One of the many "beauty in ashes" of my life, is that through many different forms of struggles that I have experienced and overcame, I am able to connect with SO many different people and situations, and it is because of that, I often hear from my clients, that I am the first that they feel "truly understood".
I have been married to my husband, Derek for 20 years and we have 3 teenagers, 1 girl, and twin boys!
I am on this journey with you, experiencing the "trouble" we will have in this world (John 16:33) Though I am so blessed that in my daily pursuit of grabbing ahold of the promises of God, I have found peace, joy, redemption and abundance in the life that I have today.
I am the Partner of a spouse who is in recovery from many forms of addictions & have learned what has been helpful (and NOT helpful) about recovering in 12 Step Programs with my husband & differentiating between trauma & co-dependency! This journey has been difficult & also rewarding.
And that is what why I feel called to coach...
To help women, families, & couples find their own redemption experience & take back what the enemy is trying to steal, kill, & destroy in your life!
In 1998 when I gave my life to the Lord, and over the past several decades I have been pursuing freedom though healing from generational trauma, attachment wounds, codependency, addiction, rejection, abandonment, and betrayal in many forms.
I have over 17 years of sobriety from substance abuse/alcohol and have experienced the many benefits of attending 12- Step Meetings, and working the 12 Steps.
While these experiences and the power of my testimony is invaluable to when helping others, I have pursued a graduate degree, ongoing trainings, and certifications to provide evidenced-based, effective, & quality coaching to those I get the honor to serve. My training & experience is listed below!
I hold a Masters Degree with extensive coursework in mental health and addictions, and I have over 2 decades of experience in the helping profession including working with families in homes with children with behavioral concerns, home hospice care, healthcare, counseling in community centers and detention centers.
Additionally, I have specialized post graduate work in trauma, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), APSATS (Association of Partners of Sex Addicts & Trauma Specialists). I am a Certified Professional Coach, and a Certified health coach through ACE.
I have received training in Brainspotting, which is a brain-based, somatic approach to processing & removing blockages that keep us stock. While talking in coaching or therapy uses the pre-frontal "thinking" part of our brain, Brainspotting activates our mid-brain which allows us to gain insight to our struggles in a way that talking does not! It is a very powerful, process and my clients have had great results!
It has been a great honor work extensively with nationally recognized organizations such as New Life Ministries and Redemptive Living for Women over the past few years.
I have been facilitating individual, family, and group coaching for many years, and have found that my diverse experiences and trainings help get the results my clients are seeking though my biggest asset and strength is my faith in Jesus who I feel honored to serve helping to "set the captives free" (Isiah 61:3), as I have been set free.
Since there is power in our testimonies, I share more about my life & victories on my Blog to bring you to hope that no matter what circumstances or fiery trials you face in your life, marriage, or in any relationship or trauma, you are an overcomer!