For as long as I can remember, I yearned to be a mother. Unfortunately, when faced with multiple medical conditions, I realized that getting pregnant was not going to be easy—even though it seemed like everyone around me was having babies. Eventually, I was fortunate enough to become pregnant-- but why didn’t I feel the effortless joy that seemed to encompass all the mothers on my social media feed? Why was this so hard? It’s often said that no one really prepares you for becoming a parent, but I feel passionately that our society could do a better job. I hold a feminist perspective and challenge societal expectations of how things “should be.” You don’t need to do it all and you don’t need to do it alone. I’ve worked in multiple different settings including crisis home based work with children and their families, partial hospitalization programs with adults, and most recently in a pediatric medical clinic supporting families with children with medical conditions. I have been trained in perinatal mood disorders by Postpartum Support International (PSI).
Masters of Social Work, Loyola University Chicago (2012)
Perinatal Mood Disorder, Postpartum Support International (2020)
National Association of Social Workers
As a therapist, I am passionate about helping women of all backgrounds explore what is holding them back in life. I believe in therapy that is centered around the therapeutic relationship. I believe the therapeutic space can help release the pressure and relieve the pain caused by the chaos of every day life.