I can honestly say that I felt the onset of anxiety and depression the second my daughter was placed on my chest where she screamed for the next hour (this was not the golden hour I had anticipated.)  Nothing seemed to go right, breastfeeding issues, colic, my own state of mind.  The anxiety quickly turned to depression and it began to affect my marriage.  I was devastated and embarrassed that this was how I felt about motherhood.  Like most expectant mothers I was aware of postpartum depression and baby blues, but never thought that would be me since I didn't have a history of depression and I was so excited for the arrival of my baby. 

Seeking help was not easy (yes, even for a therapist) but it was so healing once I did.  I learned valuable lessons about myself and about my journey.  I was able to connect with other mothers and hear their story, which was so comforting.  I was able to articulate to my husband where and how I needed help.  Soon, I found my joy and felt like myself again. 

My personal struggle is why I am passionate about helping mothers.  I offer individual sessions, phone or video call sessions when needed, and my ongoing postpartum adjustment support groups, which I highly recommend to connect with other mothers. 

Postpartum Therapist

Credentials, Education, MembershipS:

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist License # 52621
  • Postpartum Support International Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders training certificate
  • Postpartum Stress Center post graduate training
  • Postpartum Action Institute
  • Certified Experiential Therapist 
  • Masters in counseling from California State University, Fullerton
  • Member of California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists