About Me

I grew up in Alaska and lived various places until moving to Nashville in 2008. My husband and I have four sons, two daughters-in-law, a granddaughter and two grandsons.
I am an outdoor lover, including hiking, gardening, and traveling.
I am a Certified Sex Therapist and completed my Ph.D. from International Institute of Clinical Sexology and my focus was sexual addiction. My master’s in counseling is from Harding School of Theology.
I received certification as a Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) from the International Institute of Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP) under the direction of Patrick Carnes, a pioneer in the field of sexual addiction recovery. I am also certified as a Partner Trauma Therapist (CPTT) through IITAP.
I trained extensively with Pia Mellody, a Senior Clinical Advisor of The Meadows, both in Pia’s family of origin trauma model (Survivors I & II)
I am trained in EMDR and Brainspotting.
“Difficulties arise when family loyalty runs counter to the truth. . . telling the truth of one’s own traumatic experiences can feel like an act of disloyalty.” Robert T. Muller

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