Feather + Fern is a small specialized Private Practice that stemmed from our larger sister Picket Fence Therapy that focuses on a concierge style therapy as it relates to all things motherhood.
It is our understanding that there are limited resources for women during the journey to motherhood. It is filled with fear, excitement, joy, and at times heartbreak.
If you're just starting on the path to motherhood, or struggling with uncertainty or loss on your journey, please feel free to get in touch or to schedule a session. We offer a safe place to be heard, supported and encouraged.
You are not alone. Thank you for letting me join you on your journey.
"The journey to (and through) motherhood was never meant to be one traveled alone…”
Hi, my name is Teresa.
I would like to take a moment to say thank you for visiting. Besides being a passionate therapist in the field of Maternal Mental Health, I am also a mother. I understand that there are a lack of resources. Especially those that are focused on helping women that are struggling with the journey to and through motherhood.
This includes any experience along the way, through the planning process, a fertility journey, losses, and the postpartum period.
I created Feather & Fern (Picket Fence Therapy) to support women in all stages of motherhood.
I have a strong foundation in Perinatal Mental Health, including specialized education in perinatal loss and the postpartum period- advocating and promoting awareness in the community and with professionals. I am passionate about every aspect of support.
I appreciate and enjoy helping women in every stage of the motherhood journey. This is my passion, my calling and my heart.
I look forward to hearing from you and working together.
lets Get to know eachother
You can’t go back and change the beginning,
but you can start where you are and change the ending.
– c.s. lewis
Have been struggling with fertility and need a safe place to be heard and supported
What is Therapy?
Good question! Therapy is the process of working with a professional therapist to develop skills and tools as well as awareness and insight into why we do what we are doing. Therapy can look differently for different people and can change depending on what the therapy is meant to treat. Typically, therapy is in an office or Telehealth setting, where both parties can speak in an open and safe manner.
Counseling & Coaching
You may need support if you:
Notice that you don't feel like 'yourself' or are sad or worried more often during pregnancy or after delivery
Have recently lost a pregnancy, experienced a miscarriage, or medical termination
Need help with the transition to parenthood
Want a safe place to grieve or feel emotions related to loss
Are on your path to parenthood and need support and holistic guidance through the process to become pregnant with the support of a Fertility Doula
Current Clients have access to the benefits of our client portal where paperwork can be shared, completed, updated and appointments can be scheduled. Along with the client portal, an additional resource is included to have direct communication with Teresa through the HIPAA compliant messaging platform.
If you are a current client and are looking to connect or log in to your account please select the following resources.
Are you a new parent? Tired, confused and a bit overwhelmed with the changes that have recently come to your family? The physical changes and sleep deprivation have been hard and are taking a toll on relationships? Not sure how to navigate what to do next? Or how to take care of the worry or feelings that have come recently?
We can help. Bring all of your struggles, exhaustion and emotion. You are not alone, you are enough, you can care for yourself and you can get support.
Counseling and Support
Perinatal Loss & Stillbirth
Have you recently had a miscarriage, stillbirth or a significant loss and need a place to land? Are you questioning the whys? Feeling alone? Trying to find validation in your anger, sadness or trauma but don't know where to turn?
Here you will have a safe place to land, in a compassionate and experienced environment with a specialized provider.
Counseling and Fertility Doula Support
Are you struggling to conceive? Have you felt unheard by professionals, or don't know where to go to talk about the difficult things and feel support? Is the uncertainty creating anxiety or stress you haven't ever experienced before?
Through counseling and support, find resources and a path through the uncertainty. Bring yourfrustration, confusion and disappointment to a healing place where you will be heard, supported and cared for on your journey to motherhood.
Where do I begin?
If you are ready to schedule that first appointment, don't wait.
We know the worries.
The what if's and the fear that can come with taking that step...but...
The sooner you reach out, the sooner you will find recovery and support.
Individual sessions via tele-health offer therapy in a new way. Attend sessions 'your way' in a setting that you choose and feel comfortable in. Sessions are billed individually for clients in Washington & Florida
Package of 4 Wraparound Services
Same service package as above with one wellness visit included.
(Fertility Doula Consultation, Massage*, Acupuncture* or Nurition* Support *WA ONLY)
ADD ON- Doula Services
Feather+Fern offers Fertility Doula services in addition to counseling services- please see Fertility Doula Packages for options for stand alone or add on services.
