I am so grateful to be part of the Early Start Team here in Sacramento. Pregnancy can bring so much joy and so many unexpected challenges. It is an honor to be able to support women and families through this amazing yet stressful time.
My role on the prenatal care team is to provide education, support and resources that allow each mother to have the healthiest baby possible. Every pregnancy is unique and requires individualized support. Some options for this support include: discussing classes and resources available here at Kaiser Permanente and in the Greater Sacramento area; discussing mood and anxiety concerns that are common in pregnancy and post-partum; providing information and education regarding potential effects of alcohol, tobacco, and other substances as it relates to pregnancy and breast-feeding; discussing relationship concerns; and providing information related to maternity/paternity leave.
I have unique experience in working with young babies, foster/adopted children and young mothers. Prior to my time with Kaiser, I worked in an Infant Mental Health program supporting mothers and very young children with bonding/attachment issues, post-partum depression, and behavioral health concerns.
My clinical interests include: parental stress, maternal depression, parent-child relationship issues and substance abuse concerns as it relates to health and parenting.
I joined Kaiser Permanente in 2017.
I was born in Sacramento and have lived here for most of my life. I enjoy spending time with my husband and two children and being outdoors whenever possible.
Bachelors in Psychology and Masters in Psychology from California State University, Sacramento. Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since 2012.