Certified Perinatal Mental Health Counselor
LCPC, LMHC, PMH-C
Providing Virtual Therapy Sessions in Maryland, Massachusetts, Florida & North Carolina
Using a warm and supportive approach, I help adult women & men who are coping with trauma and life stressors, towards symptom relief and more peace of mind. Many of my clients come to me with intrusive negative thoughts, feelings of anxiety and depression, loss of interest or difficulty enjoying things that they used to enjoy, low energy and motivation, trouble concentrating and being present, trouble following through with self-care, feelings of irritability, persistent worry, negative self-image and self-esteem. My clients often report feelings of relief after the first session, and over time, more resilience and better tools to cope. I have a special interest in supporting individuals dealing with issues related to pregnancy & the postpartum period and I am trained and certified by Postpartum Support International. I will listen, help you find your footing, and guide you towards feeling like yourself again.
Who I Help
I help individuals struggling to start a family, trying to conceive after pregnancy loss, coping with infertility or reproductive trauma, postpartum depression, anxiety and other mood changes.
My clients also include individuals coping with a major life change, traumatic event, family-of-origin or intergenerational/cross-cultural trauma, young professionals & college students navigating their 20s and 30s, teachers and helping professionals who experience burnout or compassion fatigue, relationship & parenting stressors and more.
How I Help
It may feel important to know what therapeutic approaches I use, and if you are familiar, some of them include CBT, Mindfulness, IFS, IPT, Tapping & EMDR and other mind-body strategies that can help provide some relief and get anxiety under control. The treatment will depend on you and your needs. You will leave the first session with strategies to help you feel a little better right away. I take a modern approach to therapy and will not leave you floundering in silence. I will be an active conversation partner. While my primary role is not to give you advice, I will tell you my honest and genuine opinion if you ask for it. If you ask me how I'm doing, I won't turn the question on you and say "I wonder why it's important for you to know how I'm doing." I will listen with positive regard for you and your story and remember the important details of what you share. What sets me apart from other therapists is that I view the therapeutic relationship as an ongoing resource, the way you would a primary care doctor: My clients may seek out my help at a particular life stage and often feel comfortable to return for some new tools as they navigate new life milestones. I believe connection is healing, and use warmth, transparency, & humor, so it may feel like talking to a friend, who has the knowledge and tools to help.