"The COVID-19 Pandemic effected in a drastic way. It changed the way we do business. It decreased in person and it increased in maternal mental health crisis
The limited caseloads created financial hardship and it was sad to not be at the office working in the field I love.
What brought me joy during this time was spending more time with my kids and spouse, being able to slow down a bit.
My biggest fear is not being able to bounce back financially before taking maternity leave in July. Not being able to help everyone who reaches out to me due to in person regulations.
Now that the county is slowly re-opening, I'm hopeful for current moms on my caseload can come back into the office for sessions and make time for themselves again.
My business means everything to me. I see myself not only as a psychologist supporting others but as a mom supporting other moms. A lot of times I walk the journey of motherhood right alongside my patients and I love that part of my work.
Now that businesses are allowed to reopen, we will be having limited in person visits, Telehealth and increased cleaning. Being pregnant myself has created more awareness of the risks and changes that need to be Made.
I know that things will change in the future but I’m also hopeful that we will be able to reconnect interpersonally soon."