Are you feeling stuck? When you’re depressed, anxious or overwhelmed, it feels that life is always difficult. Taking the time to explore your current difficulties in therapy can allow you to improve your life in ways you never imagined. As a therapist, I help clients cope with anxiety and break through depression. I also work with couples to help them communicate and parent more effectively. I am a warm, nonjudgmental therapist and work collaboratively with a wide range of clients. Using insight-oriented psychotherapy and mindfulness techniques, I will help you find a way to stop feeling stuck and move forward.
Adjusting to parenthood, or any major life-changing event, can put a strain on individuals and couples. Improving self-care and nurturing the couple relationship through these transitions is important. Working together, we can transform life stresses into opportunities for growth and increased happiness.
I have personal and professional experience working through depression and anxiety, parenting children, and improving relationships. I also have experience working with grief and loss as well as chronic pain. I lead a support group for women with postpartum depression, to relieve isolation and support recovery.
I am a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern and Coach-Parenting™ Certified Coach. I work with Oak Creek Counseling Center, a nonprofit mental health counseling organization in Pleasant Hill. I also lead a postpartum depression support group called the Postpartum Emotional Recovery Circle.
I have many years of experience working with new parents, facilitating new parent support groups and helping parents with feeding, sleep, newborn care and the sometimes challenging transition to parenthood. I am also the mother of three children, a survivor of postpartum depression and anxiety, and I have parented a spirited child, so I’ve been there!