Empowering Caregivers

Empowering Caregivers

mary_berk

Welcome to my website!  If you are new to caregiving, I’d love to be of help!

I have been a licensed clinical social worker for over 25 years and a certified health coach for the last three. I was formerly a family therapist and have worked with caregivers and their families in both inpatient and community settings for most of my career. I have also had the experience of being a caregiver in my own life. I cared for my mother for several years until her death and more recently I cared for my husband following a life-changing accident.

My special interest is the promotion of health & wellness among caregivers and their loved ones. I know from my own experience and working with many caregivers as well as care receivers that quality of life for both care partners is dependent on incorporating strategies for wellness into their daily lives. Wellness in the face of chronic illness, aging, or disability may sound like a paradox, but it is the mind-set that makes quality of life and sustainable caregiving possible.

Check out my blog with articles helpful to anybody who is currently a caregiver and likely to become one – click here.