Licensed Professional Counselor
LPC, LMFT Intern
Supervisor: Mariel Pastor, LMFT
I provide therapeutic support for individual adults, children, and families around significant life transitions.
Provides free initial consultation
Provides telehealth services
Practicing Since: 2014
Most of my clients are working through significant life transitions, including: perinatal mental health concerns, grief and loss, stress, anxiety, depression, or family relational conflict. I specialize in perinatal mental health, offering support to parents and families as they navigate the transition to parenting, their fertility journey, pregnancy, losses, birth, the postpartum period, and beyond.
I specialize in work with parents, women, and families experiencing perinatal and postpartum depression and anxiety, in transitioning to parenthood, processing birth and trauma, pregnancy losses, and in healing during pregnancy and in the years following a new baby. I have completed certificate training as a Perinatal Mental Health provider. Infants and young children are welcome in sessions.
I believe that problems are best solved through the strength and assistance of family and loved ones. I believe in the resiliency of families. I believe that families can obtain skills to function differently, and to decrease problematic interactions and behaviors. People can change their lives and improve their relationships, regardless of their past, present, or future circumstances.
I work with children of all ages. I believe that you, as the person/ people who know your child the best, are a critical component of your child's therapy. I will collaborate with you to determine what will be most beneficial therapeutic approach for you and your child. I am a warm, competent, energetic practitioner, who will strive to help your child feel safe and at ease.
Loss, change, and transition is a natural and deeply painful part of being human. I will provide a space to support you as you grieve, seek to understand, process, and heal. I believe in your resiliency and strength. You do not have to face this alone. I can help.
Anxiety can take many forms, and effects everyone in different ways. Anxiety can be overwhelming and debilitating. I offer a non-judgmental space where we can work together to address anxiety, and develop tools to help. I am a warm, competent, energetic practitioner and will work to help you feel at ease.
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