story

My life is built around my faith commitment to Jesus

In Him I live and move and have my being {Acts 17:28}.  I am personally committed to a steadily growing relationship with Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  

I hold an M.S. in Christian Counseling from Cairn University and a B.S. in Organizational Management from Nyack College.  In addition, I am a Certified Life Coach (CLC), a Board Certified Pastoral Counselor (BCPC), and am in process of certification as a Board Certified Mental Health Coach (BCMHC) through The International Board of Christian Care / American Association of Christian Counselors.

*

Since closing my private practice in 2020, I've been facilitating a series of  Women's Support Groups at our church home and anticipate more opportunities to minister God's grace to the hurting in the days ahead.

Along the way?  By God's bountiful grace, I've ...
done a short stint as an adjunct professor
*  embraced my role as an avid blogger, growing and nurturing an interactive, Christ-centered community of fellow sojourners
*  been quoted in Focus on the Family magazine, Journal of Christian Coaching, the Poughkeepsie Journal, and Living & Being magazine.
*  served as Counselor for Pastoral Care on a church staff 
*  co-founded a Celebrate Recovery ministry and a pastoral counseling center / house church
*  designed support groups for ministry leaders, couples battling life-threatening illness, women with depression, spiritual seekers, single parents, counselors, and women making their way through the pandemic
*  provided 1 - 1 pastoral counseling for women in international ministry via Zoom

*

I'm a bookish introvert, a lover of solitude, and a practiced listener who relishes lengthy, soul-deep conversations on just about any subject. 

An off-the-cuff singer of ancient multi-versed hymns and crooner of random Top 40 hits but only in the presence of long-suffering family members.

An avoider of social media madness, except for sharing my favorite online reads on LinkedIn.

A screened-in-porch-loving Cape Cod girl with a passion for sea glass foraging on abandoned beaches.

A confirmed homebody who prefers not to spend any more time in the kitchen than absolutely necessary.  

A wanna-be minimalist who will always hold a great appreciation for all things vintage, well-worn, and chippy.

And an ardent, steadfast 'mama bear' to family and friends.  

My absolute joy, my dearest claim to fame?  My husband of 45 years, our two daughters, their husbands, and our seven grandchildren, the littlest who is now living in heaven with Jesus.