Pronouns are she/her.
I’m a level 2 Certified IFS therapist with training in Intimacy From the Inside Out and a Certified Brainspotting therapist.
I’m a wife and a mom to 3 girls, ages 13, 17 and 20. After a career in high tech and then staying home with my kids for 10 years, I went back to school to become a therapist when I was 38 years old, when my youngest was a year and a half, and everyone I talked to said I was crazy. But I felt it was a sacred calling to do this work of helping moms heal. Looking back, it was probably a sacred calling to help myself heal.
Becoming a mother was hard won for me, having suffered multiple miscarriages and being part of a family legacy of infant loss. I devoted myself to illuminating the disenfranchised grief and trauma that often accompanies motherhood along with its ubiquitous identity shifting. I had an inner critic always telling me I was doing something wrong, whether it be not staying pregnant or not living up to the expectations of what a mom should do/be.
Becoming a therapist meant embarking on a journey of discovery - discovering the parts of myself that were hurting, misunderstood, unseen. IFS has been a catalyst to a deeper understanding of myself, which is ultimately what I hope can be true for all moms, everywhere. And where would I be without my creative and business partner, and friend, my BPF, Jessica? It is a true privilege to be able to spend our days befriending our parts together and culling our knowledge to gift to our clients and to you. I am so grateful to be invited into your lives today.
B.A. Drama, Minor French. M.A. Holistic Counseling Psychology
Training & Certifications
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
Perinatal Mental Health Certified (PMH-C)
Internal Family Systems Certified (IFS)
Whole Birth Prenatal Yoga Certified
In addition to FTW business, I’ve developed several trainings with Jessica Sorci: “Perinatal
Perfectionism: Using IFS to Heal Inner Critics”; “Mothercentric: Redefining PMADS: Patriarchy,
Matrescence and the Disease of Shame”; “Compassion Compass: New Tools for Better
Relationships”; “The Unique Vulnerability of Perinatal Women and the Power of Provider Influence.”
We have also developed a curriculum for hospitals to educate hospital staff on PMADs,
Matrescence and the concepts in Mothercentric.