Chronic and Acute Illness
Has a medical illness caused you to feel hopeless? Do you want to build skills to assist you in managing your challenges? Do you want to have a more peaceful life? Illness and pain affects you, but your family as well. Let Colleen assist you in creating a more emotionally stable life, through identification of core emotions and triggering events.
When the body has changed, the mind and your thoughts change as well. Some surgeries are planned; some are the result of a trauma. In order to fully heal, emotions need to be explored. Frequently, symptoms of depression and anxiety begin. This includes withdraw from others, disinterest in activities, over sensitivity, low self esteem. Counseling can help integrate your mind, body and spirit. The freedom of feeling good about yourself is priceless.
Compassion for the Caregiver
Balancing self care and the care for another can be draining. It is common to have feelings of resentment, depression and frustration. These are normal responses to care giving. When you care for yourself, you can give your loved one the attention and detail they need on a more consistent basis. Learn how to handle your complex emotions and build practical skills to manage your care giving challenges.
Cognitive Rehabilitation in Dementia
Colleen is an expert in the area of cognitive rehabilitation. Her extensive research and use of cutting edge techniques have been published, giving her international recognition. Colleen has been successful at assisting her clients adjust and find meaning, despite even the most extensive cognitive impairment. She is frequently requested to consult when others have not been able to help a client adjust to their transitions.
Colleen has been successful in helping clients transition to a new career, build healthy relationships, and find the right balance of the work/personal life.