I am a Marriage and Family Therapist and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant in the Madison (WI) Area. (Visit my other website for more on my lactation consulting services.)
I support parents as their children grow. My expertise is with families (mothers, fathers, couples, grandparents) during the first year of parenting. I focus on how people change as they become parents — and how they continue to take on new roles as their children grow up, launch, and become parents themselves.
I also have interest and experience helping people facing the challenges of living with illness, either their own or as a caregiver.
My career is at the intersection of physical and mental well-being. I have been learning from and working with parents as a peer volunteer and as a professional since 1991. I was a doula from 1991-1996, a La Leche League Leader (peer breastfeeding support) from 1995-2013, an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant since 2006, and weekly parent peer support group facilitator since 2010.
I graduated from Edgewood College with a Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2018.
Highlights of my training include:
Perinatal Mood Disorder Components of Care Training from Postpartum Support International
Gottman Couples Therapy Level 1 Training
Certified Prepare-Enrich Facilitator
Graduate Clinical Internship with Ginkgo Tree Counseling
Research on the Relationship Between Paternal Postpartum Depression and Infant Characteristics (Literature Review Paper pdf)