Concierge therapy for busy LA mamas.
Let's be real, 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 maternal mental health (the mental health of pregnant and postpartum women). I provide in-home therapy for pregnant women and mothers in Los Angeles because quality psychotherapy should be convenient and accessible. It is my priority and passion to help you receive the support you need to 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 such as: Managing and Adapting Practices (MAP), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT). In addition to providing individual therapy, I also facilitate Parent + Me classes in the community and provide insight for various publications on the topic of maternal mental health.
Customized therapy in the comfort of your home. I come to you, in your environment. Concierge therapy takes the added stress of getting to an appointment out of the equation. The time we have together is a safe holding space to express yourself and work towards living a balanced and more fulfilling life. We collaborate to create a customized treatment plan in order for you to achieve your goals. I honor how precious your time truly is, and work to maximize your therapeutic experience.
Running therapy is an integrative approach to traditional therapy, combining running/walking and talk therapy. Our bodies endure so much throughout pregnancy and the postpartum period. With every session, you can use the powerful mind body connection to help you process your feelings, honor your incredible physical strength and move forward towards living your best life. Being in motion can help you feel more comfortable discussing vulnerable feelings and reduce feelings of isolation. Running is not the focus, but rather a tool to help enhance our session together.
Contact me for information regarding upcoming therapy support group for mamas, held in Venice, CA.
Seen + Quoted In
As seen in Reader's Digest, Yahoo Wellness, Bustle, Runner's World, Motherly and Brit + Co.. Here are some of my latest insights and interviews:
Runner's World: This Psychotherapist has patients lace up to help them get back on their feet.
Emma is quoted in Runner's World magazine alongside RunWalkTalk's Sepideh Saremi discussing the benefits of running therapy.
Hello My Tribe: Meet the therapist for new moms
Alex Winkelman Zeplain, founder of Hello My Tribe interviews Emma about perinatal mental health and why it is so important to talk about.
Brit + Co. : 6 Tips to Keep Your Marriage Rock Solid Amid Holiday Chaos
Emma provides the tip "Get on the same team" for Alli Hoff Kosik's piece on how to keep your relationship strong during the holiday season.
Motherly: Guilt: It's Not Just for Moms
Emma discusses the effects of "mom guilt" and how the struggle to do it all is a very real experience.