Our Focus and Specialties

The kinds of challenges our clients seek us out for.

Generally, our work focuses on helping clients who are:

  • Facing disruptive change, challenge, or crisis.
  • Making important and/or difficult decisions in emotionally charged environments.
  • Struggling with relationship issues—for example, a spouse or partner, child or loved one, an aging or sick parent, a friend or colleague.
  • Working through a health condition, physical impairment, or difficult diagnosis.
  • Struggling with practical and emotional end of life issues.
  • Wrestling with an unsettled mind and/or an empty or torn heart.
  • Trying to find peace in the midst of confusion and disorder, or in the aftermath of a distressing or traumatic event.

 

By no means an exhaustive list, here are some specific issues clients come to us for help:

  • Living with and/or redefining life after a health condition, physical impairment, or difficult diagnosis (your own or a loved one’s).
  • Coping with sorrow, trauma, grief, or loss.
  • Coping with the pressures of aging parents.
  • Navigating end of life and/or family estate issues and sibling/family conflict.
  • Working through the displacement and pain of separation or divorce.
  • Navigating infidelity, betrayal, or estrangement.
  • Coping with a crisis of faith, an existential concern, or a challenge to a belief system.
  • Loss of a cherished dream.
  • Surviving miscarriage or problems with fertility.
  • Stabilizing/Recovering from a distressing or traumatic event or a natural disaster.
  • Deciding when to call something quits.
  • Struggling to forgive or reconcile a pain or offense.
  • Managing the tension and practicalities of blending families.
  • Preparing for marriage or living together. Navigating the pressures and concerns of making a serious commitment.
  • Adjusting to the demands of pregnancy, birth, and/or bringing new children in the home.
  • Adjusting to the realities or challenges of an “empty nest.”
  • Navigating diversity or interfaith family relations.
  • Holding onto your center through a specific life stage.
  • Designating a healthcare proxy and/or an advanced directive.
  • Finding meaning in or making sense of your life, generally speaking, or in a situation, specifically.

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