Hello!  Thank you for taking the time to visit my site! My name is Joy and my family and I (and dogs!) make Littleton, CO our home.  My husband and I have 4 children and my family is by far my greatest accomplishment. After bringing our first daughter into the world, I knew I was forever changed.  I fell in love with the birthing process and my passion to support families as a Licensed Professional Counselor transitioned into an even stronger passion for supporting women and their families during one of the most sacred and beautiful seasons of their lives. I have worked as a certified labor doula for over 11 years and I feel incredibly honored to walk along side a family during this time!

 

I am a Certified Labor Doula through CAPPA and I am an Internationally Certified Childbirth Educator through ICEA.  In addition to these certifications, I hold a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology and am a Licensed Professional Counselor, as well as a Nationally Certified Counselor.

 

 

My Philosophy

 

I believe that a woman’s body is created with an innate ability to birth her child.  Too often a healthy, natural process is derailed by unnecessary drugs or procedures.  While trusting the birth process, I also understand that there is a place and time for medical interventions, whether they are desired or necessary.  I believe in and respect the right of a woman to make the best decisions for herself and her baby, and fully support her own desires and priorities for her birth.

 

“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan but also believe”

–Anatole France