I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Missouri, St Louis in 1990 and received my Master’s Degree in Social Work from Washington University in Missouri in 1997.
During my career I have had the honor to work with people from various backgrounds who desired stability, health & meaningful lives. As a Social Worker, I have spent the last 12 years working with people living with addiction. I have also worked with people living with HIV/AIDS by providing mental health support services; I facilitated parenting groups for refugees who were acclimating to their new life in the United States. Additionally, in the past I worked with women in abusive relationships and with victims of crimes.
I have witnessed the perseverance & resilience that people possess to get through difficult life events. By creating a strong alliance with my clients, I have supported them as they identified and reached the goals they set to overcome obstacles and tragedies and move forward with their lives.
After healing and working through the grief of being childless, I just knew in my own childless heart that I wanted to help others who were walking the same path I had endured in the past. I didn’t want anyone else to feel alone and that there was no one else who understood their feelings, their pain. For awhile I wasn’t sure what that would look like. Over time, I realized that the answer was in my professional experience, education and credentials. So, I transitioned from mental health counseling and traditional social work to coaching. And what a natural transition it is for me to help people who are childless to find meaning in their life, to make positive changes, and to support them as they redefine their dreams and set new goals for themselves.