SPECIAL FOCUS AREAS
.01 PERINATAL MOOD AND ANXIETY DISORDERS (PMADS)
Becoming a mother is one of the most pivotal times in a woman's life. From conception to birth, it can be a time filled with different emotions: bliss, anxiety, joy, fear, love, depression, hope, and many more. All of these are valid and can even co-exist. Everyone's journey to and through motherhood looks different. I respect that and specialize in treating perinatal depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, adjustment to motherhood, and infertility or loss.
.02 PARENT-CHILD BONDING
The attachment bond is defined as an emotional connection between a child and their primary caregiver(s) based on nonverbal communication. A healthy attachment is paramount to healthy development for a child, but sometimes attachment can be interrupted for various reasons: NICU stay, parental mental health, trauma, everyday hustle and bustle that doesn't allow us to slow down and really connect with our children. I would love to help you connect with your baby or toddler in meaningful ways that benefit you both.
.03 HEALING TRAUMA
All of us have experienced some type of trauma in our lives. Research shows that trauma alters the brain, but healing also alters it and can truly change the trajectory of your life. I would love to hold space for you during your healing process and I offer a special focus on infertility struggles, pregnancy loss, and birth trauma. I can offer narrative-style story telling and hold space while you process those difficult emotions, or Eye Movement Desentization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR).