My Background


“The biggest communication problem is we do not listen to understand. We listen to reply.”



I attended American University in Washington, DC in 1985. I volunteered with American University’s hotline which fielded calls for help for the college campus and surrounding DC area. In my junior and senior year at American University, I worked at psychiatric hospitals with people struggling with psychological issues, such as schizophrenia and personality disorders.

While in graduate school at East Carolina University in 1989 I began my training in the area of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), specializing in abuse in children and adolescents in outpatient settings.

After completing my graduate program, I began working in hospital settings, helping families as they worked to process and recover from trauma. I also spent time counseling teens in a high school setting, offering support as they dealt with issues like stress, anxiety and friendship or relationship issues.


When I moved to Maryland to be closer to my family in 1993 I was given some misinformation and believed I was unable to register for my license; however, I did other things to further my skill sets. I volunteered as a speaker and a phone counselor on a domestic violence hotline. I also taught a variety of psychology classes in colleges in the Baltimore area. In addition, I retrained and became recertified as an instructor and personal trainer. I had supported myself in graduate school by being an exercise instructor and personal trainer, and I was excited to help people with their physical and psychological well-being.

Later, I found out the correct requirements for my license and armed with that information, I obtained my Maryland license and started practicing again in 2011.

As I reentered the counseling field, I had an opportunity to decide if I wanted to return to the abuse and trauma areas or enter into a different specialty area. Since I had worked for many years as a life coach, empowering women to be emotionally, mentally and physically healthy, I decided I would continue to practice in the areas of mindfulness, stress reduction, and self-esteem.


Additionally, I wanted to guide couples to develop positive and healthy relationships, so I started training with the Gottman Institute, PACT and many other approaches (See Tabs called Gottman Method Certified and PACT for more information).  Finally, I was able to see one of my life’s dream come to fruition and focused on Couples.

My trainings have impacted my life personally and helped many couples develop loving relationships.

Every day, I wake up with excitement and enthusiasm that I have been given an opportunity to help couples find their true happiness and joy in life.

Today, I hope I can meet you and we can work together to discover love and serenity.

104 Church Lane, Suite 105,
Baltimore, MD 21208
(410) 736-8118

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