Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness
– Desmond Tutu
This is an area I’m extremely passionate about. I worked as the Clinical Supervisor of a children’s mobile crisis team that operated 24/7 for almost 5 years. During this time I saw so many young people, and their parents, suffer from suicidal thoughts or having made suicide attempts. On the other end, I have also worked with people who are grieving the loss of a loved one who died from suicide.
Unfortunately, there are not enough people who do specialize in this area. This is where I can help you. Not only have I worked extensively with clients like you, I have been on the board of the American Association of Suicidology as the Chair of the Youth Suicide Prevention Committee for the past 3 years. I’m also very involved in the Communications committee and work with the media in learning how to publish this kind of news in a sensitive and appropriate way.
Clients who reach out to me are:
- Needing support because a friend, loved one, or someone they know has died by suicide
- Are struggling with thoughts of suicide
- feeling hopeless
- thinking they are a burden to others
- they don’t feel like they belong anywhere or with anyone
- Have attempted suicide and need support and counseling to find other ways to cope
- Have not made an attempt, but are so low and despondent they don’t know where else to turn
Getting started and making that first call is the hardest. I always take things at the speed that you are ready to go at. Being a compassionate, calm, and empathic therapist, I really try to go into the trenches with you and your pain. We will do this together.
Contact me for your free 20 minute consultation.