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Along with writing and counseling, I’ve facilitated individual and group retreats. And I enjoyed numerous speaking engagements at universities, churches, non-profit and civic organizations.

My training includes Toast Master’s and I’m certified through SCORRE  and have been personally coached by Ken Davis, founder of Dynamic Communicators International.

“Women in Business” (Emotional Safety in Relationships) podcast Judy Herman with Sheri Young [Chattanooga Business Radio]

Upcoming Events

Relationship Clarity: Recover, Reveal and Relate After Regrettable Fights

What: Live 90 minute Webinar

Where: Online 

When: April 20 at 10:00AM Eastern Time

After a couple recognizes a problem in their marriage, most wait an additional six years before sitting on a therapist’s couch. Alot can happen in six years! Don’t wait until it’s too late! Although this teaching is not a substitute for professonal counseling, you can begin now to get clarity and validation you need after a fight or regrettable incident.

Who? This webinar is directed toward individuals who are married or in a long-term committed relationship. Although you can apply what you’ll learn to other relationships; whether it’s your mother-in-law, an ex-spouse or wayward adult child.

What? These 90 minutes are packed with practical tools to give to help you get clarity; especially when it seems the foundation of your relationship is shaky.

What you’ll get:

Relationship Stress Quiz – Get a baseline starting point so you’ll know your next steps.

Reveal – Learn the the how, where, and why of relationship conflict. Know criteria for blips, clashes, and crisis and when to get outside help

Recover – How to Steps to Recover/What Recovery Looks Like

Relate – Take-away practical techniques & a powerful formula for insight & growth- AIR: Awareness, Intentionality, Risks.

How to Be Your Authentic Self In a Difficult Relationship

Where: The Chattery at Chattanooga WorkSpace 302 W 6th Street, Suite 3L Chattanooga, TN 37402

When: 6:00- 7:30PM Eastern; May 30, 2019

Your difficult relationship may be your mother-in-law, your significant other, your ex, or your spouse. This 90-minute teaching is packed with practical tools to give you clarity and skills to show up as the real you. You’ll be able to focus on what matters most.

You’ll learn how:

  • To recover from a regrettable incident.
  • To use the formula for clarity – AIR: Awareness, Intentionality, Risks
  • To know when it’s time to get outside help

Each participant will receive a signed copy of “Beyond Messy Relationships.”

How to Be Your Authentic Self In a Difficult Relationship

Where: Lunch N Learn; Latinas Professionals of Chattanooga

When: TBA

(the following workshop proposals are in process for upcoming speaking events)

How to Be a Therapist When Personal Relationships are a Mess

Nashville, TN June 6 – 7, 2019

Tennessee Licensed Professional Counselor Association (TLPCA) 2019 Annual Conference  Counseling & Therapy Summit

How to Be a Therapist When Your Marriage is Falling Apart

Where: Nashville, TN American Association of Christian Counselor’s World Conference (AACC)

When: October 9-12, 2019

Past Events

Healthier and Happier Day Retreat

Depression Bipolar Support Alliance

  • Workshop title: “Can You Trust Me? Skills to Build Trust in a Relationship”
  • Panel discussion: “How to get the most out of your appointment with your mental healthcare provider”

Divine Appointments Through Family Relationships

Hickory Valley Christian Church

High energy multi-media 4-week series packed with practical tips on improving family relationships. Attendees learned how and why relationships are vital to physical, spiritual, and emotional well-being as well as a simple formula for turning difficult circumstances into divine appointments.

  • Week # 1 – What Every Relationship Needs No Matter What Generation You’re In
  • Week # 2 – What You Need To Avoid – The Four Horsemen Of Relationship
  • Week # 3 – How To Be a Sprinkler Instead of A Vacuum Cleaner – Being Emotionally Safe
  • Week # 4 – How to Meet God Through Another’s Differences, Even When They’re Way Off Base

Dialogue for Well-being: The Art of Holding Tension in the midst of Differences

Center for Mindful Living

Good Leaders Listen

Chattanooga Women’s Leadership Institute

How to Move Toward Healthy Relationships

  • How and why relationships affect our physical and emotional well-being
  • Why making sense of past or current relationships bring freedom to live in the “now.”
  • A simple formula for change and growth.

Modeling Authenticity in the Counseling Room

 Richmont Graduate University

It’s challenging to have professional boundaries and show up authentically with clients. Is self-disclosure appropriate in some cases? Learn techniques, attitudes, warning signs, and mistakes to avoid. What was discussed:

  • A technique on how to align with both partners in couples’ counseling
  • One question to ask yourself when you’re drawn to self-disclosure
  • How to recognize your own reactivity and what to do about it in session

When Personal Crisis Hits: How to Survive and Thrive in the Midst of Helping Others

Southern Adventist University

Objectives:

  • Demonstrate ability to apply coping strategies using the formula AIR, awareness, intentionality, and risk.
  • Gain skills for self-care as mental health counselors.
  • Prepare to view crisis situations as “divine appointments” for authentic and personal growth.

How Social Media and Loneliness Are Related [WDEF Channel 12 Point of View] 

Health Effects of Loneliness and How Connections With Others Affects Brain Chemistry [WDEF Channel 12 Point of View]