Your needs as the parent matter just as much as the needs of your children, if not more!
That can be a controversial statement in our culture, but we know it’s the truth.
Through weekly sessions with me, you’ll:
⦿ Find Your Inner Fire
⦿ Move past overwhelm
⦿ Reclaim your energy.
⦿ Craft & keep magnificent boundaries
⦿ Prioritize Pleasure
⦿ Eradicate martyrdom & self-sacrifice (yes, you!)
⦿ Cultivate self-compassion
⦿ Return to your beloved Self or find your Self anew
Once I help you hone in on what your needs are and support you through actions to get them met, we can move toward helping you connect with your sense of security within yourself. You’ll find your personal power, creativity and sense of calm confidence!
I consider becoming a parent and navigating the numerous challenges of parenting to be the greatest psychological and spiritual work one can do– even though this work isn’t as culturally celebrated as becoming a master meditator or perfecting your abundance mindset 😉
I can also help you decipher which are your child’s true needs versus wants and habits, and begin to gradually give your child some space – so you can all honor your own and one another’s uniqueness and freedom in your family, all while preserving your attachment bonds.
Areas of Support:
- Perinatal Mental Health (Pregnancy- 2yrs. Acute status only if you also have psychiatric care)
- Adjustments to Parenthood like identity loss and overwhelm
- Boundaries and Consistency
- Couples struggling with communication about parenting
- Decisions about becoming a parent/ having more children
- Maintaining sexual wellness and connection while parenting
- Divorce and Separation in early parenting
- LGBTQIA, Trans, Nonbinary and Gender Expansive parents
- Early attachment education and attachment concerns
- Lactation challenges, bottle feeding and weaning decisions
- PMDD coaching (Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder and severe PMS)
- Unique challenges in Queer Parenting
- Hyperemesis Gravidarum and long term recovery support
- Evaluations for perinatal depression, anxiety and OCD.
- Reclaiming personal power and creativity after becoming a parent
- Sleep Support for Adults (Infant/child support packages here.)
- Re-birth ritual creation and facilitation to help you and baby heal through a re-do after a challenging birth.
The intensive parenting season in our lives can be painful, stressful, exhausting, meaningful and joyful all at once! Most of us these days don’t come into parenting with a knowledgeable, mindful and trusted support network. You may feel you lack the “village” or a trusted older sibling or best parenting buddy. And it is possible that the folks around you don’t even share the same mindful, respectful, gentle parenting values.
That’s where I fly into your life! I consider myself to be an extra partner in your parenting journey. Our time on zoom will be like a refreshing walk together (or a little kayak adventure!)
Working with me:
My goal is to support you through challenges quickly and efficiently and help you build confidence in your own intuition and abilities. In other words, my goal is to move you OUT of my practice.
I offer 55min support sessions weekly for 4 weeks as an initial package at $480 with additional 55min calls for $120 after our work together is established.
We can begin with a free 15 min consult to determine fit.
Then, we set up to start with a package of 4 sessions.
I take payment by PayPal or Venmo and will send you a service product to click or a special invoice. I do not take any insurance. I am not a state licensed mental health counselor, though I’ve had years of training toward that work. Instead, I have the freedom to offer more of my experience and advice. I often do make referrals out to some great therapists and doctors when clients have an acute need.
Fees cover supporting 1 or 2 parents/caregivers on each call. Some Health Savings programs will allow you to claim my services.
Young children can be in the room with you during Zoom calls. I do occasionally make house calls in the western WA area to observe certain situations, if needed, including lactation counseling, but that is under a separate service agreement. Or, you’re welcome to visit my home office on Vashon Island, WA if you need an adventure.
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On a Personal Note
I’m a 41 year-old queer-identified science nerd, extroverted plant and cat lover, Libra sun, Taurus Rising, Leo Moon. My partner Steph is a marriage and family therapist and together we parent my tween and Stephanie’s 5 year-old.
I’ve been a lover of every baby, self-help and spirituality book I could get my hands on since I was just a child myself.
I am privileged to make my life’s work supporting parents in areas where I’ve suffered, found the magical tools to navigate these areas and then been able to make meaning of those times.
Many of the underlying factors in even mundane parenting challenges exist inside of couples’ communication challenges. I’m on the other side of two divorces and have done enough internal work to have landed the nesting relationship of my dreams, a magical blended family. I love to coach parents through strengthening relationship communication and finding compromise around parenting issues; as well as navigating separations and divorce and attachment concerns with young children.
I also love to be a support for gestational parents navigating Hyperemesis Gravidarum- a physical illness that often also severely disrupts mental health- nobody can truly understand the discomfort, disappointment and fear unless you’ve been there.
I love working with Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)- a widely under-diagnosed illness I thought would continue to sabotage everything good in my life; one where doctors and therapists weren’t educated and could not help much. For folks with PMDD, there are so many tools I can’t wait to share with you!
I have a passion for creating tailored, bite-sized concrete action plans for after our calls, which I call SELF-WORK (rather than homework). Sometimes we sort of know what we need to do to feel better, but are simply too overwhelmed to make it happen alone. We need hand holding and accountability. I extend my hand…
Education and Training
It all started with an Early Childhood Education degree, many years teaching and directing preschools. I have been a Certified Life Coach through Coach Training Alliance for 18 years. 15 years ago I became a postpartum doula through Bastyr University/ Seattle Midwifery School and then in 2014, a Lactation Educator and Counselor (LEC) through UC San Diego. I completed my training in Perinatal Mental Health Certification (PMH-C) in 2019 through PSI Postpartum Support international, where I am also the volunteer Breastfeeding/Bodyfeeding coordinator. My BA is in Psychology WWU, MA Mental Health Counselor in progress (very slowly due to career and parenting my two kids 13 and 5!)
What parents say about working with Moorea:
Working with you helped me climb out of that dark place, while respecting myself and my son, and honoring our relationship.
This process has been surprisingly intimate and lovely. All these changes we’ve made have surprisingly felt rooted in love and compassion and respect! Thank you so much, Moorea!
It was amazing to finally get support on parenting and help communicating through a queer divorce from someone who had been through it! I wish we had had your help before the baby came and during those first few months.
You’ve probably been waiting months for things to get better on their own or trying things that you’re not supported enough to focus on, but you don’t have to wait for that support any longer.