I am a  National Certified Counselor & CT Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in perinatal and postpartum mental health and birth trauma. I founded Growing Well Counseling in 2015 and expanded to full-time in 2016. I am a founding member and of Postpartum Support International, CT Chapter. I firmly believe I am not the healer for everyone and if we are not a good fit, I'll help you find one. I almost exclusively work with women and couples around relationship and motherhood transitions, many of which include trauma. In our work we focus on finding solutions and moving forward. I want you to see results fairly soon and be empowered to return to the life you love rather than relying on therapy indefinitely.

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Education & Recent Trainings

MS, Community Counseling, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2008

BS, Family Studies & Psychology, Towson University 2006

 

  • PSI Clinical Components of Care Certificate: Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders
  • Treating Mood & Anxiety Disorders Related to Postpartum
  • Nutritional Psychology
  • Integrative Mental Health Care: Exploring Complementary and Alternative Practices
  • Perinatal Loss & Bereavement
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Recent Presentations & Publications

POSTPARTUM SUPPORT INTERNATIONAL 2017 CONFERENCE
TRAUMA & BIRTH: IMPLICATIONS FOR MEDICAL & PSYCHIATRIC CARE, Philadelphia, PA. JULY 2017

PSI CONNECTICUT                                                                                                                  TREATMENT AND PREVENTION OF TRAUMATIC BIRTH:
INFORMED CLINICIANS EMPOWERING CLIENTS THROUGH EVIDENCE-BASED BIRTH, East Hartford, CT. JUNE 2017

CONNECTICUT COUNSELING ASSOCIATION 2017 CONFERENCE
BEYOND BABY BLUES: PERINATAL MOOD & ANXIETY DISORDERS & BIRTH TRAUMA, Mystic, CT.  MAY 2017

NATURAL NUTMEG MAGAZINE
STILL TRYING, INFERTILITY AND MENTAL HEALTH, JAN 2017
MATERNAL MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS, MAY 2017