My Approach to Helping
It is my belief that to be an effective therapist, we need to meet our clients where they are. In doing this, my approach is very much a client-centered one. With support, encouragement, validation and the use of behavioral techniques, my clients can learn new skills and find healing and growth in a safe, supportive and nurturing environment. I am passionate and committed to offering services to new parents in transition with a specialization in Postpartum Mood and Anxiety (PPD), the Perinatal period (pregnancy-1 year postpartum), as well as miscarriage and infertility. Though my specialty is in women's issues, I also see men and adolescent girls in my practice as appropriate.
More Info About My Practice
Picket Fence Therapy is contracted with a limited number of insurance panels and frequently is considered an out of network provider, meaning that clients are provided all necessary documentation to submit for reimbursement from insurance companies. As an out of network provider, there are benefits, including a reduced out of pocket rate for clients. Please call with questions.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
With a special interest in supporting women, my focus frequently addresses issues related to anxiety, depression and work/family related issues. Much of my experience and specialty focuses on work with new parents experiencing perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (more commonly referred to as postpartum depression) as well as the transition to parenthood, miscarriage, and infertility. Supporting women in a nurturing and safe environment where there can be healing and growth is my goal.
What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
My favorite part of being a therapist is that I am invited into peoples' lives every day. Clients share their fears, worries, and struggles and with collaboration often also share their joys, successes, and accomplishments. I feel blessed to be invited into the intimacy of mother-child relationships, being able to support women, mothers, and families in healing, growing as a family and redefining roles. The postpartum period is especially special to me, as the frailty and strength of my clients always amazes me. Whether a client is a new mother or a mother who has lost a child, the honor that I am able to walk this journey alongside is what I love most about being a psychotherapist specializing in women's issues and the postpartum period.