I’m ready and excited about the opportunity of working with you and to get a better understanding of where you are in your life and how I may be able to help you meet your life goals. I believe you are the expert at your own life. Why do I think that?
The Bible tells us in 2 Peter 1:3, that “His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.”
I want to help you unlock that knowledge and understanding and give you the tools you need so you can live a fulfilling, purposeful, and successful life.
Over the years of working with couples as an associate marriage therapist, I came to realize there were 2 kinds of couples. One kind of couple was the couple who was on the right track, but just had an “okay” relationship, and were just simply tired of it being “just okay” and so they were ready to make it great. Then there was the couple that one (or both) of them had one foot out the door. They were fed up with hurt and unforgiveness, and counseling was their last ditch effort before the divorce attorney’s appointment, which may or may not have been scheduled already.
They had one thing in common though. Do you know what that was? They made the difficult decision to schedule that appointment, with a stranger (whether I was recommended to them or not), and SHOW UP! It’s tough to take that step. It’s difficult to make that financial investment, especially when fear or hurt is involved.
BUT… things begin changing when you start with the very first step and investing your intentional effort.
I want to help you take your “okay” relationship and give you the tools you need to make it a great relationship. Even if you are struggling with communication, or conflict right now, but you both really want to work on understanding each other, repairing the relationship, and moving forward, I can help you with that too. You might need to consider something more long-term when looking at the packages though.
One of my passions is marriage, without a doubt. I’ve had 25 years of personal experience in mine, in addition to my education. Let me be the first to say, that relationships are HARD WORK!
I love to use an assessment by Prepare-Enrich. I love the way it identifies strength and growth areas, as well as helps couples come to a better understanding of their relationship dynamics. It focuses in on levels of agreement in the following topics: communication and conflict resolution, finances, faith, family and friends, personality, expectations, roles, parenting, and many more. If you want to find out more about Prepare-Enrich, get all the research and the details on their website.
Gain Boundaries and Peace
Do you feel like your life is not your own? Do you feel like you spend every waking moment giving yourself away? I can help you prioritize, so you can take back your life. Do you struggle with giving your life away to other people? Are expectations causing you to be overbooked, overwhelmed, and overworked? Then I can help you figure out what’s most important to you so you can live a more fulfilling life.
Set Goals and Get Accountability
Have you read all the books telling you all the great things to get healthy, but aren’t sure how to apply it to your life? Do you struggle to get things done because you lack accountabiilty? Do you have difficulty bringing your goals to life? Do you know what stops you from living your life on your terms? I can help take your life back.
Manage Life Transitions
Are you struggling through a big life transition and not sure how you are going to get through it? Life transitions can be coping with any kind of loss, becoming a new empty nester, becoming a newlywed, just had a baby, contemplating a career change, or a military deployment or anything else that causes you stress due to impending change. I can help you.
I have a Master of Family Therapy from Mercer University School of Medicine, and I am a Prepare-Enrich facilitator. I have been credentialed in the state of Georgia as a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist from 2012 to 2017 and had an office in a local faith-based, private practice counseling center, where I have worked in various capacities, for the last 10 years.
During my time there, I have had well over 2000 client appointments and have worked with people from all walks of life, coping with a variety of life and relationship challenges, life transitions, grief, and mental illness struggles. I have also led support groups and organized several weekend intensive marriage retreats, which focused on teaching couples how to heal from past hurts, reconnect, and rebuild a new marriage moving forward.
I have so loved my time there and I was very sad when I closed my door that last day. However, at the same time, I was so incredibly excited about following the Lord’s leading into my next chapter.
I have transitioned from in-person mental health therapy to
life and relationship coaching online!
Helping people is near and dear to my heart, but the format looks a little different these days.
What a value to expand my borders to the online community. I have fought past my own fears, and jumped in with both feet!
I am passionate about helping you find purpose and fulfillment, to get past the roadblocks that have you stuck, and live your life satisfied and content! I am also super excited about the opportunity that technology gives me to coach people all over the country, and not just in my hometown!
One important Note: I am no longer practicing mental health counseling, so if you are looking for help in diagnosing, trauma-related therapy, or any other mental health-related psychotherapy, please check out PsychologyToday.com which has a lot of mental health resources, but is a wonderful beginning spot to find an appropriate counselor for your needs, in your local area.
