I help overwhelmed, exhausted mommas to feel well-rested, renewed in their identity as a mom, and confident in continuing their parenting journey.

ABOUT

I help overwhelmed, exhausted mommas to feel well-rested, renewed in their identity as a mom, & confident in continuing their parenting journey.

ABOUT

I have loved babies ever since I was a young child, and I spent my adolescent years babysitting and volunteering in the infant room at churches and daycares. When I graduated from college, I knew that eventually I wanted to continue my education to become a therapist, but I decided to spend a few years focusing on my passion for babies by working as an infant nanny. I cared for four babies for a year or more, all starting before they were one month old.

I then pursued training to become a Newborn Care Specialist (NCS) and worked overnights to support myself throughout graduate school and residency. I loved it so much that I didn’t stop even after becoming a fully licensed therapist and launching my private therapy practice! My favorite part of working as a NCS is assisting parents in the sleep shaping process - I have worked a mixture of short-term and long-term contracts with over 40 newborns, helping them to develop predictable routines and healthy sleep habits so that they would naturally start sleeping through the night by anywhere from 8 to 16 weeks old.

Becoming a Baby Expert

My Story

Becoming a Perinatal Mental Health Expert 

During my first few years as a therapist, I specialized in treating trauma-based anxiety and depression in teens and young adults, but I ended up working with a lot of new moms. Supporting women during their adjustment to motherhood both as a therapist and as a NCS led me to become very passionate about parental mental health. 

I completed the training and experience to become a Certified Perinatal Mental Health Professional through Postpartum Support International, and now the primary specialty of my therapy practice is addressing the various ways trauma can impact a woman’s mental health during pregnancy and the postpartum period, including:

history of childhood abuse

pregnancy and infant loss

traumatic birth experiences

fertility challenges

sexual assault

NICU stays

After many years of devoting my time to these two passions of infant care and maternal mental health, I naturally became more invested in an issue that concerns both mom and baby: sleep! When baby isn’t sleeping, mom isn’t sleeping, and this can absolutely have a negative impact on her mental health. When mom is struggling mentally or emotionally, it is much harder to take the necessary steps to help the baby sleep well, and so it can become a vicious cycle.

Now a Certified Pediatric Sleep Consultant, I believe that a key reason many moms aren’t getting the rest they need for their mental well-being is because of the misinformation and stigma that surround the subject of sleep training, and I am dedicated to changing that narrative.

Merging My Passions

My Mission

I love seeing families thrive, and so the mission of A Renewed Momma is to provide the unique care, support, education, and resources a momma needs to be able to offer the very best version of herself to her children.

 Whether I am guiding her healing process as a therapist, or coaching her through the sleep training process as a sleep consultant, I am committed to helping each of my clients reach the end of our time working together feeling renewed in her identity as a mom, well-rested, and confident in continuing her parenting journey.

Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy, Richmont Graduate University

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology, University of Colorado - Boulder

EMDR Therapy Basic Training, EMDR Institute of Dr. Francine Shapiro

Trauma in the Developmental Context, Richmont Graduate University

Internal Family Systems (IFS) Intensive Course with Dr. Richard Schwartz and Dr. Frank Anderson, PESI Inc.

IFS-Informed EMDR, Bruce Hersey at emdrifs.com

Trauma

Perinatal

Telehealth

Perinatal Mental Health Certification (PMH-C), Postpartum Support International

Certified Pediatric Sleep Consultant, Center for Pediatric Sleep Management

Approved Gottman “Bringing Baby Home” Educator, The Gottman Institute

Certified Happiest Baby Educator, Happiest Baby Education Association

Trauma

Perinatal

Telehealth

Newborn Care Specialist, Gentle Ventures

Advanced Newborn Care, Newborn Care Solutions

TeleMental Health Training Certificate (THTC), Telehealth Certification Institute

Guidelines for a Safe, Ethical, and Contained Online EMDR Practice, Trauma Focused Counselling 

Telehealth Clinical Best Practices for COVID-19, Telebehavioral Health Institute 

Teletherapy for Perinatal Mental Health, Postpartum Support International

Trauma

Perinatal

Telehealth

Using EMDR Therapy in a Telehealth Format, Trauma Specialists of Maryland

Colorado LMFT: MFT.0001712

Georgia LMFT: MFT001719

EDUCATION

TRAININGS AND CERTIFICATIONS For Trauma

LICENSES

Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy, Richmont Graduate University

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology, University of Colorado - Boulder

EMDR Therapy Basic Training, EMDR Institute of Dr. Francine Shapiro

Trauma in the Developmental Context, Richmont Graduate University

Internal Family Systems (IFS) Intensive Course with Dr. Richard Schwartz and Dr. Frank Anderson, PESI Inc.

IFS-Informed EMDR, Bruce Hersey at emdrifs.com

TRAININGS AND CERTIFICATIONS FOR Perinatal

 TRAININGS AND CERTIFICATIONS FOR  Telehealth

Perinatal Mental Health Certification (PMH-C), Postpartum Support International

Approved Gottman “Bringing Baby Home” Educator, The Gottman Institute

Certified Happiest Baby Educator, Happiest Baby Education Association

Certified Pediatric Sleep Consultant, Center for Pediatric Sleep Management

Advanced Newborn Care, Newborn Care Solutions

Newborn Care Specialist, Gentle Ventures

TeleMental Health Training Certificate (THTC), Telehealth Certification Institute

Guidelines for a Safe, Ethical, and Contained Online EMDR Practice, Trauma Focused Counselling 

Telehealth Clinical Best Practices for COVID-19, Telebehavioral Health Institute 

Teletherapy for Perinatal Mental Health, Postpartum Support International

Using EMDR Therapy in a Telehealth Format, Trauma Specialists of Maryland

Colorado LMFT: MFT.0001712

Georgia LMFT: MFT001719

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