I specialize in helping individuals and families understand how to grow old and be caregivers in healthy ways. I believe individuals and families need support in later life and elderhood development. Some examples may be helping individuals and families deal with being newly diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease, helping caregivers of those diagnosed with neurological disorders have better life balance and boundaries, or helping elders and their caregivers deal with depression and anxiety. With a family history of neurocognitive disorders, I have witnessed the feelings of loss and grief from such disorders. I have also witnessed family members have a deeper understanding of themselves and of those they were chosen to care for. My personal and professional experience can help with the process of going through such challenges.
I am licensed in the practice of clinical social work. Over the past 14 years, I have worked with the older adult population and their caregivers in non-profit, public and private sectors. While passionate about all aging issues, I am fiercely dedicated to helping caregivers of older adults. I have received awards from AARP and The Governor’s Office for my work with intergenerational families and caregivers in the state of Georgia. I am an active member of the Georgia Gerontology Society, having served on its Board of Directors, Membership, and Scholarship Review Committees.
University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA)
Virginia Union University (Richmond, VA)
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