About My Clients
I support individuals through challenges related to reproductive health, pregnancy, loss, and parenting with compassion and respect. When you're not sure if what you're feeling is normal, but you don't feel like yourself, I provide a space to process, learn strategies and find your new normal. I enjoy working with people who are feeling regret or ambivalence about parenting, who have difficulty bonding, and who are experiencing perinatal anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD or other PMADs.
My Background and Approach
I draw on more than 15 years experience of working with families and 3 years of working in an intensive Day Program for perinatal mental health to identify and assess your strengths and challenges and tailor goals to your needs. My approach to therapy is nonjudgmental and collaborative and is based in my training in psychodynamic, trauma-informed, attachment, cognitive behavioral (CBT) therapies, EMDR, as well as mindfulness practices. With my experience working with individuals with severe perinatal mood and anxiety disorders including postpartum psychosis, I also particularly enjoy supporting individuals and families in recovery after stabilization. With specialized, advanced training in perinatal mental health, I provide clinical supervision and conduct trainings for multidisciplinary professionals.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I am passionate about destigmatizing perinatal mental health complications and holding space for the ways oppressions - racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, fat phobia, ableism among others - and social and cultural parenting pressures affect us. At heart, I am a social worker and strongly believe in the values that are at the foundation of this profession: service, social justice, the dignity and worth of every person, the importance of human relationships, integrity, and competence. I welcome clients with diverse identities with respect to race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, religion, immigration status, size and ability. And I strive to do my own work related to my privileges.