Transitions are always difficult. Adjusting to any life change requires continued growth, self-development and a balance between one’s inner strength and external resources. I assist adults (as well as senior citizens) to create a meaningful existence in the social and environmental contexts of their lives. I use cognitive behavioral methods to help my clients successfully cope with a broad spectrum of stressors and personal life challenges related to major life events–career change, retirement, divorce or the death of a loved one. My therapeutic approach is to provide a compassionate atmosphere while providing practical support and feedback to help clients acquire useful strategies needed to proactively adapt to stressful life situations. My style is highly interactive and solution-focused, with goals intended to maintain and enhance your life. I received my master’s in Social Work from the University of Denver, in Colorado, and my bachelor’s from Colby College, in Maine. I am a licensed clinical social worker, in the state of Connecticut, with over 7 years of experience as a counselor in several settings including skilled nursing facilities, shelter and crisis centers and senior centers as well as one-to-one counseling.