For women who feel scared, vulnerable and ineffective in relationships, I rely on years of experience to empower them to thrive.
Clinical Social Worker in Grand Junction, CO
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As one of seven children and with a "career Army" father, I learned how to navigate the ins and outs of negotiating, sharing scarce resources, what to share with new friends and what to keep private, and how to say goodbye to friends each time we moved. Keeping your own identity while working through past issues requires people you trust to help you and asks of yourself the skills to offer the same to them. I can help you build the skills you need to truly connect with those you care about.
With over 40 years' experience in relationship issues, the anxiety and depression aspects of aging have become more obvious. No matter how powerful and self-sufficient you may have been in the past, challenges to memory and physical limitations (some would say "lamentations") lead to the need to grieve loss of your former "self" and challenge you to redefine your purpose in life. I can help you recognize how and to whom your matter and offer avenues to reacquaint you with your value.
I started my career in alcohol abuse as a Bachelor's-level therapist in a Mental Health center in Utah. Soon, the connection with alcohol and domestic violence became obvious. In the small town in which I was practicing with a 3-person therapy staff, the lack of resources was all too obvious. So I learned how to search out resources, both within myself and in the community. This searching led to the obvious connection with marriage/relationship issues, which I have been pursuing since.