Life change requires
courage to see the need,
bravery to seek guidance,
strength to complete the process,
and wisdom to impact others.
This is about intentional life change. Not the kind of life change that happens as the result of something else like a job loss, the death of a loved one, a financial crisis, a divorce, the birth of a child, or even marriage. This change is about you designing the next redirection in your life, on purpose, and with intent.
This course will fine-tune the areas of your life that need guidance and the areas that you can work on yourself. because there are some things that you can do on your own once they are brought to your attention. not every issue needs to be addressed in therapy, just the ones that have a pattern, are emotionally charged, and plague your thoughts.
But first, here is a bit about me. You should know about the person helping you so here is part of my story. Not too long after the economy crashed, my husband lost his job. At the time, my small decorating business was not doing well because most people don't redo their houses during financial hardship. So I went back to my first love, counseling. At the time, I was a lay counselor at a local church, but my husband, the ever-mindful attorney, advised me to get my state license. That took me to night school to obtain my master's degree while our 3 kids were in elementary school and I was holding down a new teaching job. It was a stressful time, but we all survived.
Now, I'm part of private practice, psychological affiliates, in winter park, Florida, and have obtained a few more titles: Licensed mental health counselor and qualified supervisor by the state of Florida, a board-certified counselor, parent coordination trained, a collaborative practitioner, Florida supreme court family law mediator, certified family trauma professional, trained crisis responder, and group crisis intervention training.
One of the counseling theories I subscribe to is a family systems approach which believes individuals are inseparable from their relationships. This means I often see more than one member of a family facilitate the healing process. This approach is useful when dealing with the death of a family member, conflict in a family business, divorce, custody issues, addiction, mental illnesses, and personality disorders. It successfully resolves relational disputes, establishes healthy boundaries, restores order to a chaotic situation, reunifies individuals to families, stops an abusive cycle, minimizes the impact of trauma, and supports recovery from addiction.
During my studies, I went through a life transformational process as well. Upon realizing that my family tree is littered with narcissism, I got some help and then discovered that I had a natural talent for dealing with difficult personalities. As a result, I now specialize in personality disorders (Narcissism, Sociopath, and Borderline), trauma recovery, mental health disorders, addictions, ADD, OCD, co-dependency, anxiety, anger, depression, parenting, and marriage.
My previous job experience as a former small business owner, banker, teacher, and stockbroker assists in understanding the difficulties of managing work and family. This gave me the expertise to coach and mentor others in a variety of areas. My direct approach helps you to progress quickly to save you time and money. My husband Michael, a local attorney, and I have been married for over twenty-five years and live in the Orlando area for thirty-plus years. We have a married son, and two daughters in college.
You can purchase my award-winning book, The exhausted woman’s handbook, and the companion workbook at her office and on Amazon. My new book, abuse exposed, Identifying the family secrets breed dysfunction, is also available on Amazon. Then there is a podcast with over 1 million downloads, understanding today’s narcissist, which is available on iTunes and Google Play Music. Our office, Psychological Affiliates in is located in Winter Park, Florida.
Ok, enough about me. This is about you and your life change. Are you ready to begin?