My experience as a therapist has given me a deep understanding of people and the factors that drive personal growth and development. I’ve used cognitive behavioral therapy to help people recognize that the stories they tell themselves may not be the whole story, and I’ve used dialectical behavior therapy techniques to teach people how to handle difficult emotions and to deal more effectively with difficult people. I bring those skills to my work as a coach, helping people unfold their potential and reduce the harm of secondary trauma. (Read more about my work background here.)
(This picture of me with the Banyan tree was taken in St. Petersburg Florida.)
I live in Savannah, Georgia, in a multi-generational household, where I enjoy the warm weather and being close to the ocean. When I’m not coaching, or blogging about it, I enjoy playing with my grandchildren, exploring new restaurants with my daughter, traveling with my life partner, Dennis, and walking on the beach by myself.