I grew up in a family where we didn’t talk about our struggles and emotions. From an early age, I learned to keep the difficult things inside and deal with my emotions on my own. In the 1980’s, I took my first university psychology class and realized that I wasn’t the only one who had had this kind of experience. I realized that a lot of people felt the way I did and that so many of us kept our emotions inside. For the first time, I learned how good it felt, and how healing it could be, to have supportive people to reach out to and share struggles with. I found that talking to other people can help to bring our problems into perspective and make them more manageable.
Today, my clients come from all walks of life. Many of them struggle with anxiety and stress, panic, depression, and anger management. I also work with individuals and couples who are having issues in their relationships; women who are experiencing postpartum depression; adult-children who are experiencing the aging of their own parents, chronic illness or grief; and parents who are struggling with the challenges of raising children.
I have a special interest in the challenges that come with aging, balancing work-life issues, and overall health and wellness for the busy adult and senior. My experience as a music teacher also gave me the skills to support others in developing their self-confidence and organizational and time management skills.