I am a Grief Counselor and have worked in and around the world of grief and loss for over 20 years. I am passionate about bringing the possibility of healing to people's lives. I see counseling as a way to help find the road back to life and love after loss has left its mark. I believe that humans are hard-wired to move toward healing, and it is a privilege to support that movement.
I see myself as companion to clients, a compassionate guide who is capable of and committed to walking together in the darkness of grief, sitting alongside those who find themselves there, and together discovering a way through.
I see individuals and couples, as well as members of the LGBTQ+ community, and all cultural and religious communities.
Grief Counseling and
Bereavement Education Services
I am Certified Grief Counselor (GC-C). My educational background includes degrees in psychology and theology. I have advanced training in Perinatal and Infant Bereavement I am a Certified Trauma Professional (CTP). I hold additional certifications in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness Practice.
My counseling style incorporates warm conversation, the setting of realistic and challenging goals, and a broad awareness of the need for care of the whole person, body, mind and spirit.
When I was in school, we were taught not to share much of our personal story with anyone in the counseling room. While that once made sense to me, it no longer does in the same way. Over and over, I have found that, particularly for those who are dealing with the death of a child, the knowledge that their counselor knows this pain is often deeply needed.
Along with knowing the grief of losing parents, siblings, and dear friends, I know the pain of losing a child. Our infant son, Will, died in 2005. This loss of hopes and dreams created a unique, searing pain and turned much of life upside down for us. I also know that with hope, hard work, and good help, the possibility of finding joy once again is there. I am eager to help people open to that very possibility.