Pregnancy and the postpartum period can be an extremely emotional experience for moms (and dads). From preconception planning to the time period after a baby is born, many changes happen mentally and physically that can make this time period challenging. As many as 1 in 7 moms and 1 in 10 dads will experience a perinatal mood and anxiety disorder (PMAD). PMADs can occur at any point from conception through postpartum, sometimes extending into a lengthy course of time if not treated. If you are a mom/dad with limited resources or therapeutic support, you might feel alone, helpless and fearful of how to ask for help with PMADs.
I provide screening and assessment in order to work with moms/dads in addressing perinatal mental health issues and ongoing individual therapy. I welcome moms, dads or couples struggling with fertility or pregnancy loss concerns as these are particularly sensitive experiences that often evoke feelings such as shame, guilt and depression.
I believe in the importance of bridging the relationship between clinician and client. I aim to make my therapeutic environment warm and welcoming. I believe that an efficient provider is one who has a strong community connection with other resource providers and can provide a well-rounded treatment model.