From a very close family, I was fortunate enough to have had a personal relationship with five out of eight great-grandparents, and have been actively involved in the lives of all four of my grandparents. Through these relationships, I learned, from first-hand experience, the positives and the challenges of the natural aging process. From grandparents becoming great-grandparents, the diagnosis of a terminal illness, the loss of all close friends, to the celebration of finding a new hobby or recovering from illness, I hold a special place of empathy, patience, and understanding for this exceptionally important and special group. At one point, I was tasked with editing a book written by my grandfather about his life. It was during this project of becoming an expert on his life that I came to realize how the potential and innumerable accomplishments that one had at a younger age can easily be lost or overlooked by others when older, especially as the values of society evolve.
Out of my concern for and curiosity about older adults, I meet my clients with kindness, sincerity, and humor to encourage and support individuals in finding substance, happiness, healing, inspiration and, importantly—purpose and fulfillment. The focus is on finding a way to refocus on growth, potential, and meaning rather than decline, deficiency, lack, or loss in later life. By tapping into an individuals emotions and thoughts, I help my clients uncover their greatest sense of fulfillment and dreams, or recreate their lives in a way they never thought possible. For some, this is finding a new love after the loss of a lifelong partner. For others, this is finding a life free of isolation and loneliness.
My office is located on the ground floor and is a short walk from the parking lot. This provides easy access into the office without the burden of using stairs or taking an elevator.