CREDENTIALS

  • Currently Working on: Trauma Release Masters Program (Graduate: 2022)
  • Certified Personal Empowerment Coach (Graduate: 2020)
  • Trauma Recovery Specialist: 2 years
  • Life & Health Coach: 4.5 years
  • Professional Patient: 35 yrs, HLHS 1985
  • Patient & Family Advocate: 14 yrs
  • Writer, Speaker, Author: 2007-Present
  • Relationship Coach for Men: Dating + Marriage + Communication Skills 
  • Guardian ad Litem & Foster Mother of 3
  • Parent & Patient Advocacy Board Member: Johns Hopkins, CHD Program
  • Founder of CHD Legacy Blog & Platform, now CHD Legacy Publishing, LLC
  • The Ohio State University-Concentrations: Early Childhood Dev., Psychology, Human Services
  • Cert. Developmental Disability Independent Care Provider & Certifications underneath this:
    • Behavioral Support Strategies 
    • Medication Administration 
    • Supporting Youth with Intensive & Complex Needs
    • Disability Rights
    • Trauma-Specialized Care
    • CPR & First Aid
  • Rehab Patient Coordinator & Group Facilitator 
  • Professional Nanny & House-Manager: 12 yrs
  • Certified Paralegal
  • Business Professionals of America: Member & Vice President
  • Business Professionals of America: Secretary & Team Leader
  • Special Olympics Volunteer: 10 years
  • Special Olympics Coach: Softball, Basketball, Volleyball, Track & Field

ABOUT ME

My Coaching Style:

Skating around truths, elephants in the room or being afraid to be assertive has never helped someone shift into a higher phase of growth. Therefore I am very honest and believe that is one of the main keys to evolution as a human. 

After 4 years of Life & Health Coaching, I am now a Certified Personal Empowerment Coach & Trauma Specialist with even more tools, skills, techniques and expertise to guide you or your loved one on the often unpredictable path of mental & physical health struggles.

Following my recent 2020 Graduation as a Personal Empowerment Coach, I am now in a Trauma Release Masters Program due to Graduate in 2022! 

 

Whether you or a loved one are newly diagnosed or have had an illness for many years there are always more tools to accumulate along our healing journey.  If you have experienced Trauma and are in Recovery, I highly recommend ME as your Recovery Companion. If you are new to Trauma Healing, we can work together to find the best resources and plan for you. I have extensive experience as a Patient and Coach in both mental and physical health healing. I will never attempt to "treat" "diagnose" or replace a Mental Health Counselor or Doctor. I am however, an asset to your healing process and will provide you with an approach and perspective that you may not find elsewhere due to my specific individual life experiences, how I personally interpret the world and teach accordingly, mixed with my versatile education and certifications you can view below underneath "Credentials."

I have taught and guided countless Doctors and other medical staff as a Trailblazer & Pioneer in the CHD Community and the new world of being a young adult with a Chronic Illness. I have been featured in publications in various organizations, a magazine, on television, Podcasts, YouTube, and have spoken at countless events & seminars. I have been on a mission since 2008, speaking out about integrating Mental Health strategies with Chronic Illness. Such as: PTSD, Anxiety, Medical Traumas, Depression, Suicide, Body Image, Eating Disorders, Sex, Drugs, Alcohol and more.

Regarding balancing and figuring out my own health? I have personally tried it all and am not closed off to assisting you in exploring any healing method-no matter how "weird" it may sound. I personally have used both Eastern & Western Medicine, have tried endless experiments on my body, various therapies, diets, and healing modalities-all in hopes of gaining at least some control over my own body. If have found yourself in a similar position, you have hired the right person to get through this with you!

As a result of my own experiences - this gives me more to pull from to help my Clients navigate their way into the mental and physical health they are striving for, yet don't know how to approach the healing process, which I would absolutely consider myself an Expert in.

To learn more about my journey to becoming a Coach and My Mission To Save The World see my Blog!