You feel overwhelmed, irritable, exhausted. Maybe you are raising kids and trying desperately to maintain a relationship and find time for yourself. Perhaps you are seeking work/life balance and falling off the balance beam most days. Perhaps you are pregnant or postpartum and struggling with lots of anxiety and some depression and scary thoughts. You don’t really understand how you are feeling, and the ways you’ve been coping are no longer working to help you feel better. You just want to feel like yourself again.
The good news is, I can help. I’ve been Licensed as a Clinical Social worker for 18 years. I specialize in working with mothers in all stages of parenting, from conception to parenting adult children. It’s a stressful time, and difficult even in the best of circumstances. I also work with adults struggling with symptoms of depression, anxiety, grief and loss, life transitions, and trauma. My clients describe me as compassionate, understanding and easy to talk with. My style will help you focus on your strengths, understand yourself better, and explore your patterns. You will also learn to be gentle with yourself as you make the necessary changes to feel better.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia, and work with clients throughout the state via my HIPAA-compliant, easy-to-use teletherapy platform. My past professional experience has taken me into schools, healthcare, and nonprofit organizations. This breadth of experience gives me a unique advantage when my clients are navigating the systems that affect their lives and families. Of particular interest to me is the emotional journey of mothers through pre-conception, pregnancy, and early parenting, as this is often an equally joyful and challenging time for most women. I am a trained and experienced pregnancy and postpartum counselor, and also partner with individual adults struggling with anxiety and/or depression or life transitions.
In addition, I am a mother, a spouse, a daughter, friend and dog-lover. I enjoy working and playing in my garden, spending time with friends, and hiking and biking my way around Virginia.