I specialize in issues related to motherhood. Maybe you’re feeling guilty; for working, not working, sending your child to daycare, sleep training, not breastfeeding, yelling at your kids, or one of the other million reasons that society, social media and even other moms can make us feel guilty. Or maybe you’re wondering why you even bother because your kids and partner don’t appreciate the healthy meals you make, the cleaning you do and how you generally get everyone to the right place at the right time while keeping the household together. You might be feeling lonely and isolated, it can be hard to get back into socializing once kids are in the picture. You may feel anger, shame or judgement. You may be struggling with feelings of loss of personal identity and freedom. Becoming a mother can enhance our awareness of the intensity of human emotions and it can often heighten unresolved issues from our past.
Motherhood is a time of great joy and happiness but it can also be exhausting, challenging and anxiety-inducing. Feeling angry, sad or like you just want to be left alone does not make you a bad mother. I can help you move through many of the shadow emotions of motherhood (the emotions you think you aren’t supposed to be feeling) and get to a place where you enjoy being a mother, as well as the other aspects of your life.
All that being said, motherhood is only one aspect of the self. I can help you navigate many other areas of your life as well including interpersonal relationships, feelings of low self-esteem, stress, anxiety and depression, just to name a few.