After spending most of my life in fear from the trauma I endured as a young child and hiding that hurt and pain from so many people close to me, I was able to get help through a group of special individuals to unlock the pain and finally move through it. Over the last fifteen years I have spent intensive time within recovery groups and in individual counseling to find that peace. I knew immediately that I wanted to use my own pain, my journey to help others who have gone through similar struggles. I recently stepped away from a stable position in Corporate America to find something that gave value and meaning to my life. The desire to help others move through their own pain and suffering. Not as a therapist, but as a Guide for how to do life a little better, different than the pain and circumstance had always dictated. Those who have suffered from childhood/adolescent PTSDs, abuse and addiction, those with deep hurts who’ve worked to get well, but still need help navigating life in a world that too often expects us to be ‘normal’.
And I still fight and press through my own 'monster'. Recently I've been reminded again that we can't do this journey alone. That our core is made for connection and without that we stumble and fall. My own path resounds with the declaration "I can't do this alone!" Even after years of positive movement I stumble. But we just have to lean on others and get up!
I have spent my entire life in education and ministry as a teacher, youth and music minister and advocate. Over ten years in public schools working with students and adults, ten years in various roles of ministry and as a peer coach and leader in Celebrate Recovery, a 12 step based recovery program for over six years. Recently I spent the better part of 2018 as a case manager in the mental health court in West Georgia. I relate with others and enjoy building relationships, helping others define and refine their journey.
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