I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) specializing in perinatal mental health and wellness. I support moms and their families navigating through their fertility journey, the pregnancy and postpartum period, and throughout motherhood. My experience in the field of women’s and perinatal mental health spans the past 13 years where I’ve worked in community mental health, hospital setting and private practice.
Throughout my journey, I’ve had the privilege of working with a diverse group of women and their families. The foremost takeaway is this – people are incredibly resilient. Our resilience is reflected through our growth and the emotional scars we carry with us. In overcoming hardships like trauma, loss, life transitions and the abundant twists, turns and road blocks life brings our way. It is not in spite of, but because of our struggles that I believe we all have the capacity to flourish and it already lies within each of us.
I know from my own journey of motherhood how incredibly overwhelming and isolating it feels at times. How joy and loss coexist. How the identity shift of becoming a mom is complex and interwoven with our own experiences of being mothered. How crippling the feeling that something bad is going to happening, coupled with nervous energy, that is so akin to postpartum anxiety. It is both a beautiful and brutal journey. You are not alone in your journey and with help, you will be well.