The decision to start a family can pack dramatic change and steep learning curves into a short span of time. Worry, sadness, and other mixed emotions are not uncommon during these changes, yet they are often unexpected and left unspoken. For some, this may lead to deeper feelings, like depression, anxiety, or negative coping patterns. In individual sessions, we examine your present situation, then create and practice strategies aimed to help you feel more safe, confident, and at ease. Maria specializes in these areas of concern: - Fertility, Infertility, and Fertility challenges - Pregnancy/Postpartum - Preparing for childbirth, including VBAC - Parenting, Marriage, + Relationships - Grief and Loss - Work/Life Balance, Stress Management - Self-care and Self-Rediscovery
Maria also has specialized training in people who have experienced trauma and violence, and how this history impacts creating a family.
Additionally, Maria has experience and interest in cultural influences when building a family, particularly with clients who are immigrants or second/third generation Americans.
It's easy to make an appointment online, or you can contact Maria directly. Early morning and evening appointments are available to accommodate busy schedules, and the office is baby-friendly.
An initial 15-20 minute telephone consultation is complimentary. Sessions can also be over the phone or via video conferencing, and when appropriate, Maria provides home visits . Home-based sessions cannot be booked through the on-line scheduler; please email or call Maria directly for an appointment.