Know Your Story… Change Your Story

I am passionate about helping people heal, grow, and

live a self-aware life.

I am passionate about helping people heal, grow, and live a
self-aware life.

Ever since I was young, I knew I wanted to get into a career path that would make a difference in people’s lives. This interest led me to earn a bachelor’s degree in nursing. After graduating from Wichita State University, I moved to Denver, Colorado, and took a job as an RN on a medical/surgical unit at The Children’s Hospital. I lead psycho/social rounds with nurses, doctors, and staff to help them process their job’s emotional strain. I became very interested in psychology at that time and pursued getting my counseling degree. 


After graduating with a master’s degree in Counseling from Denver Seminary, I began my career with Southwest Counseling in Littleton, Colorado. There I primarily worked with teenagers and adults struggling with depression, anxiety, and eating disorders. After six years, I decided to move closer to my family due to my mother being diagnosed with cancer. I worked at John Brown University in their counseling department and taught master’s level relationship classes. Soon I decided that I would like to own my private practice. So, in 2005 I founded Grace Counseling Service LLC in Fayetteville, Arkansas. I am expanding my practice and starting a second location in Estes Park, Colorado. 


My personal story involves seasons of depression, traumatic events, and relationship breaks. Working through these struggles has made me grow and helped me be a more effective therapist. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Professional Coach, Speaker, and Author – I am passionate about healing, personal growth, and living a fulfilled, self-aware life.  


I am committed to all my clients’ well-being and go above and beyond to help them find the answers they seek. In my therapy sessions, we’ll work to solve current problems and improve positive thinking and behavior. I will help you define your goals and values. In a session, you will learn what triggers you then be able to “re-frame” your reactions, and as I provide you with valuable tools to cope with life’s obstacles. I’m confident you’ll find my personalized and professional therapy, healing, and inspirational. 


My books: Finding Me Again and the International Best-Selling book The Self-Aware Life: Four Pillars to Long-Lasting Fulfillment and Success as You Go Through Life’s Transition, integrates personal and professional stories of challenge and growth.


Trained by the Brené Brown Organization: 

I am a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator and Dare to Lead™ Trained by the Brene’ Brown Organization. Contact me if you are interested in joining one of the Brené Brown groups I facilitate: Daring Way – Rising Strong – The Gifts of Imperfection. 


I look forward to journeying with you as you discover your best life.



Therapist · Author · Speaker

Licensed Professional Counselor

Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator

Certified Professional Coach

Founder of Grace Counseling Service LLC


“He who knows others is wise; he who knows himself is enlightened” – Lao Tzu

How It Works

Email me to schedule a free no-obligation clarifying call to find out if working together is your next step on your self-awareness journey. I will gladly answer your questions and explain how self-awareness is the key to changing your life.

Don’t let another day slip away.

Be intentional in designing the life you want – personally and professionally.

My Transformational Approach

How I work with my clients

I work side-by-side with my clients throughout our entire time together, I am easily accessible so that clients receive the support they need. The innovative approach I use with my clients allows for maximum growth in minimal time. 


I use the three-step Self-Aware Life Process to increase self-awareness.




Coaching For Leaders, Teams & Organizations

Align your life – Empower your Leadership.

Experience greater mindfulness, resiliency, productivity, and less burn-out by learning how to be aware of your needs and respond to stressful situations effectively and authentically. 


In your free consultation, we will explore the areas of struggle you may be experiencing and see how I can help you facilitate the change you desire. 

What Guides Me

I believe a fulfilled and successful life requires self-awareness and intentional action. My couseling, coaching, and workshops are centered around increasing self-awareness so you can live a more aligned and authentic life.  


 I provide assessments, practical tools, and emotional intelligence (EQ) skillset to help individuals and professionals have a more fulfilled, intentional, and purposeful life. My approach is goal-oriented and value-based, with an emphasis on emotional intelligence. 


 The key component of my counseling and coaching is to help clients set goals, overcome obstacles, and then navigate positive outcomes. 

Tools I Use To Facilitate Growth

Coaching will also include some or all of the following assessment tools:  


  • The Taylor-Johnson Temperament Analysis® (T-JTA)
  • The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Q-Step 2
  • The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)- Z –teamwork model
  • Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation (FIRO- B)
  • California Psychology Inventory (CPI 260 for Leaders)
  • Emotional Intelligence(EQi 2.0 &   EQ 360) 
  • Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI)
  • KnowThyselfPersonality Assessment (KPA)
  • Enneagram Personality Test

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