bio

My life is built around my faith commitment to Jesus.  

Bottom line?  In Him I live and move and have my being {Acts 17:28}.  I am sold-out, passionately committed to relationship with Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  

In response to a very clear call from God, I headed back to school in my early 40s to finish up my undergraduate and graduate degrees so that I would be well qualified to counsel in a ministry setting.  

In 2000, I kicked off a small life coaching / counseling practice at home 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.

Along the way, I have worked with countless men, women, and couples and have also designed and facilitated groups for ministry leaders, couples battling life-threatening illness, women with depression, single parents, and counselors.

Soul deep conversations with women are now my focus.  Please click here for information on my training and the counseling services I currently offer.  And here's a page of affirmations from professionals that know me well.

I'm an avid blogger.  I've been writing online since 2008, with 1500+ 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.

Here's my LinkedIn professional profile.  

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 and as a blogger, 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 42 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.