Ann Hilton-Adams

Caregiver Counselor

Evergreen Health Hospital

“Provide counseling support for primary nonpaid family caregivers.”

MY WORK LIFE:

Caregiver Counselor

foundation interest 1 interest 2

My work allows me to combine the foundation of HELPING PEOPLE and the interests of NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS and GOVERNMENT.


DAY IN AND DAY OUT

Empowering and supporting caregivers in their unexpected journey of caregiving for a loved one on a daily basis. Validating the challenges of how their role has changed from a loved one to a Caregiver role. Helping with tools for stress, guilt, feeling overwhelmed, grief and loss.

SKILLS, TRAINING, OR EXPERIENCE NEEDED

Understanding, compassion and validation. The ability to intuitively experience and assess others' feelings and needs for validation and compassion. This is what makes unity.

EDUCATION TO GET HERE:

Caregiver Counselor

I RECOMMEND COMPLETING:

  • High School
  • Undergraduate - Social Work
  • Graduate - Social Work

What I studied VERY STRONGLY RELATES to my work...

MY EDUCATION

  • High School - Traverse City Sr. High
  • Undergraduate - Eastern Michigan University, Social Work
  • Graduate - Grand Valley State University, Social Work

SOME HELPFUL FIRST STEPS FOR SOMEONE IN COLLEGE

First and foremost know how to set boundaries between your work and personal life. Self care is an important piece if you want to survive in any workplace, but especially in the Social Work, Counseling arena. Know in your heart that you want to be able to give back to your community and that what you give is very important and WILL make an impact.

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