Elyssa Lewin, executive director and founder of Nancy’s House, a respite resource for family caregivers, is the guest on the January 28 episode of Boomer Generation Radio.
Elissa Lewin is the Founder and President of Nancy’s House. The concept for Nancy’s House emerged from her own experience as a caregiver, a chance conversation with a massage therapist, and her background as a licensed psychologist.
Trained in an inter-systems approach to clinical work, Elissa looks at what is going on within the individual, within the family, and within the larger societal context when planning a Nancy’s House respite retreat.
Elissa has maintained a private practice for over 20 years. During that time, she also worked for 10 years as an adjunct therapist for the Council for Relationships, where she received her post-graduate training in couples and family therapy.
Prior to starting her own practice, Elissa worked in human services, serving people with developmental disabilities. Throughout her work experience, the needs of caregivers, and the emotional, physical, and interpersonal effects of burnout, have been a recurrent theme. Nancy’s House is Elissa’s answer to meeting these converging needs.
Boomer Generation Radio airs on WWDB-AM 860 every Tuesday at 10 a.m., and features news and conversation aimed at Baby Boomers and the issues facing them as members of what Rabbi Address calls “the club sandwich generation.” You can hear the show live on AM 860, or streamed live from the WWDB website.
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