About My Clients
I see you. I see the darkness you're sitting in; the pain and shame of the dark and scary thoughts that feel unlimited and overwhelming. I see you pulling away from the life you had planned and wanted so desperately. I see you hesitating to share these feelings with anyone out of the fear of embarrassment and ridicule. I see you in pain, but I also see your potential for joy and fulfillment. I see your potential for growth and change.
My Background and Approach
Working along side new parents and families to help them fully experience one of life's biggest transitions is an honor and privilege. I am passionate about dispelling myths and easing the shame that frequently accompanies perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. I view myself as a partner on your journey to wellness; someone to bear witness to the truth of your pain and rejoice in your successes along the way, too. I believe that mental health care can be a transformative experience and an investment in yourself. Personally, and professionally, I see the lasting effect on individuals who have the opportunity to speak their own truth, and be fully seen and heard. I work from an empowerment perspective which means I work along side each client, assisting them to gain insight and a greater understanding of their own selves and experiences. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivation Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy, and Psychodynamic Therapy.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
As a mom and therapist, I know first-hand the necessity for support. I've felt the struggle and lived the loss. I'm no stranger to grief and trauma and my professional background has focused heavily on individuals facing major life challenges. Finding the way to embrace the imperfections of life has shaped my personal and professional journey. My passion for serving others began while working with individuals experiencing domestic and sexual violence. I was given the distinct privilege of getting to know survivors along their journeys toward safety and health. Being able to walk along side them helped me develop the belief that all people deserve to be heard without fear of judgement or rejection. The time spent working with these survivors has informed my approach as a therapist; empowering individuals to live their most healthful and fulfilling lives.