No mother should be left without the support she needs. I primarily offer counselling online and in person for those parents struggling with conception, pregnancy, loss, postpartum and beyond.
I'm a behavioral neuroscientist and more recently a counselor. For over a decade my research has focused on the neuroscience of motherhood and the effects of maternal mental illness and antidepressant medications on the mother and offspring. One key theme that has come from my research experience is that effective treatment to maintain maternal mental health is necessary. I regularly speak nationally and internationally about my research findings as well as the fascinating effects of motherhood on the maternal brain.
Recently I have completed additional training to become a counselor. My focus is to provide support and counselling for women struggling with their transition to pregnancy and motherhood, feelings about their medication use, and struggles with loss. I am presently working towards my registered professional counselor designation (RPC) with the Canadian Professional Counselors Association as well as the designation of 'Psychologist' in France. Please get in touch if you have questions.
I am a Canadian based in France where I live with my husband and 2 young children. I gave birth to one child in Belgium and one in the USA so I have a bit of an understanding of the feelings associated with becoming a parent as well as what it is like to live and mother in a foreign country; the challenges with language, customs, cultural expectations, loneliness and lack of family support.