If you're struggling with managing your stress, rocking your relationship, having a new baby at home, or creating the life you want, then I'm your happy warrior. I have a Masters in Psychology, am a licensed therapist, business owner, published author, mom of two, and a wife. I understand the pressures our busy, success-oriented culture puts on us and our relationships with the people that matter to us most.   


I can support you with:

  • Developing a happy and healthy postpartum plan that takes you through your newborn's entire FIRST YEAR.
  • Deepening connection when you and your partner or co-parent are second guessing whether the other person has gone insane. (Hint: You probably haven't.)
  • Building a community of supporters around you that you can count on while upholding healthy boundaries.
  • Learning stress-busting techniques to instill a sense of calm and confidence whenever you need it.
  • Building a fulfilling life you love that you don’t need to escape from just to unwind and recharge!

Upcoming Workshop

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In this 2.5-hour workshop, you and your partner will learn:

  • How each partner’s concerns are different through different transitions your child(ren) go through and what each parent brings to the table.
  • Effective communication skills, so you can hear and be heard even if you’re working with a shorter tolerance or attention span.
  • How to develop your own (Postpartum) Plan for creating harmony within the relationship and work as a team and why it’s so important to do this NOW.
  • The importance of understanding moods and emotions that come with the birth of your baby and beyond, from both a biological and situational standpoint.
  • How to juggle life with children with all the other demands on your time and attention.
  • How to ask for what you need from the hospital, from your family and friends, from your partner, even from yourself
  • And, not least of all, how to keep sex and intimacy lit up in your relationship, even when it feels like timing has put it on the back burner.

So many people count on you.

How are you making sure you’re taken care of?

So many things about our modern world make things more convenient, faster, easier, more comfortable.  And yet, is it just me, or is life getting harder and more complicated?

We’re all running around stressed out, sleep deprived and wondering if we’re doing it wrong.  

We run households. We run businesses. We grow families. We build community.

The things we’ve dreamed of are coming true. Shouldn’t we be enjoying it more?

Today, we demand more of our marriages and our partners than ever before--and nearly half of marriages end in divorce.  

70% of couples are unhappy in their marriages in the first 3 years after they have a baby and close to 20% of mothers experience postpartum depression or anxiety.

And though we women have come a long way since second-wave feminism, the juggling act women face between excelling at work, earning more money, being perfect parents, building lasting marriages and healthy homes, and nurturing a rich personal life all at the same time still feels impossible.  

And, to top it off, Americans spend close to $190 billion dollars a year on stress-induced health problems due to workplace stress alone.


  • Enjoy what you have when you’re running on empty at full speed.  

  • Savor what’s going right when all you can see is what needs fixing.  

  • Love yourself exactly as you are and aspire to a better version of yourself at the same time.

  • Know how to understand what our bodies are trying to tell us when we feel sad, exhausted, or frustrated when we’ve been programmed to push through or ignore it.

  • Let ourselves off the hook for simply being human beings.

No wonder it’s so easy to lose sight of who you really are!

It doesn't have to be this way.


Manage Your Task List Like a Boss!

A simple *FREE* tool that could be a game-changer for your family.

How do you manage it all and make sure everything is getting done?

You just have to make a plan and make sure your partner and any support people (think grandparents, babysitter, mother’s helper…) know where they can jump in to help. Because the boss doesn’t do everything, they delegate out.

Could you use some help getting a handle on it? 

That’s where my “All the Things” Organizer spreadsheet comes in!

If you are a human being trying to do it all in our complicated, modern world, this tool is for you.  

Couples share with me that the benefit of using this spreadsheet is that it has helped them communicate and work with their partners about where they had wanted help for a long time, but just didn’t know where to jump in--using this spreadsheet solved that problem and put an end to their arguments over it!

The best thing is that this organizer grows and changes along with your family.


Get Yours Today!

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Yes, I Want That Organizer!

Let’s go deeper...

Where should we begin?


  • Help yourself to my archive of articles, tools, blogs, and free resources for parenting hacks, relationship advice, and more.

  • Join a meetup or workshop to prepare your relationship for baby’s arrival or get parenting support.



  • Learn more about my Calm By Design Course & Collective and how it’s helping to change women’s lives for the better.

  • Read related blog posts to get quick tips and tricks you can start using right now to feel more calm in your life.


Need a more individualized plan for moving your life forward?

Here’s what people are saying...


  • Catherine A. O'Brien, MA, LMFT

    I’ve attended Catherine’s class “Happy With Baby” with my husband, and “The Calm Collective” women’s group and she is just amazing! She is easy to to talk to, relatable to situations that can arise within life and helps guide you through each senecio. I highly recommend her if you are looking for balance within your life, family and relationship(s).

  • Catherine A. O'Brien, MA, LMFT

    Catherine is SUCH a caring therapist! She has an amazing specialty, working with new moms and couples who are adjusting to the stress of babies, kids and coupledom. She also does workshops for couples WITH her husband (who is NOT a therapist)... how cool is that?! To me, this highlights that she is concerned with what is truly for helpful for others and she really knows what that is (in case you didn’t know, most therapists don’t do workshops with their spouse). Catherine is kind, sweet, and forever understanding. I can’t recommend her enough.