Anxiety and depression during pregnancy and the postpartum period
Relationship challenges during pregnancy and beyond
Education on attachment, child development, and early parenting challenges
The perinatal period can be a time filled with sadness, worry, irritability, loss, and stress. Maybe you're adjusting to your new identity as a parent. Maybe your relationship is struggling as you make this transition. Maybe you're worried that you're not attaching and bonding with your baby as you had hoped. Maybe your pregnancy or parenting experience is not what you had expected. Maybe you're worried about a high risk pregnancy, coping with losses, or experiencing challenges with fertility. Whatever the reason, help is available. It is estimated that perinatal mood and anxiety disorders affect 15-20% of new mothers. Challenges with anxiety and depression are common during pregnancy and the first 12 months of parenthood. If you're experiencing this, don't assume it's "just the baby blues." Please don't suffer alone. We know there are evidence-based therapy approaches that can help you through this challenging period.
Please reach out if you or your loved one is needing support. If I am full and unable to fit you into my schedule, I will help you find another local provider who can support you.
I offer individual counseling for mothers and fathers. I also offer couple's counseling for partners who are expecting a child and/or adjusting to the transition to parenthood after the birth of a child. I use Gottman's evidence-based and research-tested Bringing Baby Home program when working with couples to provide relationship and parenting support during this transition to parenthood period.
My Experience & Training: I'm passionate about supporting people during the perinatal period. I completed certificate coursework in Maternal Mental Health through 2020 Mom and Postpartum Support International (PSI), and I completed an additional advanced perinatal psychotherapy training through Postpartum Support International. I've also completed specific training for supporting couples with the transition into parenthood through the Gottman Institute and offer workshops for new parents. I'm actively involved at the local level through the Madison Postpartum Collective. I'm also a proud mama to two young children.