In 2003 I began volunteering with a hospice and facilitating support groups for bereaved children. After working with grieving kids and their parents for a few years, I changed the entire direction of my life. I knew I wanted to do “more.”
“More” was a fuzzy concept. I knew it meant more in the are of grief and end-of-life, but what that looked like wasn’t entirely clear. So I just kept moving forward.
So far I’ve spent over 15 years collecting knowledge and experience, and providing support to people who were grieving or facing end-of-life transitions. Along the way, I earned my master’s degree in clinical psychology and became a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Worked as a long-term care educator. Trained at the Center for Grief Care and Education at San Diego Hospice. In 2013, I earned the designation of Certified in Thanatology: Death, Dying, and Bereavement from the Association for Death Education and Counseling.
Then I realized “more” didn’t just mean collecting knowledge and experience, it means sharing it, too. Yes, I share it when I support people who are grieving, and that is a sacred space that I am honored to be part of. But “more” also means supporting more people, more than I could ever reach on my own. So, I’m here, sharing with you.
I hope you’ll join me on this journey. I’d like to help you feel comfortable and confident talking with your clients about grief. I know you can do it!