I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience working with individuals, couples, and families in the mental and medical health field. My life work has focused on meeting people in their most vulnerable state and walking with them as they attempt to adjust to and accept acute, chronic and or terminal illness.
As a Palliative care social worker, I have spent many hours sitting in a space of grief as families prepared for end of life and or tried to make sense of tragedy. My passion to help move people through their struggles and develop resilience magnified when I was personally awakened to the new language and concepts provided by the work of Dr. Brené Brown, LCSW, LMSW. As a wife, mother, and successful career woman trying to juggle it all, I found new freedom as I learned to let go of the hold that perfectionism had on my life.
I had always dreamed of venturing out on my own and starting a private practice, but like many, fear of failure stopped me from moving forward. Yet when my life was turned upside down and I walked through the bravest arena of my life, I experienced complete freedom from the chains that held me back.
“Once you experience that level of freedom, you can never go back to the person you were.”
Once you experience that level of freedom, you can never go back to the person you were. I strongly believed that other women needed to be set free from some of the same emotions, and I wanted to be a catalyst to get them into action. Today I am a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator and changing the trajectory of the lives of women who are willing to embrace vulnerability and walk through the mess.
The Daring Way™ is a highly experiential methodology based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown. This method is designed for work with individuals, couples, families, work teams, and organizational leaders. It can be facilitated in clinical, educational, and professional settings. During the process we explore topics such as vulnerability, courage, shame, and worthiness. We examine the thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that are holding us back and we identify the new choices and practices that will move us toward more authentic and wholehearted living. The primary focus is on developing shame resilience skills and developing daily practices that transform the way we live, love, parent, and lead.