Postpartum doula and therapist serving Vermont.
Stephanie is passionate about supporting families on their journey to becoming parents and navigating parenthood itself, no matter what that looks like. She recognizes that the journey to parenthood is unique to each person and that there are countless ways of creating a family that are all equally valid and loving. Your path may not be what you had initially envisioned and her hope is to help you feel empowered with the choices that you make.
Her own personal journey to becoming a mother and parenting two young children has enhanced her interest in supporting others during this incredibly special and vulnerable chapter in their lives. Stephanie is looking forward to sharing her knowledge and experience with you, while holding space for your unique wisdom and insight. Stephanie has always been drawn to this work and her compassion has no limits. The relationships that Stephanie builds are rooted in trust and respect. She considers it an honor and privilege to assist families in building confidence in their decisions, finding balance and parenting in a way that fits their values.
Stephanie earned her Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Vermont in 2000 and became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in 2002. She is certified through Prodoula as a Postpartum Doula. Stephanie has completed Postpartum Support International’s 3-day Advanced Perinatal Mental Health training. She is certified in First Aid and CPR by The American Red Cross and certified in Trust Based Relational Intervention -an attachment based, trauma-informed model of parenting.
Stephanie has been working as a clinician in Vermont since 1998 and has experience in domestic and international adoption and supporting families around pregnancy related loss and infertility. She has specialized in perinatal mental health, difficult pregnancies, postpartum planning, processing birth stories, body image, goal setting, self-esteem and changes around identity once becoming a parent. She enjoys working with individuals, couples and families. Stephanie has experience facilitating support groups that can be a compassionate environment for members to receive and provide emotional support.