I'm here to witness your suffering, honor your loved one, and help you find greater purpose & fulfillment with gentleness & a lil humor
Psychologist in Las Vegas, NV
I have special certification as a Compassionate Bereavement Care Provider through the Miss Foundation & the Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Family Trust. I am constantly studying grief/bereavement through books, training courses, and seminars. I am working to qualify as a Thanatology Fellow (TF) through the American Association for Death Education and Counseling. A TF is an advanced professional certification in the field of thanatology.
I specialize in life optimization for my clients. As such, I'm proficient in helping individuals gain clarity on what they want/need/feel, identifying the fears and insecurities that hold them back, sharing suggestions/tools/skills, challenging them to make desired changes, and reminding them of their value (imperfections and all). This increased competence catalyzes their personal development and optimizes their lives.
Since graduate school, I have focused a great deal of my training (both book work and work with clients) on helping folks navigate life transitions. For my dissertation, I created a 10 week course to help middle-aged women increase satisfaction with life and well-being despite the challenges of multiple life transitions (e.g., becoming an empty nester, caring for parents, divorce, death, changes in health status). I've continued to learn about life transitions and how to cope with them.
I participated in a multiple-day training course with Dr. Steven Hayes, PhD, (the creator of ACT) on how to appropriately use ACT. I also participated in a multiple-day training on ACT for Trauma with ACT certified provider Dr. Robyn Walser, PhD.