Who I am, what I do, and how I move through the world have been shaped by many forces. I've birthed and raised three wonderful children to adulthood. I am an artist, storyteller, mentor, traveler, healer, coach, writer, dancer, trainer, and business leader. My passion, focus, experience, and talent is in offering compassionate creative processes and deep inquiry to those courageous enough to pursue a wholehearted life.
For over twenty years, I've been educating, supporting, and counseling expectant and new families as they transition through birth and into parenthood (as a lactation counselor, doula, and childbirth educator). As a trainer and managing director for Birthing From Within for ten years, I've developed and led many trainings and programs, giving me the amazing gift of traveling the world and working with thousands of parents and birth professionals.
My approach is trauma-aware, LGBTIA+ inclusive, and nonjudgmental. I look forward to getting to know you.
Pregnancy + Birth
Education + Support for Birth and Beyond
As an expert childbirth educator, I offer virtual and in-person classes, sessions, and packages for individuals and couples. You receive skilled, personalized childbirth preparation focusing on what's important to YOU. Select from topics such as: increasing confidence and resilience; mindfulness and coping strategies; making decisions; moving through concerns + worries; what partners need to know; cesarean birth; high-risk pregnancy; relationship changes + sexuality; planning for breastfeeding and early parenting.
After our session, you'll be ready to meet birth and parenting with trust, confidence, love, and courage.
Birth Trauma Prevention, Processing, Recovery
Give yourself the gift of beginning or continuing the process of emotional recovery, processing, and healing from a difficult, disappointing, or confusing birth experience. I’ll help you feel lighter, more whole, and more at ease in your body, relationships, and sense of self. Whatever your connection to birth (new parent, couple, birth professional, grandparent), together we’ll explore your experience of birth with courage, compassion, and insight.
These sessions are particularly valuable for expectant parents who have had a previous loss or traumatic birth and want to feel more confidence and joy as they prepare to welcome a new baby
Training, Courses, Coaching, Continuing Ed.
For new and experienced birth professionals, I offer continuing education, nourishing retreats, master classes, and private coaching/mentoring. For over 15 years, I’ve trained and mentored midwives, nurses, childbirth educators, doulas, therapists, and other perinatal health professionals around the world.
My areas of expertise include: effective, nonjudgmental client education (especially re: fears and trauma); counseling + communication skills; preventing + overcoming burn-out/vicarious trauma; self-care and awareness; creative self-expression (art, journaling, visualization). I’m available as an experienced, dynamic public speaker for podcasts, conferences, and summits.
Personal Growth, Solution-focused Support, Healing through Art
I provide effective, creative, caring, personalized guidance for anyone seeking support, compassion, and a shift in perspective. Sessions with me are especially fruitful for those facing or struggling with challenges, big decisions, loss/grief, or other life transitions. My approach and practices include: deep listening, solution-focused inquiry, depth psychology + mythology, mindfulness, art-making + journaling, narrative healing, guided visualization, and somatic awareness.
If you’re preparing for or overwhelmed by significant changes in your life, work, or relationships (including divorce, illness/disability, loss, grief, etc.), please reach out.