Erica provides general counseling services for a wide range of issues including trauma, depression and anxiety, and specializes in prenatal and postpartum concerns.
When considering pregnancy, many parents experience a diversity of emotions from joy and excitement to ambivalence or fear depending on their own personal associations with pregnancy, birth and parenting.
This time often inspires parents to reflect on relationships, identity, life goals, and on creating a new vision for the future. Erica draws from 18 years of experience (7 of which counseling) to support prenatal and postpartum parents as they navigate this life transition.
Session fees are $70 for a 45 minute session and $75 for a 60 minute session.
*Starting in January 2019 session fees will increase to $85 for a 45 to 60 minute session. A sliding scale is available.
Please note: We are beginning the process of phasing out insurance. At this time we accept United Health Care and will accept Anthem insurances until December 31st.
*Due to the lack of therapists specializing in prenatal and postpartum issues in the area, we prioritize pregnant and postpartum parents on our waiting list.
Erica is a perinatal and postpartum expert specializing in traumatic birth and perinatal and postpartum mood disorders. She has years of experience working with trauma, depression, and anxiety as well as supporting individuals through general life adjustment.
Resolve past traumatic birth experience
Resolve previous experiences of abortion
Address past sexual abuse or trauma
Explore fears, life transition, and ambivalence about becoming a parent, being pregnant or giving birth.
Explore birthing options and weigh pros and cons for models of care
Explore options for infertility
Address feelings of loss and reduce stress
Explore alternatives to common medical interventions and procedures
Regain your sense of self
Counseling for Pregnancy and Childbirth:
Explore birthing options
resolve past birthing trauma or losses
Develop and clarify a vision for your birth
Learn to advocate for yourself
Prenatal depression, anxiety or OCD
Reduce anxiety or feelings of ambivalence or fear
Increase body awareness
Develop and recognize your inner resources for birthing
Learn coping strategies for childbirth
Address past sexual abuse or trauma and learn to recognize and cope with triggers during pregnancy and birth.
Screening, support and treatment for depression, anxiety, OCD or other mental health concerns.
Many individuals experience conflicting emotions after having a baby. Or, you may be experiencing scary thoughts that worry you. Addressing these issues early can prevent further escalation and severity.
Explore birth experience, from the most difficult to the most joyful.
Lack of support from partner, friends and/or family.
Treatment and screening for postpartum depression, anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder.
Address difficulties adjusting to parenting and lifestyle change.
Conflict with partner
Ambivalence about becoming parents
Prepare for adjustments and changes in your relationship
Support for prenatal and postpartum depression, psychosis, OCD or anxiety
Pregnancy and Birth Loss:
Counseling is appropriate for all members of the family