Vida is a former United States Marine, a Registered Nurse, and mom to a rainbow baby girl. She first came to PSI as a help seeker during Covid following the birth of her daughter. Prior to having her daughter, Vida struggled with primary infertility and pregnancy loss. Postpartum, she experienced PTSD, OCD, and anxiety (with the anxiety came bouts of anger/rage). She attended groups regularly for over a year and found a community of support that helped her regain control over her mental health.
Vida transitioned to a support group facilitator and thrived in creating a safe space where others could share their struggles and receive the same support she did. She is passionate about perinatal mental health and is in training to get her PMH-C. Vida lives in San Diego, CA with her daughter Roya, husband Mahdi, and their puggle Biggie Smalls. She and her family love to spend time at the San Diego Zoo and the many beautiful beaches. In her free time, she loves to watch reality TV, and cook (not bake, very different!) and needs to workout for her mental health (otherwise would be a sloth).