PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

The focus of my education and experience has always been women and female youth. I began my career at a community health center in Dublin, Ireland, where I developed an early-intervention program focused on counseling adolescents and their families. Upon returning to St. Louis, I joined the BJC HealthCare System as a Perinatal Social Worker, first at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and then at St. Louis Children's Hospital. Prior to opening my private practice, I worked as an adolescent therapist with a St. Louis County private school, as well as a private, certified doula for those looking to have a greater voice in their pregnancy and delivery. Along with my full-time private practice, I am also an adjunct professor at Washington University, where I received my graduate degree, and maintain an active presence in the community as the Missouri Co-Coordinator for Postpartum Support International. My specialization is in mood disorders (i.e. anxiety, depression, OCD, et cetera), particularly during the perinatal period and throughout adolescence, and women's health throughout the lifespan.

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE

Therapeutic support and social advocacy should not, however, exist exclusively inside the walls of an office; it's a community responsibility. As such, I am the Missouri Coordinator for Postpartum Support International, I served on the board of Mother to Mother, and I often speak at prenatal classes to raise awareness of mood disorders. Because I believe in a strong educational foundation and continual professional development, I also provide supervision to qualified social workers striving for their licenses and mentor current and former students.

 

EDUCATION

  • Washington University, MSW
  • University of Illinois, BS

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Postpartum Support International, Missouri Co-Coordinator
  • National Association of Social Workers
  • Psychotherapy St. Louis
  • DONA International