I have been in private practice in mental health counseling in Meredith NH which I have been doing for almost 30 years. I have worked with many children and families in foster care and in adoption. I also to do home studies for families seeking to grow their families through domestic or international adoptions for Child and Family Services. In addition to that, I am a certified advanced trainer for the Nurtured Heart Approach. I am also a member of the State of New Hampshire Attorney Generals Mental Health Team for families who have experienced homicide. I also am the creator of Core Attachment Therapy, a process to help secure the attachment bonds between the adopted child and his/her new parents. I am an instructor for Granite State College. But more importantly, I am the proud adoptive mother of a now wonderful 25 year old woman whom I adopted when she was 6 years old from Russia.