There is no such thing as a “perfect” life. There is no mold or template that any of us can follow to ensure that every circumstance is ideal. Life has too many factors and variables that are out of our control for that to be possible.
That is one reason why I love the human development process— in all of its varieties. Life, with all of its challenges and surprises, provides a powerful workshop for us to progress and develop toward self-actualization. The truth is, most of us aren’t very good at doing that alone. We can’t do what we don’t know, but with support and guidance, we can accomplish a lot!
Throughout my own life experiences, with help from others who had gone before me, I have developed a passion for helping people discover who they are, what makes them tick—and to help them work with their strengths to make the healthy changes they are looking for in their lives. My passion led me to pursue first a life-coach certification and then a masters degree in marriage and family therapy. My education has provided me with research-based insight and training about the how the brain works and how much influence our relationships have on how our brains develop.
In conjunction with my education, my personality and life experience are what set me apart. My desire and ability to see people as they really are and to help them feel seen, safe, and understood are what I uniquely bring to the therapy room. My goal is to create a safe place for you to engage in the healing process as we work together to help you to understand yourself and organize your life experiences in a meaningful way that brings a greater clarity, hope, and appreciation to your life and the world around you.
About Me: I have been married for 31 years. My husband and I have 5 adult kids and 8 grandkids. We have lived in St. George, Utah, since 1999. I was a co-host with my husband on a top business podcast, Mechanic to Millionaire, about how to successfully work within the laws of the Universe to create success in your life.
I absolutely love to travel and experience culture from the inside out. I love learning language and speaking to people in their native tongue. I currently speak Spanish (I have a BA in Spanish) and French fairly well. I have successfully worked with bilingual families and hope to continue to do so. I also enjoy music, exercise, learning new things.
Certifications: certified life coach, MA in General Marriage and Family Therapy, Lifespan Integration (level 1), BA in psychology, BA in Spanish
Experience and Specializations: trauma, drug abuse, attachment-related issues, pornography, relationship problems, anxiety, depression,
Therapeutic methods and philosophies: Emotion-Focused, CBT, positive, solution-focused, person-centered, personality profiling, universal laws, spirituality and mindfulness, Christian
Insurance currently accepted: Optum, Educator's Mutual (EMI), Aetna, Select Health