With an ever present curiosity of people and their emotions, I found myself drawn to the helping professions early on in life. After my first high school psychology class I was hooked. Here was a class where you actually learned about people and their emotions! I soaked it in like a sponge, eager to learn about what made people (myself included!) tick.
I went on to study psychology at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and earned my Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Denver in Colorado where I worked for several years within the Department of Child Welfare Services with young foster and medically fragile children.
In early 2000 I made a career shift and graduated from Bastyr University (formally the Seattle Midwifery School) in Washington State where I became a licensed midwife working for more than 12 years alongside women and their families during pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period. My work as a midwife gifted me with a deep understanding of human emotion and allowed yet another path to open, leading me to support others who are riding the waves of the more painful of life’s emotions.
Combining my education, professional experience and my own journey, I support women, families and midwives surrounding the sometimes challenging and painful aspects of pregnancy, birth and life after baby.
I’d love to hear from you. To learn more about all the ways I can support you in your life right now, send me a message here.