I can help. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, a relationship, or something else. If you are an overwhelmed caregiver and need guidance. If you are drowning in the clutter around you. I can help you the direction and tools you need to find peace of mind and stability.

What people say they appreciate most about me is my genuine nature. I utilize my professional and personal experiences to increase my understanding and compassion to help others. My career has many faces, so let me tell you about a few.

 

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in NY State and earned my Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Wheaton College in Wheaton, IL. I have been a couple and family therapist in West Seneca, New York since the mid-1990’s and was formerly an adjunct professor at Medaille College in Buffalo, NY.

As a caregiver trainer/coach, an Adult Planning Specialist and as an End of Life Doula, I am able to take my training and life experiences with both my parents' and husband's illnesses and passing to help others navigate the crazy, complicated medical world we live in. I am also the creator of The Resilient Caregiver's Lifeline program.

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This dovetails nicely with the books I have written about death/dying and grief/loss. Bitter and Sweet: A Family’s Journey with Cancer, the prequel to Life After Death, on This Side of Heaven are written from an honest and raw perspective on coping with the diagnosis and subsequent loss of Tim, my spouse.

I have also done extensive speaking on the above topics to various audiences through live audiences, radio shows, and even an occasional TV spot.

For more information, see my counseling website at www.marriageandfamilycounseling.net

A beautiful young woman wrote this eloquent song. It is the message I want to give the world, professionally and personally. It captures the heart of what therapy - and me- are about.