Individual & Couples Therapy
We are now offering therapy services to anyone on the path of new parenthood. Psychotherapy support is provided around all realms of pregnancy, birth, postpartum and parenting.
Through the process of therapy, we can explore the following:
Stress of being a new parent
Fears of childbirth
Making sense of your changing needs
Bolstering your deepest wants and visions
Length of sessions and timeline:
Individual sessions are 50 minutes in length and couple sessions are 60
minutes. Appointments are offered in-person at a private office at The Nest as well as via teletherapy and occasionally in the client’s home.
You may find that three months is sufficient for right now, or you may choose a longer continuity as you progress in feeling more grounded and clear. Six months is generally recommended, however, it is completely a case-by-case decision up to you.
ABOUT OUR PROVIDER
My name is Andrea and I am an associate clinical social worker with over ten years in this wonderful field. I have advanced training in perinatal mental health with Postpartum Support International and a clinical foundation in holistic psychotherapy. Prior to embarking on the path of psychotherapy, I worked in community settings in New York, serving as program director for low-income older adults. About a year after I moved to California, I became pregnant for the first time and found myself deeply moved by the transformative journey of new parenthood. As a result of my own experience and my profession, I have become awokened to the invaluable need of support before, during, and after birthing a baby. Another fun fact about me: I connected with The Nest as a new mom a few years ago, so I have been a personal fan for a while! I find so much joy in being a partner to my clients and helping normalize the challenges they face. I look forward to meeting you and walking this path beside you!
About Andrea's Approach to Care
My master’s in social work training is rooted in the biopsycho-social-spiritual perspective, which means I tend to take a wide framework in exploring the interweaving influences of your current struggles (and your strengths). I provide a combination of psychodynamic, holistic, and solution-oriented approaches with the goal of maintaining a meaningful yet intentional process. The idea is to gain more clarity and self-compassion by looking at the stories you are carrying with you. I help you prioritize your well-being and empower your right to feel strong, loving boundaries as you map out your changing needs. I draw from researched modalities including perinatal mental health, mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), as well as holistic mediums such as guided visualization, grounding, narrative exploration, and journaling.