I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with a Master of Education in Counseling. My career first led me into the world of higher education where I provided career counseling and academic advising to college students. It wasn’t until I experienced first hand the need for a perinatal mental health specialist that I even knew this type of work existed. Once I was introduced to this specialization, and on the other side of my own journey, I realized I had the education and personal experience to support a career shift. I am extremely passionate about the world of perinatal mental health and would be honored to join you during this season of your life.
Why I’m a Therapist:
It takes bravery, vulnerability and trust to ask for help and support. My goal is to provide a warm, authentic, compassionate and non-judgmental space where we can work together on your healing and personal growth. I am a therapist largely due to my own experiences with infertility, birth injury/trauma and maternal mental health and feel that my personal journey coupled with my education and training, provide a unique perspective when supporting you through yours. Whether you are struggling to conceive, mourning the loss of a pregnancy, recovering from a traumatic birth, or finding your footing as a new parent, I am here to help.
Education & Training:
I received a Master of Education in Counseling from DePaul University in 2013. I have also completed specialized training with Postpartum Support International and have a certificate in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders.
Areas of Specialization:
I believe in an individualized approach to therapy and seek to integrate multiple evidence-based approaches (including cognitive behavioral, relational, and mindfulness) into individual treatment. Specialties include infertility, birth trauma and/or injury, grief and loss, and perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. I am LGBTQ+ affirming and inclusive.