What is your approach ?

I practice holistic therapy, which means addressing the multifaceted needs of mothers in their transformative journey through Matrescence. This period encompasses emotional, mental, physiological, spiritual, and social changes.

My approach integrates various modalities to support mothers in navigating these challenges, including nutrition, body movement, self-regulation techniques, stress management strategies, and self-care practices.

Additionally, we explore the spiritual aspects of transformation, helping mothers recognize and embrace the growth and evolution inherent in their journey.

Through a holistic lens, I strive to support mothers in empowering themselves to cultivate a stronger sense of self and well-being in all facets of wellness as they navigate the complexities of Matrescence.

How much is each session?

Our initial intake session is priced at $250, and follow-up sessions are $200, per session. I do not accept insurance, although I do work with a company called Mentaya that can help you get your sessions reimbursed when you have out-of-network benefits.  Learn more here on the Investment page.

Can I have in-person sessions?

I only offer telehealth (online) sessions. I do this for a few reasons. Firstly, I'm multi-state licensed, and it allows me to work clients in different states. Secondly, it can be more convenient and accessible for mothers who may have challenges arise with traveling to therapy appointments. Finally, I also work from home and it allows me to present for my family in the ways that are important to me.

Do you only work with women of color?

No, I accept clients that do not identify as women of color as well. However, I am particularly passionate about working with women of color because I am aware of the unique challenges that they face in society and in the healthcare system. I am committed to creating a safe and supportive space for women of color to heal and thrive. I also believe that it is important for mothers who identify as women of color to have access to providers who also identify as women of color. In the black maternal health realm, it is upmost important to have a provider who also identifies as a woman of color.

I understand that not all women of color will feel comfortable working with a therapist who shares their identity, and I respect that as well. However, I want to assure the women of color I serve, that they are welcome in my practice, and I am committed to providing them with the highest quality of care.

Do you work with couples?

No, I do not work with couples. Occasionally, I have had partners join my client's session. However, this happens on a case by case basis and is something that is discussed prior to the session with your partner. I will recommend couples therapy if I think it will benefit you. 

How often do we meet?

Therapy works best when we meet weekly, especially at the beginning as we work to understand what's really going on and develop a strong therapeutic relationship. Consistent weekly sessions allow us to delve deeper into your experiences and concerns, giving us the time and space to explore them thoroughly. Similar to maintaining physical health, making progress in therapy requires a consistent effort over time. In our first session, we'll work together to find a weekly time slot that fits both of our schedules and allows us to prioritize your mental well-being.

How long is therapy?

Well, our regular sessions will be 50-55 minutes long. 

As to how long you'll be in therapy depends on a few factors. Typically, therapy spans from six months to a year, but it's all about what suits you best. Sometimes, it might stretch further, depending on how deep we need to dive. Remember, therapy isn't just an appointment; it's a gift you give yourself, each week to nurture your well-being. I do ask you to commit to therapy for 6 months at the beginning.

In our sessions, we embark on a journey of depth therapy, peeling back the layers to uncover the roots of your thoughts and behaviors. It's not a linear process; we're exploring, adapting, and understanding your unique path together. We'll regularly check in, making sure we're on track and adjusting our approach as needed, always in sync with your goals and desires.

What are your specialties?

My specialties encompass several areas that are deeply meaningful to me and vital for the well-being of the mothers I work with. I focus on supporting women through the journey of Matrescence, which is the transition to motherhood, providing holistic therapy that addresses their mental, emotional, and spiritual needs. I specialize in working with mothers of color, understanding the unique challenges they face and providing culturally sensitive care. Additionally, I am passionate about helping driven women navigate the complexities of motherhood while maintaining their sense of self and pursuing their goals. Lastly, I have expertise in postpartum mental health, offering support and guidance during this critical period of adjustment and growth."

Under these specialties, we can discuss topics like:

  • Exploring how your identity and sense of self changes when you become a mother
  • Addressing the holistic needs of mothers in the postpartum period
  • Balancing professional goals with the new identity and value changes that come with motherhood
  • Challenging societal norms and rules about motherhood that do not align with your ideal vision for yourself
  • Navigating cultural expectations and traditions in motherhood, especially for mothers of color

These topics encompass the core areas of my expertise and reflect the comprehensive support I provide to mothers as they navigate the profound transitions and challenges of motherhood.

What else should I know?

My “office” is exclusively virtual and available to all mothers in Massachusetts and Texas. I use a telehealth HIPAA-compliant platform called Simple Practice for our sessions.

I occasionally give homework as needed, and as requested. “Homework” is helpful to keep the themes from our sessions alive during your week.

While I always give my 100% with my clients, I am a mother first and my family needs will be prioritized. In the event of a schedule change, you will be notified and we will find a new time that works for the both of us. At the time of this writing, my schedule is 11am - 4pm CST Monday through Thursday. I occasionally take holidays off, and give myself 4 weeks of vacation time per year.  

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