Hi, I’m Emily!
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 happen, 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.
Hi, I’m Jen!
I am a trauma informed Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) & Certified Perinatal Mental Health (PMH-C) specialist. I discovered the world of maternal health in 2014, when I was invited to be a part of my friend’s delivery. It was the most life changing experience for me. I knew, then, that I had to change my vocational direction, thus beginning a path towards supporting women in the perinatal period. I became a doula shortly after her birth, and quickly realized the many unique challenges women face as their families grow and change. I love being a doula, and I will always practice doula work when I can. However, I began looking into the various ways I could continue to support women and families, beyond labor work. I found social work in 2015, and I have never looked back. Throughout graduate school, I did everything I could to specialize in maternal health and work with women. In the hospital and diverse community settings, I have lead groups, helped families access key resources, processed through grief and loss, and intervened in a variety of crises.
I have had the honor of walking through this season, with all its highs and lows, alongside many patients, clients, and friends. I hope I can be a supportive presence in this beautiful and possibly difficult time for you. There is so much “both and” when it comes to the perinatal period. Losses and gains, throughout. I aim to help you find space for all of it. We are complex, as people, often having many different emotions at once. This is totally normal! Society puts far too much pressure on mothers to have it all together and nail it on their first try, all the while acting like it was easy. I hope to provide space that honors your process and encourages you to find your true inner peace and confidence. You are enough. You are enough. You are enough.