Professional Marriage and Family Counseling
Across the Lifespan
Perinatal Mood Disorders, Sexual Abuse, and Trauma
Welcome to my counseling practice!
I am committed to helping you feel safe and comfortable when you reach out for professional counseling help.
My counseling office is designed to feel safe, comfortable, and confidential.
Counseling services for trauma, depression, and anxiety are offered.
I provide services for individuals and couples coping with the effects of trauma and also have a special interest in perinatal mood disorders and the healthy transition to parenthood.
Perinatal Counseling Services
Counseling is available for individuals and families with perinatal mood disorders, around the transition to parenting, birth trauma, and infant care.
Other issues for which counseling is offered are infant loss, miscarriage, stillbirth, NICU trauma, birth trauma, and the psychosocial adaptation to motherhood.
In addition, I offer specialized, private childbirth education, focusing on emotional adjustment and the transition to parenthood. This service is designed for women and their partners who want some special assistance in chronic pain management, managing a past history of sexual or physical abuse, or managing depression and anxiety during pregnancy.
The psychological and physical changes of pregnancy and parenting stir up your emotional past, asking to be re-addressed and healed once again.
Your pregnancy could become a time when introspection, depression and anxiety unexpectedly occur for you. The therapeutic relationship is a safe place to help reduce negative feelings.
The experiences surrounding pregnancy, childbirth and parenting can be a time of great healing, a time when previous experiences re-surface and are ready for a new cycle of healing.
Counseling services are offered in the areas of trauma recovery for adult survivors of physical and sexual abuse, and accident and medical trauma.
Trauma is an emotional response to an event like rape, childhood abuse and neglect, a natural disaster, accidents, and necessary medical procedures. These types of events become frozen in our nervous systems, and exist as persistent and fragmented biologically-based memories.
Specialized counseling services such as EMDR, journaling, and expressive are offered as part of the therapeutic process for trauma survivors.
You are not alone!
The gift of the therapeutic relationship can make a difference in your life and emotional well-being.
- Call for free 20-minute initial consultation to discuss your situation.
- In counseling. develop a one-of-a-kind plan made just for you
- The plan incorporates traditional counseling and mindbody therapies such as EMDR, expressive art, guided imagery and meditation
- Kathy is available to speak to your group about Perinatal Mental Health and the Impact of Past Sexual Trauma on Pregnancy to parent groups, mid-wives, doulas and La Leche League leaders.
- Kathy is available to provide training to doulas, midwives and pregnant couples in the BirthTouch® Mindbody Method for Pregnant Families