Yadira Herrera was born and raised in Santa Cruz, California. She is the oldest of four siblings and the first in her family to graduate college. Yadira’s love for children started when as an adolescent she helped raise her siblings, as well as babysitting and volunteering at her youngest siblings school. Yadira has a strong value of supporting families through the development of their child. She is passionate about assisting families to identify their strengths and obtain tools to build on their strengths and increase their parent-child relationship. Yadira realizes the strengths and difficulties that parents experience as she is a wife and parent to three young children.
Yadira graduated from Cabrillo College with an Associate’s degree in Communications; furthermore, she obtained her Bachelors in Sociology from San Jose State, and then went on to obtain her Masters in Social Work from Cal State East Bay.
Yadira has vast experience working with children, youth and family in K-8 public schools as well as working with young children 0-5 and their parents. Most recently, Yadira worked as a school based mental health counselor for a charter school whose vision was to prepare first generation students, particularly low-income Latinos, for college success.