Imagine how joyful you'll be when we say goodbye at our last session. What burdens will be lifted, and what accomplishments and feelings of wellbeing are you looking forward to? I don't feel discouraged by your problem because I can imagine you happy and my mind is already brainstorming what approaches might help you. We build on your skills and insights, emphasizing the positive, using visualization and healthy self-talk so you will be confident in your changes. I use mindfulness and hypnotherapy as well as humanistic and psychodynamic approaches. My specialties are self-esteem, infertility, parenthood decision making, insomnia, women's health, pain, PMS, menopause, and chronic illness. I also work with end-of-life patients and their families on meaning, life review, pain management, hospice decision-making, storytelling, communication and forgiveness. I am the author of The Baby Decision, and my writing has appeared in the Boston Globe Magazine, Glamour, Self and Brides. I have appeared on national and local radio and television news, talk shows and documentaries. My work has been described in Time, Newsweek, and the New York Times. I have been in private practice for 28 years, and have 35 + years of experience as well as seven years of hopsice social work experience, including serving as the Director of Social Work at Beacon Hospice. I have also been Clinical Director of RESOLVE, the national infertility organization.