Hi, I'm Heidi. I'm so glad you're here.
My goal is to help you feel calm, confident, and supported.
My approach is greatly influenced by person-centered therapy and attachment theories. Our work together will be collaborative as we create a treatment plan and build a toolbox that includes strategies like cognitive-behavioral techniques, mindfulness skills, interpersonal therapeutic approaches, and parent-child or play therapies when appropriate.
My passion for supporting mothers, children, and families was born long before my
I earned my bachelor of science in psychology and biological science from Marquette University and from my first psychological development course, I began to understand the direction of my future career. I became intrigued and driven by the idea that children desperately need us to accept their feelings and to respect them as the small humans that they are — an idea that went against the grain of the popular thinking of previous generations.
During the following years, I pursued work in a variety of clinical settings — including pediatric and family medicine clinics— where I honed skills working directly with mothers, young children, and their families. After completing my graduate studies and licensure, I continued my work in an outpatient setting and completed several specialized trainings and certificates in perinatal mental health and trauma counseling.
In order to provide the highest quality care, I have earned a Certificate in Perinatal Mental Health (PMH-C) from Postpartum Support International and have attended training at the Postpartum Stress Center and earned additional certification upon completion. I’ve worked hard to acquire the specialized knowledge and training required to effectively support new parents and those struggling to become parents.
I provide a wide range of services specifically designed to support you:
therapy for those struggling with pregnancy, child loss, or infertility
treatment for perinatal mood and anxiety disorders
support and therapeutic groups for pregnant women and new moms
parenting support through consultations and workshops
Becoming a mother has changed the lens through which I view my work. While I have worked with parents, children, and families for many years-- my personal experience with 'matrescence' left me acutely aware of the supports that exist-- and particularly those that are lacking-- for mothers and parents.
If you are reading this and feeling sad, anxious, scared, or discouraged,
I want you to know you are not alone.