I am both a mama and a psychologist. One of the unexpected, and greatest, gifts in becoming a mother is the initiation into the sisterhood of “mamas”—the millions of strong, resilient women who support one another. No one can prepare you for how desperately you will need this camaraderie—how you will laugh, cry, and lean on each other as you share in the joy and messiness of motherhood. It is an honor to connect with other mamas both in my capacity as a psychologist and as a mother.
After giving birth, I discovered I needed additional physical and emotional support due to unexpected breastfeeding challenges. I was blessed to find a community of women who lifted me up and encouraged me along a difficult journey. I first-handedly experienced the power of mothers helping mothers. It is now my deepest privilege to connect with other moms in need while providing a safe space for them to share their stories.
I graduated from California School of Professional Psychology in 2011 with a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. Shortly thereafter, I earned my license (PSY25227) and opened a private practice in the Greater Los Angeles area. I have completed additional specialized training in Maternal Mental Health through Postpartum Support International, and I am an Ambassador and Blog Contributor for 2020 Mom, the national organization dedicated to improving maternal mental health care.