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 the joy and messiness of motherhood. It is an honor to share this journey with other mamas both in my capacity as a psychologist and as a mother.
I graduated from California School of Professional Psychology in 2011 with a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. I earned my license (PSY25227) and opened a private practice in Los Angeles shortly thereafter. In 2014, my husband and I relocated to Portland, Oregon where I worked in a group practice setting. It was during this time I gave birth to our son.
After giving birth, I discovered I needed help breastfeeding (due to my son’s tongue and lip ties) and additional emotional support. I found a community of midwives, lactation consultants, therapists, and other new moms 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.