I grew up in Alaska and have lived various places until moving to Nashville in 2008. My husband and I have five adult children and a growing number of in-laws and grandchildren. Our family is a focus of my life and we travel frequently since our children live in four other cities.
I am an outdoor lover, including hiking, gardening and traveling. I also enjoy remodeling and updating homes, which my husband and I have done multiple times.
I graduated from Harding Graduate School of Religion in Memphis, Tennessee with my Master’s in Counseling.
I am a PhD candidate in Clinical Sexology, which means that I have completed my coursework and am currently writing my dissertation. I am a Certified Clinical Sexologist (Sex Therapist) since I have completed the coursework. I obtained my education through the International Institute for Clinical Sexology in Florida.
I received certification as a sex addiction therapist (CSAT) from the International Institute of Trauma and Addiction Professionals under the direction of Patrick Carnes, a pioneer in the field of sexual addiction recovery.
I am certified as an EMDR therapist as well as trained in a Somatic EMDR. My EMDR training is through EMDRIA, which was founded by Francine Shapiro. My Somatic EMDR training is through Natural Processing by Craig Penner.