I provide child, individual, couple, and family therapy, with a focus on:
- Patients, Loved Ones or Families Dealing with Cancer or other Terminal Illnesses
- Cancer Survivorship
- Palliative Care, Hospice, End-of-Life, and Death and Dying
- Grief, Loss and Bereavement
I see people with cancer from diagnosis through treatment and beyond, including survivors. I will see people in their homes if necessary, location permitting.
As a parent myself, I know that we often have the best of intentions, but not necessarily the best knowledge or skills to help our children. I am very interested in helping parents help their children through difficulties, including cancer (whether it is the parent or the child that is ill), death and grieving. Children are often the barometer of how things are going at home. We may think we are keeping things well hidden from them, but they notice every raised voice, stony silence or look that passes their way.
When working with children, I value and appreciate collaboration with parents. Since children are not always adept at expressing themselves with words, I use a number of techniques that allow for nonverbal expression of thoughts and feelings. These include play therapy, art therapy, games and stories.