My Hope for You
I believe each person has a unique grieving experience. It is my hope that in working with me, you will feel supported to move through your heartache and struggles to become your best self.
My goal is to explore with you how to get to a place that makes your grief, anxiety, or depression more manageable. Through empathetic listening, I provide a safe and sacred space where you can be yourself without judgment.
Philosophy of Companioning the Bereaved
Dr. Alan Wolfelt, the director of the Center of Loss and Life Transition, calls it “companioning”. I like this word because it demonstrates that I am on the journey with you, that I am there to learn from you, to honor you and your pain, and to be there for you as you move through it.
If you are struggling with family conflict, my goal is to assist you as you begin to create healthy boundaries and redirect your energy toward positive relationships.
For adopted persons, the search for identity can be a life-long process. I aim to support you by making room for you to explore the complex emotions and thoughts that surface. I am currently working towards an Advanced Clinical Certificate to become an adoption competent therapist through the Center for Adoption Support and Education.
The 11 Tenets of Companioning the Bereaved
by Alan Wolfelt, Ph.D
The Center for Loss and Life Transition