Specializing in Grief and Perinatal Mental Health
The loss of a loved one is an incredibly difficult experience. It comes with intense emotions including denial, sadness, anger, confusion, and when these emotions are shifting rapidly, which happens in grief, you can feel very vulnerable and in need of support.
The perinatal period– during pregnancy and postpartum - can also come with a mix of emotions – happiness, excitement, anticipation as well as challenging feelings of anxiety, depression, and loss.
The challenging emotions of anxiety or depression are not usually expected and many women struggle alone, afraid to ask for help.
In my practice, I specialize in these two areas. I work with adults who are experiencing grief due to the loss of a loved one (adult or child) as well as women who are experiencing challenging emotions while being pregnant or during the postpartum period. I believe in highlighting the strengths these individuals possess and guiding them through the recovery process.
My approach is person-centered psychotherapy provided in an environment that is supportive, empathetic, and non-judgmental.
In the 24 years I have spent as a Medical Social Worker, I have worked extensively with grief and maternal/child health. Through this work I have been rewarded with the opportunity to support, counsel, and provide resource navigation to individuals who have lost a loved one, who are adjusting to a medical condition and to moms and dads who are working through their adjustment to parenthood. In my private practice, I take my role a step further, working more intimately with my clients and assisting them through the mental health challenges that can come with loss and during the pregnancy and postpartum period.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker - CA LCSW #22149
BA in Psychology – UC Berkeley
Master's Degree in Social Welfare – UCLA
Member of PSI-Postpartum Support Internation
Grief Support for Neonatal Loss:
718 University Avenue, Suite 110, Los Gatos, California 95032, United States