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About


My Vision is to

Compassionately facilitate the integration of mind, body and spirit for those who desire to find healing, change and meaning within themselves.

 

My Heartfelt Mission is to

H: Honor the spirit within each individual who comes seeking
E: Envision wholeness
A: Above all else, hold compassion as my guide
R: Remember to hold everything lightly
T: Trust the spirit and inner awareness
F: Forget not the poor as they are my teachers
E: Expect change in small and large ways, and in surprises unbidden
L: Laugh and weep openly, in it we behold our oneness and vulnerability
T: Together, share the integration of healing that comes from the gentle work of trust

Education and Background

  • BA Purdue School of Science 1984
  • MSW Indiana University School of Social Work 1996
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker, State of Indiana
  • Fellow in Thanatology, ADEC
  • EMDR Certified
  • Trained Spiritual Director, Shalem Institute
  • Imago Relationship Therapist
  • Journal To The Self Facilatator
  • Extensive experience working in hospice

Professional Affiliations

  • National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
  • Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association (EMDRIA)
  • Contemplative Outreach Indiana Chapter (COIC)
  • The Center For Journal Therapy


Life Transitions

I love working with life transitions of all kinds. Nothing is permanent really, transition is always happening, every moment. I know I work in the area of loss and grief because I had such a terrible time with attachment. This field teaches the depths of attachment and what it means to be not attached physically. And in the most deeply compassionate way. I learn lessons daily about letting go and letting God, non-attachment and loving freely. It is such a gift to be in this work. And I say that, knowing I have to practice that mindful act of loving freely every time I experience my own loss. And I have . . . lots of times. And most likely will soon again. And it is all okay. One step at a time.