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.