Hi. I'm Beth (she/they).
I'm a queer registered nurse psychotherapist, a postpartum support provider and a radical listener. I'm also a parent, with lived experience of postpartum depression. My birth experience was traumatic and it exacerbated the difficulty I had in my transition to parenthood. And it was hard to get help.
That's what I want to give you. The space to talk if you need it. Extra care and support postpartum. I also want to offer you support if you're planning a pregnancy or birth and need a hand feeling out what birth choices might be right for you.
I work to provide care from an anti-racist standpoint and believe in queer reproductive justice (king yaa). I am sex-positive and celebrate all kinds of family structures and support networks. I know that we are all the experts of our own bodies and experiences.
I have worked as a labour and birth nurse in a high risk obstetrics unit, and can support folks experiencing complications in their pregnancies (parental and fetal), as well as those navigating loss. In the past, I've worked as a librarian, a researcher and a sexual health counsellor.
An attuned therapeutic relationship and presence are key to healing in the perinatal period. I draw on an various modalities including interpersonal psychotherapy, emotion focused individual therapy, motivational interviewing, and conflict resolution training. My years of nursing experience, my confidence in lactation support and training in integrative somatic trauma therapy all might make me a good fit for you.
I believe in the power of stories - your story in particular. I believe in your body, in your intuition, and in your voice.
a counseling/planning session to discuss birth options and help you tune in and advocate
because every person's reproductive journey is unique
a space for you to tell your story, to be heard and seen.