What do you want?
Did you have any difficulty answering the “What do you want?” question?
So did I! I started out with a lot of “What I DON’T want is . . .” statements, and it took me a while to realize that it really IS the journey – not the destination – where we find all the juice and excitement in life!
Was it the job/career you had so carefully prepared to pursue?
Did your adult life take a major detour?
Do you find yourself underemployed?
Are responsibilities choking the life out of you?
What if you could create a “World-Class Marriage”?
Your journey may be similar to mine – or completely different – but learning to be accountable for life choices you make is the key to continuing forward instead of staying stuck or veering off your path.
I believe in marriage, because there is no other relationship in which you will have a partner who will bear witness to your life in the same way.
My goal is to assist couples to define and commit to relationships that are healthy, productive, emotionally nurturing, and strong in a crisis.
One that withstands the test of time and sustains and supports you to be your best.
There is time.
Time to create a redirected path – one that leads to a worthwhile, fulfilling life.
Learning how to communicate, how to resolve conflict, how to negotiate and keep yourself in the equation are all life skills that act as guard rails so that you can stay directed in pursuit of a healthier, more meaningful life – not to mention in all your relationships.
I have pursued two careers; married late; helped raise, educate, and launch two stepchildren; and successfully completed a collaborative divorce.
Along the way, I have developed a strong sense of self and can hold my ground in difficult circumstances (I can show you how to do this, as well!). My credentials appear below, but they’re secondary to knowing that I’ve been through many of the struggles you may be facing and have learned how to stay focused and have a rich, full life.
Education and Credentials:
Bachelor’s degree, University of Washington, Seattle, WA – major Dental Hygiene
Master’s degree, University of Washington, Seattle, WA – major Higher Education
Master’s degree Antioch University, Seattle, WA – major Clinical Counseling and Psychotherapy
Major field of focus – Adult life development
LMFT – Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy – Washington state
AAMFT – American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists – Clinical Member
Post-graduate training in the following:
- Brief Solution-Focused Therapy
- Family-owned businesses and succession planning
- Neuroscience and the Brain
- EMDR – Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing
I’m a lifelong learner and pursue personal development courses as well as professional training every year for my licensing requirement. I’m particularly interested in the neuroplasticity of the brain.
As reading is a passion of mine, I set a goal to read 50 books each year, and I’m well on my way! Since January 2020, I have read 10!
I’ve always had cats as they’re low maintenance, but I’m now considering getting a dog. I’ll visit my local animal shelter and see who needs me to take them home.
I belong to a Toastmasters club at the Pasco Police Department, and they agreed to let me join as an “outsider” (even without a background check). This training comes in handy, as I am often asked to speak or lead trainings locally – practice at the club keeps me on my toes.
I work out at a gym and walk daily – keeping fit and flexible is a high priority for me.
There is time, so let’s take it – together.
Call me today at (509) 366-1023 – I can help get you where you want to go.