In addition to the other areas listed, I also have a great deal of experience working with grief and trauma.  It is nearly impossible to escape this life without experiencing loss and I believe our culture fails to offer a great deal of support for that process. Most people who are on a grief journey complain that they “feel rushed” and “lonely” and worry that “no one will ever really understand me again.” It shouldn’t be that way, but it often is.

I have received specialized training in grief support and trauma recovery for over 15 years. I facilitated grief support groups several times a month for more than a decade and work extensively with couples who are experiencing relationship issues due to grief and trauma. I also co-founded a local non-profit that provided support to families who had experienced the death of a child.

I consider it an honor to sit with those who grieve, to support and witness their resilience and transformation. Personally, I experienced the death of my oldest son in 2004 and it has definitely informed my work as a therapist – things that theory and training simply can not teach. I will never tell a client  “it is time to get over it,” but rather “let’s figure out, together, how to best integrate this love and loss into your life.”  Please don’t walk the journey of grief alone…it’s so much easier with a little support.

“Who then can so softly bind up the wound of another as he who has felt the same wound himself?”   – Thomas Jefferson



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