SO YOU'RE CONSIDERING PERINATAL THERAPY:

I'm so glad you are here

Deciding to seek help in our motherhood can be a scary thing to do (because people can be so damn judgy), and it takes incredible courage to even consider therapy. 

SURE, YOU COULD DO IT YOURSELF.

You could power through the rollercoaster of emotions, wrestle with your shifting identity, and juggle your unmet needs while tending to tiny humans and holding down the fort.

You could continue to question and doubt, wondering if your experience is "normal" or if something's "wrong" with you, and whether or not you should seek postpartum therapy.


You may question your experiences, sweep them under the rug, or consider them not normal because they don't match up with what you see portrayed in the media or on social media.

And when you do reach out for support, you might feel misunderstood by your husband, your family, and even your mom friends (gasp* I know ).

But here's the thing: most mothers don't even know that what they're experiencing is Matrescence.

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let's be real.

you are a
driven, ambitious woman

You thrive on setting goals and exceeding expectations, driven by a relentless pursuit of success. 


It's time to break free from the fucking cycle of striving and exhaustion. Matrescence is not a destination to reach or a box to check off on your journey through life.

In motherhood, the stakes feel even higher because of the ideology of intensive mothering. You want to get it right, to be the perfect mother, partner, and professional.

As a woman of color, this pressure is even more pronounced.

Society expects you to excel, to surpass expectations, to prove yourself again and again. It's exhausting, trying to meet these unrealistic standards while also juggling the demands of motherhood and life.

You yearn for ease, to be seen, to be heard, and validated. 

You've tried it all – meditation apps, journaling, taking "breaks" – but nothing seems to provide the relief you so desperately crave. Instead, you find yourself restless, tense, and overwhelmed by the weight of this transformation.

But let's also acknowledge the pressure you put on yourself.

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What's perinatal therapy like?

What it isn't:

Therapy isn't about quick fixes or instant transformation, especially for moms navigating Matrescence. It's not a magical cure-all that erases all struggles at once. Instead, it's a gradual journey of unraveling, akin to peeling back layers of an onion. Healing takes time and effort; there are no Band-Aid solutions. It's about embracing the messiness, allowing space for exploration, and growing at your own pace.

What it is:

Therapy is like finally giving yourself permission to prioritize your own well-being amidst the chaos of motherhood. It's an empowering journey of self-discovery and growth. It's about investing in yourself and committing to deep, meaningful change. Each therapy session becomes a sacred space where you can explore, heal, and evolve, supported by a therapist who truly understands your journey. 

Ready to embrace your evolution?

You've been told to snap back to the old you, to strive for perfection in the exhausting dance of intensive mothering. But here’s the heart of it: you’re not meant to fit back into a mold that no longer suits you or into the one society dictates.

You’re meant to create a new one.

As a driven woman, the pressure of always appearing perfect, of juggling motherhood with professional and personal goals, can feel overwhelming.

It’s not just about the unrealistic standards set by society—it's also about how these expectations resonate with your own drive to excel. This constant striving can leave you feeling like you're never quite enough.




But what if motherhood was about more than just meeting everyone else’s needs?

What if it was about embracing the transformation, about recognizing and nurturing the woman who is evolving through Matrescence?

In our therapy sessions, we don't just talk about change; we actively create it. We tackle the tough parts head-on—challenging the myths of intensive mothering and rediscovering what truly brings you joy and fulfillment. Together, we'll craft a new narrative, one where you move differently, honoring both your needs and your ambitions with equal passion.


It’s time to embrace your journey with courage and love, stepping into a balanced, empowered version of motherhood that feels authentically yours

Yes, I want this

IF YOu'RE READY TO:

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Reclaim your identity beyond motherhood and redefine what being a mom means to you.

02

Break free from the pressures of intensive mothering and embrace a more balanced, fulfilling approach.

03

Harness your inner strength and resilience to thrive through the transformative journey of Matrescence.

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Cultivate holistic wellness that nourishes your mind, body, and spirit, allowing you to show up as the best version of yourself 

then, therapy with me, is for you.

I get it, Mama. I have been there too.

why I can help

You'll wonder if I can help you, and yes, I can. I not only have the letters behind my name to prove it, but the experience of Matrescence myself to empathize with you. 

If you're willing to open up, to be vulnerable and raw, I'll be here to walk alongside you.

