About My Clients
On one hand you want to be reading this, on the other you do not, but here you are. You are here because your world has shattered around you and you are looking for the pieces to rebuild your life. Whether a death has brought you here, or a non-death loss, you have found yourself here. Welcome. Grief has brought you to a place you never hoped you would be. Do you find yourself reaching for your beloved pet, only to remember she is gone, or pick up the phone only to realize he will not answer?
My Background and Approach
WE will work together to honor your loved one and past experiences to find new healthy coping strategies that are fulfilling and purposeful. With compassion, humor, and insight, we can work together to rebuild your life and create meaning. I am an EMDR Approved Consultant, a certified Advanced grief counseling specialist, and a Pet Loss Grief Specialist. I also utilize a combination of other modalities including CBT, DBT, and parts work to help you explore your beliefs, patterns of thinking and behaving, and to find coping skills that work for you. Being blind from birth and a guide dog user, I bring a unique lens through which I see life. Therapy is much like guide dog team work. Both take trust, listening, and respect. I view all experiences good and bad as a natural part of the human experience. we all need extra help at times to move forward and regain balance in our lives. We can work together to find that for you again.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
Grief needs to be seen and heard. I believe we all have the ability to change, and that we just need the right support and tools to do so. Having a grief guide can help you navigate the waves of grief and help you learn healthy ways of moving with your grief. I also believe we have the ability to change how we feel by changing our patterns of thinking and thus shift our energy to be more positive and productive. Emotions are energy. Spiritual beliefs or religious traditions and customs are wonderful resources to draw upon to help us heal and create change as well. I love music of all kinds, it says so much when our own words are not possible. I have an extensive loss history including family, friends, and pets as well as past guide dogs. I still find ways to honor them all and connect with them often. Though the physical connection is gone, the spiritual one does not need to be.