I am a passionate middle aged woman,
mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. I strive
to make the most out of life and to learn from the
"journey". I have experienced death, divorce, both
wanted and unwanted changes, family crisis, education,
years of work, and midlife change. As difficult
as change is, it is always my goal to see the opportunity
in the challenges of life. I have been fortunate
to have some very close friends and mentors throughout
my life. I have explored many avenues of personal
growth and made a life long commitment to staying
open to learning and self awareness.
am blessed with one daughter, a son-in-law, and
two wonderful grandchildren. Over the years, I have
found that those people closest to me have been
my greatest teachers; especially my daughter and
have over 40 years of counseling experience. I began
my counseling career back in the late 70's working in
the field of addictions. I worked in the public school
system as a school counselor for over 25 years. Please
use this link for a complete listing of my professional
especially loved elementary counseling and the diversity
of opportunities it offered. I enjoyed teaching
classroom lessons, facilitating small groups of
children and working with them individually. The
opportunities for creative planning and finding
new ways to deliver a lesson to children were endless.
I retired from the school system and opened my private
practice several years ago.
and hobbies include reading, traveling, laying on the
beach, yoga, spending time with friends, watching a
good foreign film, hiking, bicycling, kayaking, cross
country skiing, spiritual direction groups and taking
part in the many activities and events that the Traverse
City area has to offer.
moved my private practice to Traverse City in 2008,
after years of counseling in the Grayling area.
I have always loved Traverse City and I am excited
to have made it my permanent home.
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