Hi, I’m Suzanne. I’m an occupational therapist dedicated to supporting women in the motherhood journey. I work with women through individual sessions and support groups, focusing on the physical and mental shifts necessary for women during their transition to motherhood. In addition to my experience as a mother, I’ve personally struggled with infertility, a high-risk pregnancy, and a traumatic birth experience. Not all pregnancies and births live up to our expectations, and unfortunately women aren’t always comfortable expressing themselves when they don't. In addition to supporting your physical recovery, I hope to serve as a guide to help navigate the complicated emotions that often arise during this journey.
Masters in Occupational Therapy (2011)
Masters in Special Education (2004)
Certified in Perinatal Mental Health, PMH-C (2019)
American Occupational Therapy Association
Services My services are for all moms. From those who've experienced difficulty during or after pregnancy, birth complications or birth trauma, to moms who may be struggling with the daily tasks of parenting, chronic pain, self care, managing the home, or work. Individual sessions, which are personalized to your needs, focus on topics including self-care planning, counseling, decision making, parenting concerns, communicating with your doctor, and communicating with your partner. Treatment plans are client-centered and may include both a physical and mental health focus. I do not diagnose illness or disease but rather serve as a support for your health and prevention of further illness. Together we will develop a plan of action to help you feel empowered and supported in your motherhood journey. Home Visits Services take place in your home to ensure ease, carryover and authenticity. Plans are tailored to your specific environment. Mental Health Screening for mental health needs. Education, awareness, and preventative planning. Facilitated social support groups. Postpartum Plan Treatment plans to promote recovery from birth, increase community support, adjustment to family roles and expectations, and engaging in activities that bring you joy. Child Development Child development education, integrating the mom-baby dyad to promote attachment, and establishing healthy sleep and feeding routines. Physical Rehabilitation Ergonomic recommendations to reduce discomfort and avoid injury including nursery set-up modifications, pre- and/or post-natal exercise programs, and to promote pelvic health. Connection and Community Help you find and connect with experts such as nutritionists, lactation consultants, medical providers, and integrative health professionals.