Presentations and Workshops

I grew up in a small community in West Virginia, surrounded by many aunts, uncles, and cousins.  These intimate relationships gave me a passion for family life, friendship, and individual growth.  As a Christian, I’m adopted into God’s family network.  I’ll coach you to explore and apply your God-given gifts, and to enjoy relationships with your physical and spiritual family.

My husband of over 34 years, Don, and I raised our wonderful daughter, Jesse.  She was born with a physical disability in a world that doesn’t always welcome individuals with differences.  I coach families of children with disabilities to embrace the fullness of God’s plan for each of his beloved children.   I coach churches to wrap the love of Christ around people and families who are living with disabilities, mainstreaming them into the family of God.

My interests include spiritual development, community education, museums, reading, photography, nature, dance, cooking, the arts, and physical fitness.  I strive to have a healthy balanced lifestyle and progress through life with peaceful grace, perseverance, hope, and vigor.   Knowing the blessing of a well-functioning body, I’ll coach you to keep your body as healthy as possible.

  • Founder and president of Creative Growth Counseling and
  • Coaching in New Orleans, LA
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Clinical Member
  • of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
  • National Certified Counselor, Louisiana Licensed Professional
  • Counselor
  • Member of the American Association of Christian Counselors
  • Board Certified Professional Christian Counselor
  • Board Certified Coach
  • Member of the Christian Coaches Network
  • Member of the Marriage and Family Network
  • Graduate of the Coaching Foundations Course at the Institute
  • for Life Coach Training
  • Presenter of Workshops and Seminars (To see a list of topics
  • click here.)