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Tia Amdurer, LPC, enjoys sharing the art of storytelling whether it is through encouraging client narratives in her private therapy practice, writing newsletters, authoring articles, producing a documentary, or in her infamous annual holiday letter.  Her first foray in publishing came in Jack and Jill Magazine in 1970 with an article titled "We Live in Kenya," detailing her childhood growing up in Africa with her family. 

After receiving her bachelor's degree in journalism and communications from the University of Delaware, Tia went on to a career in public relations in New York City.  By 1990, she had moved with her husband and two children to Lakewood, Colorado, where she became immersed in local history and authored two articles for a book about her adopted city, Lakewood-Colorado: An Illustrated Biography. A recipient of the Minoru Yasui Community Service award, she has been involved in numerous civic activities in Lakewood. 

In 2013 Tia produced an award-winning documentary film, Heart and Sole: 20 years of Tap Extravaganza.®  Tia earned her MA in counseling from Regis University, worked in hospice for five years, and is grateful for the opportunity to provide therapy in grief and loss.  line

by Tia Amdurer

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A welcome, practical guide for the emotional journey of caregiving.

The caregiver’s journey is often bittersweet, combining feelings of exhaustion, reflection, love, frustration, delight, shock, connection, and loneliness. Many caregivers understandably feel overwhelmed and find themselves wishing for someone to take their hand and guide them on their twisting and emotional journey. Take My Hand is that guide.

Written by Tia Amdurer, a Licensed Professional Counselor with a professional background in hospice, bereavement, and loss, Take My Hand is divided into chapters that serve as a practical resource while you navigate different aspects of caring for a loved one in their final years.

Interspersed with the educational chapters are insightful, witty, and heartfelt commentaries from a caregiver’s perspective. Pages for note taking and journaling are formatted to encourage self-reflection along the way.

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