Guide ~ Coach ~ Teacher ~ Writer

What I most love to help others do is:

  • Explore who they in their deepest essence beyond ego, ideas and even personality
  • Find meaning and purpose in their lives by living with more intention and attention
  • Explore and deepen their connection to themselves, others, and to the Source of life itself
  • Discover their unique paths and manifest their gifts in the world, personally and/or professionally
  • Deepen their sense of their mind-body-spirit oneness
  • Develop spiritual practices which nurture and support their relationship with the Divine

LPFS 2 2014_4Professionally, what I bring to the process of guiding you to the life you long to live and are actually being called to live is 40 years serving in the fields of teaching, training, and both career and mental health counseling.

My personal journey, filled with bumps, curves, and challenges, has been as a lifelong spiritual seeker. I can’t remember a time when I was not fascinated with questions about the universe and our place in it. As a result of my own ongoing journey, I am committed to living life more consciously – one with intention, authenticity, creativity, resilience, passion, joy and love – all combined with my deep calling to help others do the same.

My work is grounded in the beliefs that:

  • Mind, body, heart and spirit are interconnected
  • Life is an evolutionary, organic and purposeful process
  • We are called to be active co-creators in becoming who were born to be and doing what we were born to do
  • It’s possible for us to live with deep peace and joy regardless of what’s happening

These beliefs are grounded in my ultimate conviction that life takes place within a boundless energy field held by an eternal Presence which is greater than us and yet one with us. It doesn’t matter to me what you call it – God, the Universe, Consciousness, Allah, the Divine, the Source, the Tao, Higher Power… Nor does it matter to me which path you follow – Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, Islam, Taoism. Or you may consider yourself “spiritual but not religious” or what I now call “inter-spiritual.” These are all paths leading towards the same place – our own awakened state. Together, we will explore what all this means to you, how it manifests in your life and ways you can deepen your path.

 

Credentials – Education and Training

Master’s of Education (M.Ed.), Counseling; University of North Carolina Greensboro, 1987

Former NC Licensed Professional Counselor and NC Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist – retired 2014

Ph.D. studies: Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, 1996-1997

Certified Servant Leader, the Servant Leadership School of Greensboro, 2012

Formal training – Healing Touch and Somatic Experiencing – 2014-2017

Student Practitioner, Energy Healing Institute, currently

 

Honors 

Distinguished Practitioner Award, 2002 – University of North Carolina Greensboro

 

Professional Publications

“My Father, My Client: The Hidden Power and Influence of the Therapists’ Family of Origin on Clinical Work,” The Satir Journal: Transformational Systemic Therapy, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2009

“Learning from Memory,” Family Matters column, Psychotherapy Networker, November-December 2007

 

Professional Leadership Positions

Editorial board of The Professional Counselor, published by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), 2012

Satir Institute of the Southeast: Board Member, 2008-2010 (an organization designed to preserve and promote the work of family systems pioneer Virginia Satir)

Licensed Professional Counselors Association of North Carolina: Board Member including Conference Chair and Chair of the Counselor Assistance Network, 1999-2004; President, 2002 & 2003

 

Training/Teaching/Public Speaking – 1989 to the Present

Various retreats and workshops – variety of personal & spiritual development topics – current

The Enneagram – various workshops, retreat and small groups – current

Guest Lecturer – Greensboro College, 2015 & 2016

Teacher, Servant Leadership School, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Greensboro NC, current

Partnership for Spiritual Practicality – facilitated workshops and classes on a variety of spiritual development topics, 2010-2011

Physicians Health Plan of North Carolina – biannual retreat for recovering healthcare professionals, Fall 2010 and Fall 2012

Licensed Professional Counselors Association of North Carolina – annual conference and various regional meetings across the state, 2002-2007

Adjunct Faculty, Dept. of Human Behavior, High Point University, 1998-2000

Serenity in the Smokies – annual women’s recovery conference, 1996 and 1997

Integrative Therapies – staff training for integrative healthcare professionals on various topics, 1998-2003

North Carolina Association for Continuity of Care, Greensboro NC, 1996

United Services for Older Adults, Staff Training, Greensboro NC, 1996

High Point University Faculty and Staff – training on a variety of mental health and personal development topics as they relate to students, 1989-1997