Brenda Hunter, Mother , MS, CLC, CBE, CIMI

    A driving force for Brenda Hunter is to understand the profound nature of human interaction. Having earned a degree in sociology/social work she began a career in the field of child abuse where that driving force exploded into a passion that has been her life’s mission ever since.

   With a determination to improve communication, empathy, and family dynamics, Brenda has provided services to thousands of children and parents which continues to humble her and strengthen her resolve in the human spirit. She specializes in parent education, child abuse prevention, infant/adolescent development, and pregnancy related issues.

   The way in which newborns enter the world and how parents view their roles, Brenda believes, sets the tone for future behavior. Knowing this, Brenda expanded her social work experience and education receiving additional training from the California Department of Education, Josephson Institute of Ethics, and Hospice of the Conejo. She also holds certificates in childbirth education, labor support training, lactation counseling, and infant massage.

  She is honored to have provided labor assistance in 128 natural childbirth deliveries supporting empowerment, connection and the amazing skill of the newborn. Brenda is the founder of the Butterfly Center at Horizon Hills Parenting Program where she taught Childbirth Education Classes & Newborn Parenting Classes and provided lactation support to the breastfeeding mothers. To learn more about the center please visit

    Being committed to the ongoing investment in family, Brenda makes the care and understanding of infants her number one priority. She continues to advocate for informed pregnancies, peaceful labors, successful breastfeeding and nurturing newborn parenting as a way to help heal the human heart. She lives in Thousand Oaks, Ca with her husband, Chris and has one grown son.  Both “light up her life”, always.

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