About Me

I have over 15 years of experience working in healthcare with people who are seriously ill or dying and with their caregivers, with healthcare professionals and with those in mourning. My work has been in hospice, palliative care, skilled nursing facilities, major acute care hospitals and community non-profits, both on the front lines and in management and program development roles.

I hold board certification in Palliative Care and have written, taught and researched in areas such as bereavement, caregiving, death anxiety and coping with serious illness. I received both my master’s and my doctorate in social work from New York University, where I am still on faculty part-time. I also hold advanced post-graduate certifications in Palliative and End-of-Life Care and in Clinical Supervision, and advanced post-graduate training in Meaning-Centered Psychotherapy and trauma training in AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy) and Attachment-Focused EMDR.

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