Helping You Heal Habits That Hurt
How I can help you...
If you are struggling in relationships and are ready to do something about it, keep reading. Maybe you’ve tried talking things out, making sacrifices, or hoping that something will eventually 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 many, I didn’t grow up learning how to have healthy relationships. Can you relate?
I love teaching what it takes to have relationships that work. Codependent patterns of people pleasing and not setting boundaries make it tough to get your needs met.
By giving too much and lying about how you really feel, you start to feel invisible. It took years to see that didn't work. 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. Getting the right support made being a therapist so much richer for me! I understand the pain and what it takes to heal. That's why I love my work because I get it. I get the struggle 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 relationship tips to get you started. You’ll also get my weekly updates so we can stay in touch. Click the image below to get started!