I am excited to be working with Perinatal Support Washington (PS-WA), providing counseling as an extern Mental Health Counselor Associate beginning October 2023.
The reality of fertility, birth, and parenting is often quite different than what we see in the media. It isn’t always easy. Every family deserves support and community. I am glad that you are here seeking that! I believe the best way to have a positive impact on the future is through supporting those raising the next generations – parents. As a birth doula, massage therapist, and perinatal educator for over 20 years, I have been honored to assist hundreds of families in welcoming their little ones. I am indebted to these families who allowed me into their lives, sharing their joys and difficulties with conception, birth, and navigating new identities as a parent.
In addition to these experiences, I earned my Master of Arts degree in Guidance and Counseling from Bowling Green State University in 1993 and have done advanced training through LIOS at Bastyr University. My therapy style draws from several disciplines. Central to all are principles of non-judgement, anti-oppression, bodily intelligence, and the belief that clients are the experts on their own experience. I have a special place in my heart for supporting families who have experienced perinatal loss or high-risk pregnancies, had difficulty becoming pregnant, are experiencing anxiety/depression, and/or identify as LGBTQIA+.
Perinatal Support Washington (PS-WA) is a statewide non-profit committed to shining a light on perinatal mental health to support all families and communities. We support people in the emotional transition to parenthood, including those experiencing depression, anxiety, loss, infertility, trauma, and more. To learn more about Perinatal Support Washington, visit their website at perinatalsupport.org.
Interested in scheduling a perinatal counseling appointment?