CEO and Founder of STAR City Life Coaching, LLC. I've been where you are and I get it.
WHO KNEW STRESS COULD MAKE YOU GO BLIND?
As a former Executive Director of a national human service agency, I was burnt out, leading to multiple health issues, including temporary vision loss in my left eye and doctors thought I had multiple sclerosis.
It ended up being inflammatory issues, all brought on by stress. Even as a licensed therapist myself, I was not able to be objective enough to see how my desire to please and be "over-responsible" was impacting my health and relationships.
When I dropped out of the corporate world, I went back to private practice and met countless women that did not feel worthy or deserving of putting themselves first. If they did, they did so with guilt. These are all amazing and loving, bright women.
But when you are "crazy busy" it's easy to shove down the emotions that are telling you something is not right. Something is out of alignment. That's when I decided to make a change. I got my own coach, left my high-stress job, and started my own company focused on helping women like you transform their lives.
THAT'S WHEN I DECIDED TO COMBINE MY 30+ YEARS AS A LICENSED TRAUMA THERAPIST WITH MY BUSINESS EXPERIENCE AND CREATED THE EMPOWERMENT FRAMEWORK.
Using psychology, brain science, and the mind body connection, you can use this new operating system to show up with more confidence and belief in yourself to create the life you truly desire.
With over 30 years of experience as a licensed therapist, training in EMDR and EFT, and firsthand experience with burnout, these aren't just acronyms; they're powerful tools that I've used to help hundreds of women reclaim their energy, set healthy boundaries, and rediscover their self-worth.
But my qualifications aren't just academic. I've lived through the struggles I help you overcome. I've seen how amazing life can be when you decide to value yourself. And that's why I'm so excited to share what I've learned with you. I don't just teach these principles; I live them.
I've designed this program to be the transformative experience you've been waiting for. My unique blend of therapeutic and coaching skills allows me to help you uncover subconscious beliefs that hold you back and guide you in making permanent changes in your life.
So, if you're ready to go from exhausted to energized and empowered, you're in the right place. I've walked this path, and I can guide you every step of the way.
When Im not working, I enjoy spending time with my family and my 5 cats. I have three girls, one married and in a doctorate program, one in college, and one in high school. I am also the treasurer for the fundraising board of our daughter's dance team. Dance has played a big part of our lives and is also a great outlet for emotions. I experienced trauma growing up as did my parents. I have a sister who suffers from debilitating mental health issues. So I know personally what it feels like to heal and I'm also a great example that you really can break the cycle!
My family and I have lived in the South for over 20 years and all my girls were born in Virginia. Not only do we live near the beautiful Blue Ridge with a lot to do outdoors, but it's considered the Star City of the South. My husband proposed to me at the Star and it's held a lot of personal meaning in our family ever since. Hence the name of the company!
The star and the mountains are from my hometown in the Blue Ridge mountains of VA. The Star City of the South. The Mill Mountain Star has personal meaning for me, so I was excited to incorporate it into the company's name.