My main gift lies in empowering those with mental, physical, or social challenges and coaching those facing life transitions. There are no hopeless causes, and first I sit, validate, and care. I am interested in exploring coaching and case management solutions through online and telephonic counseling, as well as in person life coaching. I’ve had many years of experience and excellent education at Boston University School of Social Work, with an internship in psychiatric social work at McClean Hospital. I published in Children from my work at Yale-New Haven Hospital in work with pregnant inner-city adolescents whom I followed and supported after the birth of their babies.
My goal continues to be to encourage individuals, families, and communities to honor themselves and to grow and empower themselves. Over the years, I’ve developed a rich list of resources for housing, in home support, personal contacts with large agencies, and the ability to advocate with health insurance companies.
Specialties: In recent years, I’ve worked mainly with seniors, counseling regarding loss, change of life style, and changes in level of care. I’ve worked, too, with those with chronic medical and mental diagnoses. I am, however, skilled at working with all ages, genders, and ethnic backgrounds and am trained in work with young children and families. After BU, I took extra courses at the Yale Child Study Center. I am a trained psychotherapist with a comprehensive approach to wellness. I am a Reiki Master, a Certified Dementia Practitioner, and a certified Life Coach. I am also a trusted advocate for patients and families. I am interested, at this time, in teaching, speaking, some private consulting, and direct patient care.
I bring to my work much compassion, the courage to dig deep to resolve issues, and creativity, new ways of resolving old problems.
I love my work and bring that love to you, the clients. Together, we can resolve issues, build on strengths and bring smiles to your face.
Please email me for more information on working together, or use my contact form below!