Together, we'll unravel the layers of your emotions, uncovering the root causes of your struggles and finding clarity and healing along the way.

You are worth so much more than just getting by. You deserve to feel whole, to embrace all parts of yourself, even the messy, complicated ones.

And with support, understanding, and guidance, you can step into your power and reclaim your sense of self.

why now?

You're ready for things to change

Before therapy, you may have felt lost in the whirlwind of motherhood, unsure of who you are beyond "Mom".

You may have struggled to prioritize your own needs and desires, feeling guilty for taking time for yourself amidst the demands of life. You may have experienced feelings of overwhelm, anxiety, or sadness, wondering if this is all there is to motherhood.

After therapy, you will find a newfound sense of clarity and empowerment.

 You will have gained insight that allows you to navigate motherhood with greater confidence and authenticity.

You'll have developed practical strategies for managing stress and setting boundaries, enabling you to carve out time for self-care without guilt. With a deeper understanding of yourself and your experiences, you'll feel more grounded, resilient, and fulfilled in your role as a mother, and your experience as a woman.

i'm ready for change

Wondering what we can talk about?

My Specialies

Perinatal Mental health

Perinatal Mental Health

Sometimes a mother's experience during Matrescence could indicate a more serious issue, and I make sure we don't miss it.

I offer tailored guidance on conditions like postpartum depression, anxiety, psychosis, and PTSD, recognizing the unique cultural and societal factors that impact these experiences.

Through culturally sensitive and inclusive approaches, I help moms understand their symptoms, and embark on a journey towards healing and resilience during this transformative phase of Matrescence.

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Matrescence

I specialize in Matrescence therapy, where I provide personalized support to you as you navigate the profound changes in you sense of self and identity throughout the journey of motherhood.

From the anticipation of becoming a mother to the various seasons of Matrescence you find yourself in, I offer holistic guidance to help you embrace these transitions with grace and resilience. Together, we explore the complexities of your evolving identities, empowering you to navigate motherhood with confidence, authenticity, and a deep sense of self-awareness.

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holistic therapy

I specialize in providing holistic therapy for moms of color, focusing on addressing the multifaceted needs of women. I offer comprehensive support, encompassing mind, body, and spirit. We start with the "First Five": sleep, nutrition, body movement, stress management, and self-care rituals.

From navigating the physical and emotional changes of pregnancy and postpartum to fostering spiritual growth and self-care practices, my approach honors the interconnectedness of these aspects in a woman's life, and Matrescence. Together, we explore ways to nurture overall well-being, cultivate resilience, and embrace the transformative journey of Matrescence.

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Driven women

Most of the moms that I serve are driven women, juggling the demands of motherhood with their ambitious goals and aspirations. As high-achievers, they seek balance and fulfillment during that given season of their life. Specializing in supporting determined moms of color, I offer tailored guidance to help you navigate the complexities of Matrescence and motherhood while pursuing your passions.

Through personalized strategies for self-care, boundary-setting, and goal attainment, I support you in empowering yourself to thrive in both your personal and professional endeavors.

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HOW IT WORKS:

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Reach Out

The first step in perinatal therapy
is reaching out, go ahead and send me an message or book your free consultation here.

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Schedule Intake

Then we'll schedule your intake; we'll chat about what brings you to therapy and how I can support you.

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Ongoing Sessions

We'll meet for weekly sessions for the first 6 months and then decide on a frequency that works best for the season of life you're in at that moment.

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Frequently             

Asked

Questions

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 use out-of-network benefits?

I work with Mentaya, a platform that helps clients get money back on out-of-network therapy sessions. If you have out-of-network benefits, Mentaya will file claims and handle the insurance paperwork to make sure you get reimbursed.

This way I do not have to print superbills for you. Mentaya takes care of that on our behalf.

Note: Mentaya's goal is to save you time and money. It's completely optional, and as your therapist I do not benefit in any way from your participation.

To save yourself some time, you can use the benefits checker here to see if your insurance provides OON benefits.

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.

How often can we meet?

Therapy works best when we meet weekly or bi-weekly, especially at the beginning as we work to understand what's really going on and develop a strong therapeutic relationship. Consistent weekly/bi-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 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.

let me help you get back to you

You deserve to feel more than just “okay.”

You may not go back to the woman you used to be before you became a mom, but I promise we can get you to feel like you, and feel good. To work with me, click the button below to see if we'd be a good fit, and start our work together.


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