I’m a licensed clinical social worker and I believe in the importance of taking the whole person – including their surrounding environment, relationships, and context – into each session to support each person in feeling heard, understood, validated, and challenged to learn new skills, ways of thinking about situations, and feeling empowered in their circumstances.
My primary specialty is grief and loss, whether this be from a death of a beloved person or pet, the end of a relationship, career, life transition, or any other change or unexpected situation, grief can be found in a myriad of ways. My own grief journey made this calling a deeply personal one for me, and one that I carry with gratitude and respect for every person who is brave and vulnerable in sitting with me through a painful and difficult journey. I have learned, and witnessed, the outcome of this journey holding abundant opportunity for learning new things about yourself, building resilience, fine-tuning the relationships in your life to feel more closely aligned to that which matters most to you, and developing new ways of relating and connecting to that which has been lost.
Within this realm of grief, I have worked with people who have lost infant and young children, those who are struggling with infertility, miscarriage, and stillbirths, suicide death losses, homicide/violent death, anticipated death (cancer, Alzheimer’s, etc.), the death of a pet, and navigating the end of an important relationship – either romantic partnerships or close friends. I deeply believe in a griever’s need to have people who can attend to and witness their grief in non-judgmental, validating ways that allow space for fully feeling all of the nuances of the experience without feeling pressured to “move on” but rather understanding that grief is about integrating and reconciling this new reality.
I am also a military spouse and work with both active duty and spouse/dependents who are experiencing the unique stressors and challenges of military life, which oftentimes includes it’s own experience of grief and anxiety.
If you’re looking for someone to support you in feeling heard, cared for, and understood, learning actionable skills for managing how you’re feeling, and working in a collaborative and fun environment, reach out to see if we’d be a good fit!