MY SPECIALTIES

OLDER ADULTS (AGE 65+)

Aging is a challenging time for older adults and their family members. Chronic illness, cognitive impairment, grief and loss can all take a toll on a person's emotional well-being. Emotions such as, sadness, anxiety, fear and shame can make you feel paralyzed and hopeless. After spending 20 years working with those dealing with these issues, I know there is a way to face your situation head on and find a kind of peace.

GRIEF AND LOSS

This work focuses on helping you through your grief process by acknowledging and accepting the loss as well as adjusting to life after the loss.  The primary goal is to help you develop strategies to make necessary changes that can allow you to move forward, in a healthy manner.

DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY DISORDERS

Although depressive and anxiety disorders are two different illnesses, clients often experience both. A treatment plan is designed to help the client manage and reduce the symptoms of both disorders, often at the same time. This work focuses on replacing your negative and unproductive thought patterns with more realistic and helpful ones.

CHRONIC ILLNESS

Following a diagnosis of chronic illness, lifestyle changes often become necessary. These changes may leave you feeling stressed, resentful, or overwhelmed. We address your emotional, physical and interpersonal concerns that arise as a result of your illness so that you can develop practical ways in which to cope. Proactive approaches can be developed to help you adapt and modify the things that matter most to you.

CAREGIVER STRESS

Being a caregiver for someone you love is difficult. Feelings of anger, frustration, exhaustion and isolation are  common in this daunting role. While finding the time and energy to take care of yourself can seem like an impossible task, self-care becomes more important than ever, This work focuses on supporti  and education to help with regaining or maintaining a sense of balance in your life.

LIFE TRANSITIONS

Over the course of our lifetimes, we can all expect to experience a significant amount of change. Adjusting to these changes can be difficult, as even positive life transitions tend to create some stress. If you are experiencing difficulty coping with life transitions such as moving, retirement or even a new job, you may find you are better able to adjust to these  changes with some support and guidance.

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