Be aware that if you are looking for online counseling, that counselors and therapists are only able to work with clients located in the state they hold licensure in.
Frequently Asked Questions
What can I expect from coaching?
Coaching is different than counseling because coaching focuses more on prompting change and accountability towards the future. While the coach may dip into the past for better perspective and understanding, there is more focus on now and future.
Another way coaching is different than counseling is that counseling deals more with mental health disorders and emotional trauma. However, coaching can help you discover coping and strategies that are effective for you in dealing with various life transitions. If after meeting with you a few times, I assess that counseling would be a better fit for you, I will refer you so that you can get the best care possible.
What is your cancellation and refund policy?
My goal is to provide the best possible service to you so that you can meet all of your goals. I put a lot of time and effort into our sessions, and behind the scenes too. With that said, there are no refunds on completed sessions. Unfortunately, there is not a one-size-fits-all coach so if you don’t feel like I’m a good fit for you, that’s okay. Let’s talk.
Booking sessions and paying for sessions at the time of booking commits both of us to being at the scheduled appointment. Thankfully, with the convenience of the internet, it makes it easier to make scheduled appointments without as many interruptions or cancellations. Know that when you schedule an appointment with me, as soon as it pops up in my calendar, I put that time aside and block it out, along with 20 minutes on either side of that appointment. If you agree to it, you will receive courtesy reminders through text and/or email so there is less of a chance of forgetting the appointment, as well as the fact that you have already paid for the session which further commits you.
I also understand that with the convenience of technology, there are also the occasional glitches of technology that are uncontrolled by any of us. If technology were to interfere with our scheduled time, we would likely need to reschedule that appointment in that case. If that occurs, we will try our best to reschedule within the same week.
Cancellation Policy: All cancellation notices are required 24 hours in advance in order to apply your full session payment to your next scheduled appointment. If canceled within 24 hours from our appointment time, only 50% of the session fee will be applied to the next scheduled appointment and you will be responsible to pay the remaining 50% session fee due. However, if a new appointment is rescheduled in the same week, I will apply the full amount to the newly rescheduled session.
For packages, we will try to maintain the number of appointments within the given month. As a general rule, and to keep things simple for both of us, I don’t roll over sessions to the next month’s package. If an appointment needs to be canceled at the very end of the month and have no other alternatives, in that case, we will roll the appointment into the next month’s package. All other requests for refunds are handled on a case-by-case basis.
How do the video sessions and messaging work online?
Thanks to technology today, we can use video, or phone for our sessions. If you have ever used Skype or Facetime, it’s similar. The video platform that I use is also encrypted and confidential, so no worries there. When you finalize your package purchase, you will then be taken to a calendar screen to schedule your first session with me. You will receive a reminder email with a link and log-in instructions, or a phone number to call. When it’s time for your appointment, just go to the web address and log in with your provided log-in credentials. I’ll meet you there. It’s real time so I can meet you anywhere!
As far as messaging, it’s obviously not required to use it between sessions. However, it’s a wonderful opportunity to keep in touch and ask questions, tell me your “wins” or for accountability and such. The great thing about messaging is that it’s leisurely. You can respond when it’s convenient for you and I can respond when it’s convenient for me. I will always do my best to respond within 24 hours though.
Can I upgrade my package after signing up?
Yes, you can upgrade your package to get more sessions at any time after purchasing your package. Just send me an email, and tell me what you want, and then I’ll help you get set up.
Are our interactions confidential?
I do my very best to provide you with a safe, quiet, and confidential environment online. The platforms I use for our interactions are completely encrypted and therefore, as confidential as possible. When we have our video chats, I will always be alone in a private office and will not be interrupted during our conversations. Any printed paperwork or notes are always kept behind double locks in a safe and secure location. Any digital data is kept password protected. This includes data that is on my computer as well.
Do you accept insurance?
I do not accept any form of insurance. Coaching is not typically covered by health insurance.
What form of payment do you accept?
Payment processing on my website is done through Paypal. You do not have to have a paypal account in order to purchase. They accept Mastercard, Visa, American Express, and Discover, as well as your bank cards. You do not have to set up an account with them in order to pay.
I will also accept payments through the Venmo app. If you would prefer Venmo, please message me about it.
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