Specialist 26+ years women's mental health related to reproductive function: PMAD, infertility, pregnancy loss, PTSD & couple relationship issues.
Author of: Advocating for Women with Postpartum Mental Illness: A Guide to Changing the Law.. (2020)
Psychotherapy is a healing art, one which utilizes the most up-to-date evidence-based techniques and strategies that have been found to be successful in helping to eliminate symptoms.
As a seasoned therapist, my aim is to use the most appropriate and effective techniques to help facilitate healing as quickly as possible, within the context of a warm, nonjudgmental and therapeutic environment.
Our emotional health and physical health are interconnected, and I aspire to help my patients understand that in order to achieve optimum mental and physical well-being.
After all, it seems that everyone’s goal is to be happy, and to experience a satisfying, meaningful and pleasurable life.
When our life is out of balance and we have lost our footing, our health suffers and we experience illness. This can either come in the form of emotional symptoms or even in the form of physical illness.
Our relationships and attachment often suffer when we are depressed, anxious or unhappy.
In therapy, we work collaboratively to understand and to heal the emotional and physical symptoms that cause distress. We build on strengths, develop healthy habits (sleep, exercise, engaging in healthy relationships, time for creative activities, and nutritional choices) and expand supportive relationships. We identify effective coping strategies and specific psychological interventions that lead to improved emotional health and are the core of effective treatment.
Brief collaborative psychotherapy for pregnant and postpartum depression and anxiety disorders. Pregnancy and postpartum planning for prevention for at risk moms and those who plan a subsequent pregnancy following PMAD.
Supervision on PMAD and women's mental health issues to other mental health providers