She literally had no idea how to date because she never had.
She needed the basics from how to dress for dates (so I did a complete wardrobe analysis for her) to how to flirt (so we went to bars and I showed her) to the dos/dont's of first date conversation (so we role played) and beyond to every topic you can imagine (when/how to follow up, managing expectations, dealing with sex, rejection, analyzing her experiences and so on).
“I am truly grateful for Tristan and all that he has brought into my life!
” she gushed of the Cleveland Cavaliers player, whom she’s been dating for over a year.
We turned her previous experiences into something more positive so that didn't feel defeated by them, but rather empowered.
“Believe me, I know how truly blessed I am,” she said. It’s important to remember your blessings all year long, but Thanksgiving is a good time to take a moment and be appreciative.” Of course, it came as no surprise that her NBA star beau topped off the list.
Abandonment, Abuse / Survivors of Abuse, Anxiety Issues, Attachment Issues, Body Image, Chronic Pain/Disability or Illness, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Couples/Marital Issues, Dating/Being Single Support, Depression, Divorce Rehabilitation, Divorce/Divorce Prevention, Empowering Men, Empowering Women, Forgiveness, Grief, Loss, & Bereavement, Infidelity / Affair Recovery, Life Management, Life Transitions, Midlife Crisis, Mood Swings, Parenting, Post Traumatic Stress / Trauma, Postpartum Depression, Self-Esteem, Spiritual, Step Mother / Stepmom, Stress Management, Suicide, Trust Issues, Workplace Issues, Worry Author, Counselor/Therapist, Dating Coach, Divorce Recovery Coach, Marriage/Couples Counselor, Relationship Coach, Speaker/Presenter Coming Soon Born curious and questioning, with a natural propensity towards intentional listening, empathy and a desire to help, I believe I was born to work in the healing arts. My undergraduate work led to a decade of compelling work in human behavior research in the corporate trend sector.
Fascinated by our human capacity for growth, and with a strong commitment to my personal therapeutic work having risen from the ashes of my own challenging experiences, I thrive connecting interpersonally with the stories that make up the people I am privileged enough to work with in my practice and consider each session a unique opportunity to make a difference. Ultimately I was called back to the academic arena and received my Master’s in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University.
My passions lie in working with women, adolescent girls, couples and parents.
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Eventually Steph learned to love her single life and learned that her now ex-husband was a far cry from the type of man she wanted/needed in her life. Well Joanna recycled her life habits the way commuters recycle their routes to work - same ol, same ol.