Areas of Focus

You may have experienced a devastating loss or multiple losses and are feeling overwhelmed by grief. Counseling helps you communicate your feelings and needs, and find ways to nurture yourself and your relationship with others.

The journey to parenthood is complex and can take unexpected turns leaving you feeling overwhelmed by stress, exhaustion and uncertainty.  

Undergoing any major life transition has its challenges. You may be facing a major life change involving a move, a new career, relationship status or forging a new path in life and looking for guidance in navigating the process.   

Many women face obstacles in fertility and find themselves on an emotional roller coaster. You may feel alone and unsure about how to proceed with difficult decisions.

Creating and maintaining healthy relationships involves ongoing flexibility and adaptability, and often requires you to look at your patterns of relating to others through a different lens. 

Whether you are managing your own health issues or those of a loved one, the challenges you face as a patient or caregiver can be stressful and exhausting.

Life Transitions

 

You may be facing a major life transition that brings with it worry, sadness, grief, frustration or anger, and the need to become more adaptable to this new path you're facing.  Undergoing any major life transition has its challenges.   I  can support you in managing:

 

  • Adjusting to a new place or environment

  • Job loss - pursuing a new career

  • Changing your relationship status - separation, divorce, finding the right partner for you

  • Becoming an adult - being responsible for yourself and your decisions

  • Discovering who you want to be and how to get there

  • Retirement

Loss

 

You may have experienced a devastating loss or multiple losses and are feeling overwhelmed by grief.  The loss of a loved one can leave you feeling alone and overwhelmed.  Counseling helps you communicate your feelings and needs, and find ways to nurture yourself and your relationship with others.  I can support you in dealing with:

 

  • The death of a parent or partner

  • Pre-term and infant loss

  • The death of a child 

  • The death of a pet

 

Postpartum Challenges

The journey to parenthood is complex and can take unexpected turns leaving you feeling overwhelmed by stress, exhaustion and uncertainty.  Approximately 20% of new mothers experience depression or anxiety after giving birth.

 

Postpartum counseling prevents isolation, helps mothers and their partners heal, and facilitates better ways of coping with this transition and new role.  I can help you address an array of challenges:

 

  • Postpartum depression

  • Postpartum anxiety

  • Scary thoughts

  • Adjusting to a new baby

  • Processing traumatic births

  • Preterm births and NICU admissions

  • Facing emotional challenges and resolving identity issues brought on by motherhood

  • Attachment and bonding

  • Nurturing yourself and your relationship

  • Guidance through family transitions (returning to work, balancing work and home)

  • Healing childhood wounds

 

Relationship Challenges

Creating and maintaining healthy relationships involves ongoing flexibility and adaptability, and often requires you to look at your patterns of relating to others through a different lens.  Experiences from your own childhood may serve as obstacles to becoming the partner or parent you wish to be.    

 

Parenting effectively isn’t something we naturally know how to do.  It is a skill we build with awareness and practice over time.  It can be difficult to find the time and energy to focus on your relationships and yourself.  Many people feel they struggle to find a healthy balance while staying connected over time.

 

I am committed to helping you engage new ways of being, become a more present and attuned person in relationships, and relate to others in ways that align with your values and beliefs.  Some common struggles that I may help you with include:

 

  • Communication challenges

  • Codependency issues

  • Setting healthy boundaries

  • Feeling stuck in the same patterns of relating that don't serve you

  • Fear of connecting deeply with others

  • Issues from your childhood

  • Nurturing yourself and your relationship

  • Balancing work and parenting

  • Navigating unhealthy family relationships

Managing a Medical Crisis and Chronic Health Issues 

 

Whether you are managing your own health issues or those of a loved one, the challenges you face as a patient or caregiver can be stressful and exhausting.


Understanding medical systems can be confusing, especially when you are experiencing strong emotions about health issues and the accompanying decision-making regarding interventions and treatment plans.  I offer help navigating this challenging medical and emotional terrain so you may continue onto a path of greater clarity and direction.  Some challenges for which I provide counseling include:

 

  • Responding to health crises

  • Navigating medical systems and providers

  • Caregiver strain and burnout

  • Nurturing yourself

  • Relationship concerns

  • Balancing caregiving and other responsibilities

  • Raising a child with chronic health issues

  • Grief and loss

 

Fertility and Pregnancy Concerns

Many women face obstacles in fertility and find themselves on an emotional roller coaster. You may feel alone and unsure about how to proceed with difficult decisions.  Areas where I may be of help include:

 

  • Decision-making around fertility concerns

  • Therapeutic support during the fertility process and pregnancy

  • Adoption exploration

  • Miscarriages or planned terminations