Our human experience is painful and joyful. My education and career has been focused on helping people in pain and amplifying when things are working well. Scott Peck said "life is difficult," so building a skill set to deal with life when it is difficult is the focus of my career. I have specialty training in conflict management, relationship management, and mood management. As a therapist I've helped people regain their balance in "Zone 2," which is coping. Now at First Step Recovery I want to promote health and healing from life's toughest demon, addiction.
My hobbies include yoga, writing, decorating, and baking. I'm currently working on two projects: a daily coping devotional and a study of the brain and how to manage it before it runs the show without our permission.