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About Me



Master of Arts: Clinical Psychology

  Georgia School of Professional Psychology    

  May 1997

Bachelor of Science: Psychology

  Stetson University

  May 1995



Youth Mental Health First Aid 

 April 2021

Certified Life Coach

 October 2017

Certified Youthologist/Teen Coach

 March 2010

Being a mom, wife, and full-time businesswoman has been my world for over twenty four years. With two successful, well-adjusted daughters, ages 24 and 19, I can confidently say "I did it!"

Along with parenting my daughters, my best parenting "instruction" came in the form of serving four years as Dean of Students, house parent, and teacher in a boarding high school (American Hebrew Academy, Greensboro, NC). This role included living with and managing the daily needs of twenty students in my house/dorm annually and overseeing the overall health and well-being of another 120 students.

In addition to my boarding school experience, I have also served as a religious school and youth group director, middle and high school faulty member, and college professional. With well over 10,000 hours in the field, I am an expert in teen development, relationships, accountability, behavior management, teen leadership, and parental education and support.

Here's where I think I truly excel... My expertise with teens and my time in with young people has allowed me to understand their perspective and channel their voice when speaking with parents. I help parents understand the often unintended messages that create a wall between parents and teens.  

I care deeply about the health of parent/teen relationships as this is the most important long-term relationship parents and tw/teens will have in their lives. The earlier parents can learn tools and strategies for effective parenting, the better the long-term impact. I am here to support that process!

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