I am an affirming therapist serving clients across the lifespan. I focus on grief, adoption-related issues, and medical challenges.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Atlanta, GA
I worked in medical and geriatric social work for over five years. In these practice settings, I gained familiarity with the psychosocial impact of chronic illness, chronic pain, and adjustment to changes in ability. I am familiar with many medical conditions, including cancer, POTS, macular degeneration and other forms of low vision, renal disease and organ transplant, and Alzheimer's and other dementias.
While working previously as a home study evaluator, I first became familiar with the interpersonal dynamics and adjustments that families encounter when deciding to grow their family by adoption. Since then, I've undergone additional training on adoption issues and read anything I can get my hands on related to adoption! I take an adoptee-centered approach and support adoptees in positive identity formation, exploring grief and loss, and bravely sharing their unique stories.
Grief has been the throughline in any mental health/social services position I've ever held. I believe we can grieve any change at all, and have supported numerous people through death related losses, divorces, retirement and other life transitions, seasons of illness, and changes to family composition. I am a Certified Grief Professional and have participated in numerous trainings to refine and improve upon my ability to support grieving hearts.