Hi! I passionately support women's and maternal mental health. I'm especially good with secret sufferers (I see you, ladyl).
Counselor in San Francisco, CA
Anxiety is the experience that I see most frequently - whether it's generalized (pick a worry, any worry) or part of a trauma experience. I work with this using mindful self compassion, acceptance and commitment therapy, and EMDR tools, and see great change happen.
Perinatal mental health (pregnancy through one year postpartum) and maternal mental health (moms of older children) are the heart and soul of my practice. Trained and certified as a Perinatal Mental Health Professional through Postpartum Support International, I support perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, trauma related to the journey into parenthood, and adjustment to/the tricky pains that come up from your own history when you become a parent.
Trying to do it all, and with a smile, to speak up, but not take up too much space, express confidence without showing off, feel your feels, without looking weak. I think the expectations of women are bullshit and I am very passionate about getting to know the very normal responses we have to being asked to do a hundred contradictory things. Those responses often look like self criticism, anxious thoughts, sadness, rage, confusion. The women I see are amazing. They just often don't know it.