I am a Doctor of Psychology with a specialty in trauma and postpartum maternal mental health. In my private practice, I work with new moms managing the huge transition to parenting and seasoned parents learning to navigate the transitions that moms with kids of all ages go through. Before becoming a counselor, I worked as a teacher in public and private schools for 12 years. I even have a Master's Degree in Education, so I know a thing or two about kids' development as well as moms and theirs. Maybe most important though is that I am a working mom of three teenagers. (Yes, teenagers and yes, I once lived through a year of 3 under 4!) My kids are 3 very different humans who have always had three very different types of needs. So, I am here, in the trenches with you, juggling motherhood, my relationships, career and self-care. I get it. My kids may be closer to college than diapers, but I remember those early years with clarity that comes with time and I am passionate about helping all moms get what they need.
Highly Coaching with Cristie really helped us feel prepared for our new family. We've been together a long time but adding a third person to our home gave us more to think about in our relationship then we ever could have guessed!