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.
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