The shift into motherhood can be daunting. The sleepless nights, the new responsibilities, the sudden change to your life and family. Sometimes this goes beyond the “baby blues” and the transition into motherhood can be challenging. Let me be clear that this is very normal, but when it isn’t expected, it can bring up feelings of guilt or shame. I help women by first listening to what their experience of being a mom has meant to them, what they love, what they find miserable, what gives them joy, and what keeps them from reaching their potential. I work with not only the mother, but the people within her life that are significant to her. I take a collaborative approach to getting to the core of the emotional turmoil and help find a way to work through those feelings. I recognize the role of mother can bring up emotions stored up, that maybe even the women didn’t know existed. This can bring up past trauma, relationships with their mother and caregivers, and expectations they have for themselves.
Taking on the role of being a mom can be overwhelming, whether it is your first time, or not. Let’s talk through these changes and work to find some peace and calm so you can become the mother you envisioned. I help guide moms on how the role as a mother has impacted them and help them feel good about being the best version of themselves.