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Therapy for New
and Expectant Parents

“Welcome to PARENTHOOD! The easiest most straight forward experience you will ever have in life!”

-Said no one ever

1 in 7 people who are pregnant experience depression or anxiety during or after pregnancy.
1 in 10 partners experience depression or anxiety after the birth of a child.

Whether you’re struggling because your world has just been rocked by a cute baby asteroid who is a bundle of joy, but who also cries a lot and demands your constant undivided attention…

Or you are currently pregnant, expecting to feel “amazing, glowing, the best you’ve ever felt” and you’re DEFINIETLEY NOT feeling that way, the first thing I want you to know is you are NOT alone!

There is a perception and expectation in our society that pregnancy and becoming a parent is the “happiest of time of your life”.

I want you to know that there is nothing wrong with you because you don’t feel wonderful right now.

If you are one of the many people who are struggling emotionally during your pregnancy, struggling in adjustment to parenthood, or struggling with many other issues that arise in this area of life (see LONG list below), know I am here for you we will get you through this together,

and you will feel better.

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During my time as a medical social worker, I supported many parents during pregnancy and postpartum in maternal newborn care, neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), and pediatric intensive care units (PICU).

In addition to my experience in supporting families during this season of life, I have advanced training in treating Perinatal Mood Disorders and hold a Perinatal Mental Health Certification through Postpartum Support International.

My therapeutic approach in this area is person centered and solution-focused therapy with the end goal of helping you get to a place where you are able to enjoy your baby and enjoy parenthood. In addition to using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which is the evidenced based modality to treat Perinatal Mood Disorders, I incorporate psychoeducation, fostering your parental resilience, navigating resources, and growing your support network.

I provide therapy for the following concerns:

  • Perinatal Mood Disorders including: Depression, Anxiety, OCD, and Intrusive Thoughts

  • Infertility

  • Pregnancy Loss and Miscarriage

  • Traumatic birth experiences

  • Recovery from Postpartum Psychosis

  • Coping with high-risk pregnancy

  • Coping with NICU hospitalization

  • Coping with a baby that has complex medical needs

  • Surrogates

  • Birthing persons considering termination and after termination

  • LGBTQ+ couples navigating fertility options

  • Adoption Specific Support for:

    • Birth parents

    • Adoptive parents

    • Pregnant persons considering adoption

The perinatal support I provide is LGBTQ+ inclusive and gender affirming. Families come in infinite compositions, gendered partner combinations, shapes, and sizes!

No matter how you or your partner(s) identify, you are welcome in my practice!