I was recently interviewed for Marie Claire magazine and I was thrilled to get to talk about reproductive trauma and the power and effectiveness of EMDR therapy with pregnant and postpartum people. What an honor it was to highlight this important trauma therapy, talk a bit about why it works, and highlight why this […]
Caesarean Section Awareness Month
It’s Caesarean Section Awareness Month I want to honor everyone who has delivered a baby via c-section. I recognize the significance of this birth. Maybe you delivered via a carefully planned and scheduled c-section. Maybe you felt empowered and involved throughout. Or perhaps you had traumatic, unplanned crises, or difficult aspects with yours. For […]
What I wish every parent knew about intrusive thoughts (and what doesn’t work to manage them)
Intrusive and unwanted thoughts and images are super common, with up to 90% of new parents having these at times. It’s normal, in other words, to have worrisome images or thoughts pop into your mind about harm coming to you or your baby. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It’s like your brain is doing it’s job, scanning the environment […]
The mental health impact on NICU parents
I have such a special place in my heart for NICU families, having started my career working as a social worker in a NICU over 20 years ago. I absolutely loved that job, working alongside some incredible nurses and doctors, and supporting new parents during some of their most challenging days. Then, when […]
Can you do EMDR therapy during Pregnancy?
“Is it safe to do EMDR therapy with a pregnant client?” “Is it safe to do EMDR in the first trimester of pregnancy?” “What do I do if my client I’m doing EMDR with becomes pregnant?” There are several widespread myths and misconceptions about the use of EMDR therapy with a pregnant client. And while […]
‘Tis the Season to Tune Into Yourself
Oof, the holidays can be a minefield of triggers, amiright? This time can have a way of amplifying whatever it is that you’re already going through, and can make things more difficult. If you’re a new or expecting parent dealing with a perinatal mood or anxiety disorder, or struggling with infertility, how hard this […]
What is Work / Life balance? And what is working for you?
Do you ever notice that work/life balance is sometimes talked about as if it’s a thing you can achieve? Like it’s a moment of equilibrium in which your life has been finely calibrated and you’ve got it figured out? I would love to know what that actually looks like. There is no “there” to get […]
Our Book Baby has a due date!
I am so thrilled to report that our book is due out September 30th and is now available via pre-order! Our book, the Pregnancy and Postpartum Mood Workbook, is now available for pre-order on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and our publisher Routledge‘s website. I wrote this book with my colleague Dr. Beth […]
May is Maternal Mental Health Awareness Month
The first week in particular focused on bringing awareness to perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, and mental health from conception and beyond. As Perinatal Mental Health Therapists, It’s kind of like our Olympics, awareness-week wise. 😍 This is a great opportunity to share your own stories, uplift each other, and show the real […]
The living in the “and” when pregnant again after a loss
March is Pregnancy After Loss Awareness Month and we honor all of the parents living in the “and”. Holding space for both the joy, and the grief. The excitement, and the fear. The looking towards the future with hope and the looking back honoring their grief. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It can be so difficult to live […]
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