holistic therapy for mothers
As a mother of color myself, I know firsthand the unique challenges and experiences that you face. I'm also a therapist who specializes in holistic mental health, and I'm here to help you navigate the complexities of matrescence, motherhood, wellness, womanhood, and work-life harmony. Based in Massachusetts + Texas.
what I do
Mothering. Motherhood. Becoming a Mother. It's all hard stuff, and you deserve a "me time" space to unpack it all, get clear about what you envision for yourself, and create a plan for action and impact.
you're in the right place
Get actionable feedback, personalized support, and guidance as you work to achieve your goals.
Connect with other mothers and share your experiences in a supportive and affirming environment.
I know what it's like to be an ambitious woman and mother. I know the challenges, the joys, and the everything in between.
You deserve a compassionate therapist, who you can relate to... someone who makes you feel safe, secure, and seen while guiding you through your journey. I help mothers of color juggle the demands of work, motherhood, womanhood, and personal wellness, while managing stress, anxiety, depression, and postnatal depletion. I help them navigate the challenges of matrescence, including issues related to mental load, the default parenting dynamic, the maternal wall, and more. I help them create a roadmap to the life they want for themselves.
HYPE GIRL, wellness enthusiast, boy mom, CREATIVE, BADASS
Vanessa has helped me make some big changes in my health trajectory.
SHE's a dope therapist.
- susan*, therapy client
Grab a cup of your favorite beverage, Mama, and settle in for a read. This blog is your new go-to for real-life stories, expert advice, product suggestions, tips, and relatable musings from a therapist who gets you.
I have been really struggling with body aches after pregnancy, and from sitting at a desk for hours when working. My neck, my shoulders, and my upper back are truly my problem areas. So this right here, saved me!
You've just learned what Matrescence is, although the experience itself is not new to you. And now, you want to know why, as a Black woman, it's important to understand your Matrescence experience.
Struggling with striving to be the perfect mother, only to find yourself falling short each time. As much as you may try, research actually says, you'd be better not to. Instead, strive to be a "good enough" mother.
Never heard of "Matrescence"? I hadn't either, and then I did! And I haven't been the same since and view motherhood completely anew. It's a term I want all mothers to know about because it will truly change your understanding about motherhood, and womanhood.
ready to start
transforming your journey?
Imagine a life where you feel confident and capable. Where you are able to juggle the demands of work, motherhood, and self-care with more ease. Where you manage stress, anxiety, and depression. Where you are able to navigate the challenges of matrescence, the mental load, and the default parenting dynamic, and more. Where you embrace your womanhood and create a life you love, and live it well.
This is the kind of life that I am passionate about helping mothers of color create as a therapist for mothers.