Medical Support Counseling


About my services:
I  offer 50 minute counseling sessions, specializing in cancer issues, and  other devastating medical subjects. I work with patients and also with  caregivers struggling to cope with the emotional stress and trauma that  accompanies a diagnosis and chronic illness.

In addition to  patients, caregivers are often carrying so much responsibility and need  an outlet to help them cope. It’s not uncommon for caregivers to find  themselves emotionally drained and feeling alone. By working together,  we can create specific strategies to practice self-care.

My Curriculum Vitae will give you an idea of how my path has led me to this practice in Sarasota .

About me personally:
In  the spring of 1994 my family was dealt a devastating blow: my 2 year  old daughter was diagnosed with a rare and deadly form of leukemia. This  was at a time when “cancer” and “survivor” rarely went in the same  sentence. We were overwhelmed with information, and didn’t know where to  turn for support. After a successful bone marrow transplant saved my  daughter’s life, my professional path was clear: dedicating my career to  helping others through this kind of emotionally traumatic time.

I  received my Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the Adler  Institute of Professional Psychology in Chicago and a Bachelor of  Science from Indiana University in sociology and have also completed  training at Harvard’s  Benson-Henry Institute on Mind/Body medicine.

Sarasota Herald Tribune article June 6, 2016