About My Clients
Are you pregnant, already a mom, or dealing with grief/loss or fertility challenges related to motherhood? Perhaps you're struggling with postpartum adjustments and transitions, identity questions, returning to work concerns, birth preparation/recovery, trauma involving labor and delivery, bonding with baby problems, or relationship challenges with your partner. Clients describe their journey to becoming mothers as messy, beautiful, complex...and more fulfilling with the right support.
My Background and Approach
Moms tend to be our own harshest critics and, at times, underestimate our value. Out of love for our child, unrealistic expectations, or comparison to other moms, we also often strive for “perfect” when perhaps “good enough” could be a better standard. In our work together, you will learn how to be kinder and more compassionate with yourself while facing the unique challenges of motherhood. I believe therapy can be an opportunity to get to know yourself better. I will help you see yourself through lenses of kindness and empowerment. I’m collaborative and see myself as an active part of your journey in being well. Humor is a part of who I am, both personally and therapeutically, and I like to bring that to our sessions. My aim is to develop a relationship where you feel respected and understood, yet challenged to engage in meaningful self-exploration.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
After suffering from postpartum depression, myself, I wanted to support other moms who may be experiencing the same type of suffering. Becoming a mother has been one of the hardest things I've ever done and I truly believe we can't do it alone. I've also found it's important to not lose myself within my new identify as "mom" and I work hard to maintain my own interests and hobbies. To recharge, you’ll find me hiking in the hills with my dog, Louise, strumming my ukulele, or taking a few moments on my yoga mat. I value my relationships and find joy sending handmade cards to friends as well.