Hello! I appreciate you visiting my blog. I am writing this prior to the arrival of my firstborn child, Holden. My husband and I are eager to meet our son, come March, and add new roles to our lives as mom and dad. 

This journey during the ever eventual 2020-2021 year has been different than we imagined—as I’m sure you can relate. It’s also allowed us extra time to focus on the little joys and slower pace during this season together.

While I grew up with many siblings and have spent the greater part of my work life surrounded by families in different capacities, this is my first step into motherhood. I expect it’s going to be like nothing I’ve ever experienced before—exciting, wild, different, exhausting, amazing, and filled with crazy amounts of love, all at once—so I’ve been told. Offering myself grace with how to navigate and adjust is something I am already beginning to foster in this journey—especially with my strong passion to care for others. 

It is clear to me that this little man is going to be changing my life dramatically, and with such a deep value for family, I have decided that when I return to work in May, I will be part-time as a therapist.

This will allow me to focus on my family in this new phase of life, while I can continue to serve you—the families, couples, and individuals who share time with me. 

I appreciate all of you who have invited me into your families as your therapist and who are pausing your sessions with me while I am home. I look forward to returning to work in May to start back up with our scheduled sessions or begin new relationships with others of you that may be ready to start new. Just know that in my time away, I am caring for myself and my new family so I can best care for you upon my return. 

As I pause in writing this and reflect on many people’s journey into parenthood, I am reminded that many of you—including close friends and clients of mine—may have experienced infertility, grieved a tragic loss, or experienced another journey on that difficult continuum. Know if you have had or are going through an experience like this, I acknowledge how my journey may bring up emotions for you that can impact our work together. I am comfortable supporting you, your relationship, or your family no matter the circumstance, and if I have a referral for you that may be a better fit, I will most certainly share that with you. 

While we are so excited to finally meet our little boy, we are also acutely aware of how our journey to become parents creates many unknowns. We appreciate all the thoughts, well wishes, and prayers as we anticipate safely meeting our baby and move into parenthood.