Licensed Professional Counselor
My specialties include grief and loss/ life transitions, living with chronic illness and life skills including stress management. My areas of specialty often encompass issues related to anxiety, depression and diminished self esteem.
Provides telehealth services
Practicing Since: 2000
The focus of my training is General Counseling with expertise in grief and loss; this work involves humanistic counseling theory - supportive, person-centered and non-judgmental. My role is to companion the bereaved, which involves a holistic and genuine presence. While other theories come into play during sessions (narrative, experiential,family systems, CBT,) my strongest focus is Humanistic.
Each family member may be unique, but is also part of a family 'system'. A life change or transition may interrupt the family system; the therapeutic environment can help to identify the common goal and provide the setting for enhanced communication and collaboration.
Working with clients dealing with chronic pain and illness is part of my experience in the area of grief and loss. Living with pain/illness is a loss of life as they knew it before - the process gives clients an opportunity to identify/discuss issues associated with their condition- to feel validated and supported; and to learn coping techniques.
Self esteem (or lack of) is inherent in so many of our lives. My role is to help people identify the fears, beliefs (negative thoughts) that effect one's sense of self; and to help challenge the negative thoughts/beliefs with more accurate 'stories'/ interpretations. The goal is to identify one's negative thoughts of self, and provide skills for the client reconstruct with healthier realities.
My area of expertise is in grief and loss -having worked in Hospice and an Outpatient Cancer Center. Grief and loss encompasses life transitions, divorce, job loss, chronic illness and, of course, death. Grief is a natural, normal process and my role is to offer support, validate (normalize) and companion people through this process.
Having worked extensively in the area of grief and loss, anxiety is often a presenting symptom; working with clients to identify source of anxiety and either illuminate skills they have or help them find identify/learn skills to regulate the anxiety is part of the therapy process.
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