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Talking and sharing our stories helps us feel more connected. And, discovering creative ways to connect ourselves to the outside world can be such a relief! I really enjoy working with people who are professional caregivers like therapists, nurses, and other medical providers. I also enjoy working with folks who have chronic or terminal illnesses or are caring for a loved one with chronic or terminal illnesses. People dealing with aging and making the transition to retirement are also among the folks who most connect with me. My areas of expertise include working with grief, pet loss, aging, caregiving, chronic conditions like cancer, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, anxiety, OCD and depression. Through the extensive experience I have working within the LGBTQ community, I developed a particular interest in working with partners of trans, GNC, NB, and gender-exploring people.
Some of my specialized training includes:
- Certificate from International OCD Foundation’s Behavioral Therapy Training Intensive for treatment of OCD
- Externship in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
- Certificate from the University of Massachusetts Integrated Behavioral Health Program
And finally, in over twenty years I have had the opportunity to work in a variety of settings including private practice, community health, primary care, and acute in-patient hospitals.