Guide. Doula. Usher. Chaperone. Attendant. Consultant… Whatever you want to call it, our goal is to get you to thriving, not just surviving.
For many years I have been a consultant in corporate America, so that is how I view myself and the skills I bring to the table. People often ask me what a consultant does. My answer is: I help people solve problems they know they have, identify problems they didn’t know they had, and help them feel like they aren’t alone while solving those problems. I would like to help you with the exact same things. I had so many questions during my own journey:
- How do I know if my oncology/radiology/surgical team is good?
- What questions do I need to ask during my appointments?
- What things can I be doing, in addition to Western medicine, to help myself along the way?
- How long is this going to take to get through?
- What does this Explanation of Benefits from my insurance company mean?
- How will I feel during chemo/radiation/recovery?
- What will my scar look like from my port or my mastectomy?
- How do I handle this emotionally? What about the emotions of my loved ones?
Some of us would rather not know the answers, and others of us want to know it ALL. I will meet you where YOU are as part of your team:
- What is your level of “wanting to know”?
- What is your learning style / how best will you digest information?
- What resources are you comfortable using?
I will take the time to get to know you first, not just assume that you want me to rattle off every possible option out there. Through our sessions, you can use me as a sounding board and informational source to come to your own conclusions about what is best for you. My goal is to assist you in making informed decisions about your healthcare, be EMPOWERED, and feel like you have a voice.