Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Hello, I'm glad you're here. I specialize in supporting people impacted by serious illness, grief and loss or facing end of life.
Provides free initial consultation
Practicing Since: 1999
I create a safe space where conversations about hard things like serious illness, death, grief and loss, caregiving, and distress are welcomed. I help you feel seen and supported. Together, we will connect you to your values, priorities, and sense of meaning in how you live, care, and/or work. The liminal (“in between”) space of serious illness and end of life can feel lonely or isolating. Counseling offers a space to contemplate wholeness, values, purpose, relatedness to oneself and others.
I work with people facing new diagnosis, disease progression or recurrence, or navigating the experience of cancer survivorship. I have worked with people facing blood, tissue and solid organ cancers with specialty experience in gynecologic cancer and brain tumors.
I work with individuals and families to navigate the complex landscape of caregiving. Together we can explore the meaning for you in your caregiving experience as well as the strain in mind, body, or sprit, that may accompany this experience. I help you to process the shifting relational experience and expectations with your care receiver as well as create space to consider your own well being while you care for others.
I work with individuals experiencing their own loss of self, identity and function resulting from the illness experience as well as family members as they grieve the loss of their important other due to serious illness.
I support individuals and families across the trajectory of Alzheimers and/or dementia. At early stage I help to process the newer diagnosis, participate in advance care planning activities and consider goals in care as well as help to anticipate changing care needs. As the disease progresses I help to facilitate dignity restoring or preserving interventions and support family members to manage the changing landscape of care needs.
I provide support to health care workers impacted by the cumulative effects of caring and experiencing their own suffering. I also provide critical incident stress debriefing. I help health care providers to identify their own professional values, orientation, identity and connect to their own moral compass as they face compassion fatigue, burnout or moral distress.
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