Prioritizing Maternal Mental Health

Providing support for Women and those who love them in the areas of Infertility, Miscarriage, Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Difficult or Traumatic Birth, NICU Stays, pre and postpartum depression, anxiety, and obsessive compulsive disorder. The journey to parenthood looks different for many families and I am here to provide support, encouragement, and maintain hope even when it seems far away.

Infertility affects 1 in 8 people trying to conceive. This can be a long, difficult, stressful, and expensive journey to parenthood.

The birth of a child/children is thought of as the happiest time of a woman’s life.  Well intended people will tell you “Enjoy every second” “It goes so fast, don’t blink” “don’t you just love having a baby?”

The reality is one in five Mothers will experience a Maternal Mental Health Issue such as Pre and/or Postpartum Depression, Anxiety, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. To put this in perspective, approximately 4 million women give birth in the United States each year so 800,000 women will manage a Maternal Mental Health challenge each year.

When experiencing difficult feelings, especially before or after the birth of a child, many women are silent about their thoughts and feelings and believe something must be wrong with them if they are experiencing a low mood, worry or anxiety, or unwanted thoughts that they cannot stop.

The truth is there are proven approaches that can help manage and eliminate these difficult feelings and allow you to cope with your emotions and stress in a helpful manner. I welcome the chance to help you heal.

*Flexibility is the key to support, so services are offered in-office and/or secure video sessions are available to meet your needs.