Reproductive & Maternal Mental Health Therapy
No one really understands what you're going through. At least that's how it feels.
Your friends and family want to help, but don't know how; don't know what to say. Neither do you...
My deepest passion lies in supporting women as they navigate their reproductive endeavors - whatever that entails. Being a woman, setting and reaching goals, healing from the unanticipated and figuring out new roles is so much easier when you have experienced support.
You don't have to feel alone anymore. I get it, truly. I'm here for you.
I am a trained maternal mental health therapist - meaning, I specialize in treating everything under the "reproductive" umbrella. I can offer you clarity on your experience, support through your struggles and guide you to healing your emotional wounds.
Here is a snapshot of the kind of work I do with women just like you:
Manage the Brutal 2 Week Wait, Grieve and Heal From Repeated Negatives, Reconnect With Your Partner, Make Sex Fun Again, Clarify Your Options
Get Rid of Anxiety and Fear, Foster Bonding In Utero, Manage Concerns and Plan for Birth, Prepare for the Transition to Motherhood
Grief and Loss
Whether Planned or Unexpected - Death is Devastating. Miscarriages Are Painful No Matter How Early. Uncover Hidden Depths of Grief As You Mourn the Loss of A Pregnancy or Child.
Grieve the Loss of Your Expectations, Stop Flashbacks and Nightmares of the Event, Fix Damage Done to Your Mind and Your Relationships With Yourself, Your Baby and Your Partner
Understand Postpartum Depression, Anxiety & Rage and What You Can Do About It, Improve Your Bond With Baby, Learn to Thrive Without A Village
Your Body Did Not Fail You or Your Baby. Get Clarity On Your Experience, Accept This Into Your Life Story, Let Go of the What-Ifs and Whys On Repeat In Your Head, Manage Painful and Vivid Memories
Adjust to Life As a New Parent, Clarify Your Values As You Decide How to Raise Your Child, Work Through Pain From Your Own Childhood in Order to Provide a Better Environment
Juggling Multiple Roles and Responsibilities is Hard. Stop Worrying About Whether You're Doing a Good Job and Stressing About Having To Do Things Alone, Rid Yourself of That Drowning Feeling
Do Some Pre-baby Prep to Set Yourselves Up for Success, Learn How to Express Your Needs to Your Partner After Baby Arrives, Manage Rage and Irritability, Understand Changes to Your Libido
Just Because You Had A "Choice," Doesn't Mean You Had A Choice...Nobody Chooses This and You're Allowed to Grieve. Let Me Relieve Your Guilt, Shame and Sadness
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Things Happen. Whether Its Temporary or Long Term You Will Heal and You Will Find Love. Figure Out What This Means About You and Who You Are Now
Unplanned or Teen Pregnancy
Gather Information and Make Your Own Choice, Get Help Breaking the News, Process Difficult Emotions and Changes to Your Self-Image, Mobilize Support for the Entire Process - Whatever that Entails
Outside of these issues, I also offer the following non-clinical services:
Baby Prep Counseling for New Parents - Identify your desires and expectations to transition smoothly into parenthood and avoid resentment
Processing Sessions for Birthing Professionals - Avoid vicarious traumatization and burnout
Consultations for Concerned Partners or Parents - Your concerns are valid. Get information to help you assess next steps.
Adoption, Surrogacy and Donor Considerations - There's more to these things than you think. Make sure you have all aspect covered and unlock any underlying feelings before meeting with your official evaluator.