I am a native of Hendersonville, TN, and have been married for 23 years. I am so thankful to have such a supportive husband. He is a huge asset along side of me. I have a daughter in college and son in his senior year of high school. These two blessings are my best life’s work. My greatest experiences and growth have come from doing life with them! I am a flawed parent like everyone else, but I truly believe nothing is more challenging or rewarding than motherhood.
I have always been interested in things related to the psyche, behavior, and emotions. I earned my Bachelors of Science degree in Nursing from Western Kentucky University and specialized in Psychiatric Nursing for several years. Once I became a mother, I stayed home with my children and did the arduous full-time work of motherhood for 10 years. During that time, I returned to WKU and earned my Masters degree in School Counseling PreK – 12. Upon graduation, I spent the next 7 years working in the Sumner County public school system with children who had a large variety of emotional and behavioral needs, helping them become successful and grow emotionally and socially in the school setting. All of my training, professional and personal, plus a heartfelt passion and calling for children and teens to live full, abundant, and successful lives has prepared me for the work I do today – helping children, teens, and families overcome life’s challenges with acceptance and grace.