Pregnancy and Postpartum Support
The journey to parenthood hasn’t been quite what you expected.
You were expecting this life event to be exciting, but it's been harder than you anticipated. Maybe pregnancy brought on a lot of struggle, uncertainty, or fear. Or maybe becoming a parent brought on some unexpected feelings of being overwhelmed and struggling to adjust to it all. Not to mention, there's a new level of exhaustion you didn’t even know existed.
Maybe you think back on your life before parenthood and miss it, followed by feeling guilty for even having those thoughts. You see others on social media who seem to have this parenting thing down and you wonder why you don't feel the same.
Your relationship with your partner feels different, tense, distant.
These struggles are real and you’re not alone in them. I know your time is more limited than ever. You deserve to feel like you again. Together we can help you find joy and take in these special moments you’ve been waiting for.
Parents, partners, and families of all kinds, you are welcome here. Your experience in this journey matters.
Whether you're thinking about having children, currently pregnant, or learning how to navigate the early days of parenting, it's all important. Each of these unique life transitions can be exciting and also difficult with plenty of unknowns. Through my personal experience as a mom in addition to specialized training in perinatal mental health, I’m here to help and I can’t wait to connect with you.
Your world was shattered.
You learned that you were pregnant and began preparing for what life was going to look like in a few short months. You thought about names, how to decorate the nursery, and memories you would create together for years to come. Maybe you started sharing the exciting news with loved ones.
As pregnancy progressed, something changed. Maybe you were alone at home or at a routine prenatal appointment. This couldn't be happening. It was so unexpected and devastating. You felt robbed of so much.
You began asking why, along with so many other questions, and there weren't enough answers. Even if there were answers, the pain isn’t any less. There’s so much sadness over the hopes and dreams you had. The feelings of love and loss feel hard to hold at the same time.
Maybe your partner or others in your life were having a different response and it’s been hard to talk about it, to sort through this on your own.
Maybe you haven’t really shared it with many people and you feel alone. The reminders just keep showing up when you least expect it. Thinking about how to face others feels scary.
Maybe you're wondering about next steps for your family and that brings up even more uncertainty or fear.
As a bereaved mom and a psychologist with specialized training in perinatal loss, I’ve developed a strong interest in helping others navigate this significant and oftentimes isolating experience. Let’s help you sort through the thoughts, the questions, the feelings. Maybe you just need space to be silent and you're not sure what to say. Nothing is off limits and it all matters. Your grief journey is yours, however it may look, and I’d be honored to help you heal.
*Love and Loss Healing Group launching in February 2022.*
For bereaved moms who have experienced miscarriage, stillbirth, ectopic pregnancy, or early infant loss. Please click here for more details.
You struggle with feeling connected.
Maybe there was something specific that happened in your childhood that keeps coming up or perhaps you went through some difficult experiences as an adult. You might not know when it began or why, but you notice that it's affecting your relationships. You want to be able to open up, to trust, and to feel connected, but it feels so scary. It seems like you fall into the same patterns and beat yourself up for it. You want things to be different, but you're not sure how.
Whether you're beginning a relationship, ending a relationship, or struggling within a current relationship with a partner, yourself, or others that matter to you, I'm here to help.
I can help you work through the experiences and feelings that have had such a grip on you. We can work together to understand your patterns, why they happen, and how to shift them with curiosity and compassion. We’ll move at a pace that feels right for you. You deserve to feel loved and connected. Through our work together, we’ll help you develop tools so you can begin to hold that belief for yourself.
Other Services Offered
I also help people with:
Parenting adjustment and support
Exploring childhood experiences
Navigating life transitions
Anxiety and worry
Grief and loss
Loneliness and isolation
Life and work-related stress