Are you struggling to become pregnant? Are you beginning your journey to pregnancy? Have you had miscarriages or losses?Let us help you explore ways to increase fertility, offer educated support and counseling. You don't have to be alone.
WHAT IS A FERTILITY DOULA?
Fertility Doulas are trained and certified professionals who provides preconception support to clients as they follow their path to parenthood. Offering non-medical, non-judgmental informational, emotional, and physical support to preconception and (in)fertility.
For clients just beginning their conception journey, a fertility doula provides evidence-based information and holistic resources to support you along the way.
Feather+Fern believes that just like every individual is unique so should your path to healing be special and unique.
We create a specialized plan to support the individual and guide them to their healing. You can create your own package as you go or design a package to fit long term goals and needs.
We encourage women to find the resources and support to care for all pieces of the puzzle. Caring for one's body, mind and spirit is an integral piece to healing.
We believe that having caring providers that can encompass all areas of healing is what sets us apart. We have streamlined the process of gaining access to nutritionists, chiropractic and Naturopathic care all in one place.
Inclusive programs for all types needs
With Feather+Fern's special focus on areas from preconception through birth, we can focus on what YOU need as your path changes. With a concierge style therapy, you decide what you want to include. It is our commitment to this that sets us apart.
*Our programs take dietary restrictions for health, religious, or personal reasons into consideration.
After graduating with my BS and MS in Applied and DevelopmentalPsychology at Eastern Washington University, in 2003, I returned to the PNW, a place that I called home. I have been involved in different aspects of Mental Health Counseling, experiences that were valuable to my professional development. Some areas of experience include crisis intervention, relative placement, child therapy, infant mental health and perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. I feel lucky to have had these experiences and look forward to continuing to grow my expertise with clients who may be struggling with anxiety, depression and transitional issues, as pertaining to the Perinatal period (Pregnancy through the first year postpartum), as well as perinatal loss, stillbirth and struggles through infertility.
I attend regular workshops and trainings as well as consultations with other professionals in the area to continue to develop skills and to remain updated on current mental health topics and issues that are relevant today. I have attended regular trainings as well as Birth Doula training in 2007,completing the PSI and 2020 Mom Professional Maternal Mental Health Certificate Training in July of 2017, obtaining Maternal Mental Health Certification in 2022, and Fertility Doula Certification completion this December, I am currently working toward perinatal infant loss certification through Hospice & Palliative Care. I feel that to be a well rounded therapist for mothers, it is also important to have education surrounding birth education and have completed doula education as well. As a Perinatal Support of Washington provider, I believe that it is imperative that therapists commit to ongoing education to continue to offer quality services to their clients as well as training to be a well rounded maternal care provider.
That is my commitment.
I have agreed to the role of Washington State Climb Coordinator for Perinatal Support Washington, and am excited to promote and advocate awareness in more ways in our community. My involvement includes curriculum development for consultation groups for PS-WA and sitting on the advisory committee for perinatal mental heath advocacy. I presented and co-host a bi-annual Loss Memorial with OUR Church in University Place to support families that have experienced pregnancy loss- honoring those babies that never joined us long enough earth-side.
Picket Fence Therapy has been serving individuals since 2006! We will be celebrating our 17 year anniversary in January!! I still feel like it is a dream. I am so encouraged every day to be able to work with the families that I do. And the path I have taken to get to this place has been such a huge blessing. Seeing recovery, healing and growth for my clients and personally being able to advocate and encourage awareness in the community keeps me passionate about my work. I look forward to hearing from you and appreciate you sharing your journey with me.
What sets me apart
'Dont be afraid of going slowly...
be afraid of standing still.'
If you are looking for resources forlocal, online or information relatedto maternal mental health, fertility, or lossthen look no further.
We continue to add to our website as we can to offer resources and support to clients and individuals not yet working with us.
M.E.N.D. is here to provide hope and healing through your journey after the loss of your baby. M.E.N.D. (Mommies Enduring Neonatal Death) is a Christian, non-profit organization that reaches out to families who have suffered the loss of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth, or early infant death.
baby steps was created by moms affected or touched by loss. our mission is to offer support to women and families while honoring their babies, as well as give back to the stillbirth and loss community. we currently fund all baby and infant cremations at st. joseph's hospital in tacoma, wa
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