Licensed Professional Counselor
Wife and Mother
I was born in Buffalo, New York in 1962. I studied at Goucher College where I majored in Psychology. I studied in England during my junior year. After graduation I moved to England where I lived for over 20 years. I am married to an Englishman and have two children who are “half and hawf”. I am multi-racial and multi lots of things. After an early career in advertising in the 1980s, working at Saatchi & Saatchi and Young & Rubicam in London, I obtained my Masters Degree in Psychotherapy and Counseling at Regent’s University, London. My thesis and area of special interest is “Motherhood, Fatherhood, Marriage and the Outside World: A Phenomenological Examination of Experience”.
I worked as a therapist in the National Health Service in England, ran a clinic for staff at the Queen Victoria Hospital and managed a successful private practice.
Part of being a human being is managing change. But as a woman there are unique aspects to this. As primary carers it is not only our own changes that we accommodate but that of those in our lives as well. Whether it is young children, older children, ageing parents, spouses – inevitably women are the invisible vessels that contain the experiences of those around us. Learn how to manage changes around career, parenthood, and other relationships through greater insight and consciousness. We can create strategies and skills for coping with a wide range of life experiences. Most of us are over extended. The trick is to avoid being overwhelmed to the point of inaction, anxiety and depression. This is a serious business so obviously a sense of humor is essential. That may not be possible right away but gaining insight, consciousness and skills goes a long way towards feeling more hopeful and lighthearted.