Perinatal Mental Health
Being a new parent can feel so overwhelming, exhausting and confusing. You might be having intrusive thoughts that terrify you, anxiety that is disrupting your sleep and secretly feeling like you made a huge mistake being a parent. You may also be processing a loss and feel invalidated and isolated. Don't feel shameful or embarrassed - I have been there too. Here is the great news - you won't always feel this way. Our time together will be spent exploring who you want to be, both as a person and as a parent, and taking actionable steps towards the new integrated you. You are not alone, you are worthy of support.
I am eclectic in my therapeutic approach, and don’t believe that there is one magic approach that is best for all. We will explore your strengths, talk about and implement new behaviors and actions and process past trauma and loss. I have specialized training in Maternal Mental Health through 2020 Mom and Postpartum Support International.
My Parenting Journey
I thought I had a fairly clear understanding of what to expect prior to my son's birth. I’ve baby sat before…how hard could it be? Just to be EXTRA prepared, I did all the classes, washing and sterilizing. After a confusing and difficult birthing experience, I was thrown into the role of mother. I struggled through the newborn days which blended into the COVID days. I felt sadness, anxiety, panic, disappointment, grief, anger and a million other things. I survived, and continue to survive. You will too.
Wherever you are in your parenting journey, I am proud of you. I mean it. Regardless of how the day goes, the mistakes you feel you made, I know that you are doing the best that you can with the tools you have. I am too.
The resource list may provide you with online and/or free options to navigate pregnancy, loss, postpartum depression and other mood disorders and new parent life. Looking for a resource that you don't see? Reach out and we will be happy to connect you!
Call and Texting HelpLine, Directory of Perinatal Professionals, Free Online Support Groups, Articles/Education
Rainbow Families educates, connects, and supports LGBTQ+ families and parents-to-be.
Compassionate and holistic support for people who have experienced unimaginable loss during their journey to parenthood.
Get breastfeeding help, learn about breastfeeding and the law, find resources for health care providers or Leader and more.
A nonprofit that partners with health and social service workers to build a healthcare system that’s equipped to respond to unintended pregnancy and abortion.
It is so important to find a trusted and aligned care group. Here are a list of individuals that provide care throughout the state of Maryland. We encourage you to reach out and find the best fit for YOU!