I have been working with women and families for over fifteen years and love what I do!

I grew up in Seattle and then went east for my undergraduate degree at Brandeis University.  I moved back to Seattle after graduation, and began working as a social worker with homeless youth and teenage parents. I loved being a social worker — I learned how to work with very complex family systems and help clients overcome seemingly insurmountable situations.

In 2002, I completed my Master’s degree in Applied Behavioral Science at Bastyr University.  In addition to learning clinical skills, my program was based on the concept that a good practitioner must also do their own therapeutic work.  So while learning and growing as a pyschotherapist, I was also learning and growing as a person.

A few years after completing my Master’s degree, I realized how much I loved the pregnancy and birth aspect of my work.  I had been to a couple of births where the woman had a doula, and was intrigued by the idea of supporting women and families throughout their pregnancy, birth, and postpartum period.  So I embarked on my training and certification as a birth doula, and was fortunate enough to then work for a non-profit organization providing doula services to low-income women.

In 2008, we moved to Boulder and I opened my doula and psychotherapy practice here in Colorado.  I also completed my training and certification as a Lamaze Childbirth Educator and Happiest Baby Educator.  

My passion for working with women during the perinatal period, along with my training as a psychotherapist, then led me to working with pregnant and postpartum trauma survivors.  In 2011, I formalized this work and accepted an invitation to become a Certified From Trauma to Triumph Trainer; I now train professionals throughout North America in working with pregnant, birthing, and postpartum trauma survivors.

In my life outside of work, I have been married for over ten years and have two beautiful children.  My children have been my best teachers to the joy and intensity of parenthood, and have certainly made me a more empathetic practitioner!

If you have any questions about me or my services, please Contact Me.  I look forward to working with you!