Since 1998, I have worked closely with older adults and their families to bring increased quality-of-life, comfort and meaning to those in their later years. I provide support to people facing specific challenges related to loss, dependency, aging, chronic illness, terminal diagnosis and various related emotional stressors. Some of my journeys with older adults take just months, but many are deep connections that have grown over the years and, as the individual's needs change, my approach and focus does as well. I utilize holistic therapeutic interventions which aim to reduce fear and anxiety, boost informed decision making, strengthen and mend relationships, and enhance joyful living experiences. Increasing the overall well-being of clients is at the very heart of my practice.
For the first part of my professional career, I worked at a highly reputable Continuing Care Retirement Community in suburban Philadelphia and served as the Assisted Living Administrator and as the Director of Social Service. I have worked closely with many short-term and long-term residents as well as hospice patients and their families. Through many wonderful, challenging and intensive experiences in these roles, I became intimately familiar with the emotional and practical challenges that often arise for older adults and their caregivers. I now stand ready to assist others to age well with increased quality-of-life, integrity, safety and self-compassion. It remains a true honor to partner with my clients along their unique journeys, to hear their stories, to celebrate their successes, to acknowledge their pain, to help resolve emotional stressors, to assist with practical planning, and to support families and caregivers along the way.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Masters degree in Social Work, and a Bachelors degree in Community Health Education. I am a life-long student of yoga and meditation practices and have completed a pre-licensure massage therapy program. Additionally certified as an End-of-Life Doula, an Elder Care Doula and an Advance Care Planning Consultant, I am following my calling to guide others through their aging years and through the universal dying process which all beings will inevitably face.
I am married to my high school sweetheart and we live in Montgomery County with our two teenage children and cavapoo pup.