End of Life Counseling

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Caregiving for loved ones who are ill, contemplating your own mortality, or preparing for death in the wake of a serious illness can come with many practical, emotional and spiritual tasks.

In our culture, open discussions about the issues that confront us all at the end of life are often met with discomfort and avoidance.  Counseling for end-of-life transitions offers a supportive space to have meaningful conversations about death, process emotional and spiritual issues, address family dynamics, and to begin planning for tough decisions.

End of life counseling can help you to:

  • Process the emotional and spiritual aspects of death
  • Communicate with loved ones about final wishes
  • Heal unresolved family and relationship conflicts  
  • Support self-care when caregiving for an ill family member
  • Consider health care options at the end of life
  • Cope with physical and emotional pain

I work with individuals, couples and families in end-of-life transitions. As a marriage and family therapist, I am trained to address the complex family dynamics that often arise during such transitions. I bring experience as a former hospice volunteer, certified POLST educator and community advocate. I believe strongly that all people deserve access to quality and compassionate care at the end of life and will support you in advocating for that care in our community.