I aspire to meet mothers where they are in their ever evolving journey of motherhood. Perhaps you're here because you are a new mom adjusting to motherhood for the first time, maybe your child recently received a diagnosis, or maybe you have a second little one on the way. It takes so much courage to seek support and I'm glad you're here.
I began my career as a behavioral therapist providing in-home support for children with developmental disabilities nearly two decades ago. While I loved positively impacting children's lives, it was often holding space for the parents that I found most rewarding. Parents need a great deal of care to show up day in and day out for their children. Parenting is hard work and you deserve to be well supported in the process.
When I became a mother myself, I learned firsthand the rawness that accompanies early motherhood. Just as a new baby is adjusting to the world so is the newly born mother. Marianne Williamson said in The Gift of Change, "When a woman gives birth, two are born: a baby is born from the womb of its mother, and a woman is born from the womb of her former existence." The new mother has the task of merging her new identity with the sense of self that has been developing all of her life. It's no easy feat! The transitions of motherhood are full of highs and lows and having someone to help you navigate the hills and valleys can be invaluable. I’m passionate about providing support and guidance through the many transitions and challenges of motherhood. I look forward to supporting you.
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #91146
Maternal Mental Health Professional Certificate, Postpartum Support International
Masters of Science in Counseling Psychology, California Lutheran University
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, San Jose State University
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT).
Santa Clara Valley Chapter of Marriage and Family Therapists (SCV-CAMFT).
American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT).