I am a passionate, creative, caring, present, empathic therapist. I help folks have hard conversations about grief/loss, illness, and aging.
I bring a calm presence, expertise and experience, as well as a gentle yet direct approach to hard conversations. My approach is very collaborative – you and I decide on the pace, structure, and topics. I want therapy to be useful to you. I want our time together to be helpful. I want you to, above all, feel heard. I am good at picking up on patterns of thought or themes, unpacking systemic issues and barriers that might be holding you back from the life you want to live.
I have over 15 years of experience working in the areas of aging, chronic and terminal illness, death and dying, and grief. I am passionate about these areas at least in part because, for the most part, no one wants to talk about them. There is always something more pleasant to talk about. And yet, these conversations are vital. None of us will it out alive. I saw a comic strip years ago that I wish I had held onto, but it said something about how for the millionth year in a row “death has a 100% success rate.” Yeah.
My clients are often either grieving, caring for a parent or spouse, or experiencing their own chronic or terminal illness. Many of my clients are adult children caring for an aging parent. Oftentimes I help families have hard conversations about end-of-life decisions and potential moves into residential long-term care. It's true, there is always something more pleasant to talk about. And these conversations need to happen, too.
- Coaching / Consultation - End of Life care
- Coaching / Consultation - Caregiving
- Coaching / Consultation - Dementia care
- Therapy - Couples
- Therapy - Family
- Therapy - Group
- Therapy - Individual
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|Street Address||319 Ramsey Street|
|City, State||Saint Paul, MN 55102|
|State(s) of Licensure||Minnesota, Florida, Michigan, Wisconsin|