I'm so glad you're here.
No matter where you’re at in your journey, I'm here to offer a helping hand. As new moms and parents, we can be so hard on ourselves, and feel like there is a lot of pressure to get everything right.
Take a breath... you are going to make it through this.
I’m a therapist and a social worker, which means I try to understand a person’s mental health from two distinct perspectives: individual and environmental. A person’s thoughts and behaviors are shaped by their own unique biology and personal history, and they’re also shaped by one’s ongoing interactions with their family, community, and other systems. Understanding the “full picture” when working with somebody requires a curious mind and a listening ear. In the therapeutic partnership, I bring knowledge and resources to help guide the journey, but each client is ultimately the expert in his/her own life. If we choose to work together, only you will know what works best for you and your family, and you will be in the driver’s seat.
I have been supporting folks with their mental health since 2014, first as part of a community support team for individuals with chronic mental illnesses, and then as an individual therapist.
I spent five years working as a Doula, Home Visitor and Childbirth Educator at a non-profit for teenage parents. As a therapist, birth worker, friend and parent, I have witnessed and experienced for myself the opposing realities of this brief, intense season of life: creation and loss, joy and heartache, togetherness and isolation, softness and strength. With so many changes, so much personal transformation, and so much at stake, it makes sense that people are at heightened risk for mental health challenges.
I named my practice “Peaks and Valleys Perinatal Counseling” to reflect, and honor, the highs and lows of pregnancy and new parenthood. You are the most important person to your baby and your family, and you deserve to be well. Wherever you’re at in this journey, if you’re looking for compassionate support, just know that it’s okay to make yourself a priority.
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