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Experience the full joy of wholehearted parenting.


Stressed Woman

Sound Familiar?

  • Irritability

  • Anger

  • Resentment

  • Intrusive, scary thoughts

  • Fatigue

  • Feelings of being overwhelmed

  • Feelings of failure or inadequacy

  • Loss of intimacy

  • Feelings of isolation

  • Difficulty with sleep

  • Boredom

  • Feeling out-of-control

Mother and Baby on Floor

Help is Available

  • It doesn't have to be this hard.

  • It doesn't have to take so long to get on track to becoming the parent you would like to be.

  • You aren't alone.

  • It isn't your fault.

  • These symptoms are common.

  • Effective and safe treatments are available.

  • Good moms have these feelings.

  • I can't wait to get started!

What if my symptoms are something more?  I've got you covered!

Know your risk:

  • Current unmanaged depression or anxiety or other mood disorders (BipolarOCD, PTSD, etc)

  • Previous depression or anxiety

  • Difficulty with hormonal fluctuations (especially before your period)

  • Family history of postpartum mood or anxiety symptoms

  • Isolation from family or friends (lack of support)

  • Situational stressors

  • Difficulty asking for help

  • Tendencies toward perfectionism

Mom from NC or VA receiving telehealth at Joy Spring Maternal Mental Health for postpartum depression and anxiety

Partnering with patients to promote growth toward a meaningful life, rich with joy, even in the challenges of daily life.

Psychotherapy for Perinatal Mental Health 

Psychotherapy is an integral part of maternal mental health care.  By integrating multiple modalities (including cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, solution-focused therapy, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, and person-centered care) based on the individual client's needs, clients are better able to understand and manage their own emotional, relational, and behavioral challenges.

Client's work closely with their provider to set the priorities, goals, and strategies of treatment.

When needed, trauma-focused modalities are incorporated with evidence-based brainspotting. 

Client's are also encouraged and welcome to schedule anticipatory sessions to prepare and strengthen skills during the preconception period and beyond.  These services are offered through a maternal mental health telehealth platform for clients in NC and VA.

The most important determinant of maternal and fetal well-being is the mother's mental health.  While medications are ideally avoided during pregnancy and breastfeeding, this is not always possible or advisable.  Utilizing advanced psychopharmacology training, I prescribe patient medications with careful consideration of safety, efficacy, and tolerability for mom and baby.  Medication appointments can be done with or separately from psychotherapy and are available to moms experience postpartum depression, postpartum anxiety, bipolar disorder, OCD, PTSD, insomnia, and other perintal mental health conditions in North Carolina and Virginia.  

The greatest risk for MOM AND BABY is for the mom to suffer from untreated mental illness. 

The care you need with safety for you and your baby.

Medication Management for Perinatal Mental Health

Book and stethscope with information about perinatal mental health for moms in NC or VA receiving telehealth for perintal mental health through Joy Spring Maternal Mental Health

Brainspotting for Trauma Processing 

Brainspotting is a patient-led, focused, mindfulness technique that allows the brain to heal itself.  

Unlike other modalities, this type of trauma-work can be done with minimal talking and patients are not asked to share verbally (unless they find that helpful).  Ideal for any concern the patient finds "triggering", this technique can be very effective and produce relief so that trauma loses its power over the present.


I am excited to be able to offer this modality to clients in North Carolina through a HIPPA compliant perinatal mental telehealth platform. 

The brain has the power to heal from trauma so that you can live in the present where joy occurs.

Image of molecule to explain Brainspotting as a treatment option for clients in NC or VA receiving telehealth for perinatal mental health at Joy Spring Maternal Mental Health
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