I grew up in beautiful Upstate New York as the seventh of eight children in a bustling Irish-American family. I’ve also lived in Westchester County NY, Fairfield County CT, Cardiff (Wales), and Surrey (England). Our family relocated to The Woodlands in the summer of 2013 and we are truly enjoying Texas so far. My husband of 29 years is a professional (civil) engineer and our two children are studying Construction Science at Texas A&M University, so we now own everything maroon. (Gig 'Em! 👍🏼) We are all dual American-British citizens. 🇺🇸🇬🇧
I have a Catholic Christian background, however I welcome clients with diverse religious and spiritual belief systems, and I incorporate those into counseling (or not) as the client wishes.
Before I became a counselor, I worked for four training development companies that designed training programs in interpersonal skills, customer service, sales, management, and leadership skills. I was fortunate to work for a prominent industrial/organizational psychologist – a pioneer of behavior modeling applications – who inspired and encouraged me (with other colleagues along the way) to pursue a helping profession.
While living overseas, I served as the president of a large expatriate women's organization, the American Women of Surrey, and I was also a stay-at-home mother with my two young children in the U.K. for a decade. I recently served on the operating committee for The Woodlands British Ladies Club for the past three years.