You’re feeling more and more defeated and hopeless with each new bit of parenting advice you hear that neglects your needs and expects you to completely sacrifice your sleep and your sanity in order to be a “good mom.”
The nonstop overwhelm, fear, and guilt about making sure you’re “doing it right” is drowning out the excitement and joy of this season in your life
You find yourself getting so upset when your baby won’t sleep or won't stop crying that you burst into tears. Sometimes you feel enraged, like you just want to scream, and you're terrified you might "snap" and actually hurt the baby.
You have a really fussy, colicky, or difficult-to-soothe baby, and having to constantly hold them or spend hours nursing, rocking, or bouncing them every day and night has you so exhausted that you're worried you might actually be on the verge of a mental breakdown.
You're miserable, to the point that sometimes you think you made a huge mistake or you fantasize about running away, but you're too ashamed to admit these feelings because you tried for so long to get pregnant and what kind of mom has those sort of thoughts??
You can't stop thinking that something is wrong with you, physically, and then you keep having awful anxiety attacks that make you convinced you developed a blood clot or you're having a heart attack. You cry all the time imagining that you're going to die and leave your baby without a mother.
I would be honored to walk alongside you in your healing journey so you can find a renewed sense of identity as a mom and offer the best of yourself to your current and future children.
You have a history of trauma that is now impacting your sense of self as a parent (such as abuse, neglect, and other traumas in childhood or adolescence)
Your trauma occurred as part of your journey to becoming a parent (such as fertility challenges, pregnancy or infant loss, TFMR, and traumatic birth experiences)
You experienced something traumatic after your child was born that has shaken your confidence as a parent.... (such as NICU or PICU stays, serious illness or injury, or a global pandemic)
With the right kind of help, you can feel more like yourself, gain confidence to take on the challenges of motherhood, and be able to truly enjoy parenting (most of the time).
I believe that taking care of you and your mental health is not selfish, and I am dedicated to changing the narrative that being a "good mom" requires sacrificing your sleep and your sanity. Being a healthy, rested mom is one of the greatest gifts you can give your child.
I specialize in treating trauma that occurs or resurfaces during the perinatal period, but I also work with women experiencing a variety of other challenges during the journey to and through motherhood.
• Prenatal or Postpartum Anxiety or OCD
• Prenatal or Postpartum Depression
• High Risk Pregnancy
• Anxiety about Labor/Delivery
• NICU/PICU Stays
• Balancing Motherhood and Work
• Setting Boundaries with Family • Pregnancy/Infant Loss
• Birth Trauma
• Childhood Abuse/Neglect
• Sexual Assault/Rape
• Infant Feeding/Sleep Challenges
• Body Image Negativity
• Identity Transformation
• Conflict with Partner
If you’re ready, then I am confident that together we can heal the root of your current struggles. Using IFS-Informed EMDR, I will help you to rewire the parts of your brain that are stuck - “overwriting” any negative emotional learnings and “reconsolidating” trauma memories - allowing you to experience transformational and lasting change.