WE ALL HAVE A STORY
There is always a story, a narrative, we tell about our lives. When we're in a relationship we blend that narrative into the "Story of Us." Every couple brings their individual pasts together into a unique blend.
All of us have a string of events that contain some core beliefs about ourselves. I am no different. My "string" is about caring. I started working in nursing homes, and then a Mental Health Crisis House, followed by Psych Nursing in a Hospital.
Specifically, I worked in as a nursing assistant just starting out. My psych years began at the Crisis House for 10 years, followed by the my job on the Psych ward for 15 years. After getting my Bachelors degree at California State University, Sacramento, I went to Western Seminary for a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy.
... And, I have been through some of the same things that you have. I know what blending families, divorcing, and remarrying feels like. I have had losses and had to begin again. No one counts on the hard stuff that happens, like living with a person who has mental health issues, suicide attempts, alcoholism, or family of origin traumas ... yet that was my reality.
To be Resilient means to bounce back.
Given all the hard knocks we've gone through we learn and grow. If our lessons are our teachers we become wise.
Sometimes we all need someone to help process the tough stuff to help it make sense. I am here for you, ready to help you apply what you've learned along the way, using what I have learned, to reshape your narrative to one of growth.