Families with babies and young children are my passion! If you or your family are in need of emotional support, please contact me.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker in San Diego, CA
Every parent wants their child to develop a secure and healthy attachment to their parents or trusted care providers. A secure attachment is one where the baby/child has a reliable, predictable and safe relationship with its parents and is more likely to have a positive trajectory in life. When a parent is faced with difficulties such as depression, anxiety, single parenting, personal trauma, a fussy baby, etc., there is a risk to the attachment bond. Seek help if you are concerned.
I provide EMDR and trauma informed therapy. It is very common that a new(er) parent finds themselves struggling with previously unaddressed or unresolved issues related to their past that may be causing difficulty in their lives and seeping into their relationship with the children and partner. Learning how to address the 'ghosts in the nursery' is a powerful way to improve your own life while nurturing your child's attachment.
Pregnancy loss can be a great sorrow, and for many, a trauma. Whether you intended to end your pregnancy, were faced with difficult choices or experienced a loss at any stage in pregnancy or shortly after birth, the experience is profoundly personal and important. Working with a compassionate and experienced therapist can help you process your feelings and heal.
Parenting is the hardest job in the world! Being a good parent is much more than feeding and loving you children. Its about paying attention when your tired and bored, using your calm voice when you really want to scream, choosing your child's needs before your own, and still trying to figure out how to be yourself, a partner, a professional, a friend. Getting support, learning parenting skills and joining an authentic village should be a non-negotiable in parenting. Call now for support!
Pregnancy and postpartum life is not always the wonderful experience we see in commercials. One in 7 women will develop Post-partum depression and dads can develop it too! Symptoms can start in pregnancy or anytime in your baby's first year of life. Some pregnancies are high-risk, babies may have been born early or born with complications and even with the 'best of scenarios', adjusting to life with a new baby can be difficult. Seeking therapeutic support can be a life-changer!