I know the struggles of infertility: the emotional ups and downs,the medical procedures, the waiting, the difficulty in knowing when to stop, and even staying the course of adoption. My path to having children was an arduous ten years. We were finally gifted with two children — a biological son, and a daughter adopted from China, both almost grown now.
Raising a family is often a major focus of one’s life. But for 1 in 8 couples, getting pregnant is a challenge. Adoption can be equally difficult. Whether you choose fertility counseling, therapy or coaching, professional support can be helpful. My experiences as a bio-adoptive parent, a long fertility journey, and many years in family serving organizations, all blend beautifully in my practice of fertility, adoption and parenting coaching.
As an ICF accredited Coach, with a Masters degree in Family Relations, my work is nested in a range of approaches. I am Gestalt trained, which means I focus on present moment experience, the whole person, and a belief that growth happens when we heighten awareness of where we are right now. I am also a certified Co-Active Coach which holds the assumption that clients are fundamentally healthy and whole, and we work collaboratively to forge new pathways. Additionally my Mind/Body training is through the Ali Domar Mind Body Institute in Boston, where I completed the training for professionals.
Coaching is different than working with an adoption or infertility counselor. Click here to read more about the differences between coaching and therapy.
Working with me, or any Coach, is a leap of faith. Clients bring themselves, their struggles, and their dreams into our space. I bring my knowledge, skills, experience and integrity. I love my work and I believe in this process. Together we will find a way for you to move forward in your journey toward becoming a parent.