Man never made any materials
As resilient as the human spirit
Every tear I’ve shed every obstacle I’ve surmounted has reminded me about the resilience of the human spirit and the tu contained in our connection to our higher self.
I have learned to look beyond the surface and (to) trust the lesson hidden within each challenge/hardship.
This insight gleaned from these experiences has shaped the approach I take to work I do with clients.
There is no condemnation, no shame, and no judgment in therapy. The courage to reach out and say, “Help me” is proof enough of deserving it.
It is both an honor and privilege to be the conduit for healing being both the student and teacher in the course of providing treatment to my clients.
The way we talk to our children
becomes their inner voice
I began my professional career as a probation officer providing recidivism determent counseling to children and families.
I witnessed so many well-intending parents clueless about child rearing default to the harsh and often abusive ways they were raised. The result; children who felt unloved, unworthy, willing to do about anything to get their parents’ attention and win their affection.
My job in the juvenile system became was to teach harm reduction, conflict resolution and communication skills, which while important skills, occurred after the harm had been done and the damage set into motion.
To circumnavigate these crises I became determined to interrupt this pattern of inter-generational dysfunction.
I sought to equip parents with the tools they needed to raise their children in a safe/loving secure environment, part of which included addressing their own childhood scars triggered in the course of their parenting responsibilities.
This decision led me to pursing my career as a marriage and family therapist ministering to families of different colors and socio-economic backgrounds, all committed to breaking the patterns of their past and to raising confident joyous children.
Dance is a conversation
between body and soul
Dance has always been my salvation and my go to when I feel lost or sad.
I have learned from over 25 years both a student and teacher that the mark of a great dancer is not someone who never falls out of step. Rather it is the ability to get back in step after falling out.
One of the most value lessons I’ve learned is to turn down the volume on fear and insecurity and tune into your intuition. Allow yourself to be guided by that inner knowing and see how effortlessly you can be guided back into step by the rhythm of the universe.
Dance is instructive in other ways. As children, our desire to dance is unencumbered by a fear of looking foolish. We dance because it feels good, not to impress others or prove our self-worth. As adults we allow the opinion of others to dictate our actions and override our joy.
In order to free ourselves from/of the expectations of others, we must learn to take a leap of faith and challenge the negative beliefs that prevent us from making the choices XXXX/living our lives full out.
Know your worth.
Never settle for less than you deserve.
The cost of not knowing yourself is to live a life unrealized. The cost of living a life unrealized is to deprive the world of your gifts. It is easier than you think to dispel your limiting beliefs, giving way to knowing and loving yourself and the world of possibilities that await you.
You are not your symptoms.
- Only you can determine who you are and who you are going to be. Listen from your heart and not your mind. If it feels bad, it is bad. Don’t accept it as truth
- Everyone does the best they can with what they have in any given moment. And if they come up short, it has nothing to do with you; it is not a reflection of your shortcomings.
- You are divinity incarnate and worthy of all you desire. Standing up for what you want requires learning to confront your limiting beliefs and disarm them.
- Remember, no one benefits from your playing small and depriving the world of your God-given gifts.
My work is my calling and
my calling is my work
I have been a licensed marriage and family therapist working with families since 1998.
Faced with a diagnosis of ADHD that hit close to home, I decided to specialize in the disorder.
In 2008 I trained with CHADD, the national organization of children and adults with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
I practice the treatment protocols taught by the leading ADHD researchers and top specialist in the field.
I share CHADD’s mission to strengthen the knowledge base around ADHD and support for effective treatment.
Outside of my practice I’ve concentrated my efforts in our community, our schools, in the work place and in our homes.