believe the way that we bring babies into the world speaks volumes about us as a society, and lays down a template for how little people ultimately come to view themselves and their worlds.
I love the magic and the transformative power that birth embodies.
Childbirth is one of the most physically and mentally challenging things that can ever be experienced, and is a tremendous opportunity for both personal and spiritual growth. I am dedicated to helping support women in this most important and life-changing transition to motherhood.
Women need and deserve to be presented with information, tools, and options to prepare themselves for birth with a sense of awareness. It is a great honor to guide women toward this heightened awareness in birth, to offer alternate views and choices in a safe setting, and to provide support for self-discovery.
I have received training as a Certified HypnoBirthing® Practitioner and HypnoBirthing® Fertility Educator through the HypnoBirthing® Institute, and offer private childbirth education for growing families.
Additionally, I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with a private psychotherapy practice, Chrysalis Counseling Services PLLC, in Mukilteo, Washington. I provide services to individuals in the Seattle/Puget Sound Region, including Snohomish, King, Skagit, Whatcom, and Island Counties.
In my practice as a therapist I work with issues such as birth trauma, grief and loss, infertility, Perinatal and Postpartum Mood Disorders, preparing abuse survivors for birth, attachment and bonding, and parenting consultation and support.
I have served as both the former Vice-Chair and as an Advisory Committee Member for Postpartum Support International of Washington, (now known as Perinatal Support Washington), and as Washington State Coordinator for Postpartum Support International. I additionally served on the Washington State Leadership Advisory Committee for the Speak Up When You're Down Postpartum Depression Awareness Campaign.
Enhancing my work as a therapist, I am a Gottman Bringing Baby Home Educator, and have completed training in Birth Story Listening, with Pam England of Birthing From Within.