I am a mental health therapist with over 20 years of experience helping clients move through their crisis and challenges. Becoming certified in the work of Brene Brown was a natural progression of my career. Being a Certified Daring Way Facilitator basically means that I’ve done (and continue) to work the program and that I became trained in helping others do the work too.
Much to my family’s delight and chagrin, I continue to do my own vulnerability work. I have wonderful and hard conversations. Sometimes during those conversations, I’m so scared, that it feels like my heart is going to pop out of my chest because it is beating so fast and hard. The pain of carrying resentments became greater than my fear of just speaking my truth. And while all of this is hard, there is a freedom I am experiencing that is pretty fricking awesome.
I live in Wisconsin with my husband and 2 boys. I have one dog and two cats. My happy places include being in the kitchen, cooking up a storm, being on the water, training my dog and sometimes photography. I get fired up about all things social justice!
Current Anthem: Truth of the Heart by Melissa Etheridge
Current Motto: There is no peace without justice-Martin Luther King
Favorite Movie: Dead Poets Society
My core values: authenticity, compassion for my self and others, curiosity about myself and the world around me, adventure