RULE #1: care for yourself to better care for others
Feeling stressed? Sad? Alone? Confused? Tired?
I CAN HELP!
"The heart is where the action is." ~ Gregg Braden
Insight Dementia Solutions (IDS): The Journey So Far
I have worked with dementia and general aging issues personally and professionally for over 15 years. My Granny is my inspiration for IDS. When I became a caregiver to her I knew nothing about dementia and had to learn to navigate these challenges largely on my own, I had to learn much of what you are learning. These experiences set me on the path to earn my Master's Degree in Social Work (MSW) at the University of Denver, to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), and to start IDS. I seek to share what I learned on my journey and support you on yours.
Rooted in social work values and ethics honoring self-determination, dignity and worth of person, and the importance of human relationships. From our challenges and obstacles come opportunities to heal, grow and hope; social work is a "profession of hope". Each person has strengths and abilities that IDS strives to foster through a collaborative approach. I honor and promote service and respect with integrity and a strengths-focus.
~ YOU are the expert about your situation ~ I have the experience & training ~ WE partner to find solutions
IDS is Uniquely Qualified to Partner with You
~ Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Denver, Graduate School of Social Work, 2008
~ Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), 2013
~ Certificate in Dementia Care from the Alzheimer's Association in 2008
~ Certified Grief Counseling Specialist and Evergreen Certified Dementia Care Specialist, July, 2021
~ I currently meet with clients to provide psychotherapy/counseling and cognitive training exercises
~ IDS is a small client-focused business that can get more in-depth and gain a greater understanding of your situation through holistic assessments, purposeful planning, service recommendations/referrals to increase safety and support
~ IDS can endorse trusted services and providers
~ Extensive experience in areas such as Adult Protective Services, long-term care, home health, support and psycho-educational groups, individual/family/group therapy, elder/estate-planning law, inpatient geriatric psychiatric hospital care
~ Spiritual and emotional support with death and dying issues and transitions, loss, change, aging, chronic pain issues
~ IDS presented a seminar on Dementia Awareness & Basics at Springbrooke Retirement Community on
September 20, 2017
~ IDS joined the Johnson Adult Day Program caregiver support group September 2017 to chat about
dementia, caregiving & resources
~ IDS was interviewed by Military Network Radio November 2016 (please see top right of HOME page for full
~ Personal experience with family dementia
~ Sub-specialty incorporating non-denominational/sectarian spiritual practices into therapeutic process
~ Serving Glendale, Denver, Aurora and surrounding areas
IDS provides telehealth and mobile services, currently accepting private pay and Medicare. Office space at VAST Wellness Center, 2323 South Troy Street, Suite 3-107, Aurora, Colo, 80014. Please see the map below!
Office location in Aurora: 2323 S. Troy Street, #3-107, Aurora 80014