Since 2007 I have worked with hundreds of people living and dying with serious illnesses. I have cared for patients and families in intensive care units, inpatient medical floors, outpatient medical clinics, skilled nursing facilities, patients homes, and my private health psychology practice.
In this way, my practice reflects an ongoing conversation between what I learn from the many experiences of serious illnesses at different phases and across settings.
My approach is deeply influenced by my palliative care training and experience.
I am also influenced by research on preserving dignity in serious illness, contemplative models of end of life care, the neurobiology of relationships, meaning and resilience, and a deep appreciation of human connection, choice and hope.
My mission is to continually use the perspectives that come from each of these settings, models and values to more effectively nourish the the unique emotional lives and connections of patients and families through the course of their illness.