Healing Hearts Support Circle

BJD is a Non-for-Profit Organization providing information related to pregnancy before after and during childbirth, community events and related topics in health and well-being information about services you may need in your pregnancy, delivery and postpartum.




About The Facilitators

Trélan Nicole Holder, MS, LCSW is a skilled psychotherapist with extensive years of counseling experience in mental health and human services. Trélan attained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from Clark University, her Master of Science Degree in Social Work from Columbia University, and a Certificate in Bioethics and Medical Humanities from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Cardozo Law School. Additionally, her clinical pursuits include: a postgraduate certificate in psychodynamic psychotherapy training from the NYU Institute for Psycho-analytic Education. Trélan is a Senior Lecturer at Columbia University School of Social Work.

Sage Joyce Sevilla, M.Ed., LMSW is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), Adjunct Lecturer in Sociology at Hostos Community College (CUNY) and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Leadership Consultant based in New York City. She has years of experience working with families, adolescents and children to support mental health and psychosocial development across the lifespan. A graduate of Yale College, Sage holds an M.A. in Education from Columbia University Teachers College, and an M.A. in clinical social work from New York University


How will Trélan and Sage contribute to the BJD Healing Hearts Circle?

Trélan and Sage will serve as Co-facilitators to mediate, co-create boundaries, and promote a therapeutic environment to mitigate the risk of re-traumatization that can occur with “story-telling”. After each monthly community meeting, they will provide a 60-min debriefing to process thoughts and feelings that may arise and offer resources.