Supporting Women in All Stages of Motherhood

Meet the Push Team

 
 

Push Philosophy

At Push Counseling & Coaching, the philosophy is that all birthing people and mothers should feel confident using the strength and power they already possess, both physically and mentally. We want you to feel comfortable and supported through all the twist and turns, triumphs and struggles.

We believe our role is to follow your needs as they arise, with no agendas and no judgment. We will not impose our personal beliefs into what you feel and decide. Our job is to remind you that you are not alone, there are resources everywhere for you to find whatever you need, and that you are the best person you want to be.

We are excited to go on this journey with you and appreciate you allowing us into your life and in all your life transitions.  

 
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Meet Your Support

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Tiffany Wicks, M.S., LPC, NCC

Founder

     When I found out I was pregnant, I went through a roller coaster of emotions ranging from sad to excited to scared. After a difficult pregnancy full of anxiety and depression and ending on bed rest, I was overwhelmed and unsure that my feelings were “normal”. I endured a difficult birth only to suffer through postpartum depression for months in silence before starting on the path toward healing. Since my journey, I am determined to help encourage and strengthen not only pregnant women and new mothers, but all mothers, pre-conception through postpartum and beyond. You are not alone and no matter what you are going through, you deserve to have support. We will make it through this together and find hope and strength.

In order to do this work, you should know a little about my qualifications. I have a Masters in Counseling from Southern Methodist University and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor as well as a National Board Certified Counselor. I also have received specialized training in maternal mental health. Over the years I have supported people across the lifespan in many different settings such as schools, agencies, and now private practice.

Outside of counseling, I often write about the different struggles that mothers face, especially in the postpartum period. In my down time, I survive off copious amounts of coffee, running, and snuggles with my family.

Counseling Focus:

  • Prenatal/postpartum mental health

  • Birth trauma

  • Vicarious trauma for professionals

  • Adult children of narcissistic parents

  • Spiritual abuse/religious trauma

  • Depression/Anxiety

  • Biracial Identity Issues (all ages)

    Email: info@pushcounselingandcoaching.com

    *In Network with Traditional Medicaid*

Lindsey Wilson, MA, LPC, LMHC

After nearly a decade of working closely with families—particularly mothers— throughout their early stages of pregnancy (until their child reached 36 months), I quickly recognized the trials and triumphs of motherhood.  Spending an hour in a half with the family each week allowed me to collaborate with mothers, digging deeper into what it truly meant when they shared that they were “OKAY”.  “I’m okay”is a safe answer and can have many underlining meanings, my goal was to shed light to the feelings and fears that mothers are often uncomfortable sharing because of the many expectations placed on them.  Throughout this process I learned two important things (1) it is essential to learn and understand each mother’s story, as their experience is their unique truth and (2) it is okay not to be okay!   

 

With a Master’s of Science in Counseling and a Ph.D in Education, I found my passion emerging the two areas together.  My background is in positive parent-child dyads (relationships) which can be achieved through strengthening interactions and holistic care.  I have specialized training in maternal and infant/toddler mental health.

 As a Counselor, I believe in the motto that it is okay not to be okay and what a better place than to share that in a safe environment where we can begin to dig deeper into what this means for you.  Our time together is confidential and our work is collaborative.     

Counseling Focus: 

  • Prenatal/Postpartum Mental Health

  • Parent/Child Relationships

  • Young Children

  • Fatherhood

  • Underrepresented Populations

 
 
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Erin Waldrop, MA, LPC Intern

Supervised by: Lee Ann Heath, MS, LPC-S

Motherhood for me began nontraditionally when I gained custody of my younger brother and haphazardly navigated the stressful and unknown endeavors of caring for another. While I was raising this witty brown eyed little boy - I also had this growing perception that I was isolated, clueless, and inadequate. Desperate to sort through my insecurities and anxieties, I met with a counselor and the work we embarked on together created an indelible change. Since my first experience with counseling it has continued to help me process life’s most difficult hardships of infertility, infant loss, and grief. Counseling’s personal impact on my life was so paramount that I’ve been on a passionate mission since to walk alongside women to help restore self-confidence, discover healing, and worth in the same manner that it was gifted to me.

My background is in assisting survivors of abuse and counseling clients through sexual trauma working to advocate and empower women. I earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Arlington focusing on Psychology, Communication, and Social Work, and obtained a Master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Amberton University concentrating on Lifespan Development, Parental Attachment, and Play Therapy.  

