I am a trauma-trained therapist who has worked with women over the years to address past traumas, look at the reasons, the why’s of how the past is influencing life now. I have loved that work. I have realized through the last years that my superpower has been helping them move into the ‘what now’ stage.
My best work, my passion is about helping women identify and own their strengths, passion, and live a life that is authentic and aligned with their faith. My own faith has pulled me to help women be their best selves, to set goals, and move outside of settling and comfort zones to find joy and rich relationships.
I am a Christ-following wife, mom, Mahnamahna (there’s a story why my grandbabies call me that!), sister, aunt, friend, entrepreneur, an appreciator of most things on four legs. I have been and still am a teacher, and a woman with a heart for helping other Christian women thrive. I am a noticer and an encourager with skills for helping you live forward.
This world may tell you to be perfect, that pleasing others is a way of life, and that your value is in what you do… not who you are, but that is not what the King of the Universe meant for you.
I have lived a lot of my life as a ‘good little Christian girl’ and am recovering from that daily. You are created to be more than a reactive, ‘nice’ woman. You were made for impact.
Sister, it is time to realign with your truth. You are meant for His Glory!
And living small, or in fear, or trying to grasp at control has nothing to do with that!
You can learn how to be more congruent in how you show up and identify those areas where you feel like you are settling. You can find your place to use your gifts and your faith to make a difference. You have influence and you have grace whether you are walking into the boardroom or stepping up into your child’s classroom – you are more than enough.
My training in a variety of therapeutic and learning models including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), brainspotting, mindfulness, and strength-focused approaches support a research-based knowledge of the neurobiology of change. This along with training and experience in experiential approaches and resiliency support your process to learn skills to set realistic expectations, improve relationships through communication skills, and clear the blocks to embrace purpose, your passion and rediscover your playful, creative self.
By bringing an eclectic set of practices, including the possibility of equine assisted learning, we have options to help you reach your goals. Through our work together you will develop self-awareness, skills in boundaries, understanding personal styles, gifting, and addressing self worth, you will develop new habits of thinking and being that will support you moving forward.
I firmly believe that our values not only define us as individuals, but help us grow and develop towards a purpose. The values closest to my heart are faith, family, learning, creativity, authenticity, and encouragement. My purpose is to encourage, engage, and support women to live in freedom with Godly purpose and passion, to know their influence, their courage, and to remember and embrace their resilience.
Long ago, God had planted a love for mentoring, supporting, and encouraging women. I had the head knowledge that I was loved and more than enough just as I was. I knew I was worthy, called, kept, and set apart. But, what the world said about me and the other women I knew was that it was not safe to be us, that we were too much or not enough, and that our worth was based on our performance.
My purpose is to support you, introducing you to new awareness and new ways of seeing yourself as you are seen by your Creator.