Planning, Pregnancy, Parenting
Planning around a new family, pre-conception, pregnancy, and parenting new babies is a profound time for individuals and couples, a time that can include loss, uncertainty, and stress.
In particular queer couples, poly relationships, and single parents may experience additional challenges related to family planning. These can include medical decisions, communication with donors, finding affirmative care, and creating family and social support.
As a queer parent, I know the importance of receiving care and support from practitioners who are queer and queer knowledgable. I have experienced pregnancy loss, healthy pregnancy, and birth and grew profoundly through each of these experiences.
I love supporting couples and families of all kinds including those who are navigating diverse parenting structures and plans.
I bring many skills into my work with clients in the family planning process. I use attachment-focused EMDR to build inner resources and resilience when navigating uncertainty, as well as to help process traumatic experiences including your own birth and family history. I bring in my training in Emotionally Focused Therapy to help couples have more empathic and emotionally-connected conversations around potentially charged themes. I am also trained in Perinatal Mental Health and can support parents in navigating the particular mental health challenges that arise around the birth and post-partum time.