By far God’s greatest gifts to me include: my kind and patient husband, our three beautiful adult daughters, and one precious granddaughter so far! I believe everyone has unique strengths, and although illness and struggle is injurious, it can also be an opportunity for powerful personal growth.

My education began with the CAARR institute (2003), Shasta College (2004-07) and finally CSU Chico (2008-10). I practiced in the Redding area as a drug and alcohol counselor for 6 years, prior to obtaining a Masters in Clinical Social Work. For the last 5 years I have worked within community mental health. One of my favorite roles was “pastors wife” when my husband and I had the great pleasure of caring for a small family church in the area. The good news is there is healing available to all who seek it.

It is a great honor to participate with others in the journey toward recovery and restoration. I have had the great pleasure of working with many people who were suffering from all sorts of painful circumstances. I have worked with children, teens, adults, families and couples. I feel blessed to be trained in addiction recovery, trauma treatments, solution focused methods, positive parenting, and biblically based therapies. There is something in all of our lives we’d like to change. In fact one in three people deal with anxiety, depression, grief or trauma of some kind.