My Story

My entire life has been in preparation for becoming an Empowerment Coach.  My personal journey began at the age of 4, when I first began experiencing anxiety and panic attacks.

I’m assuming, like many, that’s what lead me on my professional path, even though I didn’t recognize my own struggles until I was a young adult.

Growing up in the 80’s, nobody talked about mental health.  I was able to hide my anxiety.  People said I was shy, so shy I would be.

I never caused trouble, so nobody took notice when I was unexpectedly “sick” and had to miss something. Although, often times my anxiety made me physically ill, so I didn’t feel bad for exaggerating it a little.

I became a master of avoidance and played on the kindness the adults gave this shy little girl.
It was never vindictive. It was how a child learned to cope when she noticed she was different and didn’t know how to ask for help.


I often felt as though I was in my own world. That nobody else could see me.  I quite preferred it that way too. 

Many unhealthy coping mechanisms were developed over the years that often made matters worse.  The good news is, I found my way out.


It’s been a long road, but now I share my journey openly.

I am now the person I needed when I was a child and a young adult.

Professionally, I have been in the mental health field for almost 20 years.  I began as a Staff Social Case Worker for the Denver Department of Human Services.  I worked with children who were taken from their homes because of severe abuse and neglect.  Understandably, many of these children dealt with mental health issues. 

I went on to graduate school and became a School Psychologist.  I was a School Psychologist for over a decade before deciding to stay home with my children.  During this time I couldn’t shake my desire to help others.  I went on to become a Board-Certified Medical Support Hypnotherapist and a Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach. 

The Conquering Anxiety Naturally Program is a culmination of my personal and professional experience.  I personally use all the tools in this program because they work.  They have transformed my life, and for that I am so grateful.

Now I want to share what has literally taken a lifetime to develop.  This is my passion.  You don’t have to do this alone. 

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