To provide information that challenges and empowers you
The first thing I want you to know is that I am human just like you.
I’m living my story just like you are living yours.
Having been in the workforce for over thirty years serving in education, government, corporate, non-profit, and managed care, the pressures and demands are all too familiar.
As professionals it can be especially complicated as perceptions often drive us to believe we are supposed to be able to handle it all with no room for error.
Our environments can be equally unforgiving. Looking beyond the stress can feel impossible.
Whether on the job or at home, we all have this one space – life – in which to create and build our story, meet our needs, and make it all work. The choices we make can have a profound impact both good and bad.
Some turns in the road certainly don’t feel like they give us much choice and sometimes the last thing we want is change. Setting the wheels in motion rather than staying in our rocking chair can feel like more effort than it is worth.
Fortunately, one good push in the right direction can give us the momentum we need to change our story for the better.
I believe the push begins with awareness.
If you are here reading this, you may already be turning your wheels in the right direction.
What I have found crossing all stories is that everyone can benefit from having their own coach, consultant, or change agent at various points of transition in life. No matter how young, old, or seasoned, we all need a place to feel safe to talk about our dreams, dreads, needs, and someone to strategize with. A place without judgement or bias. A neutral support that's not based on someone's personal agenda, organizational influences, or some version of cultural dynamics, in the workplace, community, or otherwise. A confidential place where our concerns, struggles, and seeking help won’t become the next hot topic at the watercooler or the local watering hole.
At other times we just need better information to steer by.
We all want understanding. To know why things are happening the way they are. While there may not be answers for everything, as a system’s thinker my approach is practical and starts with education about why we do what we do. Whether it relates to mental health, organizational behavior in the workplace, or individually within our own worldviews. I incorporate research-based information where relevant about what works, resources, and evidence-based techniques for managing mental health conditions and everyday challenges. This is to help you make informed decisions about your own care.
I believe our needs are our drivers both in our careers and at home. That our mental health goes beyond the neurobiological and sociocultural influences. That what we do is our creative attempts at making life work.
Professionally I hold a license as a Clinical Counselor (LPCC) and a master’s degree in Professional Counseling. I am in the process of completing a Doctoral Dissertation project in Psychology. I am certified in Choice Theory Psychology as a Reality Therapist.
Although my training and experience include assessing and treating a number of psychiatric conditions, my interest is not in diagnostic labels but problem-solving to overcome challenges. That includes problems in relationships, economic, academic, occupational/career, weight management, workplace stress and harassment, socio-cultural, and phase of life problems.
I have been fortunate in my career to have the privilege of working with and learning from leaders and experts in the field along with living and practicing in the southwest and its rich cultural climate. Your cultural beliefs, values, and world views are important to you and important in our work together.
Personally, I’ve seen both favor and the unfortunate.
I see my profession as a privilege that gives opportunity to share potentially life-changing information. Something I do not take lightly. All we ever do in life is exchange of information. What we do with that information is entirely up to us. Every day is an opportunity to perceive and interpret in new ways and to do something differently. Tenets that I learned from Dr. Glasser’s Choice Theory concepts.
As a life coach and psychologist, I hope to share information that can give you the momentum you need to impact your work, sense of direction, hope, and mental health, towards reaching your vision and goals in a positive way.
If you are ready to make a difference in your own life or career, I have some information that can help.
Let’s explore how we can set you on a path to gain the ground you need.
Ready to find out more?
Reach out today.