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I'm a Psychotherapist, a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, and a Life Coach. I help people get more out of life, produce better results in their personal, relational, and professional lives, make choices more effectively, and see steady progress toward their goals.

 

My academic and field knowledge, experience, and credentials come from a lifetime of hard work, imperfections, and some relational failures. I'm sharing and teaching what I'm learning about the human psyche and myself so that others can benefit from the ripple effect of being Touched for Life.

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publications

A Hero/Heroine's Journey: A Road Map to Trauma Healing (July 2021). In Counseling Today (pg. 45), a publication of the American Counseling Association (ACA). This article was also posted online by ACA and Boston University School of Theology.

How to help victims of domestic violence manage the situation during the mass closure, a moment of social panic, and economic crisis (May 2020). Flyer (English & Spanish) designed for massive distribution in the City of Boston by the Center for Cooperative Development and Solidarity based on my work with survivors of domestic and sexual violence.

How to Help Domestic Violence Clients During Shelter-in-Place Situations (April 13, 2020). In Counseling Today, a publication of the American Counseling Association. The article was republished online by the Boston University School of Theology.

How to Help People Experiencing Domestic Violence During the COVID-19 Pandemic (April 7, 2020). In Peace Over Violence Resources.

degrees

Concordia University Irvine, California 
Townsend Institute for Leadership & Counseling 
Master of Arts/Counseling, 2019

 

Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, D.C.
Doctor in Ministry/Urban Ministry, 2014

 

Boston University, Massachusetts
Master of Divinity/Hebrew Scriptures, 2008


 

certifications/trainings

  • Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
    International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP/PESI)

  • Reiki Master
    Usui Ryoho Reiki

–  Advanced Trauma Treatment for Children and Adolescents (IATP/PESI)

–  Foundations of Coaching  (University of Denver/Academy of Professional Coaching)