Most mothers seek counseling because life feels uncontrollable. I’ve seen, heard, and at times equally experienced some of the toughest circumstances imaginable. Yet, I joyfully continue to serve women because I also know what it’s like to see confidence restored, hearts mended, and those battling with anxiety and depression find hope in the future. Helping women experience those victories has made my work not only enjoyable but incredibly meaningful to me. 

Counseling Focus:

  • Prenatal/postpartum mental health

  • Foster and Adoptive Parents

  • Pregnancy & Infant loss

  • Infertility

  • Adult survivors of childhood abuse

  • Children (ages 2-18)

    Email: erin@pushcounselingandcoaching.com

 
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Allie Jodaitis-Rodriguez, M.S., LPC Intern

Supervised by: Amanda Esquivel, M.S., LPC-S

For me, motherhood was difficult to say the least. After my oldest was born, it was overwhelming navigating the unknown. I wondered if I could really be the parent I wanted to be. After some time, I emerged from my sadness and doubt and enjoy my time with my son. After experiencing such a difficult transition, I decided that I would use my training as a counselor  to provide support to other people during their transitions into parenthood.  After obtaining my graduate degree in counseling psychology from Southern Methodist University, I obtained specialized training in perinatal mental health from Postpartum Support International and from the American Society of Reproductive Medicine.

Through my career I’ve been honored to work with individuals and groups across the lifespan with concerns ranging from mood disorders and major mental illness, to working with LGBT+ concerns during my graduate internship at The Resource Center in Dallas.

  Entering into therapy is a courageous step towards creating your future. I strive to provide an open, affirming, and non-judgmental working relationship in which you have the space and time you need to discover your innate strengths, develop new ones, and to find renewed meaning in your day-to-day life. I look forward to being part of your journey.

Counseling Focus:

  • Prenatal/Postpartum Mental Health

  • Pregnancy and Infant Loss

  • LGBTQ+ families

  • Children and Adolescents

    Email: allie@pushcounselingandcoaching.com

 
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Victoria Zimmerman, M.A., LPC-Intern

Supervised by: Stephanie Clanton, M.A., LPC-S

Before attending graduate school, I spent years guiding and supporting women as they stepped into motherhood.  I took care of their little ones at night, rocking them, soothing their cries, and giving mamas a few hours to sleep without concern.  I sat on the edge of countless beds, listening to the stories women tell in the dark during those first weeks and months after giving birth, allowing them to give words to their past trauma and abuse and to name their current fears.

As I began studying to become a therapist I realized that I was passionate about continuing to work with women during that vulnerable perinatal period.  I earned my M.A. in Counseling Psychology at The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology, focusing on the areas of sexual trauma & abuse, and mothers & infants.  I did an internship in Infant Mental Health and after graduating I continued my work as a Newborn Care Specialist and also continued my training, first as an extern and currently as an apprentice, through The Allender Center.

As a therapist, I believe that I cannot take anyone further than I have gone myself.  I have sat on the other side of the therapy room, I have wrestled with my own story, and the more that I have fought to show up to the truth of who I am, the more I have tasted freedom.  By courageously telling your stories of past harm and grief with truth and integrity, I believe that you can find deep, lasting healing and freedom too.

Counseling Focus:

  • Prenatal/postpartum mental health

  • History of childhood sexual abuse or trauma

  • Birth and/or medical trauma

    Email: victoria@pushcounselingandcoaching.com

 
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Robyn Brown, MS, CLC

I was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and moved to Texas several years ago. I’m a certified life coach who helps young adults, birthing families, and those who experience loss navigate through their emotions and identify unhealthy patterns and mental traps that distract them from starting and reaching the goals they have set for themselves.

As a child, my father founded Cream City Boxing Gymnasium teaching me how to be an entrepreneur, the importance of channeling negative energy into something positive and physical ways to cope with stressors. I am the eldest of 10 children, so I love being a role model and mentor that is approachable and relatable.


I originally pursued my coaching certification to help other mothers deal with the transition of parenting and balancing life including career planning and meal prepping. Prior to coaching and full-time doula work, I was employed for a mental health insurance company for 6 years where I gained skills and knowledge of the behavioral health field, training experience, coping mechanisms and resources. I even completed over 700 hours of continuing education for counselors offered by my employer to stay current which expanded my knowledge to support others in areas including individual coaching , fitness and wellness, and public speaking.

Coaching Focus

  • Prenatal/postpartum mental health

  • Wellness (nutrition, fitness)

  • College and career

  • General Life Coaching