I served in the U.S. Navy for four years before beginning my career working with women and children struggling with addiction. I saw how trauma had a direct impact on someone’s emotional, mental, and physical health, and I was eager to help them overcome those challenges and navigate toward a more full and happier life.
Now, I work with the whole family – teens, couples, parents and families – as your life navigator. It is my pleasure to help you and your family maneuver the choppy waters of a stressful, chaotic life. I will help you reduce symptoms of anxiety and/or depression, manage emotions easier, and build self-acceptance, self-esteem, and self-confidence
Teens often seem to lack the resilience, problem-solving, and a motivated attitude required to simply get through the school day. Parents aren’t sure how to help their floundering child. It can seem like your sweet child has morphed overnight into a moody adolescent struggling with grades, friends, self-esteem, depression, anxiety and even self-harm or thoughts of suicide. You want more peace and calm in the home, but you also want to make sure your child is thriving, confident and resilient. You want them to have good grades, but more than that, you just want them to be happy and content! As a mom, I know exactly how important that is.
This is a challenging time for you and your teen, and it’s my job to help you both get on a path to get that peaceful calm back into your home life. Let me help you and your teen reduce the stress from day-to-day demands and learn to live a more positive and optimistic life full of choices that help them feel empowered.
Couples Communication Coach
Being in a relationship is a lot tougher than we thought it would be, and often we’re blindsided by situations that are especially hard to navigate. Couples often come to me feeling like they just don’t know how to communicate anymore, that their feelings aren’t being heard, or that they simply don’t feel like there is the emotional connection there once was. It feels like the love is waning, and that’s scary. As a couples counselor, I will help you communicate with your spouse better, and for that matter, help you manage all relationships with more ease. And, I’ll help you build trust and a sense of belonging with your spouse again.