Think of me as a Mom Whisperer or someone who speaks short-hand motherhood. That is, gets what you are trying to say about your experiences of mothering and motherhood almost immediately; especially when you feel compelled to apologize about how you are feeling or thinking about yourself and your kid(s) by saying things like..."don't get me wrong I love my kids or I would never change having them." In fact, I know you love your kids and that is why you are here, right now, looking for answers. I know of your struggles and just how badly you want things to change.
I know you are constantly torn, questioning yourself, and feeling like you don't measure up as a "good mom." I know you are secretly terrified you are failing or screwing up your kid(s). I know you have felt bad, stressed, depressed, or anxious so long you don't remember what good, rested, or yourself even feels like anymore. I know you feel disillusioned, cheated, or resentful of how motherhood is turning out and doesn't measure up to the dreams for yourself or your kid(s) or that it doesn't look like the other Facebook posts you see. I know you probably look good on the outside and are the envy of your family and friends but you feel like a fraud! I know you feel the last thing you have time to fit into your life is going to a therapist (ugh)!
I love nothing more than to witness a mom transform from feeling like a hot mess into a hot success! Whether it is a pregnant mom plagued with anxiety about becoming a mom or delivering her baby, a stay-at-home mom who feels like she has lost herself, a professional mom feeling guilty and torn between her obligations, or a new mom overwhelmed by postpartum depression and anxiety - I have collaborated with other brave moms to take their lives back and emerge empowered and invigorated!
I use a conversational style approach and sessions have the feel of a mixture between coaching, counseling, and girl-talk! Even though we may be speaking of serious topics, there is usually an appropriate and healthy dose of humor mixed in. Clients generally feel both supported and challenged by me. Most report gaining a new outlook on themselves and their problems and acquiring new tools and strategies to tackle things that have often held them back. A recent client shared she felt hopeful for the first time since becoming a mom (best compliment ever). Client's frequently report a sense of transformation and self-confidence to try new things and feel optimistic about their future. So I like to say that 1 hour together plants the seeds for the other 167 hours of your week. Clients leave with clarity, fresh ideas, strategies, and a "can do" attitude about themselves and their life!
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Ever felt torn between a life coach, a counselor, and a family therapist? Why not hire 3 in 1!!! I have been a personal growth geek for decades; beginning as a life coach and advancing through the years to become a licensed counselor and family therapist, and finally culminating in a PhD in counseling with a specialization in marriage, couples, and family therapy. The benefit to my clients is the unique experience of working with someone who feels like a life coach, yet has the skills, training, knowledge, and experience to delve into the mental health issues, family and parenting struggles, marital conflicts, as well as, personal growth, goal attainment, and beyond!
I cater to moms and moms-to-be because I strongly believe that whatever change you are wanting to make will require motherhood to be factored in! Your dreams, obligations, relationships with your partner and child(ren), and feelings about mothering and motherhood are important and impact who you are and how you feel!
I serve clients and families from my Hollywood office in South Florida and am just a 20 minute drive from Aventura. In addition, I also offer secure VideoCounseling, also known as Teletherapy, throughout Florida from the convenience of your own home or office.
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