I am a licensed clinical social worker and owner of Skylands Wellness, a New Jersey therapy practice for the family-building years.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Succasunna, NJ
Attachment Theory guides much of my work with clients, helping me understand their relationships with others. It's not just about blaming your mother! When we better understand how we developed relationships from a young age, we can gain insight into how to improve relationships in adulthood. I will want to understand your family history and I will help you make new connections that enhance and improve your relationships with partners, children, friends, extended family, and colleagues.
Do you feel like you are stuck on some experience from the past? Do you know you "should" be over it, but you can't move on? Do you find yourself repeatedly stuck in a negative thought pattern that you cant stop? EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a trauma treatment that works to reduce symptoms of trauma and help propel my clients forward. Even if you didn't consider your negative experience a "trauma," your brain might be treating it that way.
As many as one in five women struggle with postpartum mood disorders (depression, anxiety, OCD, postpartum rage). While everybody is busy caring for baby, the mother's needs can be neglected. I am here to care for you and make sure you are feeling your best. For many women, anxiety and depression can begin in pregnancy. Don't wait to reach out for support. I can help you find practical ways to feel better right away.
Parenting doesn't come with an instruction manual, but it does come with lots of opinions from others. It can be easy to question whether you are "doing it right" and to compare yourself to other parents around you. You don't have to be constantly stressed, frazzled, or disoriented. If you're struggling with how to manage life with young children, please reach out. I can help you find your inner compass to guide you on a parenting journey that aligns with your values.
The loss of a pregnancy is often an invisible and ambiguous loss. If you aren't sure where to turn to make sense of your feelings, please reach out today. I can help you reconnect with yourself and your body. You can find joy again and you are not alone. I am certified in Perinatal Mental Health and I have specialized training in infant loss. I am also trained in EMDR and trauma treatment and can help you move forward from any trauma associated with your experience.