About Us

South Bay Mommy and Me has a simple mission: to bring together like-minded mothers who are seeking a village to raise their babies. Together we gather. We bond. We grow.

We are mothers supporting other mothers. We are child development experts. We are specialists in encouraging the child-mother attachment bond. We are unlike any other mommy and me program in Los Angeles’ famed South Bay.

We are a well researched, highly informed, premium program that seeks to have a profound influence on your life. We are loving and compassionate healers seeking to make a difference in our community. We are filled with gratitude to help you find your inner mama.




Bryana "Kappa" Kappadakunnel, owner and director of South Bay Mommy and Me, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT90464).  She is endorsed as an Infant-Family Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist, specializing in the care and support of infants, toddlers, and their families.  She obtained her Board Certification in Perinatal Mental Health (PMH-C) in 2020.  Bryana is a graduate of the Postpartum Action Institute, and has completed several advanced trainings in maternal mental health (Postpartum Support International).  


She is the former Curriculum Director for the Parent and Me program at The Mother Nurture Network in Redondo Beach, where she developed the program and facilitated classes for moms of infants and toddlers.  

Her passion for teaching and supporting moms in connecting on a deep authentic level is what inspired her to launch her own center.


Her work is dedicated to improving the health, warmth, and joy in the child-parent relationship.  She has a special interest in how trauma impacts our attachment to our children, and how to utilize mindfulness, reflectiveness, and intuition to overcome barriers in our parenting experiences.  She also specializes in treating postpartum mood and anxiety disorders.  She is the proud mother of Matteo and happy wife of Matt.