Since 1998, Mindy has worked closely with older adults and their families to bring quality-of-life, comfort and meaning to those in their later years. Mindy has provided counseling to thousands of individuals who are experiencing changes related to age or who struggle with significant medical conditions. Some of Mindy's journeys with older adults take just months but many are deep connections that have grown over years and, as the individual's needs change, her approach and focus does as well. Mindy's interventions help to reduce fear and anxiety, promote informed decision making, strengthen relationships and reconnect to joyful living. Enhancing the well-being of her clients is the very heart of Mindy's practice.
When a life-limiting condition or a terminal diagnosis is received, Mindy is there as an advocate,
counselor and educator. She assists by providing non-medical holistic support to body, mind and spirit. She is sensitive to the logistical, physical, financial, emotional and spiritual needs that arise at this life-stage and she offers supportive guidance to individuals, their loved ones and their caregivers as they manage various practical tasks and struggle with anticipatory grief. Mindy recognizes the value of family and community and she works within these systems to facilitate transitions that are as peaceful, meaningful and as dignified as can be.
Mindy has served as the Assisted Living Administrator and as is the Director of Social Service at a Continuing Care Community on the Main Line outside of Philadelphia, PA. She works closely with both short term and long term residents as well as hospice patients and their families. In addition to holding a Masters in Social Work, she has a Bachelors in Community Health Education. She is also a life-long student of yoga and meditation practices and has completed a pre-licensure massage therapy program. Additionally certified as an End-of-Life Doula, an Elder Care Doula as well an Advance Care Planning Consultant, Mindy is following her calling to guide others through their aging years and through the universal dying process which all beings will inevitably face. Mindy is married to her high school sweetheart and lives with their son, daughter and cavapoo pup.
“Elder Care Doulas take care of your loved ones like family when you’re not able”
– Suzanne B. O’Brien RN