I am in the process of forming a local support group for women who have infants and/or young children (0-4/5 years old), women struggling with postpartum concerns, and women who are expecting. Being a mother is a tough job and nothing can fully prepare you for such a lifelong journey. I am a mother of two young girls myself, so I understand both the personal and professional aspects of what it's like to be "in it". Working with mothers (even "adult" mothers, who struggle with relationships with grown children) is a passion of mine. process through making decisions for themselves (i.e. transitioning from thinking like a little girl to thinking like a young adult).
I have experience working with middle school aged children, females in particular, who are struggling to find their identity, navigate emotional and physical changes or stresses, and I also have experience working with women who have been in abusive (physically or emotionally) relationships; women struggling to keep together romantic, social, and familial relationships with which they are struggling; and women who need someone to guide them through stress, depression, and anxiety surrounding work, family, or other relationships.
Leah Payne, Mental Health Counselor