WHAT I LOVE ABOUT WORKING WITH WOMEN
My inspiration for starting this private practice was to offer support to women navigating THE biggest transition of their adult life. I want to ensure that women in our city are able to do more than just survive this motherhood phase of life -- I want you to thrive! I have a special place in my heart for prairie women. These women are strong, determined and true to themselves. However, motherhood is hard -- really hard. It breaks even the best of us. It can surprise even the most prepared. Mothers have a tendency to think that they have to be strong for their families, they have to be the one who sacrifices everything (getting little in return), they don't "deserve" to spend time on themselves. When in fact, the opposite is necessary, mothers NEED support, they NEED connections (real ones not virtual ones), they DESERVE to feel good about this stage in life.
So often, I hear ‘I'm fine’, ‘I'm managing’, ‘I'm doing okay’, when in fact I know most mothers do not have their sh*t together. They are not going to ask for help and are desperately looking for connection and support.
In everything I do, I encourage women to share their inner most feelings, the honest ones (even if it's ugly, especially if it's ugly). I love working with mothers because their emotions are raw, genuine and bittersweet. Mothers have so much to share, so much to express. There is so much light & dark within each mother I meet and I am thankful for both.
What I know about this generation of women: we have been taught that negative emotions are uncomfortable and therefore you should not share them. Sometimes, we even feel like it's unsafe to share them. Those around us are also conditioned to feel uncomfortable around negative emotions, so mothers are often not held, seen or heard in the way they need to be.
I want to fill this gap.
With effective intervention most therapies work for most of people, based on the connection they feel with their support person.
I am passionate about inspiring women to live the life they want, with confidence and self-assurance. My mission is to support, empower and inspire women (especially new-mothers) to become their authentic selves. The foundation of my educational and life/work philosophy is to meet clients where they are at, figuratively and literally. I offer therapy in a variety of settings to best meet your needs. We could take a walk, you could come into my warm & cozy studio space, or I can come to your house.
If you're reading this blog post and thinking about yourself, a friend or loved one, you can help them get the support they need. If you're in Regina, please feel free to reach out. I run a private practice through Red Fox Creative Studio in the downtown/cathedral neighbourhood. I offer a 30 minute in-person consult to find out if I'm the right therapist for you. Don't know if you're living with postpartum depression/anxitey? You might find this article useful. If you've been considering joining a mom group, check this out.
Until next time,
In my private practice in Regina, SK where am passionate about maternal mental health, I am passionate about helping women find their joy. I offer a free 30 minute in-person meeting to find out if I'm the right support person for you.