You Are Not Alone
Do you find yourself wondering why you’re not the mom you think you’re supposed to be? Not living the life you want to live?
Is the voice inside telling you that you’re not “good enough” or a “bad mom?”
Are your days filled to the brim of fulfilling the needs of everyone and by the end of the day you’re left feeling nothing but exhaustion, sheer annoyance, and zapped of energy?
Feeling overwhelmed and find yourself crying often? Are you wondering, “why can’t I just relax and be happy with where I am?”
If so…then know that these questions and feelings are common. You’re not alone.
Love Life Again
Motherhood can present some heavy challenges: constant feelings of guilt, isolation, doubt over your ability to mother, extreme sadness, worry about your children’s needs, shame about not enjoying motherhood, chronic exhaustion…the list is endless.
It can feel downright desolate at times. There may be no pleasure or joy left.
Yet, even through the fog, finding your way home again is possible. Loving life again is possible.
Let’s Journey Together
I am committed to supporting mothers as they discover what it takes to live a meaningful life, learn self-compassion, and wholeheartedly accept all they are meant to be.
This is what I bring into my counseling practice:
- Received my Master’s degree in Community Counseling from Clark Atlanta University, and did my undergraduate work in Psychology at Fisk University, in Nashville, TN.
- Completed my counseling training within a wide range of settings – emergency shelter for abandoned, neglected, and abused children; college campus counseling center; private practice mental health with children and families; psychological testing with children and adolescents; and community-based mental health.
- Before setting out to become a counselor, I worked for six years in the executive office in the field of public broadcasting.
- I am married and have three daughters. We currently live just outside the Atlanta, Georgia area.
- I’m a support coordinator in Georgia for Postpartum Support International (PSI) and provide social support, information, and resources to mothers and their families who are struggling with postpartum depression and the spectrum of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.
- I opened my own counseling practice in October 2015. My office is located in the Poncey Highland area in Atlanta. Limited insurance plans are currently being accepted.
During my time working in a community mental health agency, I discovered that I experience my deepest joy from the work I do with mothers (including those on the path to becoming mothers or trying to become a mother).
My own self-care path includes running, creating art, laughing with my close friends, family time, practicing mindfulness, yoga, aromatherapy, and getting plenty of sleep.
Allow me to join you on your journey to becoming the joyful mother you want to be. I look forward to meeting you! See you soon, and I’ll put some water on for tea!
Take good care,