I’ve been a therapist since 1990, and along the way I’ve let adopted wisdom from fields of inquiry add to my classical psychological training.
My background and history help me do the work I do, so here are some highlights:
I’m a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Florida, a former professor of Psychology at Rhodes College in Memphis, a former Montessori teacher and teacher trainer, and a certified Master Coach. I’ve been a cocktail waitress, a fast food cashier, a psychologist at a private southern girls’ school, and a wedding consultant. I’ve published my writing, supervised all sorts of school counselors, and made hundreds of speeches to hundreds of thousands of people. I’ve moved our four grown kids in and out of dorms, apartments, and houses more times than I can count. I’ve been divorced. I’ve despaired as a parent. I had cancer and recovered. I met my beloved husband at a Jungian Dream Seminar. I love my children, my family, and my life. And my dogs. And my horses.
Speaking of horses…
In 2014 my husband, Carl, and I began the journey of building our dream home in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Reuniting many separate parcels of property, listening to what the land seemed to want, and following our hearts, we ended up with the 170 acres of paradise now called Blue Star Ranch, and I am writing a book about our journey. A Blue Star Life: Living in Step will be available to audience in 2022.
Coaching offers its own path to clarity, motivation, and yes, even healing. Although therapy is a time-honored and in-depth process for healing, its profound changes require a depth of experience over a long period of time. I’ve been on the giving and receiving end of both therapy and coaching, and each has its undeniable benefits!
If you are self-aware and psychologically minded, if you are ready for change, and if you are willing to gather your inner resources and put them to work for you, then coaching will help you chart a new course – quickly, with staying power.