The Broken Road to Transformation
Have you experienced a trauma so devastating that you weren’t sure you’d ever recover?
Perhaps someone close to you betrayed you when you were only a child?
Or a spouse did the unthinkable? Are you trying to recover from an affair?
Or a close friend left you alone in your time of need?
All of us have experienced betrayal at different levels. I must be completely transparent with you.
I’ve also lived through events that I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy .
I’m here to tell you that you aren’t alone in your pain.
As a child, I witnessed domestic violence and drug use daily. In addition, I was sexually abused by a babysitter during elementary school.
Later, I married my first husband (in my late teens) who was abusive and addicted to drugs. That life was normal for me. It was all I knew. I created a self-made prison with no escape. I begged him to go to marriage counseling with me, but he refused.
Then, I caught him in the act of sexually abusing our child. Soon after I caught him, he was prosecuted and sentenced to 10 years in prison. He is still in prison.
Therefore, we divorced in 2008 after 15 years of marriage. The betrayal resembled a knife piercing my heart.
And then because of that trauma, my children and I struggled with Post Traumatic Stress and shame was an unwelcomed companion. I sank into a deep pit of depression I couldn’t climb out of without help.
Despite the struggle of recovery and the stigma of my past, I sought help in counseling and Celebrate Recovery. It transformed my life.
At the time, I wasn’t sure if change and recovery were possible.
But now because of counseling….. I’m able to maintain healthy relationships. I don’t have low self esteem. I see myself as a valuable woman who doesn’t have to tolerate being mistreated by anyone.
My sense of self has been healed because I surrendered to the therapeutic process. I feel like a whole person for the first time in decades.
And the icing on the cake is…… I get to “pay it forward” by helping other women and couples like you!
In 2008, I started my Master of Arts program to become a Marriage and Family Therapist because I felt compelled and called to help others make sense of their pain and overcome the odds.
Is Therapy Right for you?
So, you may be asking if individual counseling, family counseling, or marriage counseling is right for you.
I understand that fear, but everyone needs a safe space to share their deepest hurts and to heal.
The unique value of my individual and marriage counseling services is that I’ve turned my previously broken life into a ministry for other broken people. So I do understand your pain to a certain extent.
And as a result of my healing journey in counseling, I’m now living proof of how God can transform the shattered pieces of life into a beautiful masterpiece of forgiveness, healing, and restoration.
In 2011, I married my best friend Doug, and we just celebrated our 7th Wedding anniversary. We’ve gone through marriage counseling together to help our marriage thrive. I’ve learned to establish healthy boundaries to teach people how to treat me with value. And I’ve learned to love myself and you can too!
With counseling all of this is extremely possible! You deserve to live a happy and love filled life again!
If any of what I shared resonates with you, contact me for an appointment so you can begin your journey to healing!
As a qualified family and marriage counselor, I pursue personal and professional development on a consistent basis by maintaining active membership to the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy where I gain continuing education credits.
My license number is L478 and the Alabama Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapy is the governing body that I answer to in regards to the law, rules, regulations and ethics of Marriage and Family Therapy practitioners.