I'm an authentic, open human being with a deep investment in helping people to find meaning and purpose amidst the chaos of everyday life.
Counselor in Maplewood, NJ
Pregnancy and motherhood is the most profound change a woman goes through. We all know how beautiful it CAN be… how fulfilling and transcendent. Yet what if it doesn’t feel that way? What if you have had a traumatic experience because of pregnancy loss or complications? Or what if it feels entirely overwhelming, or you are feeling sad, angry, even empty? Is there a place for you to authentically express these feelings, without judgement? I know how all-consuming motherhood can be and that it can trigger all sorts of self-doubt, old traumas/memories and most often, GUILT. You are not alone… I understand these experiences on a very personal, and professional level. I have studied and trained on early attachment as well as issues around PPMD. I can guide you through the intricacies of pregnancy and motherhood with compassion and skill so that we can work towards finding you peace, healing and confidence. Transformation is possible.
I worked for a prominent cancer organization in nyc for 10 years, helping people of all ages to cope with illness, caregiving and loss. I have had extensive training in mindfulness, CBT and the psychology of grief/los, illness and death. It is my firm belief that Grief manifests itself throughout our lives whenever we face any type of current or past change or transition; motherhood, marriage/relationship shifts, career shifts, identity changes, etc...and if we allow ourselves to feel these losses, then process them, we can be freer to find joy and peace in the present moment. I find that when my clients are able to sit with the things that cause them pain, they are better equipped to fashion a life for themselves that feels congruent with who they really are.