bio

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 vibrant, growing relationship with Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.   

I have an M.S. in Christian Counseling from Cairn University and a B.S. in Organizational Management from Nyack College.

In addition, I have received the Board Certified Pastoral Counselor (BCPC) designation from the International Board of Christian Counselors and adhere to the highest professional standards in accordance with the American Association of Christian Counselors Code of Ethics.

I am also a Certified Life Coach (CLC), which equips me to bring a pro-active, forward looking approach to my work.  I am currently working to complete the Board Certified Mental Health Coach (BCMHC) program through the American Association of Christian Counselors' Light University. 

In 2000, I kicked off a small life coaching / counseling practice before serving on a pastoral staff for five years.  In 2007, I co-founded Creekside Ministries, a pastoral counseling center / Saturday evening house church where I served for eight years, counseling women, men, and couples.

I returned to private practice exclusively with women from 2017 - 2020.  Most recently, I volunteered with the Thrive Gather 2021 Retreat where I offered 1 - 1 counseling sessions for a number of women in ministry around the world via Zoom.

Over the years, I've designed and facilitated groups for ministry leaders, couples battling life-threatening illness, women with depression, single parents, and counselors.  Currently my focus is on supporting and nurturing women in a church setting through a series of 3 - 6 week group sessions.

I'm an avid blogger, specializing in cultivating a safe, warm community that invites readers to discover Christ at work in every area of their lives.  I've been writing online since 2008, with 1700+ posts published.  Along the way, I've been quoted in Focus on the Family magazine, Journal of Christian Coaching, the Poughkeepsie Journal, and Living & Being magazine.



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Personally?

I'm an introvert, born and bred.  Solitude and silence are dear companions to me, a sweet and necessary haven that enable me to have meaningful conversations as a counselor, blogger, and group facilitator, as well as be a decent family member and friend.

I grew up in northern New Jersey and lived most of my adult life in New York's Mid-Hudson Valley with my husband of 45 years, Tim.  In 2015, we moved to the shores of Cape Cod, Massachusetts to a little town tucked between the ever-changing bay and the ocean deep.  

I'm crazy about my family.  We're a far-from-perfect bunch and when we're all together, things are a little chaotic.  But I wouldn't have it any other way. 

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