I have a passion for working with new moms and dads, grief and loss, chronic illness and big transitions.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Austin, TX
Big life transitions can bring us fear, anxiety, shame, uncertainty...but also fulfillment and inspiration. Whether you are experiencing a new birth, the loss of a loved one, a change in your relationships, a job change or a move- these times offer us the opportunity to face our fears and to grow into a new life. My work with clients who have chronic illness, HIV/AIDS, peripartum anxiety/depression, or on hospice has inspired me to continue help people going through transitions.
I have a passion for peripartum moms and dads. I co-founded the Pregnancy and Postpartum Health Alliance of Texas (PPHA) in 2010 and have worked diligently to ensure that moms and dads can easily find high-quality, affordable services in the Austin area. I developed and managed the Doula Voucher Program for PPHA, and was inspired to train as a doula . I currently manage the PPHA Psychiatric Voucher program. I worked with Postpartum Support International for 4 years as the Austin Coordinator.
I have worked in hospice for over 15 years. As the Doug's House program coordinator, I had the privilege of managing a home for people dying of HIV/AIDS for 3 years. They and their families allowed me into their hearts at one of the most difficult times of life, and it continues to inspire me in the work that I do. Though life's transitions can be gut-wrenching and traumatic, they also offer us a unique way of growing and healing old wounds.