I am a Masters, Certified Clinical Social Worker and trained full spectrum doula (DTI) experienced in supporting mothers and families throughout pregnancy and the postpartum period. I am a certified provider in Perinatal Mental Health through Postpartum Support International.
I have experience working with moms who are experiencing postpartum depression, postpartum anxiety, have pregnancies impacted by a fetal anomaly, experienced loss (termination for medical reasons, abortion). My additional experiences as a doula and mother-baby hospital social worker provide me deeper context in understanding the complexities of pregnancy and postpartum care through a unique, comprehensive lens.
I approach my work by providing non-judgmental support, empathetic listening, gentle reflection and validation, helping clients discover and triumph in their strengths. My clients find that they are able to lean into their journey fully with confidence that as a provider with varied perinatal experiences, I am able to meet them wherever they may find themselves in their journey of healing.
My personal journey during pregnancy and postpartum has gifted me with the passion to serve others during the perinatal period. My experiences guide my interactions with each family and grounds me. I strive to deliver care with dignity, empathy, compassion, openness and safety.
My advocacy interests are addressing the maternal mortality crisis, ensuring equitable delivery of care in healthcare settings, and expanding education surrounding maternal mental health. I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree from Oakland University and a Master of Social Work degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.
I am a proud wife, and boy mom. I also have an adorable miniature golden-doodle, Paisley, who I love to take for walks on our lovely nature trail in Catonsville. I hail from Michigan, and have officially been in Maryland for 10 years this summer!
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