Let's be honest, being a mom isn't easy. Adjusting to motherhood is one of the biggest transitions you will have in your lifetime. It is a time when support is truly needed.
Not only is motherhood physically exhausting at times; it can be emotionally draining as well. The highs and pure love are often coupled with lows and uncertainty.
Unfortunately, moms often do not share experiences that are outside the happiness ideal. If you are experiencing both highs and lows or feelings of ambivalence, you are not alone. These feelings are not a reflection of who you are as a person or mother.
Pretending that everything is okay when it really isn't gets exhausting. Hiding your feelings from others in order maintain an illusion that you "have it all together" can cause even deeper feelings of shame and isolation.
Seeking help is a sign of strength, not weakness.
It can feel liberating to ask for help from a therapist. I encourage you to treat yourself with the same compassion that you show others in your life.
I am a licensed therapist specializing in psychotherapy for women, postpartum women and mothers. I provide both in-office or in-home therapy, because quality psychotherapy should be convenient and accessible. It is my priority and passion to help you receive the support you need to improve your emotional wellness and feel your best. You don't have to experience this alone. I'm looking forward to helping you.
As a fellow mom, I understand firsthand how crucial it is to have emotional support during pregnancy, postpartum and motherhood. My personal experiences and professional training have led me to my work with women and mothers. I am passionate about providing empathetic, supportive, and collaborative therapy (no mommy shaming, ever!).
I am a licensed therapist, LCSW #79627. I received my BS in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo. I received my Master In Social Work from University of Southern California and graduated with honors.
I am an active member of Postpartum Support International, have received maternal mental health training via Maternal Mental Health Now, intersections of birth and trauma training via Growing Well and am a graduate of the Postpartum Action Institute. I have extensive training in various evidence-based practices which have been proven to be effective when treating perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, such as: Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT).
In addition to providing individual therapy, I am the Co-Director of the Parenting Program at Mother Nurture Network in Redondo Beach, a teacher at the Pump Station in Santa Monica, and a contributor for various publications on the topic of perinatal mental health.
Let's get in touch.
Providing therapy to women throughout their reproductive journey, postpartum women and mothers in Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Brentwood, Venice, Playa Vista, Marina Del Rey, West LA and Mar Vista areas. Office visits and concierge based therapy both available.