Helping You Heal Habits That Hurt
How I can help you...
if you are struggling in relationships. I'll bet you've already tried to talk things out, give in, or wait hoping that something will change...but nothing happens. You find yourself choosing their needs over yours. That's how I used to do relationships.
After doing my own personal work, I was really excited to teach what I learned. Like you, I did not grow up learning how to have healthy relationships. Not many did.
I love helping others work through their childhood pain and learn how to take care of themselves. I get codependency like the back of my hand because that was how I connected - by giving too much and lying about how I really felt. It took years for me to be willing to see that wasn't working. That was the start of my growth.
Finding the solution
Working with me, you'll learn how to create healthier relationships and feel better about yourself. Together we can focus on:
- Learning to tell your truth, (or figure out what it is)
- Managing anger without hurting others
- Getting sober or decreasing substance use that might be straining your relationships
- Unlearning codependent struggles like people pleasing, and poor boundaries
- Learning how to communicate so that you can get your needs met
- Feeling more confident in who you are without having to change
A little about me...
Like some of you, I had trouble getting my needs met in relationships. In my early twenties I started working on myself. I joined groups, did my own therapy and participated in lots of workshops. I got to work with John Bradshaw, who did inner child work (kind of a big deal back then.) Getting the right support made being a therapist so much richer for me! I understood the pain and what it took to heal. That's why I love my work because I get it. I get the struggle and the resistance to change but I also know what's it like to be on the other side of it.
Feeling accepted and supported changed my life and that's what I want for you.
In 1997, I got my Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology at the College of Notre Dame, Belmont. After doing counseling for about five years, I took time off to raise my son.
I've helped people in 12 step recovery for many years. I've taught anger management classes and fell in love with that work! I also love helping people heal their relationships, codependency, anger, alcoholism, in substance abuse recovery, struggle with compulsive overeating, couples work, depression, grief, divorce and co-parenting.
Growth is a challenging, rewarding process when you start to see changes. I've seen people get excited about life again as they practice new skills and let go of beliefs that no longer serve them. We can only change ourselves and accept the things we cannot control because that is where you'll find peace.
I've created a private resource library with lots of relationship tips that will help you make your relationships work!