I am a Personal Transformation Life Coach, focusing on loss, grief and big life changes. I also specialize in all issues faced by the Adoption Community, of waiting parents, adoptive parents, adoptees and birth parents.
I am a writer/poet, Strong Survivor, mom, adoptive mom, grandmother, who has lost many loved ones and who had to reinvent myself several times over. I founded and directed a licensed adoption agency for nearly 30 yrs prior to closing the agency in order to devote myself to my writing and to my growing life coaching practice. I am considered tough, yet tender and I coach with a practical heart, helping you fly through the harsh winds of hard life changes, or helping you make changes you desperately want or need to make.
I have a great deal of experience in helping people pull out the survivor skills within themselves. I was a young widow and have also been caregiver for multiple people with chronic illness and also dementia. I am an expert in starting over, in more...
New confidence, strength to plunge fully into changes you may not have chosen but that life has dealt you, confidence to try new and exciting paths
New energy and inspiration for ways to shorten the pain and transform all kinds of loss and grief into new purpose.
Adoption Issues: Resolution, plans and new paths to take. Clear plans and strategies to pursue adoption, to get through process, to choose resources, to raise adoptive family, ability for birth families and adoptees to deal with curiosity, loss and anger and to move to a more productive and satisfying life.
Strength, planning and clarity when relationships need changes to keep going or to get better, and ideas and strategies on how to get over bad ones.
I am very creative, warm and supportive, but also demanding and always expect the best from clients. They must work hard to be all they can be and though I am compassionate, kind and nurturing, I don't let them get away with a lot.
Individual hour or hour plus sessions and packages available by month or longer (3 sessions per month). Longer commitment creates lower fee schedule. Most via telecoaching with email support ongoing. Also periodic groups.
On line and telegroups-coaching and support groups on various topics as need and interest arise such as Widows/Widowers, Grief, Parent, Multicultural Parenting of Adopted Kids, Adoptees, Search Preparation and Support, Birthparents, etc.
Founded and ran non-profit adoption agency for about 30 yrs. Traveled to many countries around the world and supported or started a variety of assistance projects to help women and children in other countries and in the U.S.
Decades of work with families, individuals and couples.
Published writer/blogger and poet.
Strong Life Coaching Practice for 5 yrs
Widowed young, raised multicultural adoptive family, caregiver for dementia and chronic illness, blended family experience, etc.
Counseling pre-adoptive, adoptive and post adoptive families, adoptees and birthparents
Poetry work with geriatric population and journaling work with groups
Fees: from $75 to $150
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