Welcome! I’m so glad you’re here. At Unpolished Parenthood, I believe it is possible for everyone to find joy in parenthood and learn to ride the wave through challenges.
Happy parents make happy babies. My main goal is to get you to a place where you aren’t just trying to make it through your day, day after day. That’s a surviving mentality and maybe it works for a while. But then it doesn’t. Instead, I want to empower all parents to be thriving. In fact, if I could sum up my mission in one word, it would be empowerment. With specific strategies and an individualized action plan tailored to your own goals and needs, you can truly thrive and approach life from a restored perspective.
Anytime a baby is born, a parent is born. But parents are not born knowing how to parent. I’m dedicated to helping you navigate life’s challenges with patience, confidence, and grace. It’s so much more than self-care. Mothers, fathers, birthing individuals, non-gestational partners, foster and adoptive parents, and all primary caregivers are invited to gain the critical tools necessary to successfully handle and become resilient to difficulties in pregnancy, postpartum, and beyond.
You are the expert when it comes to you and your family; I follow your lead. We will have a collaborative conversation to develop goals and attainable action steps that are specific to you. By drawing on the strengths you already possess, together we will figure out the next steps that are right for you to become the most successful version of yourself.
So, who am I and why am I qualified to do this?
I am a licensed clinical psychologist and certified in perinatal mental health. Since 2009, I have been committed to parents’ and young children’s mental health wellness through highly attuned, reflective, collaborative, and evidence-based care. Throughout my training and career, I gained extensive focus in infant mental health and early intervention/prevention.
Following maternity leave in 2020, I gained specialized training in perinatal mental health and founded Unpolished Parenthood in 2021. Unpolished Parenthood is a reminder that we should not hold ourselves to unrealistic standards, expectations, or demands. When we see something we think is “perfect,” we often wonder, does what I’m going through happen to anyone else? Is everyone else really so put together? Will I ever feel as happy as this person looks? Unpolished Parenthood means it’s okay to feel unpolished. It’s a reminder that what you are going through not only happens to others but is probably quite common, that no one is as put together as they appear, and that we never know someone’s whole story. It is also a reminder to be kind to ourselves and that we are stronger than we think. I founded Unpolished Parenthood because I believe that every parent deserves to be happy in parenthood and every baby deserves a gratified parent. We can find joy in being unpolished.
I strive for my practice to be a safe, welcoming, mindful, and transparent space where everyone who comes to see me feels seen, whether you are already a parent, trying to become one, or have experienced challenges that your heart, body, and soul never expected. In my practice, I use evidence-based, research-supported strategies, a cognitive-behavioral approach, and a highly interpersonal style to provide individualized care that meets your unique needs. By using key, objective points to track progress in our work together, you can expect that Unpolished Parenthood strives to meet your goals while empowering you with the tools and confidence you need to maintain long-term success.
I can’t wait to work together! Give me a call at 305.619.3264 or Book Now to get started.